One of the things I love about our photo gallery is that it’s searchable by the general public. Google indexes all of the albums, including photo captions and comments. That’s why I try to make the album names as descriptive as possible, and also why I try to leave captions whenever I have time. Then people will be more easily able to find photos of their favorite people, places, or events. And I’m happy for our gallery to be one of the places at which they end up. There are a few photos in our gallery that stand out from the rest. These photos have been found by various random people online, and it turns out that the person or place photographed is something or someone they are familiar with. These are:
A photo I took of Patrick Walsh from the Boston Marathon 2004|http://gallery.prwdot.org/boston_marathon_2004/FH000023_2. After having finished Heartbreak Hill, I snapped a photo of him looking a bit worn out. Apparently, this photo was found and passed around to various friends, who left some funny comments. Patrick eventually emailed me requesting the full-size version of the photo, and I just now realized that I hadn’t sent it to him. Oops. It is on the way to you now, Patrick.
Photos from the Johnny Appleseed Outdoor Drama|http://www.jahci.org/ (here|http://gallery.prwdot.org/ohio_trip_day_6/IMG_8280 and here|http://gallery.prwdot.org/ohio_trip_day_6/IMG_8284. These were commented on by several people who were involved in the production: Jennifer Henry, who plays Mrs. Rice; Brice Eyerly, who plays Buck Who Leaps; and Theresa, who is the mother of Scott Nelson, who plays Jonnacake. Cool!
Unfortunately there’s no easy way for me to get in touch with people who post comments in the gallery, since it doesn’t require an email address or url to be posted. So hopefully some folks might also find this blog post via web searching. I’ve got to look into some better ways to do commenting in the photo gallery… maybe Gallery2|http://gallery.menalto.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=144&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 will have some improvements there.