Annotating Trip Photos

September 20th, 2004 12:01 AM

I’ve begun the long, arduous process of sorting, selecting, annotating, and publishing the roadtrip and Ireland photos.

Reflected Buildings
Reflected Buildings

The plan at this point is to annotate everything, but to whittle the set down to two subsets of under four gigabytes (one for the roadtrip, one for Ireland), and publish the subsets as DVDs which I can send to the people I’ve promised photos to.

Greg at Sunset
Greg at Sunset

I plan on using the annotations to pre-generate a faceted interface to the photos, just as I do on my online photo albums. This way, you’ll be able to browse by:

Doolin Flowers
Doolin Flowers

Can you think of any other ways you might want to navigate these photos? I’d like to add in callbacks to my website to provide dynamic searching capabilities (the intersection of any of the above criteria. e.g. “Photos of flowers in Oregon,” or “Photos of Adam at Tillamook”). Theoretically this might be possible with client-side javascript, allowing such a DVD to provide dynamic searching without a network connection, but I don’t like the idea of javascript having to parse (on the order of) 10 megabytes of RDF/XML.

All thoughts and comments on this project are welcome in the form of email or comments to this post.


First, I think you’re pretty thorough with regards to navigation and, as usual, I’m impressed by the complexity and depth of this project. So kudos to that!

Second, those flowers are amazing. I think I would like my hair to be those colors (and retain that sort of layering in color.. orange to yellow.. maybe even to brown). Would look better than the fading blue-green that’s taken over now. So yeah.. I’m of no help, other than to say you take really awesome pictures and stuff.

Posted by: sara on September 20th, 2004 12:20 AM

just want to say that you’re insane, but also that this is an insanely cool idea and i fully expect to at least be seeing, if not receiving, this dvd in the near future =)

(can you tell i’m jealous too? maybe i’ll have you annotate my photos in your spare time. hehehe…)

Posted by: gary on September 21st, 2004 7:54 PM

I’m not sure you’ll see a DVD in the near future, but I’ll send one along as soon as it is available.

I’ll annotate your pictures if there’s some form of compensation (we can arrange some form of barter exchange rate of RDF triples per pint of beer <g>). Figuring out who’s who with regards to people I don’t know (for depiction data) might be difficult, but you can add those yourself. :)

Posted by: kasei on September 21st, 2004 9:27 PM