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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #725 on: December 04, 2016, 07:10:36 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Brindisi, Part 1

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« Reply #726 on: December 05, 2016, 06:47:31 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Brindisi, Part 2

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« Reply #727 on: December 08, 2016, 01:30:13 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Capua
Medieval Italy, Carmagnola

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #728 on: December 09, 2016, 01:07:11 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Casale, Part 1

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #729 on: December 10, 2016, 03:56:26 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 1
Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 4

These are new arrivals. I just received them yesterday.

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« Reply #730 on: December 13, 2016, 11:11:29 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Casale, Part 2

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #731 on: December 15, 2016, 11:40:30 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Chieti - Cremona

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« Reply #732 on: December 16, 2016, 09:57:08 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Desana

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« Reply #733 on: December 18, 2016, 02:49:50 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Fermo - Ferrara

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #734 on: December 18, 2016, 04:58:53 pm »
Meepzorps

nice job was looking at your crusaders

nice jerusalem, Baldwin III, 1143-1163, billon denier, doing well on your photos. I remember a while back you were soliciting input on what equipment and technique to use, what do you usually use now?

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« Reply #735 on: December 19, 2016, 04:31:59 am »
Meepzorps

I remember a while back you were soliciting input on what equipment and technique to use, what do you usually use now?

cw

Hi cw,

Regarding my equipment, nothing has changed. I shoot my photos on my kitchen table. I use my kitchen light fixture, which contains a CFL bulb equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. I use my father's old work light (from the 1960s), which I clamp to my kitchen light fixture. It also contains a CFL bulb equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. And I also use an old desk lamp, which I purchased back in the 1980s when I was a graduate student at the University of Michigan. It contains 2 long tube-style fluorescent bulbs. Offhand, I don't remember the exact wattage.

I shoot all of my photos with my niece's old Apple iPhone4, which is now several years old. Yes, I am still using it. And no, I still don't own a digital camera.

I place my coins on a medium grey towel. I make a kink/ridge in the towel so that I can tilt the coin at various different angles to change the light reflectivity. I usually place the coin at a 10-30 degree angle relative to the kitchen table. I hold the iPhone about 4-8 inches from the coin. I usually tilt the iPhone at another 10-20 degrees relative to the coin, both horizontally and vertically. I found that this technique yields the sharpest photos. I usually shoot 8-20 photos of each side (obverse and reverse), at different varying locations in the iPhone's view field. I keep the best photo and delete the rest.

For some reason, my iPhone has difficulty shooting photos of small coins. Sometimes, I must shoot 50-60 photos before I finally get one that isn't blurry. The smaller the coin is, the higher the percentage is of blurry photos.

I "process" my photos on my HP laptop computer, which is now 13 months old. Actually, all I do is rotate and crop them. My photos are all "raw photos". They are not modified or filtered or processed in any way, shape, or form whatsoever. I don't have time for that. I have thousands of photos to post in my website.

You may have noticed that my photo quality has improved as time goes by. That is because I am gaining experience. Despite numerous "swap-outs", I am still not satisfied with many of my Magna Graecia photos, which I shot first (before I had experience). I'll probably go back and re-shoot the sub-par photos at some point in the future. I may also re-format some of my Magna Graecia website pages.

I store all of my photos and website pages on a 32 GB flash drive. I delete my photos from my computer's hard drive on the following day.

Regarding my website pages, I am writing all of the HTML code myself from scratch. I use a HTML kit so I can see the page before uploading. I upload using Filezilla.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #736 on: December 20, 2016, 05:02:10 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Florence - Frinco

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #737 on: December 21, 2016, 08:17:04 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 1

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #738 on: December 21, 2016, 08:45:17 am »
Meep,

Great progress. How much more to go?

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« Reply #739 on: December 21, 2016, 09:41:28 am »
Quote from: Carausius on December 21, 2016, 08:45:17 am
Meep,

Great progress. How much more to go?

Hi Cara,

I'm about 70% done.

I have a lot of Italian Medieval coins, especially Genoa and Naples (the 2 cities my grandparents came from). Medieval coins are much thinner than Greek/Roman coins, so they take up less space in my coin boxes. It takes much longer to get through each partitioned section in my blue plastic coin storage boxes because there are more coins per section.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #740 on: December 22, 2016, 09:39:37 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 2

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #741 on: December 23, 2016, 10:30:14 am »
Hi folks,

In a recent PM, Vlad D informed me that one of my Crusades coins (Tripoli) contained an attribution error.

Today, I corrected that error. I also re-formatted my Crusades pages.

Thank you, Vlad. :)

By the way, if anyone notices any errors in my website, please let me be aware of it. Thank you.

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Re: Meepzorp's coin website
« Reply #742 on: December 24, 2016, 11:52:07 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 3

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« Reply #743 on: December 25, 2016, 12:17:35 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 4

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« Reply #744 on: December 26, 2016, 04:20:44 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 5

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« Reply #745 on: December 27, 2016, 10:19:17 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 6

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« Reply #746 on: December 29, 2016, 11:10:15 am »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 7

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« Reply #747 on: December 30, 2016, 06:34:39 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added 3 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 8
Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 9
Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 1, Caffa

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« Reply #748 on: January 02, 2017, 03:59:53 pm »
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 2, Chios (Part 1)

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« Reply #749 on: January 02, 2017, 06:59:01 pm »
I think you should include a URL in you post when you add a new page.
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