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Finally - Some Progress On The Project!

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Hey everyone. I know I haven't been around for awhile (OK. So what's a year or so, really?). I have recently had time to begin assembling a website and I thought I would post here to allow all of you to be the first to check it out. The site is http://www.highway89project.com and it is very much under construction. I believe the navigation is working correctly, however there is only part of one gallery uploaded at this time. Eventually I will have a link to galleries specific to each state. The gallery that is accessible currently is PART of the Arizona gallery (about 260 images I think), mostly of the extreme southern part of the state with just a handful of random mileposts from northern AZ for good measure.

 

If you are so inclined as to visit I would love any feedback. I have switched ISPs since my last post, but the 'contact' link has my current email address.

 

Now that something is actually online, I am quite anxious to finish the project and get ALL of it online!

 

Hope you enjoy perusing the site!

 

Brian

 

 

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What a nicely done site. I enjoyed flipping through the AZ gallery and look forward to more when you have it. jim

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Thanks for sharing the project. For the section south of Flagstaff, are you following the last route the highway took? I noticed that in places like Florence Junction, even that isn't possible. I'm looking forward to more.

 

Tracy

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Add my congratulations to the list. Great photographs.

 

Only one thing I might suggest, if possible. I'm one of these who likes to look at a photograph, and find something that tells where, or what, it is. Like on the intro photo. Just a short "between such and such a place" or some such.

 

Will certainly add that site to my bookmarks so I can check back now and again.

 

Hudsonly,

Alex Burr

Memphis, TN

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Lookin' good! I remember reading of this project but came up empty when I went looking for it recently. Looks like there's a good chance that won't happen again. :)

 

Alex, I understand your comment and would normally agree with you completely but this is, I believe, a special case. I'm certainly no fan of the mass posting of unlabeled photographs that remind me of the boxes of unidentified photographs that I (and you and you and you) have in the closet nor am I a fan of mechanical projects like Matt Frondorf's American Mile Markers (although it is interesting) but Brian's 89 project is different. He's got rules :D Of course, even with good "rules", the concept could easily be overused. Brian has a good eye and a good road and it takes both. Maybe he could do something pretty interesting with just any old road but using US-89 helps.

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Brian,

Work like this is why I have respected your opinions when I was traveling from Logan to Jackson Hole. Thanks again for sharing your love for 89 and your talents with us all.

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Thanks for all your positive feedback. I hope I can add more images every week or so. I have now photographed the majority of the highway: I just need to finish the extreme northern section in Montana - from Great Falls to the border, 2/3 of Yellowstone Park, (which technically is not part of 89 but since 89 enters the park on the south and exits at the north - who can blame me!), and the section from Flagstaff to Pheonix (both 89 and 89A) and then I'm DONE! So I have a lot of photos that I am 'processing' and I should be able to keep 'em coming.

 

Alex, I understand the logic of your comment, but I don't think that I will label every image with a description OTHER THAN the State and Milepost number. My idea is that the finished website would be little more descriptive because I plan on including a small, simplified map of each state to the side of the main window that would show the highway route in black, but it would have a short segent of the highway illuminated probably with red. The red section would represent approximately a 20 mile portion of the highway and the corresponding twenty thumb nails would display in two rows along the bottom of the browser. A mouse-over or click on an individual thumbnail would bring that image up in the main window, similar to what you see now. All I need to do is find a good web designer to make it happen!

 

Thanks again to everyone. I hope the project will provide you with a chance for a good armchair excursion over the weeks ahead!

 

Brian

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