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Photograph: Arch of Septimius Severus, Forum of Rome, Italy

THE ROMAN FORUM

Photograph: Central Park, New York

CENTRAL PARK

Photograph: Gondola under a Bridge, Venice, Italy

GONDOLA IN VENICE

Photograph: Coliseum of Rome, Italy

COLISEUM OF ROME

Photograph: Bumblebee in Mokuleia, Oahu, Hawaii

BUMBLEBEE IN MOKULEIA, OAHU

Photography

Aerial Photograph of Na Pali Coast, Kauai

Travel Photography

When not building web applications or designing print media, I tend to travel alot. There’s so much of the world to see and only a limited time to see it all. Along the way the camera captures these vivid experiences and allows us to relive that exciting moment later.

Venture Forth into the World

After years of travelling I had amassed alot of photos and it seemed natural to a web developer to build a site where they could be browsed in a convenient fashion. I hit on the idea of organizing the images into daily events and the name Daily Venture popped into my mind one day.

Photos are available in standard desktop wallpaper and background sizes. All photographic originals are free for personal and commercial usage. All I ask is that you link back to DailyVenture.com when possible, like this ?

Daily Venture.com : Free High-Resolution Travel Photos

Daily Venture: Free Wallpapers!

I've been kicking around the idea to develop a website for my photography for several years, but it's a very daunting task. Undoubtedly many of you have taken to compiling all of your photos, labeling them and putting them into a system where you can retrieve and view them easily. If you have negatives then you have to get them all scanned, color-corrected and cleaned up. Usually every single photo needs some kinda special treatment to get it right, sometimes even laborious editing to remove an inconvenient object in the shot.

Photograph: Colorful Fishing Boat in the Harbor at Isla Mujeres

FISHING BOAT, ISLA MUJERES

Thousands of Photos...

It took a few months to review all photos then carefully scan and fix them all. Since my intention was to create a website where all the photos could be downloaded freely and shared, I wanted to host several different high-resolution versions of each photo so that people could use them as wallpapers or in their own projects. Once all the negatives were scanned I needed to create a truckload of pages where they could be viewed easily. And of course every page required that I write something about the photos because I had allocated a column to text and it would look weird and imbalanced if one side was stuffed with photos and there was a few lines of copy and a huge blank space. Creating the pages took another couple months. What an ordeal!

Photograph: Aerial Photograph of Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Once the site was up it sat for a few months while I recovered. At that point there were 70+ individual HTML pages — a bit cumbersome to update when global edits needed to be made. It became increasingly obvious that a database should to be built and a set of dynamic pages written to deliver up everything. So I set about entering all the photo info, journal entries and related catalog information into a MySQL database, then writing a complex batch of PHP scripts to do it to it. This became another laborious effort requiring months of work amidst regular client projects and all the other stuff that hits the fan of life. As always, Daily Venture was developed from scratch.

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Banner Photo

The photo at the top of this page is Sedona, Arizona. The day before we had driven down Schnebly Hill Road and the next day we took a helicopter ride to the canyons north of Sedona.

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS

Photograph: Romans Baths in Bath, England

ROMAN BATHS IN BATH, UK

Photograph: Vehicle Ferry off the Coast of Corfu, Greece

VEHICLE FERRY NEAR CORFU

Photograph: Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan, China
Photograph: Canyons of North of Sedona by Helicopter

CANYONS OF NORTH SEDONA

Photograph: Trunk Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

TRUNK BAY, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Photograph: The Strip in Las Vegas, taken at night from the Eiffel Tower

THE STRIP, LAS VEGAS

Photograph: Island in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico

ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN

Photograph: SpinJam Fire Show Performer, Honolulu, Hawaii

SPINJAM FIRE SHOW, HONOLULU

Photograph: Crab on Isla Contoy, Mexico

HERMIT CRAB ON ISLA CONTOY

Photograph: Los Arcos near Puerto Vallarta

LOS ARCOS NEAR PUERTO VALLARTA

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