I’ve now completed a gargantuan exercise on the main site to update all the trip reports before June 2007: these older ones previously had the photos on a separate page from the report, now they are included inline on the same page like the recent reports, giving a sitewide consistent format that is much better. I found that some of the old reports were sparsely represented by photos and I added a few more.
This was one part of an even bigger overhaul that included going through the whole walking photo collection and recropping them all to HD aspect ratio for display on the AV system, while making some improvements to many of them on the way and generating new better images for the website. The collection now stands at 5670 photos occupying over 52Gb of data, 2776 of which are on the site.
Moving backwards through the photo archive shows a striking difference in quality over the years, partly due to improving skills and partly due to the switch to DSLR from the 2MP Compact we bought in 2002. Many of the pictures from those early days look pretty bad by recent standards, perhaps it will give us incentive to revisit some of those old walks to shoot something better.
While the statistics of the exercise were a hot topic on my mind, it prompted me to generate a small Site-Stats box for the Home page: there are now 165 backpacking routes documented covering 5338 miles.