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msjinkzd 02-02-2012 08:55 AM

The new site is LIVE!! Check it out!! Photo contest winners announced!
 
I have been working hard with fellow aquarist and graphic designer Bill Brissette (mellowvision.com) to relaunch my website. The time has come to release it! I still have a bunch of profiles and write-ups to do, but am eager to see what you guys think!

As many of you know, I hosted a photography contest to help get some images for the site. I was really pleased with the response, receiving 75 entries! I plan to do more contests in the future.

We used a panel of judges; Mark Denaro of Anubias Design, Bill Brissette of mellowvision.com, and myself. There were three categories- fish, invert, and aquascape.

Here are our winner!
Best fish by Clifton Kern: Yunnanilus cruciatus
http://msjinkzd.com/freshwater/wp-co...fton-kern.jpeg

Best invertebrate by Ben Oakes: Amano shrimp
http://msjinkzd.com/freshwater/wp-co...Ben-Oakes.jpeg

And best scape/fts by Sambhav Sankar:
http://msjinkzd.com/freshwater/wp-co...av-Sankar.jpeg

Check out the new site at msjinkzd.com and let us know what you think!

jersysman 02-02-2012 01:03 PM

Great pictures, Rachel!! I checked out the web site and I like it a lot...very informative.

msjinkzd 02-02-2012 01:12 PM

Still working on adding profiles (as I get my pics in a row) :) I am excited to watch it progress!

TWINSCREWED 02-02-2012 01:28 PM

Great work on the site! I took me a minute or two figure out how to get to profiles (thought the icon was for full page view,lol) but overall nice layout and informative. One thing, I might suggest is hyperlinking the profile in the stock list. Oh and does anyone know what the plant with the tiny leaves is below the Y. Cruciatus in Clifton Kern's pic in the original post? Nice work on the pics, makes your fish look almost as good as real life! Best of luck with the new site.

msjinkzd 02-02-2012 01:36 PM

I think its hemianthus micranthemoides (HM) but I am not a plant pro.

speedie408 02-02-2012 01:37 PM

Awwww you cut my name out of my picture :(

msjinkzd 02-02-2012 01:38 PM

I had to because the way the borders were, it made the rows get all wonky. I will put credit in the caption :) Sound ok? I just plain forgot

speedie408 02-02-2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msjinkzd (Post 1705441)
I had to because the way the borders were, it made the rows get all wonky. I will put credit in the caption :) Sound ok? I just plain forgot

Sound fine. :)

msjinkzd 02-02-2012 01:43 PM

I stuck it under th profile for now until I remember how to make it show up when someone hovers over the pic, lol (or am trying to!!!)

NightshadeF1 02-02-2012 11:54 PM

Love the new site Rachel, It's awesome as I usually have to go though your sale list and copy/paste the names into google to figure out what the fishies are/ look like :hihi:.

Also, loved the contest. There were tons of wonderful pictures and I had a great time figuring out how to capture those fast little B. Brigatte on film. I must have taken 200+ pictures :flick:, thank god for digital cameras and the erase button. (Hint: Use a remote flash on top of the tank, it makes all the difference). Now I cant wait for the next one!

msjinkzd 02-02-2012 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by NightshadeF1 (Post 1706357)
Love the new site Rachel, It's awesome as I usually have to go though your sale list and copy/paste the names into google to figure out what the fishies are/ look like :hihi:.

Also, loved the contest. There were tons of wonderful pictures and I had a great time figuring out how to capture those fast little B. Brigatte on film. I must have taken 200+ pictures :flick:, thank god for digital cameras and the erase button. (Hint: Use a remote flash on top of the tank, it makes all the difference). Now I cant wait for the next one!

Man they are great pics too!!!

As far as having to copy and paste, if you click on the fish pic there is a profile on each one! I tried to make it easier for people to know what I have!

As I get more pics (my remote flash broke :( ) I will update profiles so that everything I carry always has a pic and profile :)

zachary908 02-03-2012 12:02 AM

Site looks great, Rachel! And I like how you used my scape as your banner on here. :)

msjinkzd 02-03-2012 12:05 AM

:D I told you gusy I will use the pics!!! It has been wonderful!

D3monic 02-03-2012 12:25 AM

site looks great! very well done

msjinkzd 02-03-2012 12:45 PM

over 2700 views so far! wow! MUCH better than I was expecting!!


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