User talk:Beaver118

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Hi Beaver118, thanks for your picture contributions! I will have to update the Fort Morgan (1) page and establish a page for each of the batteries to take full advantage of them so be patient, should be done in the next couple of days. Thanks again. John 18:02, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


Your pictures

I loaded your picture of the Fort Gaines Parade Grounds into the photo gallery at the bottom of the Fort Gaines (1) page. Many thanks John 18:19, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I temporary loaded your Fort Morgan (1) pictures into the picture gallery at the bottom of the Fort Morgan (1) page. I'll move them as I create a page for each Battery. John 18:29, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Great Pictures!

Many thanks for the great pictures of Fort Morgan (1) and [[Fort Gaines] (1)]. I placed them in the photo gallery for each of the forts since I have not yet built out the pages for the individual batteries. I've been working hard on the San Francisco forts and batteries while they are still fresh in my memory, we spent two weeks down there in August. I'll try to get a couple of Fort Morgan (1) and Fort Gaines(1) battery pages up this week

We will be in the Mobile area this winter to check out the forts there as a part of a 6-8 month forting trip from here in Salem, OR, to Key West and back. Looking forward to visiting in your area.

John 14:29, 23 September 2009 (UTC)


I have a starter pages up for the following and your pictures look great on them. Thanks again for your contributions.

John 01:13, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Latest Pictures

Great set of pictures! I distributed them to the correct pages and they look good. If you have pictures of other forts/batteries that I don't have pages for yet just put them up and I will build pages around them. You can edit any of the pages if you need to correct anything by simply clicking on the "Edit" tab at the top of any page, make your changes, and then click on the "Save page" button at the bottom of the page. You can leave me messages on this page using the same method.

Many thanks John 15:43, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

I do not have any photos of Battery Terrett yet, I hope to get some this thursday. I have uploaded a few new photos for Stanton and Fort Gaines.

They were great and I've place them on the right pages, keep up the good work! Amy and I will be in your neck of the woods 13-16 December on a research trip, actually working out of Biloxi but hoping to hit what's left of the New Orleans forts, Ship Island and of course the Mobile forts. Maybe we can grab a coffee and compare notes.

John 03:46, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

whew! I have got several shots of both Terret and Stanton today and also some of the bastions inside Fort Gaines. a couple I couldn't get small enough to upload. for me, 150k is a hard target lol. I have uploaded most of what I took in full size to flickr, let me know and I can send you the link to see if there is something you think I might need to add here, most everything I can get pretty close to 150 to 190k without loosing too much detail. hope to talk with you in Dec

Some really great shots in there, I love the one inside the bastion, how did you do that? Don't get too hung up on the 150k warning if you can't get the quality you want. I already have over 2000 pictures uploaded with about another 1000 waiting and I suspect another 1500 from my upcoming trip so size is important but quality is even more important. I'm a MAC guy and resizing in iPhoto is a piece of cake, I export to a medium jpg and set the maximum pixel dimension to 1000 pixels and that usually takes a 4mb pic down to a decent 150k to 200k file.

We depart here on 7 Nov and will work our way across the west. I have start our planning documents on the wiki here still incomplete but getting better as things firm up. BTW I'm on Facebook & Twitter if you use those. John 15:10, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

I used a Canon SX-10 mounted on a Nodal Ninja SPH-2 Spherical Head on a slik tripod, that shot was made up of 71 different shots ( I cannot use a fisheye lens on the Canon due to the lens ) so I have to take a lot of narrow degree shots. I used Microsoft ICE to stitch them together. most of the time I do a little filtering in photoshop to get rid of the low light noise but not on that shot. I prefer the natural light but it tends to be a bit dark too. I am going to try that shot again using a bounce flash if I get get it attached right. I have been re-sizing them down and compressing them in advanced jpeg compressor. I will look for you on facebook later today

Pages Updated

I updated Battery Stanton, Battery Terrett and Fort Gaines (1) pages with your pictures and they look great! John 16:06, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

New pictures

I just finished linking your latest pictures, many thanks! We are currently in Dallas and on schedule to arrive in the Mobile area 6-13 Dec, hope to see you then. John 15:37, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

I am free that weekend so I hope to see you, should I post my phone number here so you can contact me?

You can email me at John(at) John 13:44, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Replace the (at) above with the @ symbol when you email me (spam protection measure). John 16:34, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

John, FYI I have id'ed that concrete column that was to the east of Fort Morgan. I was part of the Primary station of Battery Dearborn see page 59 of the May 2010 issue of The coastal defense journal. The column was the instrument base that extended to the third floor of the station.

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