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    Posted: 01 May 2013 at 15:04
Originally posted by TinfoilPhono

A friend who has been modeling for me for the past 5 years, including every Wet Plate Day since 2009, was asking me yesterday about the old website and any plans for this year. I told her the situation as discussed in this thread, and the next thing I knew she was volunteering to set up, host, and manage a site dedicated to the 2013 event. No sooner did she offer to take it on than she had a site set up. 

Please check it out: www.worldwetplateday.org . (Bear in mind that this is just a quick Beta version.)

Neither of us wants to step on anyone's toes here, but if everyone is okay with this it will give a public face to the work everyone does next Saturday. 

She also has experience in online publishing so a 2013 book is a potential possibility if people are interested.

Please post or PM any opinions, suggestions, complaints, or anything else. Again, she doesn't want to step on any toes but she has always been enthusiastic about Wet Plate Day, and most especially the previous websites. She loves to see other peoples' work, as do I. I thought the 2009 book was great and I'm sorry there haven't been others.

EDIT TO ADD: she has been in touch with Geert-Jan Heyda, he is totally supportive. In fact she may end up using the original site instead of a new one. Stay tuned for updates.

I just made one too.  Mine is www.worldwetplateday.mil.

Just kidding.  But honestly, from someone in the business, her site is a cheap imitation.  Anyone can get a domain name and slap up a site with wordpress.  So far...this looks like that's what she did.  Geert-Jan has a quality site, with admin logins to upload the pictures, thumbnail features, sorted by year, multiple tabs with more information, etc. Etc.  http://www.wetplateday.org/

I would not muddy the water with yet another site, unless we have to kill the original for some reason.  I helped Geert-Jan write the content for the first site, and I understand he doesn't want to manage it forever.  Why not ask your friend to just manage HIS site?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2013 at 15:07
I think you missed my edit to the original post: he is enthusiastic and they're working on her updating his existing site instead of making a new one. It's looking promising that the original site will continue after all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2013 at 15:08
Oh....ok.   Nevermind!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2013 at 16:09
Great solution!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2013 at 19:53
More than anything what worries me is how fragmented such a small group can get (has gotten?). At one point it was basically this site or the CW Reenactors as the place to go and now ...? Imho, keeping the original alive sounds like the wisest option.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2013 at 21:28
That's part of growth.  World Wetplate Day started that growth.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2013 at 21:39
I just wished I would have waited until after finals to pick the date :-)
Oh well.  This is way more important than grading anyway...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2013 at 14:58
Okay, it's all set. My friend has coordinated with Geert-Jan and she will update the original site. So bookmark http://www.wetplateday.org/ and plan to upload your images this weekend. All of the previous years' posts are still available for viewing there as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2013 at 11:44
Just checked, yup, all ready to go. Thank you Rene' and to your friend.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2013 at 20:19
A terrific shoot today. I was delighted to be nailing perfect exposures from the very first plate. I had so many good plates that it was hard to choose only two images for the wetplate.org site.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's work on the site. I sure what I'm seeing on there so far.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2013 at 20:22
Yeah, I saw your plates Rene, nice.  I had great luck too, very bright and good exposures.  You and I both try to replicate the best of the 1860s pros, and it's not easy!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2013 at 20:24
Yours are outstanding. Beautiful work, and great subject. Yes, I very much admire technical perfection. I'm glad you have the same philosophy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2013 at 00:41
Very nice images posted over there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2013 at 14:31
Yes, Beautiful images from the 2013 WPD pool . In special, I'm totally fascinated by this timeless images...

Sonia Macak

Garrett Allen

Kasia Kalua Krynska

PD: I didn't asked previous authorization to the authors to post here the images. Hope that won't be a problem.
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If no problem, may we can post here the pics from this year that we specially loved...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2013 at 20:38
I had fun shooting the plate I submitted, as some of you know I'm just starting out, and got what i consider a pretty good plate ! I did it both on trophy and clear glass. I have much more problem getting a clean image on glass than trophy, but still happy with all three plates I got on Saturday ! =)
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