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Nazareth village - carpenter


This guy demonstrated some tools of the trade. The most fascinating to me, was how they drilled a hole in wood. Behind his right arm, on a peg, hang two old time drilling machines. The 'machine' consisted of the slightly bent piece of wood with a string/tong tied to it. A sharp piece of metal, like nail, would serve as the drill. He would wind the string around the drill and with a handy wrist action (sort of left to right, or to and thro) the string would start spinning the drill, which he kept from falling over (initially). Onlookers tried on his invitation, but I am sure it takes a lot of practice.




Some of you indicated that you couldn't see the pictures that I loaded in the 'Photographer's Comment' block. At first feedback from Astrid had me thinking it was a browser problem, then she mailed me again to say that Ginnie was on the same browser as I and also couldn't see those pictures. So I enlisted John of Shutterchance and between the two of us, I believe we solved the issue. First of all, the problem was not on Shutterchance.


I will provide a full explanation of what went wrong and at the same time, how it was solved. I believe some of you have issues to load pictures into the Photographers Comment block. This may help. The main feature to link pictures, is that you must be in 'Edit' mode like when you load a picture and want to add your comment. When you get to the point that you want to add a picture - click on the icon with the mountain and a sun in the right top corner. A pop-up will open and the top item is the source address (URL) that must be completed. I will only refer to this address as the SC URL in the rest of the explanation.


I have a Google+ account. Apart from Chrome, mail and those items, I also use Google Photos. Mainly to store pictures that I want to upload to the 'Photographer's Comment' on Shutterchance. The standard procedure that I used in the past was:


1) In the google photos (left) click on the image you want to embed in Shutterchance
2) The image will appear enlarged. Right click and select "Copy Image Address"
3) Use this image address to embed as the SC URL.
4) The dimensions in the Dimensions block should auto-populated. However,
because the image is too large, set as width (for example) 350 pixels and
tick the "constrain proportions" (by default it should be ticked). You can also manipulate the picture in its edit mode (shows blue and have drag blocks on the border) by manipulating one of the corner drag blocks.
5) Done.


I don't use this a lot and somewhere in the past few months, Google must have changed something. This way that I worked it in the past, doesn't allow you to view anymore. The main problem we found was that when I copy the image address in Google Photos, I am logged in (which automatically happens, when I log into Chrome, since all the Google apps are linked to single sign-on) I also carry the built in account restrictions over. That will stop some people from publicaly viewing those pictures.


So, the solution for me was: I have a second browser, Firefox. In that browser my Google apps are not linked to single sign-on and I will only sign in to Google on Firefox, in a real emergency. So, it is possible to view my pictures in Google Photos as a public viewer. I can now do steps 1 and 2 as described above, but copy the image address as a public viewer. The address is totally different, than from inside my account, as a private viewer. This address I embed as SC URL and the problem is solved. I tested by entering SC on Firefox, not signed in, and could see the pictures, which I couldn't see last week.


In short, the learning point for me was that if you want the public to see the embedded picture, one must use a public image address. So, where you store those images and the limitations of that application, does matter.





comments (15)

I like this image of the man at work - amazing about the "drill".

Unfortunately - I've followed, very carefully, the step by step instructions that you, Ray and Peter have sent - I cannot get my images to load in the comment block. I can get other images to load - even one of Ray's - but not my own. I've tried resizing, I've tried copying from various sources - included the unassigned bin in SC - I just can't get it to work. Grrrrrr.
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. About the picture that doesn't want to load. The main part of my message in this posting is: if you want the public to view a picture, it must be stored in a place that the public can view and you must use the URL of what the public will see.

If I understand your issue - you can show pictures from other public places, like we have seen many times. You just can't show your own. The issue would then be - where do you store those pictures and which of the possible views from that storage space, is the public one.

If you want to - I can try and help, but will need exact information of where those pictures are and I must be able to view them. The principle is that if you want me to view it on Shutterchance, I must also be able to view it, without Shutterchance.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Mar 2016, 05:00
This is a classic, FABULOUS picture and a likey to me.

I have to come back this afternoon, 3 more minutes before I have to leave for work.
Louis: That you Astrid. I am glad you like it so much.
A clever drill Louis! I love this image.
Louis: Thanks Richard. I believe if you would use a hard stick as the drill bit, then you should be able to start a fire in the same way.
My dad would absolutely love this, Louis (as do I!) because of all the old-timey tools. He was a carpenter and had several ancient tools. I can still remember them to this day.

So glad you figured out with John about those embedded images that we couldn't see. We're so lucky to have John!!!
Louis: Thank you Ginnie. I am also glad we got the issue figured out - I hate it to be stumped by something like that.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2016, 06:39
Love the image Louis, a really charming one
Louis: Thank you Chris
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Mar 2016, 07:27
It is wonderful to observe this man at his craftwork - did you observe also Joseph?
Louis: Thank you Philine. Our guide at the Nazareth Village is named Joshi, which is short for Joseph.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 2 Mar 2016, 08:49
Thank you, Louis
Louis: Glad to be of help, Lisl.
This is an excellent shot, Louis with the carpenter looking so authentic.

Glad you got your techie stuff figured out.
Louis: Thanks Mary. I am also glad we got the issue figured out - I hate it to be stumped by something like that.
That work bench has seen some use. On the other side of that wall he probably has a modern workshop grin
Louis: When I saw the workbench I thought 'dilapidated' - funny, since I don't normally think in English.
Another fabulous shot from this historical village, time seems not to have barely moved on. Re your update I followed instructions Ray sent me the other day, more or less the same as yours, but I always upload the second images into SC but they remain in my SC unallocated folder so I pick up the URL from there, indeed I done one less than 10 minutes ago for Wednesday next week.
Louis: Thanks Brian. I used that SC to SC method some years ago. Not any more for various reasons that has to do with housekeeping.
Seems that things have not changed for centuries.
Louis: In a sense the tools are much the same, the engineers just added motors.
this shot could be from any time period, Louis. Thank you for the detailed explanation.
Louis: Thank you Ayush, my pleasure.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Mar 2016, 18:56
I read the rest of the text and it makes sense. Thank you for the explanation.
Work was good but hectic again...
Louis: Thank you Astrid.
A real step back in time, great he still has all this old stuff to work with
Louis: It is always interesting to see how they dealt with the various issues. Cutting, drilling, honing, etc. In modern times, the tools are just motorised.
I like this image... and that it's in Nazareth... and that he's a carpenter.
Louis: Yes, Jacquelyn. It sort of gives one an idea what the teenage Jesus may have been busy with, when helping helping Mary's husband.

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