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 Shutterchance2) 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 andtick 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.