Regional Galleries

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How to Use this Site

Welcome to kimmalco.com.
 
Every aspect of the website’s organization has been carefully planned to offer a pleasant and intuitive browsing experience. This page explains the logic behind the website's organization and provides some navigation tips and search tips.
 
Regional Galleries versus Thematic Galleries.
 
The main eight galleries, called the Regional Galleries, are organized by geographic location.  Within this section you can also find a Favorites gallery (the best pictures according to the artist) and a B&W gallery.  Both of those galleries are also organized roughly by geographic location.  The other six Regional Galleries are: California, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Costa Rica.  The website offers extensive coverage of south and central California, the photographer’s backyard.
 
To assist visitors who are more interested in the topological or thematic subject of a photograph (as opposed to the geographic location of a photo), a secondary, cross-indexed set of 15 Thematic Galleries is offered.  The titles of these Thematic Galleries are self-explanatory.  If you are only interested in a beach sunset, or an impressive sand dune, or a lovely freshwater lake scene, then the Thematic Galleries section is the place to search.  Note that the Thematic Galleries contain the exact same pictures as the Regional Galleries; they have merely been organized differently, and have been edited to offer only the best pictures.
 
Basic Navigation Tips
 
The website is organized into twenty-three galleries, with sub-category sections that branch off of the eight regional galleries.  The titles of these twenty-three galleries are specific enough to head you in the right direction.  The eight regional galleries are complicated enough to offer a set of subcategory links once you arrive at the the top category page.  This regional "subcategory links page" acts as a bridge or a map to the following thumbnail pages.  The thematic galleries do not have these introductory subcategory links pages because the general subject matter of the thematic galleries is self-explanatory.  The thematic galleries start right off with the first thumbnail page. 
 
The twenty-three gallery links are always present in the main left-side navigation menu of the website, no matter what page of the website you are on. So, if you have drilled down deeply into one particular gallery and want to "start fresh," those twenty-three gallery links are always available at the left side of the page that you are on. 
 
Gallery page links lead you to “thumbnail” pages offering 15 to 40 two-inch thumbnail photographs, which in turn lead you to the final product offerings that are placed on what we call "big-picture pages".  
 
All gallery thumbnail page sets have gray page icons with page numbers on them.  Once within any particular page set, you can easily change your page by clicking on the page number icon that you want to go to. In the regional galleries, you will always be in a page set that is all-vertical images or all-horizontal images.  In the thematic galleries, it's a mixture of both kinds.
 
Once on a thumbnail page, you also have the choice of playing all of the images on that page as a six-inch slideshow.  The slideshow is easy to stop at any time, and there is also a speed setting. 
 
Separation of Vertical and Horizontal Images.
 
Both the regional galleries and the thematic galleries follow a certain presentation pattern with regard to the orientation of images.  An image is either vertical or horizontal in its orientation.  Almost all of the images on the website have been organized into thumbnail sets that offer photographs that are exclusively vertical-orientation or exclusively horizontal-orientation.  Every gallery on the website, whether regional or thematic, presents thumbnail pages of vertical pictures first, followed by thumbnail pages of horizontal pictures. In other words, the sets of “vertical only” photos tend to come first in the page line-up.  
 
In the regional galleries, the introductory bridge page with the subcategory links makes it very clear which pages are vertical pictures and which pages are horizontal pictures.  Once you are within a page set that is all-vertical or all-horizontal, and you want to see the other kind, you will need to Back-Arrow back to the introductory bridge page to find the appropriate link. 
 
When browsing the thematic galleries, you will find that they start right off with the first vertical-orientation page.  If you find yourself on a thematic thumbnail page that is all “verticals,” and you want to see the “horizontals,” merely click to page two or page three of that set of pages (using those little gray page-number icons) and you will discover the horizontal set(s). 
 
Getting from the Thumbnail Pages to the Big Picture Pages
 
If you hover (with your mouse) over any thumbnail photograph, you get a choice of two links. The first link lets you view the photo as a six-inch photograph (very similar to what you see when the slideshow is playing). The second link takes you to that particular image's "Big Picture Page". 
 
You can also get to the Big Picture Pages from any one of the six-inch slides in a thumbnail page's slideshow. 
 
Once on the Big Picture Page, you will find two important features: 1) a bigger (seven-inch) version of the photograph, which makes it easier for you to examine and judge the photograph, and 2) purchase links for that particular photograph.  
 
With regard to print sizes being offered for sale at the big-picture pages: only about one-third of the website's images give you a 20x30 product offering.  So, sometimes you will see that product choice, and sometimes you will not.  Want to see the 20x30 product offering all of the time?  Use the Favorites Gallery.  
 
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Other Search Tips
 
Do you have a very specific geographic location or thematic subject in mind?  Try using the internal search box.  The website has been keyworded extremely carefully, and if your subject is anywhere on the website, it should be easy to find.  In fact, it's not too much of an exaggeration to say that if you enter a keyword query at the internal search engine, and the search results come up more or less empty – the website simply does not have your desired content. 
 
The website also offers an automatically generated “Sitemap” page that contains a schematic map to all of the website’s page links.
 
Finally, the website has been very carefully keyworded for the benefit of the external search engines. In other words, you might easily land on the subject that you are searching for, directly from your external search engine.
 
Thanks for your visit to kimmalco.com.  
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