It's really been a long time since I've posted! I must apologize to you, my faithful readers, for this unusually long silence. A lot has been going on! Let me bring you up to speed.

First, you may have noticed that just about one week ago my sites went down for a full 24 hours. Apparently my web host suffered some kind of a networking problem, though they weren't able to be more specific. To make a long story short, I was completely displeased with their handling of the situation and so I began putting things in motion to switch to a more credible host. Right now I have secured a new hosting environment and I am in the process of configuring it and getting ready to migrate my sites over.

As a word of warning, the actual move may cause my sites to be unavailable for an additional several hours, but unfortunately it can't be helped. I think it will really be worth it to move to this new, more reliable company.

Even as these networking troubles consume my every waking moment, I have been toiling away at “Art Concepts in Photography Part 2,” which I really and truly hope to get posted next week. As a teaser, I'll tell you that the focus of that post will be composition, a subject so vast and nuanced that it has definitely put my writing abilities to the test!

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the blogosphere (a term that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth but that I use anyway to satisfy you, my lexicographically progressive readership), much has happened. My friend Andrew from goldengod.net has been on an absolute streak of daily posting, stopping only momentarily to catch his breath and mention the Canon EOS tips I left on his site as well as my latest post on digital printing. Thanks, Andrew!

Let us also not forget the momentous announcement of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, sporting 20+ megapixels of CMOS power and nothing less than an $8,000 price tag. Let's hope this one can actually autofocus directly out of the box, eh, Canon?

So stick around! There's a lot going on, but unfortunately it has all been fairly hush-hush for the past couple of weeks. Remember, it's always darkest right before the dawn.

While you're waiting, you can always read my hand-picked photography news via Google Reader. This page will show you all the latest posts from the several photography blogs I read daily. Who knows, maybe you'll find something new!