I agree that this was well done! Your presentation matches your style of writing. Excellent! I am always looking for information on this site that was written by you. Thanks for sharing these with the rest of us.
BJ: Classy presentation. Congratulations. Glad to see you have a lot of fun. Even more glad to have you here at Nikonians. Have a great time JRP My profile Previous photography stuff, before Nikonians and Bo Stahlbrandt: A Brief Love Story
Once again, kudos on a job well done. Not only is the material excellent, but the presentation well done.
Coming from a design background, the presentation is just as important as the design solution, if not more so, and God help you if all you had was a "pretty picture." It is refreshing to see quality work.
As the trip images go, I only had one or two that I consider strong "keepers". As you said, the presentation can make a big difference. Like when I discovered the joys of doing two-projector dissolve slide shows as opposed to "kerchunk, here's the Graf Zepellin, kechunk, here's Aunt Fanny and her iguana, kerchunk,...".
Creating these personal webpages is a sneaky way for me to do slide shows without immediately inducing audience drowsiness.
(I had an instructor same name, different spelling: Jay Nickels)
This comment has no bearing on topic other than I used to be a lecture series director during my last three years of architorture (I mean architecture) school. Being a student funded organization, we had a really bad two-projector set up. It would be "kerchunk,kerchunk... uh, can someone advance the left projector." (Unfortunately this was the norm and not the exception.)
One of the best presentations came from someone who brought their own projectors and really had their presentation down. It was almost as if it were a Powerpoint presentation. And the work was worthwhile, too. (I really wished we could have given the lecturer more for his time.)