Rich Ditch's Photography Blog

About This Blog

Some of you may already know me from my web site at That’s where I’ve got most of my digital images of birds photographed where I find them in the wild (and urban) places I encounter them. That’s also where I’ve posted my collection of bird related vanity license plates that I’ve been photographing since the mid 1970’s. And, its where I have put a number of articles about Phoenix area birding locations, photography, and birding

This blog is intended to host stuff that doesn’t (yet) fit on my main site: 

  • articles that I’m still working on, perhaps
  • a recent photo that I’m still thinking about
  • an image that I might want to discuss in more detail than my main site normally does
  • a topic or an image that I want feedback on
  • images that don’t fall into the Avian realm (yes, I take shots of many things other than birds)

But since I’m just starting this I won’t promise I’ll get to all of these, or that I won’t go in a completely different direction.



  1. Your blog is great and I have been using it as an exemplar for my high school photo students to look at. I was wondering what template / theme you used for this site. Does it come from wordpress’ site or did you download it from another site?
    Thanks, Rebekah

    Comment by Rebekah — September 20, 2010 @ 9:26 am

  2. Thanks.

    I’m using “Silver is the New Black” as my template. It is described as “A clean two-column fluid-width greyscale theme with rounded corners.” I wanted a clean theme with neutral colors that wouldn’t compete with the images. I wanted a variable width so visitors with wide monitors can spread out the browser window. I put the sidebar on the right to keep it from dominating my content.

    As far as I can tell this theme is the most photo-friendly, allowing the widest image to be displayed without issues.

    This is a stock WordPress theme with no code modifications, hosted on the WordPress server.

    If I could easily change anything (without charge) I’d pick a different color for the text in the sidebar and I’d specify a larger font for the content (it appears smaller than I like on my Mac).

    Comment by richditch — September 20, 2010 @ 9:44 am

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