Photos, photos and more photos

I’ve been very busy this week trying to get my photo site up and running on flickr. I’m up to over 8,000 photos so far, just a few thousand left to go. So far I’m really enjoying it–much moreso than I did on SmugMug, even though there are fewer options available on flickr for layout and customization. I’m finding that the popularity of the photo service itself seems to be quite important when choosing a photo host. Even with only a small amount of my photos uploaded last week I started getting a lot of views, people marking photos as favorites, leaving comments, and even invitations to add some of my photos to specific groups! Plus, “geotagging” photos is actually fun and much easier on flickr than it was on SmugMug, so I already have thousands of photos geotagged as well! So that’s where I’ll be–uploading photos on flickr–probably over the entire weekend and beyond. I’m even finding and adding many MORE photos and collections than I ever had online before, so be warned! Hopefully they’re arranged much better than before as well, so you probably won’t be so overwhelmed at first, but if you keep digging, you’ll see there is plenty–and I mean PLENTY there to see. So stop by and take a look… and try out the slideshow mode too–it’s the smoothest web-based slideshow mode I’ve ever seen! Jim’s Photo World

“Bear” Photo Collection

During all of the chaos around here this week, I completely forgot that the registration for my photo site,, was about to expire. I didn’t plan on continuing it, so that’s no big deal, but I did intend to have things up and running on flickr, which I was in the process of moving all of my photos to. Flickr is only half the price of SmugMug, which is one advantage, but it’s also much more popular, so I’m also seeing more visits and comments from strangers after only a week of starting to upload than I ever did in an entire year on SmugMug. Don’t get me wrong, SmugMug is a fine photo host, especially for professionals, and it has excellent features. But right now I need something more affordable, and flickr seems to fill the bill. Flickr is also owned by AT&T/Yahoo, and it’s integrated into U-Verse, which we just switched to. This means we can view all of our photos instantly on any of our TVs, which is great! I’m far from finishing the switch though, since other more important things have come up this week, so it’s still a work in progress right now. I did, however, manage to put together a great collection of Bear’s photos. Take a look.

Dennis “Bear” Wegmann — August 5, 1954 – September 16, 2009

Dennis A. “Bear” Wegmann
(August 5, 1954 – September 16, 2009)

Dennis “Bear” Wegmann, 55, of Kenosha, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at his fiance’s home in Zion, IL.

He was born on August 5, 1954 to George John and Irene Mildred (Holtdorf) Wegmann in Kenosha. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and graduated from Tremper High School. He took various accounting related classes at Gateway Technical College.

Dennis worked at Motorola as an assembler for several years and then at AMC/Chrysler for 30 years, retiring on October 31, 2003.

Dennis was a member of UAW Local #72, the Kenosha Auxiliary Police, the Milwaukee Suds City Van Club and the Kenosha County Line Van Club.

Dennis enjoyed camping up north at the Ponderosa Pines Campground in Plainfield, WI, he was an avid lifelong Bear fan, enjoyed playing darts, riding motorcycles, bowling, and enjoyed clubbing with his van club since 1972. Dennis also considered Jose Cuervo a good friend.

Dennis is survived by his father George Wegmann of Kenosha, his siblings Rick Wegmann, Michael (Ginger) Wegmann, Sandra (Jimmy) Trottier all of Kenosha, his step brother Robert Anderson of IL, his fiancée Diane Bishop of Zion, IL, his nephews Scott Wegmann who is serving in the US Navy in Iraq, Matthew Krumm who is also his Godson who is serving our country in the US Army in Afghanistan and Kevin Trottier, his step nephew Timm Sinnen, his step niece Tiana Honey, his Godson Jeremy Auskirk and several cousins.

His mother and his stepbrother James Anderson precede him in death.

Funeral Services for Dennis will be held on Monday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Bruch Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Bruch Funeral Home
3503 Roosevelt Road
Kenosha, WI 53142
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