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www.zidao.com Apprentice harmonizer, for sheer fun. Journeywoman writer, for work and pleasure. Starting point was Iowa, current stopping point on this journey is Switzerland, with frequent pauses around the world to watch and listen to the crowd, and occasionally make comments.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

They listen, they rock (flowers)

The civilized side of the fence.

Beethoven playing now, and some listen. Others rock.


Blogger Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Hi Ellen, I have a fondness for your type of alpine flowers and enjoy the chance to see them. So it is a fair exchange for my tropicals.

Your type of flower is the reason my parents bought land on the top of a mountain in North Carolina and spend half of the year there. They couldn't grow them in Florida.

I have been right clicking on lots of your photo's to check out the file sizes and pixel amounts to give me some clues on what I need to do with mine and then clicking out wrong and closing the browser, hence all the hits from me. Some of the photo's from the rainy day trip did not open to a seperate page even though the mouse indicated they would. It may be a Blogger malfunction or some you have locked?

My next post I am going to try some larger pixel picture experimentation.

6:06 AM  
Blogger whistlestop caboose said...

Christopher, what a lovely comment! I've decided to post a few instructions but in a new post, which I will do tomorrow. I used to edit an education magazine with a lot of photos sent in by schools and I realized how confusing the sizing issues of digital photos can be.

Briefly, though, when I post photos here I resize them in Photoshop to 40% of their original size, which makes them about 300x400. Good viewing size but no one can make decent prints from those. I put larger versions of the same photos on Flickr.

Example: on flickr this is 1131x851, http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=144231769&size=o
but on whistlestop it is a mere 400x300:
Blogger doesn't, wisely, allow me to do photos as big as the flickr version. If I forget to create a smaller size in Photoshop, which I usually try to do, Blogger does it for me, but it slows down my blog and you can't rightclick to open the picture. Actually, you can, but you have to wait a couple minutes, and who bothers?

12:34 AM  

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