Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cover Photos

I dunno if it's a blessing or a curse, but lately I've been cropping a lot of my photos to fit the Facebook cover photo area on my profile (851x315px if you are curious). It's actually not a terrible aspect ratio for panoramas. Anyways, here is my latest cover shot.

Incidentally, if anyone else is frustrated by facebook's terrible jpeg compression on cover photos, I finally found a half decent solution to the problem. All you need to do is export your photo at exactly 851 by 315 pixels and then make sure the jpeg image quality is set such that the image is less than 100K. That way Facebook won't re-compress it at all. It might not look amazing out of your computer, but it is sure to look better out of lightroom or photoshop than out of facebook's picture mashing machines.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Of Storms and Men

Well, Southern Alberta has been super crazy this summer with huge epic thunderstorms once or twice a week. Some weeks almost every night. While this makes for some interesting farming at times, it also gives us absolutely amazing clouds to go out and take pictures of!  I love the dark clouds in the corner of this pic.  Sorry there isn't much else super interesting in it, but the clouds were worth it I thought!