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chumprock 08-07-2009 06:20 PM

Beer Photo Blog...
SWMBO and a mutual friend across the ocean have started a blog of photos about beer... She keeps asking me to spread the word, and then gave me a load of hell this morning when I told her I hadn't posted it on HBT..

So, here I am, posting it... *waves at SWMBO*

Beer Lens | Photos of beer, pubs and breweries from the UK and USA

Let me know if you have any feedback to forward their way. :mug:

hukdizzle 08-07-2009 09:31 PM

You take some great pics, as do the other contributing individuals.

eschatz 08-07-2009 09:33 PM

My pics look like a 7 year old took them. :(

chumprock 08-12-2009 01:06 PM

BUmping thread because SWMBO made me muffins for breakfast.

Revvy 08-12-2009 01:42 PM

I want muffins!

The blog looks great, my only "beef" is that the pics are too big. I even have a widescreen flatpanel monitor, and I still have to scroll up and down and left and right to view them. And honestly no matter How much I might like a site, if I have to do more than just scroll down to look at the next picture I won't venture back to the site.

I noticed that the Sam Smith tap pict has a resolution of 990px 684px and you top pic is 990 width as well. AND like I said, I can't see the whole images without having to scroll.

Since this is my work computer and I often have to project images to a large lecture hall it is locked to 800 X 600 pixels.

When I post pics on here I usually make them all a width of 500 w, so I'm not warping anyone's post frame on here, or making them have to slide to see the pic.

You guys may want to consider re-sizing your images if you want them viewable to do them no more that 800 X 600 pics or smaller if you plan on having text along with the pics.

Here's sort of an nice Primer of "etiquette" for posting pics online in a way that is ealisly viewable by everyone. Posting Your Pictures

He ends it like this;


Wrapping all this up... I have found that an image about 500 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall saved at 16 bits per pixel and 72 ppi seems to be fine for sharing, although I keep "deeper" versions for printing purposes. With those parameters, on my monitor the 500W x 400T image is about one-half of the width and height of the screen, while on the 640 x 480 monitor set at 72ppi it occupies about 80% of the screen, but is still viewable without scrolling.
Like I said, I like the concept of the blog...I just would get to really enjoy the whole experience of the pics instead of just a screen bit at a time.


mmb 08-12-2009 02:23 PM

The Duvel Green photo is my new desktop image. :mug:

They might want to watermark the images somehow so that they don't end up stolen around the net.

chumprock 08-12-2009 02:26 PM

Good feedback, and its not the first time someone has pointed out the size.

Last time I brought that up this was her reply:


Originally Posted by SWMBO
The idea we had was to make it look like the Big Picture
The Big Picture - Boston.com

So while the size is big, it still fits on my small laptop and the macbook fine but we wanted pow in your face photos of beer.

But I'll let her know what you said.

Mike M 08-12-2009 04:38 PM

Nice, thanks for sharing.

Revvy 08-12-2009 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by chumprock (Post 1483134)
Good feedback, and its not the first time someone has pointed out the size.

Last time I brought that up this was her reply:

But I'll let her know what you said.

Tell her it's not "POW in your face" it's bad web ettiquette. And it actually takes the pleasure out of looking at the website. I was a freelance photographer for years, and if I'm frustrated by it people who can't appreciate a good photograph may be even less inclined to come back repeatedly to enjoy it.

If you can't see the image in it's entirety, then the craftsmanship of the photograph is really lost to the viewer. The POW ness should come from it being a great photograh that you can see in it's totality, not a gimmicky or frustrating slide around....You lose so much impact by not seeing the whole pic at once.

GearBeer 08-12-2009 04:48 PM

That's pretty cool. The photos are just a hair wide for my screen.

I bet your wife and your friends get mistaken for tourists with their cameras out at bars in their home towns!

If I ever make it back to Europe for a beercation (you better believe I will!) I'll definitely do something like this.

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