Tech Friday – Facebook Photo Quality Test – Revisited

Tech Friday – Facebook Photo Quality Test – Revisited
Facebook's Photo Quality Back in March I posted about Facebook's photo quality. I know I wasn't the only person who hated how horrible the picture quality was at the time. Over the last few months Facebook has made drastic improvements to its photo upload quality. And I must say, even though it's not perfect, the upload quality is pretty decent. So I thought I would revisit the issue and perform a few more tests to find out the what settings give you the best result. Look through the photos below and you can immediately see how much higher the quality is now than before.   (Click...
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The annual – I love my 7D’s 8 FPS!

The annual – I love my 7D’s 8 FPS!
A few weeks ago I spent the week on Ono Island in Alabama. Even with the high water and crazy rip current out in the Gulf because of TS Debby, in the bay we still could take the boat out and do some tubing. I strapped on my 70-200mm to my 7D and found my position on the back of the boat and fired away. I guess the only bad thing about shooting 8 FPS is that it does shoots 8 FPS and the pictures rack up quick. I had about 30 keepers that I edited out of about 800 shots. But in this case I would rather have gone through all the rejects to get THE shot than miss...
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James John Audubon Bridge Visit

James John Audubon Bridge Visit
A few weeks ago I got to visit the Huey P Long Bridge's sister project, the completely new John James Audubon Bridge in New Roads, LA. The bridge really is pristine and incredibly beautiful! When I first saw it as I came around the turn of the bridge, I couldn't stop myself from emitting some "wowsers…oooos….ahhs". It is a cable stayed bridge with its two main towers reaching 500ft.   I took a 5 minute elevator ride inside one of the towers (there are elevator shafts inside each side of the tower). Once I stepped out onto the top of the tower, it somehow got even...
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Minneapolis 2010

Minneapolis 2010
I didn't feel like doing a New Orleans post today so I searched through some old photos and found some from a couple summers ago when I went to Minnesota/South Dakota for a family reunion. The last day we were there we got to spend some time in Minneapolis. I had completely forgotten about the photos until now and hadn't even looked at them since I imported them into Lightroom two years ago so I thought I would finally edit them and post a few here.         In one of the areas Downtown they had these little bean (or maybe they were nuts?) with little hats doing landscapes...
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Climbing up the New Huey P!!

Climbing up the New Huey P!!
Climbing up top the New Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans   A few weeks back I climbed to the very, very top of the Huey P Long Bridge. When I finally made it to the top my arms and hands were numb. A Hundred feet of ladder doesn't seem like too hard to climb when you're looking at it; but when it's straight up with a harness, your camera bouncing off the side of the cage, and having to grab tiny round bars every ten inches it takes alot out of you. But it was so worth it! The perspective from the superstructure is incredible. You can see for miles around and I got an entirely...
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Jazz Fest 2012

Jazz Fest 2012
I recently attended the New Orleans tradition that is Jazz Fest.  On a bright and sunny Thursday morning, I somehow meandered my way down to the Fair Grounds (which by-the-way is the oldest still operation race track in the country) with some friends to check out some amazing music, eat some incredible food, and take in the spectacle that is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.   It was hot and muggy but thankfully we had access to the Miller VIP Tent – you get a few free beers, stools, tables, and most importantly misting fans (alot of misting fans).   Above: Inside the...
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