365-268 Yeah, so it’s my birthday

It’s also my wife’s birthday, so that makes for a nice day together! I had another day off of work, which was sort of unexpected. Good thing too, because my lawn was way overdue for a mowing. Ooh, fun stuff. Happy birthday!  We did get to have dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant though and on the way spotted this industrial building catching the late afternoon light. Right up my alley! Pentax K20D, DA55-300.

As an aside, I’m really not liking how my photos look on the page. WordPress compression makes them look really flat and unsharp. I’m thinking of going to a full width layout to maximize the photo size. Any ideas will be much appreciated. Until then, don’t forget to click on the pics to see them in all of their glory.

Click on pics for larger view

Industrial Disease

© David Guidas

 

  One thought on “365-268 Yeah, so it’s my birthday

  1. September 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Happy birthday to you both! 🙂 Two libras married to each other. Oh my. 🙂 I really like these photos. I agree with how the photos look in WordPress. Wish that didn’t happen. Thanks for sharing!

    • September 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

      Thanks. We’re the same yet quite different. I hate to get rid of the sidebar but the photos should get top billing.

  2. Nathan Stitt
    September 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Happy Birthday to you both. I will post back in a moment with a theme suggestion. I almost switched to it, and still may give it a shot.

  3. Nathan Stitt
    September 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Okay, so last week I browsed some of the newer themes for wordpress.com blogs. One that I almost switched to is called Comet and has an option for no sidebars that is 900 pixels wide. However, in finding the name of this theme just now, there is a very cool new theme specifically for photoblogs that either 1024 pixels wide in “photoblog” format, or a narrower but still wide 768 pixels in the “blog” setting. You can preview the Nishita theme here:

    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/nishita/

    I may give it a shot myself since it’s brand new…

    • September 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

      Thanks Nathan. That looks like an interesting theme. I may try it. I’ll wait until I have a dazzling photo and surprise everyone 😉 I don’t seem to have enough time (or simply forget) to search for new options so I appreciate the tip.

      • Nathan Stitt
        September 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

        The only thing I didn’t like about it is that it looked like the comment boxes also end up being really wide. I haven’t actually tried it though, so I hope that’s not the case.

  4. September 30, 2011 at 3:07 am

    And what’s wrong with the way these pictures look……?? Your photos make WordPress look flat….

    Love the “blue and red” one!

  5. September 30, 2011 at 9:39 am

    These photos are incredible! My favorites are old buildings, anything rustic, and botanicals.

    I know what you mean about the WordPress compression. Kind of disappointing after the time spent in post processing. I don’t want to give up the sidebar, so for now I will continue to mention “click to enlarge”.

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