The Old Coffee Mill and a Call for Flickr & Facebook to increase their small pic sizes

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    It is old indeed! This is from my newly discovered ghost town and favorite place outside of Austin to go for a fun afternoon shoot! As much as I love coffee shops, I hate to see one fallen apart into such a state of disrepair... but it does make a good candidate for some HDR!

    If possible, zoom into the Flickr one and see the original size if you like all the details in these sorts of places. The one here on the blog is 900 pixels across but the original is 6048 pixels across, so the blog cuts out about 6x of the detail! But, it's better than the paltry Facebook or Flickr sizes which are so tiny that it's kind of depressing... I think that is a major problem with those two services... the very small default size of the image usually does not do it justice. They should have two interfaces - a low and high bandwidth interface. That's not too much to ask here in late 2009, is it?

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    1. Jill Clardy 68 months ago | reply

      Although it takes a little while to load, looking at the ORIGINAL image reveals incredible detail. You could probably print this thing "life size". I wish I could add a Note to the entrance doors to the coffee shop - the right side says "Sandwiches Served Here". Can't quite read the logos on the red stickers on the lower panes of glass - I think they're security stickers - not that it does much good now. Places like this should be protected by some historic preservation society specially for the enjoyment of photographers.

    2. sunrisepenny...Penny Wojahn.. 68 months ago | reply

      Wonderful yet again!!!! I love coffee shops! Well done! I love to view all of your work large or org. It is the best way to get the details!! Thank you for sharing!

    3. Indibang 68 months ago | reply

      agree with you. trey

    4. susan_r4 68 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Trey! Makes you want to go back and have a cup of coffee to see what it was like before!

    5. iElkie 68 months ago | reply

      Very nice HDR treatment. Nice composition too.

    6. Stuck in Customs 68 months ago | reply

      hehe thanks all! :)

    7. ricardobed 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful HDR processing.

    8. I-I 68 months ago | reply

      looks great =]

    9. I-I 68 months ago | reply

      and facebook is the worst for pictures!!!!

    10. Vesal 68 months ago | reply

      you're right! Flickr needs to redesign so it shows images according to the viewer's bandwidth and resolution. great shot!

    11. shotzy 68 months ago | reply

      Superb shot ... so much to explore with my eyes throughout.

    12. John E Adams 68 months ago | reply

      Indeed - ripe for hdring!!

    13. Dan Hiris 68 months ago | reply

      Nice one. I really like it.

    14. WomanChild 68 months ago | reply

      Oh this is just absolutely divine!

    15. maturum 68 months ago | reply

      Espectaculares los colores logrados.

    16. JazzLuv Photography 68 months ago | reply

      Love this shot...seems like everytime I find a ghost town everything looks weather beaten and drab. It's so delightful that this area is full of color...makes me want to come to Austin for a photo shoot.

    17. HellonEarth2006 68 months ago | reply

      As you say a great HDR subject. Very nice!

    18. Apogee Photography 68 months ago | reply

      This is a really cool shot! Where is this ghost town anyways?

    19. prepress_monkey [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Well said regarding default size. I see a lot of images, including my own, that look good at 1024 but fall apart at 3000, which is about right for an 8x10.

      Beautiful capture, and indeed a great candidate for HDR.

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