01. This is the new size of image within the Prophotonut blog. It is 740 pixels on the longest side. I have increased the compression very slightly to maintain an average file size of 150kb. We started Prophotonut exactly 5 years ago with just a 550px picture size, it moved to a 600px picture size in 2010 and we are now at 740 pixels. The increase in resolution of smart phone screens and faster connection speeds have enabled these changes.
Rather than hide away on a test site and launch from scratch we have decided to rebuild in vision. That is, you will be able to see every stage as we align our graphics with Lovegrove Shop, narrow our side bar, update our fonts, install completely new galleries with much larger images, monetise with Adsense and get up to date. In the process the blog known as Prophotonut will look a bit strange at times but will emerge as a white swan and able to deliver a far better viewer experience. Our goals are to deliver bigger and better pictures with far more detailed information to help you recreate the looks and styles within.
Let the transformation begin :)
Here are more pictures at the new size including some unpublished shots…
02. Route 66 was one of my 2012 highlights. I just loved shooting into the sun with the 18mm lens on the X-Pro1.
03. This roadside shack was abandoned years ago. Some wild dogs roamed the area so I had to work quickly to stay safe.
04. Another view this time contre jour with the 18mm lens.
05. The ‘L’ or Loop in Chicago is simply fabulous. It’s such a great experience to be under the line as trains rattle and screech overhead. Fuji X-Pro1, 18mm lens.
06. The Chicago skyline lit up the streets with a fabulous pinkish glow at dusk.
07. The air is so dry and hot in Arizona the paint on cars disintegrates leaving the steel rusty but largely intact. Give it a few more years and this GMC shell will become a restoration project for someone, I’m sure.
08. There are a lot of historic agricultural tools and equipment scattered across small town America.
09. This house on the 66 is worthy of restoration. The remote location is the only drawback.
10. This 66 cafe is beyond repair. I love the space and solitude.
11. I noticed this post contains all horizontal images so I found a couple of portraits to finish with. I shot this frame of Charlotte Roest Ellis while testing my Fuji 55mm-200mm zoom lens last month.
12. This low key frame is of Liv Ward. I lit liv with one 70cm Rotalux deep Octabox
What blogs excite you? What features should we adopt? What galleries are the best out there? This time we need you, your opinions and ideas.
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