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BullPenPhotos
08-08-2009, 09:05 AM
As some of you may have seen in the other thread, my camera died the other day at training camp. The shutter motor failed so it is really now just a couple pound paperweight. :cry2:

From doing some looking this camera has an average life of the shutter motor of 40-50,000 pictures, since our site has over 45,000 pictures, I am guessing this camera has taken over 60-70,000 pictures, so I guess I should be happy it lasted this long. :shocked I should also be happy it died when it did...During training camp rather then our Monday night game...

Don't worry, I am going to be getting a replacement so our site will continue to exist and keep providing pictures for you. :photos:

We have never wanted to have our site be a pay site but with having an unexpected ~$1000 outlay right before the season, I have added a donation page to our site that will hopefully help offset some of this cost.

Click here to donate... (http://www.texansbullpen.com/Donate.htm)

Anything that you can give would be great...Thanks...

Silver Oak
08-08-2009, 09:16 AM
Done. Thanks for all that you share with us.

BSofA04
08-08-2009, 12:19 PM
Done. Can't wait to see the new pics! Thanks again for all the great photos.

ObsiWan
08-08-2009, 01:29 PM
I'm in.
Thanks for all the previous pix.
:photos:

Looking fwd to the new ones.
:texflag:

Malloy
08-08-2009, 07:01 PM
Popped a few $, hope it helps.

Thanks again for the awesome work you do for all of us fans, I hope others are willing to give a hand too to secure all of those fantastic pictures you provide! :)

Texan_Bill
08-10-2009, 11:07 AM
Anything that you can give would be great...Thanks...

Done!!

Texans_Chick
08-10-2009, 11:44 AM
Done.

You are the only keeper of Texans photographic history. I would hate to have that go away.

BullPenPhotos
08-10-2009, 11:47 AM
Just to let everyone know what I have already offered to the people that have donated...

To thank people for this I am planning on providing anyone who donates at least $10 will get a CD at the end of the season with a selection of pictures from this up coming season of many of the great pictures that I hope to get. Once you donate and provide me a mailing address I will send you a CD with 50-100 of my better pictures from this season. These pictures will be the full sized pictures without the watermark that is on the website.

As part of this, if there are any pictures this season that you want to see on the CD let me know during the season and I will make sure that they make it on the CD or are sent directly to you.

Again thanks for helping me out with this...

Since I am already going to be sending one of these CDs to Denmark...Don't think you are too far away to have me send you one.

texasguy346
08-10-2009, 12:43 PM
Done. Keep those great photos coming. :photos:

NitroGSXR
08-10-2009, 12:51 PM
Just to let everyone know what I have already offered to the people that have donated...



Since I am already going to be sending one of these CDs to Denmark...Don't think you are too far away to have me send you one.

Does that CD include our improbable playoff run as well as the b ig game?

:fans:

BullPenPhotos
08-10-2009, 12:54 PM
Does that CD include our improbable playoff run as well as the big game?

:fans:

I would love to take pictures at more then 10 home games this year...
:photos:

JB
08-10-2009, 01:21 PM
I would love to take pictures at more then 10 home games this year...
:photos:
Done and...
I believe you will.

hobie
08-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Done... and thanks for doing what you do !

bckey
08-11-2009, 05:49 AM
I'm in. Thanks for all the pictures Andy. Great work!

Old School
08-11-2009, 10:01 AM
Count me in too.!! Keep up the good work!!

BullPenPhotos
08-11-2009, 09:07 PM
Just an update...
New camera has been ordered...Should be here hopefully by Friday...

12.1 Mega Pixels compared to the last one being 6.1, the pictures on the site will go up in size some, but they will still be smaller then the originals since we only have a limited amount of bandwith.

But for the people who like seeing the following of action shots...The new camera will take 4.5 pictures per second. So I don't expect to miss the action...But don't complain if I miss something...Because I am sure I am going to miss something someone wanted to see...

:photos:

Andrew6
08-11-2009, 09:09 PM
Just an update...
New camera has been ordered...Should be here hopefully by Friday...

12.1 Mega Pixels compared to the last one being 6.1, the pictures on the site will go up in size some, but they will still be smaller then the originals since we only have a limited amount of bandwith.

But for the people who like seeing the following of action shots...The new camera will take 4.5 pictures per second. So I don't expect to miss the action...But don't complain if I miss something...Because I am sure I am going to miss something someone wanted to see...

:photos:

Wow, Very cool. Can't wait to see the product.

BullPenPhotos
08-14-2009, 05:09 PM
:whoohoo:
The new camera is here... :photos:
I still need to figure out what the image size will be on the site, but just to give you an idea of what the differences are...Here is a full sized image with my old camera...
Old Camera (http://www.texansbullpen.com/images/OldCamera.JPG)
New camera...
New Camera (http://www.texansbullpen.com/images/NewCamera.JPG)
Make sure the image is full sized when you look at them if your browser resizes them.

JB
08-14-2009, 05:19 PM
:whoohoo:
The new camera is here... :photos:
I still need to figure out what the image size will be on the site, but just to give you an idea of what the differences are...Here is a full sized image with my old camera...
Old Camera (http://www.texansbullpen.com/images/OldCamera.JPG)
New camera...
New Camera (http://www.texansbullpen.com/images/NewCamera.JPG)
Make sure the image is full sized when you look at them if your browser resizes them.

Great quality!

ObsiWan
08-14-2009, 05:23 PM
:whoohoo:
The new camera is here... :photos:
I still need to figure out what the image size will be on the site, but just to give you an idea of what the differences are...Here is a full sized image with my old camera...
Old Camera (http://www.texansbullpen.com/images/OldCamera.JPG)
New camera...
New Camera (http://www.texansbullpen.com/images/NewCamera.JPG)
Make sure the image is full sized when you look at them if your browser resizes them.

There's apparently something wrong with the new one. There isn't any football stuff in the picture. ...go back to the old one.
:D

disaacks3
08-14-2009, 05:33 PM
Glad to see the moola went to good use Andy! :fans:

Thorn
08-14-2009, 05:36 PM
Asking for help...To keep pictures coming...

OK. Just sent ya 20 bucks. Like I told the yahoos at this website, this is coming out of my beer money, so you better appreciate it. LOL

Just kidding. Keep those pictures coming, we all appreciate your work. :)

Shaft75
08-14-2009, 10:47 PM
I must have missed this thread or something. I am for sure sending some dough your way. There are several memories that you have captured for us in the other endzone. On my iPhone now and will paypal tomorrow.

Dude - special request time... Toro has jumped up with us 3... Count em 3 times! There are no photos of it. Please look out for it this season.

Wolf
09-06-2009, 08:28 PM
beautiful , just beautiful

not sure who or when this was taken

http://z.about.com/d/houston/1/0/x/1/-/-/Andre-Johnson-Harry-How.jpg

Wolf
09-06-2009, 08:30 PM
can someone resize this so it fits on one page or please or email me on how to do it?

Joe Texan
09-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Andy see me at the game And I will get you some funds Jets Game

The Pencil Neck
09-06-2009, 11:02 PM
can someone resize this so it fits on one page or please or email me on how to do it?


http://www.cavesofice.org/~watson/Andre-Johnson-Harry-How.resized.jpg

The Pencil Neck
09-06-2009, 11:02 PM
http://www.cavesofice.org/~watson/Andre-Johnson-Harry-How.resized.jpg

Wolf,

E-mail me if you want to know what I did.

ObsiWan
09-07-2009, 12:05 AM
http://www.cavesofice.org/~watson/Andre-Johnson-Harry-How.resized.jpg

Well post it already; the rest of us might want to know too
:D

Malloy
09-07-2009, 01:58 AM
In the big-ass version of the picture, one can read the 'Hungry' tattoo in AJ's right arm. Hungry is exactly what he is in this picture, and thanks for posting it! :)

The Pencil Neck
09-07-2009, 02:37 AM
Well post it already; the rest of us might want to know too
:D

Well, it was like rilly hard and stuff and requires Microsoft Office.

I saved the pixor down to my picture folder. Then I went to Start-> All Programs -> Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Office Tools -> Office Picture Manager. That brings up all the pictures in the My Pictures folder. I selected the picture of Andre. I selected Tools -> Resize. And then select 800-600 (iirc) as the new dimensions and saved it to a new file name so I didn't kill the original which would have made me sad.

Voila!

(Actually, I think you can do almost the same thing using Microsoft Paint.)

ObsiWan
09-07-2009, 08:04 AM
Thanks for the tip
+1 for helping your Microsoft-challenged MB-mates
:)

The Pencil Neck
09-07-2009, 11:51 AM
Thanks for the tip
+1 for helping your Microsoft-challenged MB-mates
:)

:)

The real trick is keeping the aspect ratio the same. I used one of the standard sizes but I considered using a % resize. In Microsoft Paint, you have to give both horizontal and vertical percentages.