Asking for help...To keep pictures coming...

Discussion in 'Texans Talk Archive' started by BullPenPhotos, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. BullPenPhotos

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    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...

    Anything that you can give would be great...Thanks...
     
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  2. Silver Oak

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    Done. Thanks for all that you share with us.
     
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    Done. Can't wait to see the new pics! Thanks again for all the great photos.
     
  4. ObsiWan

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    I'm in.
    Thanks for all the previous pix.
    :photos:

    Looking fwd to the new ones.
    :texflag:
     
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    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! :)
     
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    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Done.

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

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    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.
     


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    Done. Keep those great photos coming. :photos:
     
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    Does that CD include our improbable playoff run as well as the b ig game?

    :fans:
     
  11. BullPenPhotos

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

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    Done and...
    I believe you will.
     
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    Done... and thanks for doing what you do !
     
  14. bckey

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    I'm in. Thanks for all the pictures Andy. Great work!
     
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    Count me in too.!! Keep up the good work!!
     
  16. BullPenPhotos

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

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    :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
    New camera...
    New Camera
    Make sure the image is full sized when you look at them if your browser resizes them.
     
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    Great quality!
     
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    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
     

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