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I got an email this morning from REI asking for outdoor member photos. I looked through all 80 or so of them that they had and a lot of them reminded me of places I had been on my trip. In order to hopefully get my handstanding out in the public realm a little, I sent them the picture of me doing a handstand at Guadalupe Peak (8,751ft) which is the “Top of Texas”. I sent them this one because no one had a picture from Texas.

And now that I am writing this out, I realized I have a picture from “Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park which I will also upload because I did not see any from there!

I hope REI likes them and adds them to their photo gallery!


Survey about the size of photos on my site:
A: Keep large pictures because I love seeing them so big on your site!
B: Use the smaller images so I can read what you’re saying, then if I want to see the picture bigger, I can click on it.

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  1. BU

    I don’t mind the big pictures — it was only really noticeable on your road trip when there were tons of them on a single page every day!

    Jan 08, 2009 @ 6:28 am


  2. Chris

    Option B. I live in Google Reader. :)

    Jan 08, 2009 @ 9:00 am


  3. kellybeth7

    Option B!

    Jan 08, 2009 @ 8:25 pm


  4. Rebecca

    I don’t mind the big pictures. I guess my computer just ROCKS.

    Jan 09, 2009 @ 12:28 pm


  5. KrissyMiss

    Love the BIG pictures. Thats my vote.

    Jan 11, 2009 @ 2:14 pm


  6. Handstanding Monkey

    Hey, probably not the place to put this, but me and my friends have 100s of handstand pictures and when we saw this we thought it was a brilliant idea. How did you manage to put a map like that on yuor blog?

    Jan 28, 2009 @ 2:48 am


  7. Sam

    I like the name “Handstanding Monkey”, haha. I use http://www.blogger.com to keep track of the blogging/commenting/publishing part, but custom built everything else.

    If you’re interested in doing it yourself, I kind of had a plan to try and make this “Handstanding” thing more than just me, so I can help you out and get you a map like the one I have.

    I built the map using http://code.google.com/apis/maps/, with data from http://www.flickr.com/services/api/.

    Here is where I get all the data to make the map from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssaammee/sets/72157594289969939/

    Cheers!
    -Sam

    Jan 28, 2009 @ 6:36 am


  8. Sam

    Oh, and the verdict for picture sizes is… (Option B) for readability!

    Thanks for your votes!

    Jan 28, 2009 @ 6:39 am

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