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We've been creating some images using travel photos combined with travel quotes...
7 years ago, August 14th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #159917  
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Every week day we attempt to post one stunning image combined with an inspiring travel quote to our TravelBlog Facebook Page. I'm really proud of the results, and the response on facebook has been great.

So far I've used a number of my photos, Jo Trouble and The Travel Camel - have also submitted images.

Here are a few examples:





Do you have any photos that you would be willing to donate for this purpose? do you have any quotes that would go perfectly with an image?

Shorter quotes seem to work best, the image would need to be 1000px wide. [photo=12345] codes to post photos in response to this topic.

We hope to soon have 10,000 people liking travelblog on facebook - if you haven't already liked our page - please like our TravelBlog Facebook Page

To submit a photo & quote: Send an email to webmaster at travelblog.org - with a quote and image attached.*

Ps. Challenge - anyone have a photo for this quote?

“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” - Al Gore





[Edited: 2012 Aug 14 04:00 - Ali:1 ]

[Edited: 2012 Aug 15 17:50 - Ali:1 ]
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7 years ago, August 14th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #159943  
Plenty of quotes on my home page.... 😉

I always thought that the pictures we posted on FB were restricted to a width of 800px? Reply to this

7 years ago, August 14th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #159952  
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Roughly - 815px is the width currently - 1000px allows me to reposition the image, or resize to get the best from the quote. Reply to this

7 years ago, August 15th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #159964  
Ok, so I am presuming that the size of the picture we upload remains the same, despite the fact that it only displays at around 800px? Reply to this

7 years ago, August 15th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #159977  
How do I submit? Reply to this

7 years ago, August 15th 2012 No: 6 Msg: #159994  
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To submit a photo quote: Send an email to webmaster at travelblog.org - with a quote and image attached.*

Please leave off any watermarks, the photo credit url gets placed in the bottom left corner, and a direct link placed on the Facebook page.

@Nick - yes - it is created at 815px wide - displays here at 800px and facebook at 815px. That may change later.

1000px image gives me a little room to adjust the the quote to the image.

* Thanks Xeaman - important information left out 😊
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7 years ago, August 15th 2012 No: 7 Msg: #159999  
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Hey Ali - we are happy for you to use any of our TB photos for the facebook pic and quote venture. Just give us a yell if you spot anything you think would work and we will email it over.

Or if you rather us pick a photo in the first place - do the photos have to be ones already uploaded to TB?

Cheers
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7 years ago, August 17th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #160103  
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@Ren&Andrew Thanks - that's great.

You probably know your own photos better than I do - so a submission would be great, either in response to a quote posted here, or if you have an appropriate quote for a photo then both together.

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7 years ago, August 18th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #160113  
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Ok - will email a couple to you. 😊 Reply to this

7 years ago, August 23rd 2012 No: 10 Msg: #160283  
so of the quotes we have used in our blogs

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Benjamin Disraeli


“God created a world full of little worlds. “
Yiddish proverb

““Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to...”

"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." - Rudyard Kipling

“I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains , and then find somewhere where I can rest in peace and quiet… somewhere where I can finish my book” - Bilbo

"Dont it always seem to go That you dont know what you've got Till its gone' - Joni Mitchell


"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." - John Lennon

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7 years ago, August 23rd 2012 No: 11 Msg: #160284  
and a couple more

“And I feel that times a wasted gold
So where ya going to tommorrow”?
Stone Temple Pilots


“In America there are two classes of travel -
first class, and with children. “
~Robert Benchley

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7 years ago, September 4th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #160615  
I have just submitted a photo + quotes to the webmaster 😊 Reply to this

7 years ago, September 5th 2012 No: 13 Msg: #160638  
These are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration, Y'all! Reply to this

7 years ago, September 6th 2012 No: 14 Msg: #160723  
I really enjoy seeing these on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing more. Reply to this

7 years ago, September 9th 2012 No: 15 Msg: #160837  
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I thought I had "liked" tb on facebook when you first asked, but I''ve not been getting any of your fine images. I just checked and realized I "liked" the wrong tb--there are lots of them.

My fave quote, that I've used my whole life is, "Not all who wander are lost." by Tolkein. I put it in a blog and attached 6 appropriate photos and accidentally published it. It's on my home page.

I'll try to figure out how to get my photos to 1000 px and email them to you.

I look forward to receiving tb updates on fb!
Great idea, Tara Reply to this

7 years ago, September 10th 2012 No: 16 Msg: #160838  
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Clueless again--I'm still not sure how to send photos. I looked at these photos and at mine on blogs, and I saw no codes. If I find these, should I send an email with these, though it seems they may be at the wrong size.

Or should I take photos from my computer that were used in my blogs, make sure they're 1000 px wide and attach them to an email? I think I shouldn't use hotmail's skydrive for photos because I think it may render them "read only." Maybe as an attachment?

Sorry to be so clueless, Tara Reply to this

7 years ago, September 10th 2012 No: 17 Msg: #160843  
Hi Tara,

The best way to send your pictures to Ali is to use your originals, simply resize them to 1000px and then send them as an email attachment. Most basic editing programs will do this for you. If you don't have one on your computer you can download a small program called 'Gimp'. This is like a mini version of Photoshop, although this one is free to use.
[Edited: 2012 Sep 10 03:54 - Cockle:46288 ]
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7 years ago, September 10th 2012 No: 18 Msg: #160866  
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Thanks for getting back to me Nick--I'll give it a try. Reply to this

6 years ago, October 5th 2012 No: 19 Msg: #161760  
love this idea - we will think of something and send it over of course!!! Reply to this

6 years ago, October 7th 2012 No: 20 Msg: #161800  
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Another option for free online photo editors is pixlr.com Reply to this

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