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tropical wuss
Sep 16, 2002
I've gotten many messages and comments about my new avatar (photo by Jon Zeaman ;) ). The photo was taken at Lake Wazee in Black River Falls, WI, USA. The lake is the result of an abandoned quarry, and descends to a depth of over 100 meters. Like many quarries, it was carved out in a 'step' formation, and consequently, many trees grew on these steps. When the quarry filled, the trees remained, and now there are small underwater 'forests' in a few places around the lake.

For those interested, I have attached a video file of the same spot my photo was taken. I used an Olympus C-5050 digital camera with an Olympus underwater housing. I then converted the camera's quicktime video file to .avi and then to .rm (real media) for maximum compression. You'll need realplayer to view it.




* It's a 5 meg file. Right click....save target as.
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Here's a new shot of the lake that I took today.
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How do you get your own pictures into the avator? Whenever I try it tells me I have to change the size.. :(

Originally posted by caymandiver
How do you get your own pictures into the avator? Whenever I try it tells me I have to change the size.. :(

The maximum size for the Deeper Blue forum is 75*75 pixels, so you will have to resise your image so it is no larger than that. There is also a file size limit of 20000 bytes, but even in bmp-format, a 75*75 image shouldn't be that large. (In my opinion png is the best format for small images).

If you need to get a program for resizing your image, I can recommend the Windows port of GIMP: http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/ . It's a bit lite Photoshop, but completely free of charge!

// Johnny
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