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Title: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on July 05, 2006, 11:02:56 pm
Each month, BetterMost will have a new image at the top of the site.  Just like a calendar, each month will bring something new.  For those who want to see the images in their full glory, I will attach them as replies to this message so you can see what they look like or save them yourself.  These will be in high resolution, so please be patient as they load.

To save these images, in most browsers, simply right click on the image and select Save Picture As and then you can save it to your own computer.

[Whoops... I had this thread locked in error.]
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection - June
Post by: Phillip Dampier on July 05, 2006, 11:04:25 pm
Here is the image we just finished using for the month of June

(http://www.phillipdampier.net/Bettermost June.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection - July
Post by: Phillip Dampier on July 05, 2006, 11:13:17 pm
Here is the image we are using for the month of July.  It's too bad we couldn't accomodate more of the fence in our banner!

(http://www.phillipdampier.net/Bettermost July.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sheriff Roland on July 16, 2006, 08:19:56 pm
The banner just does nothing to prepare us for the beauty in these images!

These have got to be the best scenery picture I've ever seen - truly magestic - they are now part of my desktop - move over Ennis, you've been there for half a year now  ;D (still part of my screen saver, though)

Thanks to the photographer(s) and to you Phil (?) for making these available
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection - August
Post by: Phillip Dampier on August 10, 2006, 05:48:42 pm
Here is the image we'll be using in August as soon as I catch up and get it inserted!

(http://www.phillipdampier.net/Bettermost August.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Toast on August 11, 2006, 09:40:03 am
Wow, these are lovely pics.
I can imagine Ennis and Jack finding a passage between the mountains.
Make sure you download them and look at the whole picture.
It is fun to zoom in on parts of the mountains and plains and check to see if Ennis and Jack are coming around that bend in the trail.
Over there, over there, I am sure I can see a hat behind that rock.
oops! getting carried away again.
Thanks Phillip
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: SFEnnisSF on August 30, 2006, 06:34:57 pm
These are AWESOME.  :D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: moremojo on August 30, 2006, 06:40:03 pm
Little mementoes of paradise for us to savor on a month-by-month basis. Thank you, Phillip, for all the beauty. I think it would be neat, if it were possible, to somewhere state the geographic location where each image was taken.

Regards,
Scott
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on August 30, 2006, 10:39:08 pm
Little mementoes of paradise for us to savor on a month-by-month basis. Thank you, Phillip, for all the beauty. I think it would be neat, if it were possible, to somewhere state the geographic location where each image was taken.

Unfortunately, I usually don't have that information.  When it is provided, I'll include it.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on October 12, 2006, 01:45:55 pm
Here is the fall image:

(http://www.phillipdampier.net/bettermostfall.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sheriff Roland on October 12, 2006, 03:53:32 pm
Woo hoo & Heee Haaa

This latest baby will be on my desktop within the hour - Thanks Phil!!   :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: horo35 on October 28, 2006, 10:01:15 pm
Wow those are great pics!  Wish I could find out where and who took them.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on January 01, 2007, 06:00:53 pm
Our image for January 2007:

(http://www.phillipdampier.net/bettermost january.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: dot-matrix on January 02, 2007, 04:45:07 am
Excellent, I actually shivered when I opened the site today.  (http://www.fs-bau.rwth-aachen.de/forum/phpBB2/images/smiles/0-cold.gif)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 02, 2007, 02:14:09 pm
Hey, did you sneak off to Colorado over the weekend to get that shot, Phillip??
 :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Ellemeno on January 02, 2007, 03:08:01 pm
Hey, did you sneak off to Colorado over the weekend to get that shot, Phillip??
 :)

I was gonna say - I think I see Lee's house in there. :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Meryl on January 02, 2007, 05:15:34 pm
I love the big open sky and the winter wonderland look!  8)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on March 24, 2007, 12:27:34 am
Our first image for the Spring '07 season.  I felt it was time for some sheep!

(http://www.phillipdampier.com/bettermost spring.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Penthesilea on March 26, 2007, 01:57:16 pm
I felt it was time for some sheep!


Sheep? Sheep? ......   I think I've heard the word before... ;) Ah, you mean the woollies  ;D.

Great pic, Phillip, as always  :-*.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 29, 2007, 03:40:16 pm
Oh my gosh! I just saw a peeing sheep!! Quick, where's Becky!!

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on April 17, 2007, 02:27:03 am
I love the sheep, but I wanted to pick up the pace of changing the banner more often.  John is trying to figure out a way to increase the amount of banner image and decrease the pesky yellowing "info bar" that covers at least 1/3rd of it.  Take a look at this and see why the banner alone cannot do the image justice!  (Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the message to pan right and left. Your browser can also capture the image.)

(http://www.phillipdampier.net/bettermost wy spring.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: belbbmfan on April 17, 2007, 04:27:11 am
That's a very beautiful picture Phillip.

I'm starting to wonder how on earth I'm going to be able to take photographs in Alberta that really reflect the beauty and vastness of the place... :-\
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: SFEnnisSF on April 17, 2007, 10:42:44 am
Awesome, just Awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: nic on April 18, 2007, 12:04:51 pm
That's a very beautiful picture Phillip.

I'm starting to wonder how on earth I'm going to be able to take photographs in Alberta that really reflect the beauty and vastness of the place... :-\

Take them with your mind's eye; smell the air deeply; touch the surfaces & textures you encounter; sit or lay for a while to just listen to, feel and sense the place;  & remember the feeling of the place in your heart.  Then, along with any "proper" photos you take you'll have the perfect memory.

A good tip is to actually get a photo of you in the scenery, not just as a souvenir pic, but of you enjoying it somehow - stretched out on a rock, paddling in the river, arms round a tree, that kind of thing...with you not overly prominent in the composition.  They might not be the prize aesthetic photos in your collection but should help bring back the sensations you had at the time when you look at them again. 

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: belbbmfan on April 18, 2007, 02:14:24 pm
Thanks for the tip Nic!

I'll keep it in mind.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on April 18, 2007, 03:16:07 pm
Take them with your mind's eye; smell the air deeply; touch the surfaces & textures you encounter; sit or lay for a while to just listen to, feel and sense the place;  & remember the feeling of the place in your heart.  Then, along with any "proper" photos you take you'll have the perfect memory.

What I'd love to do is find someone who can take a digital recording w/ microphone and just record the natural sounds of locations like these and provide the audio so that folks can sit back, relax, and experience the atmosphere even more.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 03, 2007, 02:43:39 pm
I am planning to make some banners for your consideration and put them here. I take it you want a 1688x1126 RGB JPEG at 72 dpi with a pixel depth of 8 at about 1.3 mB. Will that work??

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 03, 2007, 11:00:15 pm
The wider they are the better - that seems to be the most important criteria so that people with very hi-res displays don't see the banner end and then re-start again.  The length is very limiting because the forum software covers up a lot of the image.  In general, the higher resolution the better because John can always re-render the image at a lower rate just before it goes up.  Thanks for the forthcoming contributions!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 04, 2007, 11:38:45 am
I posted four in low-res starting here:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,10186.msg199492.html#msg199492 (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,10186.msg199492.html#msg199492)

When I tried to upload the hi-res versions, DivShare wouldn't take them for some reason.

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 04, 2007, 09:16:37 pm
I posted four in low-res starting here:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,10186.msg199492.html#msg199492 (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,10186.msg199492.html#msg199492)

When I tried to upload the hi-res versions, DivShare wouldn't take them for some reason.



You can upload them to the site here now that I greatly increased the size limits for file attachments. 
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 05, 2007, 11:43:55 am
What about this for starters?

(http://hera.divshare.com/files/2007/06/05/846260/SignalRanch3-wider.jpg)

The location is "Signal" Ranch, Northern Colorado. I especially like the little bit of horse's ass in the corner.  ;D

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 05, 2007, 02:26:58 pm
Here is the view of the Wind River Range in Wyoming during winter:

(http://hera.divshare.com/files/2007/06/05/847752/WindRiver.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 05, 2007, 09:03:32 pm
I like the Signal Ranch and think we can adopt that one as the banner is a bit stale.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 05, 2007, 09:25:57 pm
I like the Signal Ranch and think we can adopt that one as the banner is a bit stale.

Great! Long's Peak is barely visible thru the clouds in the middle.

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 12, 2007, 05:37:53 pm
WOW! These photos are simply breathtaking Phillip!  I'll be coping them onto my computer that's for sure!

I just stumbled across these by accident ... what a great site!!


Susie (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/11/11_1_201.gif)

I am glad you like them.  These have been used as our top banner image over the history of the site, and now that we've gotten a few more, we're definitely due for a change. 
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 28, 2007, 11:31:22 am
Here's one I made of the view toward the Continental Divide and Rocky Mountain National Park from the YMCA Center where we held the BBQ. It doesn't look very summery, but it was taken in May.

(http://www.divshare.com/img/1104597-4ae.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 03, 2007, 02:29:33 pm
I am in the process of posting about 20 pictures that are the best of my camping trip last weekend to the Continental Divide. If there are any that you would like for a banner, just let me know. They're in Anything Goes, here:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,9949.30.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,9949.30.html)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on July 03, 2007, 07:08:32 pm
Why not post them all in a thread you can break out and call "HD" :) and then we'll grab as we can.  :)  Thanks!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 16, 2007, 07:00:07 pm
Okay, but in the meantime, here are some more photos of Wyoming.

(http://www.divshare.com/img/1282779-c66.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 31, 2007, 06:26:02 pm
Here is a banner image of the Morley location from the movie shooting (taken during the Alberta pilgrimage)

(http://www.divshare.com/img/1427317-62f.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 21, 2007, 08:43:59 pm
Wyoming in July:

(http://www.divshare.com/img/2439540-adf.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 01, 2008, 11:48:47 am
Hint, hint: Tent don't look right! Those Xmas balls up there in the banner are the size of apples!! And they are starting to grate on my New Year's eyes!! Git your new banner images here, or I'm sure you have lots from Alberta that haven't been posted yet! Thanks!!

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 03, 2008, 12:10:28 am
Hint, hint: Tent don't look right! Those Xmas balls up there in the banner are the size of apples!! And they are starting to grate on my New Year's eyes!! Git your new banner images here, or I'm sure you have lots from Alberta that haven't been posted yet! Thanks!!



Now, that is one beautiful banner!!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on January 03, 2008, 12:49:21 pm
Here is a full size version of the January banner.  Note it's actually 3872 x 2592, so this is one HUGE image!

The image below is a preview.  Download the full sized image from the link below it for best results.

(http://www.phillipdampier.com/banner/moose mtn preview.jpg)

DOWNLOAD full resolution image - Windows users right click and select 'Save target as....' (http://HTTP://www.phillipdampier.com/banner/moose mtn.jpg)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 03, 2008, 01:28:24 pm
Was the vantage point for this photo the Banff Boundary Lodge??

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: jstephens9 on January 03, 2008, 11:22:54 pm
That makes a beautiful desktop. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Meryl on January 04, 2008, 12:58:22 am
I liked the balls, but it's so nice to be back to a peaceful mountain view.  8)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sharon on January 05, 2008, 09:28:41 am
The January banner image is so beautiful
and the colors are absolutely fitting to the board colors.
- This combination makes the Design perfect! -
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on January 06, 2008, 10:00:24 pm
Was the vantage point for this photo the Banff Boundary Lodge??

I don't believe so.  I am not sure where he took this shot.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on January 06, 2008, 10:01:35 pm
The January banner image is so beautiful
and the colors are absolutely fitting to the board colors.
- This combination makes the Design perfect! -

Sometimes when you are looking around for something, one picture will jump right out at you and you know.  This was the case this time.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: BBM-Cat on May 04, 2008, 01:28:38 pm
Are other banner images available here - such as the current Wyoming in April?
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 06, 2008, 12:47:28 pm
Here is a banner image of the Morley location from the movie shooting (taken during the Alberta pilgrimage)

(http://www.divshare.com/img/1427317-62f.jpg)

What about this one, taken in Morley??

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 07, 2008, 06:26:30 pm
The banner image from June 7th 2008 was taken by me last summer in Kananaskis Country, one of the primary filming locations for Brokeback.  I'll have the full image available shortly - we're still tinkering with it because it's not coming out as sharp as I would have liked.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 31, 2008, 05:14:48 pm
Hint, hint: Tent don't look right! Those Xmas balls up there in the banner are the size of apples!! And they are starting to grate on my New Year's eyes!! Git your new banner images here, or I'm sure you have lots from Alberta that haven't been posted yet! Thanks!!

I have the same reaction to the holiday banner every year along about this time: those balls are the size of apples!!

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on January 04, 2009, 12:15:55 am


   I like the holiday banners.  I loved the one from Kerry, of the front room with the fire and the lights...I think all the year
we have the regular pictures, and it is nice to have some that are indicative of the season, or the holidays.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 04, 2009, 05:25:24 pm
Thanks for noticing about the news banners, friend Janice! This has become a joint project among the moderators. I am very proud of the way the banners look, how they're changing frequently, and our spirit of collaboration on them! I think working on the news banners has truly united the moderators this year!

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 15, 2009, 12:50:48 pm
Our image for January 2007:

(http://www.phillipdampier.net/bettermost january.jpg)

I nominate this beautiful snow scene for the January 2009 banner!!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on January 21, 2009, 11:14:59 am
I found a new scene for 2009.  The only odd thing about it will be mostly noticed by those using a widescreen monitor.  The peak of the hill is actually the dividing line between the end of the image, and a "mirror" of it.  One of the problems we've had is with images that are not widescreen enough, which causes them to repeat for a growing number of folks who are moving to wider screens.  This image wasn't wide enough either, but it was extended through a mirror trick, which is why there appears to be a lot of symmetry around that hill.

The gift boxes and some other issues with our holiday theme will be retired shortly, especially the too dark message editor preview mode.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Meryl on January 21, 2009, 02:38:56 pm
I found a new scene for 2009.  The only odd thing about it will be mostly noticed by those using a widescreen monitor.  The peak of the hill is actually the dividing line between the end of the image, and a "mirror" of it.  One of the problems we've had is with images that are not widescreen enough, which causes them to repeat for a growing number of folks who are moving to wider screens.  This image wasn't wide enough either, but it was extended through a mirror trick, which is why there appears to be a lot of symmetry around that hill.

The gift boxes and some other issues with our holiday theme will be retired shortly, especially the too dark message editor preview mode.

I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't mentioned it, Phillip  It looks kind of cool.  :)

I'm glad the dark message editor preview is on the way out, since it's hard to tell how colors will read when they're posted.  8)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: loneleeb3 on January 21, 2009, 02:42:30 pm
I nominate this beautiful snow scene for the January 2009 banner!!

That is so beautiful! Where is that?
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 21, 2009, 04:28:01 pm
That is so beautiful! Where is that?
I would guess it's a ski area in the West, because those in the Eastern US have more trees.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: loneleeb3 on January 21, 2009, 05:19:25 pm
I would guess it's a ski area in the West, because those in the Eastern US have more trees.

Oh, I figured it was somewhere you had been on one of your many excursions you gad about you!! LOL
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 21, 2009, 07:00:10 pm
It's Phillip's photo, altho his travels, except for the Alberta pilgrimage, are around the proverbial coffee pot lookin for the handle, I gather!

Speaking of gadding about, last weekend I was at a ski area even more beautiful than this. Closed down, too. It was just south a Brokenback Mountain in the Big Horns!! And Brokenback was just as beautiful and inspiring as always!!

Here's a shot of the Cloud Peak Range just east of Brokenback, with a touch of alpenglow:

(http://www.divshare.com/img/midsize/6370181-c96.JPG) (http://www.divshare.com/download/6370181-c96)

click for the full size version!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: loneleeb3 on January 21, 2009, 10:24:34 pm
It's Phillip's photo, altho his travels, except for the Alberta pilgrimage, are around the proverbial coffee pot lookin for the handle, I gather!

Speaking of gadding about, last weekend I was at a ski area even more beautiful than this. Closed down, too. It was just south a Brokenback Mountain in the Big Horns!! And Brokenback was just as beautiful and inspiring as always!!

Here's a shot of the Cloud Peak Range just east of Brokenback, with a touch of alpenglow:

(http://www.divshare.com/img/midsize/6370181-c96.JPG) (http://www.divshare.com/download/6370181-c96)

click for the full size version!
Just Beautiful!!!
I'm gonna see them mountains some day!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 21, 2009, 10:43:50 pm
You bet, friend. And I'd be honored to be there and/or facilitating your trip in some way.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on January 22, 2009, 01:53:10 pm
That image is taken from the Snake River Valley in southern Idaho.  I did not take it, but licensed it for use here.

It's on the kitchen laptop so next time I fire it up, I'll put the original up for folks to see.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: injest on April 26, 2009, 11:20:30 pm
gorgeous banner!! so crisp and bright...
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Phillip Dampier on April 26, 2009, 11:52:58 pm
It comes from this picture... very blue....

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: injest on April 27, 2009, 12:34:49 am
I can just see a old pickup coming around that curve with a couple of men in cowboy hats
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Ellemeno on April 27, 2009, 01:03:04 am
Reminds me of where we sang by the lake that night in Alberta.  Thanks for the beautiful change, Phillip.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 27, 2009, 08:40:57 am
Very nice, the new banner image--though I suspect it's a fall picture, rather than a spring picture.  ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 27, 2009, 08:47:02 pm
I'm hoping those red bushes are willows, which turn red or yellow in the spring!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 27, 2009, 09:49:11 pm
I'm hoping those red bushes are willows, which turn red or yellow in the spring!

Do they really? I didn't know that!  :D  I was thinking they were something that turns red in the fall.  :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: belbbmfan on April 28, 2009, 09:20:58 am
The new banner picture is very, very pretty Phillip. Were was it taken? (I'm assuming it's a picture you took yourself.)



Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 06, 2010, 11:04:48 am
Applause, applause to our "12 Days of Brokie Christmas" banner author southendmd!! It's been quite an Epiphany to learn of all the Alma Juniors, Linda Higginses, etc out there!!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: southendmd on January 06, 2010, 11:07:45 am
Applause, applause to our "12 Days of Brokie Christmas" banner author southendmd!! It's been quite an Epiphany to learn of all the Alma Juniors, Linda Higginses, etc out there!!

Thanks, Lee, but the original thread was a team effort among several very creative people!

In fact, you started it!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 26, 2010, 10:06:34 am
Another great news banner from our moderating team!

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q186/southendmd/brokebackmtn_ldthanksgiving.jpg)

Don't you just love the sneaky look in L.D.'s eyes and the disapproving body language of the vase in the niche? Also, the yummy looking cake we spy in the pass-through from the kitchen!! If this doesn't inspire us to drop a few unneeded pounds, I don't know what will!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on March 24, 2010, 02:20:57 pm
Love the banner!

I had never seen this pic before. Thanks!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on April 03, 2010, 12:28:36 pm
What a bittersweet pic of Heath. Beautiful but so sad
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 03, 2010, 11:47:54 pm
I agree... notice how the wind is whipping thru his hair...  :-\
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on July 13, 2010, 07:10:06 pm
Have someone sneaked in to Sonja´s kitchen or what?

 ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: southendmd on July 13, 2010, 07:28:23 pm
Have someone sneaked in to Sonja´s kitchen or what?

 ;D

You really know your beans!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on July 13, 2010, 07:37:35 pm
You really know your beans!
the Swedish brands kinda tipped me off
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sason on July 15, 2010, 04:15:58 pm
Have someone sneaked in to Sonja´s kitchen or what?

 ;D

I kinda expected you to figure that out!!    ;) ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on July 16, 2010, 01:09:57 am
I kinda expected you to figure that out!!    ;) ;D
it´s not like I had a lot of Swedes to chose between 8)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sason on July 16, 2010, 03:21:09 pm
it´s not like I had a lot of Swedes to chose between 8)

No, you hadn't. Esp since 50% of the Swedish Bettermostians are in the States atm!!   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on March 20, 2011, 01:15:05 pm
Love the current banner! John totally deserves his own banner.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: David In Indy on March 25, 2011, 02:49:35 pm
I love the current banner too. That's a beautiful statue. For some reason I kept thinking it said "The Lost Cowboy". And I figured maybe he was blowing his horn so someone would go find him! :laugh:

I just now realized it says "The Last Cowboy".

I don't know what's the matter with me. :P

I'd love to go back to Europe someday soon and start taking pictures like hell won't have it. There's beautiful things to photograph around every corner. :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sason on April 17, 2011, 07:42:16 am
What a great banner the current one is!!

The two pics are soooo well chosen!

It's impossible not to notice they are taken in the very same spot.


Well done, someone!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Penthesilea on April 17, 2011, 08:13:03 am
What a great banner the current one is!!

The two pics are soooo well chosen!

It's impossible not to notice they are taken in the very same spot.


What Sonja said.


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Well done, someone!

Paul made the banner.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sason on April 17, 2011, 08:17:36 am

Paul made the banner.

In that case: well done, Paul!   :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: southendmd on April 17, 2011, 08:39:32 am
In that case: well done, Paul!   :)

Thanks!  I actually took that photo of Henry, in the very spot. 
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sason on April 17, 2011, 08:44:04 am
Thanks!  I actually took that photo of Henry, in the very spot. 

No doubt planning ahead for promoting the next trip!  ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 17, 2011, 09:19:25 am
Love the banner! I'd also like to see other recreations of this scene. I know of two, at least! But not on the banner...I'll start a thread!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on May 12, 2011, 07:49:23 am
I think I have a slow day at work today because I´m mimicking Jack´s facial expressions over and over again. :laugh:
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sason on May 12, 2011, 03:06:14 pm
I think I have a slow day at work today because I´m mimicking Jack´s facial expressions over and over again. :laugh:

If you rehearse real well, you can give us a little performance in Alberta!!


 ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Monika on May 13, 2011, 12:21:48 am
If you rehearse real well, you can give us a little performance in Alberta!!


 ;D

O0
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 24, 2012, 10:40:49 am
Thanks for the wonderful holiday banner! Happy holidays, everyone!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 24, 2012, 12:47:20 pm
We just hit 1,963 members.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Meryl on December 24, 2012, 01:21:50 pm
We just hit 1,963 members.

 8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 01, 2013, 09:56:58 am
Thanks for the lovely 2013 New Year banner! Happy 2013 everyone!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Katie77 on July 10, 2013, 07:42:30 pm
What a fantastic banner up there today........congratulations to whoever is responsible.....

Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: southendmd on July 10, 2013, 11:14:25 pm
What a fantastic banner up there today........congratulations to whoever is responsible.....

Thanks, Sue!  I found a whole bunch of lovely BBM gifs over at ennisjack.com.  They sure make for good banners. 
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Meryl on July 10, 2013, 11:40:33 pm
Wow, nice job, Paul!  8)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 18, 2013, 01:01:22 pm
The banner photo of Ennis and Jack leaning against the truck is wonderful. I love the way it's rendered only in blues and browns.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Penthesilea on September 19, 2013, 01:53:32 am
The banner photo of Ennis and Jack leaning against the truck is wonderful. I love the way it's rendered only in blues and browns.


Thanks, Lee. I made the banner but didn't do the work on the photo. It has been stored in my BBM collection for years.


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Ennis and Jack leaning against the truck

Cowboy etiquette: Lean. On. Everything. ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 25, 2014, 09:04:00 am
I know that diner quite well. In fact there is a picture-postcard of it hanging right in front of me at my desk.  :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: southendmd on July 25, 2014, 10:01:16 am
I know that diner quite well. In fact there is a picture-postcard of it hanging right in front of me at my desk.  :)

I had just googled "cowboy diner" and that was the best photo!  Lee said it's pretty close to her, and that the steak and eggs are good (inexpensive too).
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 25, 2014, 11:32:13 am
I had just googled "cowboy diner" and that was the best photo!  Lee said it's pretty close to her, and that the steak and eggs are good (inexpensive too).

It's Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner on West Colfax Ave. in Lakewood, CO. The food is very good of its kind (I mean, it's diner food), and just inside the door is an antique barrister bookcase that is the envy of OCD and me. The diner folks use it to hold t-shirts.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 25, 2014, 05:14:19 pm
must say, really like the pic.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Penthesilea on July 26, 2014, 03:32:58 am
It's Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner on West Colfax Ave. in Lakewood, CO. The food is very good of its kind (I mean, it's diner food), and just inside the door is an antique barrister bookcase that is the envy of OCD and me. The diner folks use it to hold t-shirts.


I had to look up that one. Neat idea, to stack separate units into one bookcase! And they look beautiful with the glass doors on every unit.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 26, 2017, 11:55:16 am
Wonderful Christmas banner of the cowboys decorating the Christmas tree! Thank you so much to our little banner creation team. I know of no other forum that has such tasteful and regularly updated banners. We truly are BetterMost!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on December 27, 2017, 12:18:58 am
*thumbs up*
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 06, 2018, 10:14:42 am
Taking suggestions for a new banner. . .what would you like to see?
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 07, 2018, 04:29:49 pm
I don't know anyone who has any photoshop skills, but perhaps a collage of the cast would be nice.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 07, 2018, 07:48:19 pm
Great idea!! Who, at minimum, should be included?
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 07, 2018, 10:58:28 pm
Heath (Ennis), Jake (Jack), Michelle (Alma), Anne (Lureen)

Linda (Cassie), Kate (Alma Jr.), Roberta (Ma Twist), David (Randall), Peter (Pa Twist).

Maybe Anna (LaShawn) as well.


I'm thinking of a collage of the actors, but not in their roles.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 08, 2018, 01:23:09 pm
Wonderful Christmas banner of the cowboys decorating the Christmas tree! Thank you so much to our little banner creation team. I know of no other forum that has such tasteful and regularly updated banners. We truly are BetterMost!

I'm sorry I missed this one. I was rather busy with other matters last Christmas season.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 08, 2018, 07:17:01 pm
Perhaps someone has it saved somewhere.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 09, 2018, 10:25:18 am
Here is the photo that Chrissi posted. Let's get in the mood for Christmas in July!!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 09, 2018, 10:36:59 am
Here is the photo that Chrissi posted. Let's get in the mood for Christmas in July!!

That's a very nice picture! Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 09, 2018, 10:59:31 pm
Christmas in July works for me!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Sason on July 10, 2018, 02:02:20 pm
Christmas in Swedish is jul, and July is juli.

So Christmas in July is jul i juli !


(no, we don't capitalise those words)
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: brian on July 10, 2018, 03:42:09 pm
I thought Christmas in July was a southern hemisphere thing. In Australia (have not heard it mentioned much in NZ) it is a chance to have all the traditional hot Christmas foods. Where I lived in the Mountains behind Sydney it is advertised by hotels etc as a weekend and they have roast dinners, plum pudding, roaring log fires, mulled wine. These are not things so popular in the heat of December when seafood and salads and a day at the beach are more likely these days.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 10, 2018, 09:06:23 pm
Over here, I think Christmas in July is more of a retail thing, a way to have sales and entice people into stores.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on July 11, 2018, 09:24:50 am
Over here, I think Christmas in July is more of a retail thing, a way to have sales and entice people into stores.

Sure enough, but it also sounds like a great excuse for a party.  :D

And it you don't need an excuse to party, call it a theme.  ;D
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 11, 2018, 07:09:16 pm
any excuse to party works for me!
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 14, 2018, 11:54:24 pm
The banner is making me think about starting to look for Christmas cards soon.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 19, 2018, 10:28:40 am
Heath (Ennis), Jake (Jack), Michelle (Alma), Anne (Lureen)

Linda (Cassie), Kate (Alma Jr.), Roberta (Ma Twist), David (Randall), Peter (Pa Twist).

Maybe Anna (LaShawn) as well.
I'm thinking of a collage of the actors, but not in their roles.

I'm working on this, Chuck, but I got distracted by the famous grandchild game.
Title: Re: BetterMost Banner Image Collection
Post by: CellarDweller on July 19, 2018, 06:07:22 pm
That's fine!   If I had any talent  with photoshop, I'd try it, but I am not tech savvy enough!