Respecta Mi Pinta

I have a new header banner today. First of January and all that. I used to change the header image once every six months or so. The a few months ago I thought I’d change it randomly every few days. I was bored. I’ve settled on a new banner image each month now. Something that reflects the month if possible. Although January is tough….not much of a wintry scene for me to photograph here, and all my banners are made from my photos. So a very Mexican banner it is this month. Graffiti.

Not any old graffiti though. It’s to be found on a bus, on Orizaba, just off Alvaro Obregon. This bus has been sitting there for years. And every now and again someone comes along and gives it a new paint job. It’s a pretty famous bus too. I’ve seen it on the telly a couple of times, once in a Renault advert. It’s current design is very poor compared to previous efforts. But I like the slogan.

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  • I think I know that bus. For a good while it was covered in a hand knit bus sweater. It’s at the intersection of Calles Orizaba and Guanajuato, if I recall correctly. The north end of the pleasant Plaza Luis Cabrera, Colonia Roma Norte.
    http://tinyurl.com/2dja9qx
    (Can you tell, I’m longing to revisit? We were there last in June of 2010.)

    Saludos,
    Don Cuevas

      • Gary wrote:
        “If I were staying in DF and could pick a place to live, this area would be it.”

        Same here, if I could afford it. It’s just about the polar opposite of the small, rural ranching community in which we live. Maybe I should develop a blog post on this theme. Could be that if we did live there (Colonia Roma), we’d make occasional getaways to a small, rural ranching community.

        Saludos,
        Don Cuevas

  • I like the idea of frequent header changes. Now that I have reverted to a generic background, I could accesorize now and then with a new header. What do you use to crop the photographs for your header? I am certain it is a simple process.

    • It is pretty easy. I use Photoshop. But there are easy, cheaper ways of cropping an image. In fact, you shouldn’t need to pay for something to do basic things like cropping. I can tell you you’ll want to create an image that’s 787×192 pixels in dimension.

      You could try Gimp for doing it free – http://www.gimp.org/

      If you wanted something to do this and manage and edit all your photos, then Lightroom is the best you can get. Not cheap at $200 though.

      ACDSee does pretty much the same thing as Lightroom, and is an excellent alternative. And less than 70 bucks.

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