Over the past year and a half we've gotten dozens of emails about our header images; how they work and where we got them. So I thought it best to take some time and explain them a bit.
The idea of creating different headers and having them rotate on a daily basis came from simply not being able to choose which one to use. We've gone from 12 the first week to having a cap of 50 in the rotation. Many of those were updated during recent redesign of the site.
The images change over automatically when the first person posts on the site after 2am CST. We thought about making the images rotate every time you visit but figured it would be more interesting to have the changeover tied to each day. We felt that having the image change based on a 24 hour period gave the site a daily edition type of quality as well as making the look uniform for everyone day to day.
And the biggest question – where did you guys get all the images? Simple answer to that one – the majority of the images are ones I've taken over the past two and a half years. However at least 25% of the photos have come from readers of the site.
Hopefully that answers many of the questions surrounding the images. If you have more feel free to post them in the comment section.
Also – If anyone has an exceptional photo or two that fits the style of the site and you feel would work as a header feel free to send them in. To do so use the contact link at the top of the page and we'll email you back with an appropriate address to send them to.