When you arrive at my site, you will see my posts in a scroll format, with the featured photos on top. In this view, my photos are not distorted.
But if you arrive at my site or click on a specific post (for instance, to make a comment), the featured image for that post gets elongated. To see the photo without this distortion, you can also click on a specific day on my calendar widget and scroll through the posts that way. Or you can click on the specific category. Also, if you have the title of a post, you can use the search widget to find it, and that will bring it up without the distortion too.
If you are viewing my posts through the WordPress Reader, the featured image should be fine. If you’re getting this post by email, you won’t receive the featured photo, but you will see any photos inserted in the body of the post.
Yes, it might be easier if I could find and choose another theme for my blog that doesn’t include this little bug, but the idea of trying to do that just makes my head hurt. Maybe one day, a long, long time from now, I will become a WordPress guru. Until we all become WP gurus, we shall suffer together. 🙂