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Old Apr 18, 2011, 2:58 PM   #1
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Track seems like a very good venue for getting close to the athletes for good quality pics. The first two were in the middle of the afternoon & the second two were at a track meet a couple of weekends ago in the evening. I found the evening pics much harder to get just the right exposure because the light levels were changing so quickly as the sun went down.

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Old Apr 18, 2011, 6:04 PM   #2
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Jerry,
Are you using a TC? The exif is missing from these so I can't tell. Detail just doesn't look good here - either a problem with resize, overcropped or a TC. The DOF along the track itself says the focus is about right but the sharpness/detail just isn't there.

The exposure is good on all of them. And all but the last make for compelling shots - the last one, not as much because of the awkward part of the stride.

If we can figure out what is causing the lack of detail (TC, Crop or re-size) I think you'll be better off.
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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No TC, the pics are sharp until I reduce them for posting. I also find it strange the the meta data isn't in the pics in the post. It still exists in the files on my computer, even after reduced.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 6:41 AM   #4
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Jerry - if you directly post (i.e. not link to) photos that are too large, the site automatically reduces them. That may be the problem. I don't recall off-hand what the size limit is but the properties on one of the images here shows: 664px 996px.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 6:44 AM   #5
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I'll try to repost them. I reduced them first & the reduced files on my computer still show the meta data. The size you mention is about the size that I reduced them too, but I'll try again.
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You'll see the maximum allowed sizes in the screen that pops up when you browse for photos on your PC to attach and upload.

If you exceed the maximum allowed sizes, then the forums software will still let you upload them. But, it will resize and recompress them (as well as strip out any EXIF data).

If you're sure the dimensions in pixels were within the maximum allowed size (no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side), then you probably exceeded the maximum allowed file size of 253.9KB (260,000 bytes). When saving an image from your editor, usually a jpeg compression quality of around 85% (or 8, depending on software if it's a 1 to 10 or 12 scale), allows the images to stay within the maximum file sizes allowed.
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Thanks, Jim. Let's try this one.
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That worked (not recompressed by the forums, with the EXIF still intact).
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 8:00 AM   #9
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Now I'll try #2 again uncropped & reduced properly to keep the exif.
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Oops, posted a new one rather than # 2. Here is #2, uncropped, with exif.
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