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Old Feb 24, 2012, 5:38 PM   #1
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I tried out some night shots last night in my back yard and thought I'd get some feedback.The first one was ISO 400 at 30sec and is a jet trail. You can see the blinking lights. The second one was ISO 400 and 30 sec as well. The third one was ISO 400 at 10 sec and I used a flashlight to get the smiley face. They were all shot with an 18-55 lens.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 6:28 PM   #2
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I like the smiley face..! Nice idea...
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yea me 2, it looks cool
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Well, the images are kinda soft and flat.
The exposure is not ideal at all.
And I'm not a big fan of the composition either.
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 7:02 PM   #5
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For some reason all the pics I post look soft. The pics are not soft before I resize them. I use IfranView 4.20 to resize.
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What are you resizing them to? And are you resampling as well? What is the file size when they are resized? If the file size is too large, even if the pixel dimensions are OK, the forum software will intercept and change them.
I would recommend updating your Irfanview to the latest version, along with the plugins, then use the RIOT plugin to resize to a specific file size that fits the forum guidelines.
Definitely like the smiley tree. Gives me ideas for Halloween.

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Old Mar 7, 2012, 9:48 PM   #7
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I upgraded to the newest IfranView and used Riot to resize. The other pics I posted were over 600kbs and the max file size in this forum is 253.9 so I'll see how one of them looks now.
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When you are dealing with maximum sizes to post then you should reduce your images to as close to those sizes as possible. In that way, third parties aren't going to reduce your images to fit and then have the site reduce again to fit. Thats my thoughts why images are soft, when in fact, they looked pretty sharp when they started out.
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