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Yisehaq
01-16-2011, 09:16 AM
Hey all,
I intially thought this would fit the backlight assignment. Unfortunately, it also got some help from an artificial frontlight:headslap:. Anyways, what do you think?

Bambi
01-16-2011, 10:28 AM
I like it! I think the lighting makes the band stand out quite nicely.

Yisehaq
01-17-2011, 12:42 AM
Thanks Bambi.

Iguanasan
01-17-2011, 07:36 AM
Yes, what an interesting looking marching band. :thumbup:

Marko
01-17-2011, 09:54 AM
I like the overall comp here; my biggest gripe is the lack of sharpness overall, but particularly the band leader.
What was your shutter speed here Yisehaq?

Yisehaq
01-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Thanks Iggy and Marko,

What was your shutter speed here Yisehaq?

It was 1/1600, Fstop 4.5, ISO 400 and focused on the band leader. It seems a bit noisy after I coverted it to Jpg. The RAW file didn't look that bad.

Iguanasan
01-17-2011, 02:38 PM
Thanks Iggy and Marko,


It was 1/1600, Fstop 4.5, ISO 400 and focused on the band leader. It seems a bit noisy after I coverted it to Jpg. The RAW file didn't look that bad.

I was just discussing this in another thread. This image is around 95KB and there is a comment in the JPG of "CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 75" which indicates to me that you exported from Photoshop in whatever default settings they have to "export to web" or some such. This is causing the quality to drop a lot. Any PS/PSE users out there who can explain how people can export to web with a compression setting of 90% or 95% or even 100% and still keep the file size under 250KB?

asnow
01-18-2011, 08:33 PM
My experience is;

I export from Lightroom with the settings of resize to 800 pixels long edge, 72 pixels/inch and rarely can I do it at 100% quality and keep the size under 250KB. It usually has to be somewhere between 70 and 90% to keep the size down. To get closer to 100% quality, the picture has to be smaller maybe 600 pxels long edge.