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 Post subject: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:57 pm 
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I took this one in a hurry as it was starting to drizzle so I had to compose myself quickly, take the shot and then get the camera inside my coat before the heavens really opened!

I loved how the sky was looking, very smokey.

Panasonic GX1 camera, Tamron 28mm lens - f/18, shutter 1/125, ISO 640, +.7EV
Darkened the sky a little and brightened the lighthouse, lifeguard shed and caravans a little.

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I'm not sure why this photo looks so pixelated. It was worse with Flickr. :( It certainly doesn't look like that on the PC.

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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:07 am 
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Nice shot! :)
By the way, I'm not sure what might be degrading your photo's quality. What do you do to upload your photos?

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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:07 am 
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I've had all kinds of problems with my pictures looking different when I started posting them here versus looking at them on the PC. I've taken tons of pictures, but am new to posting, editing, and resizing them. I've had lots of suggestions here. I do think some of it was the resizing. I took a look at my settings on my camera, and changed the setting from a large size to postcard size. I also have a choice between optical zoom and digital zoom, and shut the optical zoom off completely. I have been working on changing my settings, lowering the ISO, changing my SD cards, and getting better batteries. Some of my pictures still look different here than they do on my PC, but they are getting more consistant. Good luck. I like your compositions.


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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:21 am 
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just curious where is Coney Bay?

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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:12 pm 
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Thank you pierovera and XNavy! :D

I’ve been working on my photos on the PC, from the original camera downloads. I save them as a JPEG and upload from those. I do use a high/large setting on my camera – in the hope that one day, one of my shots will be so spectacular that I’ll want to do a large print from it and have it framed! :wink:
At the moment though we have no internet connection at home so I have to transfer my photos from the PC to my iPad which is connected to my mobile via Bluetooth to give me connection to the world wide web! Could that be the cause of the degradation in the final uploaded pictures?


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just curious where is Coney Bay?

Hi maxjj, Coney Bay is in Porthcawl, South Wales. The actual name is Sandy Bay but the locals refer to it as Coney Bay, due to the amusements and fair at the top of the beach, so I've been reliably informed.

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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:33 pm 
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I also had my camera set on the larger setting as I do occasionally enlarge them and hang them. The smaller setting does seem to work better for me for posting purposes, but I am not sure how well the pictures will come out if I try to print them out for framing. I am not sure if that is what you are experiencing, as I am just learning also, but thought it might help.


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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:27 am 
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Have you tried to scale the photo in your image editor to the desired resolution before uploading to Flickr?

I mention that because when I make my own desktop background, Windows leaves alot of artifacts when it tries to scale the image. I've found it looks better if I save the file in the correct resolution first. (Just be sure to name it different so you don't overwrite the original.)


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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Thank you XNavy and lagnificent for your suggestions. I’ll have a go at changing the camera settings and see if that makes a difference.

Lagnificent – when you say scale, in what way do you mean please, as I don’t know what a desired resolution would be for Flickr? I’ve been shrinking some pictures by percentage; is that how you mean? Sorry if that comes across as a silly question... :oops: This is all new to me, so I’m still trying to figure out the editing part (as well as how to take decent pictures :wink: ) and find the computer side of things a little harder to get my head around. :?

Many thanks,

Sarah

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 Post subject: Re: Smokey Coney Bay
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Savlet wrote:
At the moment though we have no internet connection at home so I have to transfer my photos from the PC to my iPad which is connected to my mobile via Bluetooth to give me connection to the world wide web! Could that be the cause of the degradation in the final uploaded pictures?

It might be that, because I've seen that when I transfer photos to my iPhone, they get resized in order to reduce the storage space used. I'd suggest you try copying some pictures to a USB and going someplace where there are computers which you can use to connect to the internet and try to upload from there.

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