The Winter weather has provided lots of great landscape photo ops around this part of the country with dramatic skies and mountains. Utah Lake shown here runs parallel to Highway 15 from north of Orem all the way South beyond Payson. The lakeshore changes dramatically from mile to mile and on both the east and west shoreline. Drove most of it over the weekend and picked up a couple shots in the Winter light. This again is another spot where you find little traffic and lots of time to pull over and photograph without interference. Makes for a very enjoyable day.
D800E with Nikon 24-120 F4 both shot at ISO 100 and F11 38mm
Peter, It seems you are posting these images in Adobe RGB color space and they seem rather flat as a result. When I snag one of these and open it in CNX2 it correctly applies the embedded profile and it looks 100% better. Try and convert your images to sRBG prior to posting and we will all see what you intended with your edits.
What does anyone else see or is it a problem with my display environment?
That having been said, I really like the dreamy clouds and the composition in the first image.
Sat 08-Dec-12 12:40 PM | edited Sat 08-Dec-12 12:41 PM by psf914
I've seen comments here before that viewers couldn't see exif data on my postings. I've always used the same process...resize the photo for use on the site and use "save for web" setting in determining the final file size. I grabbed a pic I was going to post later as an example here in trying to save the file in sRGB. When I went that route and reduced the file size the screen told me one size and the file turned out much larger. As this example...when I went to save.. I reduced the file to apx. 145kb according to the window that was open. When I re-opened it and looked at the exif data which is there now...the file size was 185 kb. Not sure why the difference in size...gotta work that out. So here's an example of going the new route...
Sounds like you are using Photoshop when you reference "Save for Web". I know that in the older versions, (in my case, CS2), you had to manually convert the color space from Adobe to sRGB before the Save for Web to get the colors to look right.
Just a guess.
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I've always posted the same way and hadn't seen any issues. I have CS6 but I use Photoshop Elements to size the file for Nikonians...It lets you customize the file size better than CS6 unless I'm missing something. Only had CS 6 for a few months and still learning. If there's a more accurate way to save the file size in CS 6 that I'm missing I'd appreciate any tips.
Peter,I use CS4 but am sure that CS6 would be very similar and once you have done it a few times it only takes a matter of a few seconds to resize to close to 300 kb for Nikonians.
(1)On an opened image in PS,go to "Image",scroll down to "image size",a left mouse click brings up "Image Size Box". If an image is in landscape orientation,I insert 950 pixels in the Width box. If image is in portrait orientation,I insert 850 pixels in the Height box and then click OK.(I use those sizes because on my monitor they fit without having to scroll left or right or up and down to be able to see the entire image.) (2)Go to "File","Save for Web and Devices".When the "Save for Web and Devices" box opens,I pick JEPG,Optimized,and insert check mark in box for "convert to sRGB". Then left mouse click on the four slashes and down arrow in the upper right corner. Click on "Optimize to File Size". This opens the "Optimize to File Size" box. Insert 295 in the Desired File Size box(if you use more,from 296-300,it may end up exceedind Nikonians 300kb limit).Click OK and then Save. I have a seperate folder for Web images so that I don't mistakenly try to upload oversize images to the web. Hope this works as well for you as I have found it does for me.
Sat 08-Dec-12 08:12 PM | edited Sat 08-Dec-12 08:15 PM by rb4good
Looks good to me on my monitor,Peter. Someone told me there was a way to keep the data embedded,using this method,but I haven't found the way yet. Maybe somebody else will chime in ?? Excellent set of photos,by the way. You don't have to use the sizes I gave as you can go larger,per Nikonians rules(I think 300kb and 1200 on the longest side),just don't exceed the 295 in the desired file size box.
As to the difference in sizes, it could be that the first size is the actual image data and the final size includes the non-trival addition of the EXIF data. This one looks good to me. The larger size is still well within the posting limits of300kb.
Sat 08-Dec-12 07:58 PM | edited Sat 08-Dec-12 11:26 PM by psf914
I've made some changes to my work flow and posted another shot in response to Ricks instructions. I have to download it to my thumb drive to look at it and see how much info is there. Appreciate all the input...looking to get the most out of my software. I open all my RAW files in CNX2 and do a bit of contrast management and save as a Jpeg then re-open in Elements or CS6 (depending on wether I want to remove something from the shot or touch up sharpness or contrast....resize and save then post. I was under the impression that files couldn't be larger than 900 pixels and 150kb. The larger size makes a difference.
Dean's versions in sRGB are really much better, at least on IE that doesn't manage color spaces other than sRGB. Utah looks like an organized place where snow is places where it does no harm, like on the mountaintops. Here the snow is everywhere.
The winter has hit full blast here yet...when it does there will be snow everywhere. It's been very mild this winter. Nice thing about it is ..it's easy to get around and find scenes like this to photograph before the roads get bad. We'll be covered in snow soon enough.