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The Road Through the Woods

By johnwnjr
Photo taken 11.10.08 on the road that runs trhough Laurieston Forest, near Laurieston, Dumfries. The trees are mainly beech in this section and there will be others to follow showing the Autumn sunshine coming through the leaves. This is my first submission and I have reduced the pixel value for uploading, and on my 22" screen it looks very poor compared with full pixel values that the Pentax K10D put into the original. Any comments?

Tags: Forest Trees Woods Landscape and travel

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jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
15 Oct 2008 9:12AM
This is very nice, I like the composition, light through the trees and colours.
Look forward to seeing more of your images.

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SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 10:32AM
Hi John yes you are quite right about my photo and where it was taken. Cocoklehaen is the name of a cottage just around the bay from where I took it. I love your photo and it's a good first effort. Well done and welcome to the club. You should ask for votes as well as comments as it's a nice photo. SUE118
DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
15 Oct 2008 10:59AM
Very nice image. Can't really comment on the pixel problem but what level of compression are you using. Andy
15 Oct 2008 12:29PM
Sue118: We heard while we were there that so much rain is diluting the salt in the sea, that the cockles are not so plentiful as they have been in the past. Same effects shrimps.
Andy: I resized the photo down to 500 pixels on the long side, but having seen it reproduced, - it is not too bad, - it is when I view it on my 22" monitor full size it shows pixelation, whereas the original camera image is fine at that size. It is interesting that when I resize to 1024 x 768 for Audio Visual and project onto a 6ft screen they still look superb, but the loss on a smaller monitor for the purposes of this gallery is so noticeable if you blow them up larger than the gallery shows them. Probably a good thing as copying would be poor too.

PeelNStick 15 4 United States
15 Oct 2008 12:49PM
Nice depth. This image really leads the eye.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4096 Canada
16 Oct 2008 10:59PM
Welcome to EPZ John.

If you look at the mod Ive uploaded, you can see there nothing wrong with it! One step I believe you didnt do, that you absolutely need to is sharpen the image AFTER you re size, just before you upload. This is needed evene if you have already sharpened the image in the processing, because the compression to get the file size (it can be 600 pixels at the longest edge) loses detail quite significantly.

Ive cropped the shot a little, sharpened it, (smart sharpen in CS3 at 35%) increased saturation and added a warming filter.

Hope this is helpful John, look forward to more of your shots,


17 Oct 2008 7:28AM
Thanks for critque. I tried to send it at 600px along the long side but it would not accept.
Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
18 Oct 2008 7:20PM
Hi John, welcome to EPZ, stick around end enjoy.

There's no problem with not being able to view it full size on your monitor. Do a few sums....

The "standard" conventional resolution for viewing on a monitor is 70 pixels per inch. your monitor is I'd guess at least 15inches wide. So to view an image fthe full width of your monitor without seeing pixellation it would need to be 15 x 70 = 1050 pixels wide.

Or to look at it another way, at 500 pixels wide the max size it can be viewed at without seeing pixellation is 500 / 70 = 7 inches wide.

As fior not being able to upload at 600 pixels, did you check the file size (in kilobytes?) > There is a maximum file size as well as pixel dimension, and you may have exceeded this. The way round that is to resize with slightly more compression (= less quality), so the file size is just below the max. allowed.

As for the pic I like the composition though to be hyper-critical I'd have preferred you to move a few feet in either direction and have the path entering more to one side of the pic

Nice work , keep them coming


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