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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:09 PM
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Some pictures from the bike race...

I was doing marshalling at a bike race a few weeks ago, and decided to finally use the SLR in a mode other than "point and shoot"...
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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:10 PM
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...the compression is really killing the quality...anyone know a way around that?
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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:13 PM
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Okay, last ones (I took about 200, so you'll understand my restraint )
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Old August 8th, 2007, 03:07 PM
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These are some nice shots Schwinn! I especially like the shots where the bikers are leaning, like shot with bike # 354 in the first series and the shot with bike # 380 in the last series.

Re compression - What program are you using?

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Old August 8th, 2007, 09:56 PM
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These are the ones I think are funny. Not because of the way they look, but because of what the riders are doing. When you're racing, you want to keep your bike on the ground as much as possible. Unless you are bunny hopping over an object, air time slows you down. But as soon as the camera came out, slight hills suddenly became X-game style jumps for some guys!

I'm using Microsoft Office Picture manager. It's the one that comes up, and it's the easiest to use. Just hit the "compress for web pages" button, and it instantly goes from 6 meg to 79 k. But it really takes away on the quality. I wanted to ask for advice, but I find the pictures aren't as crisp as the original, and some are darker.

The one question I do have is how to take action shots in low light outside? A couple of these pictures I played with my software picture editor to lighten them up, but I know real photographers consider that cheating.
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We're talking about two different races here right ? Cuz #354 is me !!!

I am NOT a photographer but someone here recommended "Photofiltre" ~ that's what I use for editing and compression (bonus is that it's a free download).
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