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Ferdia setting off into the upper crux on Left Unconqerable.
© neil the weak, Apr 2010
Route: The Left Unconquerable (E1 5b)
Camera used: Nikon D5000
Date taken: 19th April 2010
VOTING: from 39 votes
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Fabulous shot, the landscape is perfectly captured, with the climber in a dynamic position right in the middle of it, great. Hope it gets pic of the week! Try using larger files(this is 108k out of 250k allowable) and sharpening after resizing - I feel I'm missing some detail that I expect is in the original.
Dan Arkle - 30/Apr/10
Cracking picture,nice to see a real climbing pic top of the charts rather than another mountain.
mark s - 30/Apr/10
Hi Dan. How do I do that? Submitted it as a fairly big file and UKC reduced to it's current teeny resolution. How I tweak a pic that's already up (for the sharpening say) without having to take it down and replace it?
neil the weak - 30/Apr/10
If you sumbmitted the full size jpeg or anything over 250kb then UKC automatically resizes/resamples it -this is where you can lose control. Resize the image yourself, sharpen (selective sharpening can be useful), and save as a ~240kb jpeg before uploading. You can replace this one without taking it down by going to the pic in your gallery and using the 'edit photo details' link in the top right. More help from Nick here http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=96
Dan Arkle - 30/Apr/10
Cheers. Will have a go.
neil the weak - 30/Apr/10
Failed. Can't get Lightroom to export it at any smaller than 307kb, even at the lowest export quality... Still to big to avoid the resizing trap.
neil the weak - 14/May/10
Finally at better res now - but Votes gone. Darn you UKC and I definetely had it set to keep them. Oh well.
neil the weak - 16/May/10
I find the best way to do it is to export from Lightroom at the resolution you require but in PSD format. Then open it in Photoshop and use the "Save for Web & Devices" option. You can then play around with the jpg settings until you get it as close to 250kB as possible.
Great capture by the way!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 17/May/10
Thanks for the input Paul but pretty much have the hang of it in Lightroom now (and I don't have photoshop anyway).
neil the weak - 19/May/10
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