April 28, 2018 at 11:52 pm #30558Dan CopeParticipantMay 2, 2018 at 2:16 am #30602
@dan-cope We’re going down to the badlands at the end of the month, so I appreciate the sneak-peek at the vacation! 🙂 You’ve got some really great vistas there. Thank you for submitting them!
Just a quick reminder to everyone that hasn’t submitted yet, the deadline is Thursday night! If you haven’t submitted a photo yet, please do so as soon as you can to make sure I see it in time.May 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm #30603Logan LamarParticipantMay 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm #30610
@loganlamar Thanks, Logan! Some really cool shots there.
The deadline ends tomorrow night, so make sure you get your sumbissions in ASAP everyone! 🙂May 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm #30611Ryan MadarisParticipantMay 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm #30624Lydia BennettModerator
Here are two pictures that I took a few years ago on a trip to visit my grandmother in Quebec. I had been hoping to get some pictures this week, but there just aren’t a ton of “vistas” in the Connecticut valley where I live and I didn’t have the time to travel and find one :/
@bensharpeningcharacter, fyi I didn’t crop the second picture very much because I wanted to give you plenty of space to crop however you want 🙂May 4, 2018 at 1:06 am #30641
@bennett-family Thanks, Lydia! I really like that first photo, although it does have a significant amount of motion blur, so I may not be able to use it… We’ll have to see! 🙂
And with that, we’ve hit the deadline! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo. We appreciate it more than you know!
I’ll leave the thread open for now and report back when the VersePic has been finished.May 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm #30693
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to use any of the submissions for this month’s VersePic. After seeing which photos I was interested in using (the ones that best portrayed or emphasized the verse), I realized that the photo I wanted to use, @paulnmerrie’s photo of the Chicago Skyline, was only 1000px wide. As the VP’s are exported at 2666px (2K for a 4:3 ratio), that was a fairly significant issue.
Normally I would solve this issue by slightly blurring the photo, using an artistic filter, or using a painting app on my iPad to bring the photo up to the resolution I need, but people commented on how blurry and undetailed the resulting painting was. The next photo that fit the verse, @bennett-family’s photo of rolling hills, was similarly low in resolution at only 1332px wide and (similarily) defied efforts to bring it up to the required resolution. Following that, the next photo on the list, @rmadaris’s photo of Chattanooga, was again just 1319px wide, well below the resulotion I needed.
As it turned out, every single photo submitted came in between 600-1500px wide! In the end, I had to find a photo on Unsplash that worked well for the verse and was at a resolution I could use.
I hadn’t realized that there wasn’t very much information on resolutions and image sizes in the FAQ, so I definitely apologize for that! I’ll try to make that clearer there. I don’t want to discourage anyone from submitting low-resolution photos, but simply because of what the photos are being used for I only rarely can use low-resolution photos in a VP. Again, I apologize for not being clearer on that!
Even though I wasn’t able to use anyone’s photo, I really do appreciate everyone submitting their photos and I look forward to doing another VPO soon!
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VersePic for the month of MayMay 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm #30694Logan LamarParticipant
The images I uploaded were well over 1600 pixels wide, at least on my computer. The smallest ones (from a Cessna 172 with a *cough* point and shoot camera) were 3648 pixels wide, and the ones from the mountain top were 4435 pixels wide…
Maybe the forum uploader or my computer is downsizing them as they are uploaded?
If so—and I know you already made your image using unsplash, so maybe this could be done next time— you could have @jamesstaddon contact the person to send them to you as an email attachment.
Hope this helps for next time!
–LoganMay 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm #30697
@loganlamar Thanks for mentioning that Logan! I’m guessing it’s the forum uploader as everyone’s photos turned out like that…
Thanks for the suggestion, though! Hopefully, we can fix whatever is going wrong with the uploader before the next VPO, but I’ll keep your suggestion in mind!May 7, 2018 at 11:20 pm #30698
Hey guys, sorry about the apparent automatic downsizing….I’ll look into this. I think everything changed when I requested that the web host allow more than two pictures to be uploaded at a time. It might be a tradeoff, but we’ll do what we can!May 8, 2018 at 3:11 pm #30706
Well, I kinda feel it’s my fault that no one’s pictures could be chosen this time around! I am so sorry about that!
I don’t think it’s possible to allow full-resolution file uploading here on the forums (plus, I don’t think anyone really wants to upload full-res files unprotected onto the Internet!) so I think this is what we’ll do from now on for VPOs….
1. Future VPOs will have a secure Dropbox link that you can use to upload your full-resolution pictures to.
2. If you want your submissions to be critiqued, then you can just submit your photo via reply like normal.
Sound like a plan! We’ll be sure to make this clear each time a new assignment is posted. For now, there will still be a webinar tonight to critique the photos you guys have submitted for the most recent assignments! Here’s the link that explains how to register for that: http://lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-may-8
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