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Mousetoescamper

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4. I'm going to vote for a suspension of the sizing rule for the Summer contest, but...
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 02:28 PM
Aug 2023

I'm also going to take this opportunity to address some of the complaints concerning the fairness of the August contest.

It's been stated in the post-contest comments that the second and third-place photos broke the sizing rule. Here's a screenshot of my third-place entry on Imgur.



According to the dimensions provided by Imgur, my entry didn't break the rule. On my laptop it "looks" larger than some of the other entries, but on my iPhone it doesn't. If I broke the rule, it wasn't done intentionally for advantage. Larger photos are actually at a disadvantage if they don't fit the viewer's screen. I want the entirety of my photo to be in view without scrolling.

A larger photo will also magnify a photo's imperfections. My photo isn't in sharp focus because it was taken through a dirty windshield. That imperfection would be less noticable in a smaller image.

It's also been stated in the post-contest comments that vertical photos might have an unfair advantage. Mine was the only vertical entry. I used the best orientation for the shot and took great care in the cropping and framing.







****Poll Closed*** [View all] AndyS Aug 2023 OP
I'm not sure of the wording. I think send in whatever picture you want. LakeArenal Aug 2023 #1
My camera kicks out 24MB jpegs on average. usonian Aug 2023 #2
After I adjust to 1200x900 I adjust the file size to below 1mg. When I post alfredo Aug 2023 #30
Kick! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #3
I'm going to vote for a suspension of the sizing rule for the Summer contest, but... Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #4
Not an unfair advantage at all! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #5
You're right Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #7
I agree, we're doing these contests for fun, bragging rights and ego boosts. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #8
I'll cop to the ego boosts, but where are my bragging rights? Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #11
I post sure winners all the time edhopper Aug 2023 #12
That's true Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #14
If I ever win edhopper Aug 2023 #18
Let's do photoshopped dogs!! LOL!! consider_this Aug 2023 #19
As long as edhopper Aug 2023 #20
Agreed!!! consider_this Aug 2023 #23
Definitely have to do dogs! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #25
Here is an example of a photo that was probably too wide. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #6
That same photo might take first in a contest held today Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #10
I went back and double checked. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #9
Keep the size restrictions edhopper Aug 2023 #13
However... Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #15
Hmmm? edhopper Aug 2023 #17
Browser on computer... consider_this Aug 2023 #21
I think there is a basic misunderstanding about image size, monitor size and what we see. AndyS Aug 2023 #16
Excellent post edhopper Aug 2023 #28
A possible suggestion... consider_this Aug 2023 #22
Since the width of the photos posted won't change that much, edhopper Aug 2023 #24
Perfect examples! Nt Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #26
Thanks for putting the poll together Andy. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #27
Post card size, EarthboneArt Aug 2023 #29
Too late to get in on the poll. Talitha Aug 2023 #31
Thanks for your comments. Grumpy Old Guy Sep 2023 #32
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