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02-07-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Nearly dead, but very pleased! My first K20D pics!

Today, this first beautiful, warm day of the ending winter seemed a wonderful time to finally take my new K20D out for a real spin. Using my new doctor enforced diet as an asset, I had convinced my fiancee (convinced may be an overstatement) that a photography hobby would encourage me to hike and what better way to begin the new me than with a new camera!

So today I decided to go for my first 'real' hike in 10 years.... and the first since I put on 50lbs in the last many years....

So I found what appeared to be a good start... Kelly's Knob in SW Virginia... 3.5 miles up and back. 1500 ft elevation change... Moderate difficulty... No prob... I'll just take my time.

In short I thought I was going to die... and by the time I reached the top 3 hours later (1.5 hours of daylight left) I was convinced I would be sleeping up there too.

Well, gratefully I made it back as you can see. Fortunately, there was a much shorter way down the other side and some kindly folk I met at the summit gave me a ride back to my car. I think they didn't want an accidental (idiot) hiker death on their conscience...

I also learned that wearing a K20D by the neck strap over the course of 6 miles while hiking will KILL your upper back and neck....

Well here are the first results (sans PP)... I'm not sure why, but these don't look nearly as good as attachments... any advice? color and exposure looks much better on my PC.... It's like purple rather than blue....

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02-07-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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The dead tree in the last pic looks like a giant insect! Did you have your lens hood on in the last pic? There seems to be a reflection in the upper left corner.

In pic 1 and 2 the sky does look quite purple on my screen too.

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The weird thing is that they don't look like that if I just open the .jpgs on my PC screen. It's only after they're uploaded as attachments that they look like this....
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What happens if you view one of the pics right from your hard drive or SD card in IE?

(just enter the picture location in your browsers address bar)

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That appears to be the issue.. they look great in Lightroom and even in the 'Windows Picture and Fax Viewer', but like crap in firefox and IE.....

How do I fix this????
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Hmmm we'll have to wait for someone more knowledgable than me to pick up here...

I'm guessing is some sort of monitor calibration issue...

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Sometimes the image changes a little when downsizing for the web. I like the first shot of the farm. No hiking here yet, its still snowshoes or cross country skis.
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Ha Haha! :-) I Learned that very same hiking lesson this summer lugging my K10D on a similar upwards hike! The price we pay for some awesome photos ;-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Javaslinger Quote
That appears to be the issue.. they look great in Lightroom and even in the 'Windows Picture and Fax Viewer', but like crap in firefox and IE.....

How do I fix this????
Have you enabled FF 3 color management yet?
Instructions here
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Have you enabled FF 3 color management yet?
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Thank you very much! You solved a problem I wasn't even aware I had.
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Thank you very much! You solved a problem I wasn't even aware I had.
You're very welcome.
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That was it! Thanks!!!!
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Javaslinger:

Congratulations on taking charge of getting healthy! It was a really nice day in VA yesterday and today. It hit 69F here in northern VA today!
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good for you and I like the that last one best of the group.
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I also think #3 is the best and definatly my favorite of the three. jim
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