• EX-Z3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2011:07:27 14:30:01
  • 0.001 s (1/1000) (1/1000)
  • f/5.6
  • 2004:10:06 17:32:03
  • Infinite
  • No
  • 10.20 (1020/100)

Shot Notes

This sunset was shot in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was taken in 2004 with an early digital camera EX-Z3. In those days memory cards cost 240 times what they do today. In fact the two 256MB cards I used almost cost as much as the camera I used then. In order to save space I was forced to use significant jpeg compression. The more a jpeg is compressed the more speckling occurs. This can be seen best in the dark areas of the left image below. Unfortunately this type of distortion makes it almost impossible to submit images for stock photography. If you want to sell your images always save them at the highest quality. Fortunately as this blog only needs images 800 pixels wide by the time the resolution is reduced the speckling is effectively eliminated. This can be seen in the right image below. The moral of this story is only compress your jpegs if you plan to put them on the web and nowhere else.

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