Nikon Wednesday 2020: #34

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Matt Laur, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Important: please keep your image under 1000 pixels on the longest side for in-line viewing, and please keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here: This forum's moderators are allowing up to three Nikon Wednesday images per week, so share some work!

    It was a busy week, so you know what that means: Wayback Wednesday! Today, my thrown photo dart landed in 2007, where I was observing ancient Rome's solution to violent street activity. Also good for chatting up the tourists in Verona. Feel free to go folder diving, or share whatever's fresh! This one would have been with a D200 and a 17-55/2.8.

  2. DSC_6193.jpg
    D810 + 50mm f/1.8 Ai

    While I'm here, may I make a suggestion? There would be no need for the rather restrictive 1,000-pixel, 300 KB limit guidelines if people would insert their images "as thumbnails" using the provided option in the user interface. That way, cake can be had and eaten too, as only the lightweight thumbnail is loaded with this page, while anyone who wants to view an image at higher resolution need only click the thumbnail.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2020
  3. I always thought it was to protect a usefully hi-res image from being 'borrowed'.....
  4. Z6 50mm f1.8S 1/640th f2.8 iso 2500
    Nickens, bertliang, chulster and 2 others like this.
  5. Nikon D50, Carmel Beach Surfers, 2008. I'm going to use this camera today.
    Carmel Beach 08_12.jpg
  6. D500, 500PF with TC-14EIII
  7. ostrich
    0002NIK Detrás Cabeza Avestruz Oídos Pelos-NAFS70-300VR.jpg Nikkor AF-S 70-300 G ED on DX
  8. I think not. The guidelines make no mention of any concern for users' IP rights; they only talk about saving users' bandwidth and reducing the time it takes to load this page over a slow connection.

    If the mods (@Matt Laur) are serious about this, however, they should change the guidelines to simply: "insert thumbnails, not full-size images."
  9. I'm not a mod! I'm just a lowly peasant user, tasked with carrying the torch of this ancient, arcane tradition. I'm like the guy who feeds the groundhog in that town in Pennsylvania all year long. I don't make the rules, I just copy and paste them! If Shun wants to alter the vibe on this matter, I can copy and paste new rules just as easily.

    All that said, yes: the notions surrounding this topic pre-date the current forum software, and were certainly hatched during an era of smaller screens, more expensive server storage, and narrower user bandwidth. Personally, I don't at all like the butchery that occurs to quality image files when they get smashed through aggressive compression to be rendered here and in similar venues. But it's the intersection between the laws of physics and some practical matters surrounding using and running such a platform.

    Being honest, I'm flabbergasted that this recurring thread, to say nothing of this brand-specific forum, let alone this entire web site, still exists at all!
  10. D850 + 200-500mm 5.6 @ f7.1 ISO 320 1/500.

    A young swallow who's about to go South for the first time......:)

  11. D750 50mm f2 Ai

  12. Thanks for tending the fire, Matt!
  13. Not getting out much but still have the pictures!

  14. Port of Oakland, California, D300s 24-85 AF-D


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