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Fantastic work as usual Nico_Ble99.

Do you mind if I ask what resolution you upload your pictures to Flickr at please? I have just switched cameras and, now my images have a higher resolution, they appear to be fuzzy after upload. Do you resize at all, or just upload at the biggest size possible? (which is what I have always done in the past)
Thanks a lot!

I always upload my images in full resolution. When I look at your pictures on your Flickr, they are all displayed in perfect quality to me.

I think you wanna know in what resolution my pictures are previewed here on GTP, correct me if I'm wrong though.

If it's what I think it is, then here's how I do it:

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When you're copying the link, just select a bigger preview size.
 
Thanks a lot!

I always upload my images in full resolution. When I look at your pictures on your Flickr, they are all displayed in perfect quality to me.

I think you wanna know in what resolution my pictures are previewed here on GTP, correct me if I'm wrong though.

If it's what I think it is, then here's how I do it:

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When you're copying the link, just select a bigger preview size.
Thanks for that; I knew about the option to select a different size when embedding the image.

When I view the original image at full size it appears sharp, but once I upload it into Flickr it appears a little fuzzy (when viewed at any size). I have always uploaded images at their original size in the past, but I have just switched cameras and as the images from the new camera are much bigger, I wondered if Flickr was reducing the sharpness when resizing them.

Your images look sharp at the embedded size and sharp when viewed at full size on Flickr and your original upload size is similar to mine, so not sure what is different.
 
Thanks for that; I knew about the option to select a different size when embedding the image.

When I view the original image at full size it appears sharp, but once I upload it into Flickr it appears a little fuzzy (when viewed at any size). I have always uploaded images at their original size in the past, but I have just switched cameras and as the images from the new camera are much bigger, I wondered if Flickr was reducing the sharpness when resizing them.

Your images look sharp at the embedded size and sharp when viewed at full size on Flickr and your original upload size is similar to mine, so not sure what is different.
Sorry for my late reply to your post, but that problem never occured to me. Maybe it's something browser related, who knows :confused:

Nonetheless, here are some of my snapshots from today's MotoGP event at TT Circuit Assen. Never thought it would be that easy to get media credentials, but here we are.



















A little side note: out of all series I had media credentials for, the organisation aspect of it all was the worst at MotoGP. You were basically given absolutely no info about where you were allowed to be (until you recieved your tabard at the accreditation center), where you weren't allowed to be, etc. Not even how much money you'll need to deposit for a locker. Parking was a disaster. Sure, it was free of charge, but at Spa for example there's always a designated parking lot for media personnel. Today however, media parking was basically spectator parking. Which made getting off the whole facility a huge mess. Still, apart from these things, it was an absolute blast.
 
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Sorry for my late reply to your post, but that problem never occured to me. Maybe it's something browser related, who knows :confused:
No worries! I am intending to have a play with image resizing and uploads when I get a chance, just to see if that is the cause of the issue or if it something else (should probably look from another computer/browser before spending time doing that though!).
A little side note: out of all series I had media credentials for, the organisation aspect of it all was the worst at MotoGP. You were basically given absolutely no info about where you were allowed to be (until you recieved your tabard at the accreditation center), where you weren't allowed to be, etc. Not even how much money you'll need to deposit for a locker. Parking was a disaster. Sure, it was free of charge, but at Spa for example there's always a designated parking lot for media personnel. Today however, media parking was basically spectator parking. Which made getting off the whole facility a huge mess. Still, apart from these things, it was an absolute blast.
My experience of media accreditation at the top level has been limited to World Rallycross but that experience has been hugely different between circuits. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was the most frustrating for me; vague directions, big distance between the reception centre and media centre (and no directions given between the two): wasted about half a day of two days there just finding my way around!

Anyway great shots; I personally find Superbikes the trickiest thing to shoot.
 
No worries! I am intending to have a play with image resizing and uploads when I get a chance, just to see if that is the cause of the issue or if it something else (should probably look from another computer/browser before spending time doing that though!).
Do let me know if it works out for you! :)
My experience of media accreditation at the top level has been limited to World Rallycross but that experience has been hugely different between circuits. Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was the most frustrating for me; vague directions, big distance between the reception centre and media centre (and no directions given between the two): wasted about half a day of two days there just finding my way around!
I can imagine how much of a pain in the rear end that must have been. Thank god the Media Center at Assen is just next to the pit building.
Though, thanks to the long walk from the parking lot to the track and my search for the media center on Sunday unfortunately cost me the chance of shooting the MotoGP warm up session.
Anyway great shots; I personally find Superbikes the trickiest thing to shoot.
Thanks as always! I actually tried to shoot some bike racing two years ago as a spectator at TT Circuit Assen, but failed miserably. Probably because I didn't have a lot of experience with panning shots and shooting fast moving objects back then. But I always tell myself that one will never stop learning, and that's what happened on Sunday too. Still glad with how the pics turned out. I'll add some more down below:











 
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Awesome shots everyone! Loving the motorsports stuff that's been posted up in the past few pages. Got a few to contribute, but not on the level of those here. :scared:

Autocross from last month:
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A few from Watkins Glen International late last month:
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And finally, from yesterday. The New England Forest Rally. Have not attended this event since maybe 2017 and never actually got to the jump until this year. Was rather sad being at one without Ken Block there, but it was nice to see his wife and daughter racing.
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Few photos from a local grasstrack event last weekend.

Grasstrack Sidecar (24) (Terry Saunters/Liam Brown) by Steve White, on Flickr

Broomie Phoenix (77) (Shaun Hughes/Louis Bennett) by Steve White, on Flickr

Grasstrack Bike (6) (Edward Kennett) by Steve White, on Flickr

MCR Yamaha R1 (29) (Tom Cossar/Wayne Rickards) by Steve White, on Flickr

RTS Jawa (726) (Tim Curnock) by Steve White, on Flickr

Grasstrack Sidecar (24) (Terry Saunters/Liam Brown) by Steve White, on Flickr

Always struggle to get a bit of variety in shots at grasstrack (and speedway), but the racing is great to watch.
 
Not the weekend of racing I was anticipating (one of the cars caught fire the day before racing was due to commence, completely destroying a whole team and resulting in the suspension of an entire class), but still an enjoyable two days at Lydden Hill for the fourth round of the World Rallycross Championship.

Zeroid X1 RX2e (13) (Viktor Vranckx) by Steve White, on Flickr

Peugeot 208 4x4 T16 (GB1) (Patrick O'Donovan) by Steve White, on Flickr

Seat Ibiza 4x4 T16 (77) (Rene Munnich) by Steve White, on Flickr

Zeroid X1 RX2e (87) (Tommi Hallman) by Steve White, on Flickr

Ford Fiesta VII 4x4 T16 (95) (Roger Thomas) by Steve White, on Flickr

Zeroid X1 RX2e (14) (Nils Andersson) by Steve White, on Flickr

Peugeot 208 4x4 T16 (GB1) (Patrick O'Donovan) by Steve White, on Flickr
 
I haven't posted a photo on here in a long time. Here's two photos from a recently developed roll of Kodak B&W film. Shot on a Nikon FM3A. I don't get out and take photos as much as I did before, but I still do from time to time.

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(quality suffers as it's just a screenshot. The image is too big for the site.)

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I haven't really been able to get back into photography over the past couple of years despite some tries, but I am in a different area of the US for a little, so I will try to take advantage of the new landscape, as well as the better attitude towards photographers, so I may have more people in my photographs.

Here's something that was taken around 2020 -

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I think this was taken with some Cinestill 800 that sat in my camera for about 2 to 3 years until I decided to develop it.

This all makes me miss photography greatly, sharing the fun things you come across and capture.

My last: Taken at an art museum.

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I'm not sure when I'll pop my head around here again, but there is some nice stuff. :)
 
Popped to Brands Hatch last weekend to watch a mate racing. I love the circuit (especially as it is my local), but I hate how much high fencing there is. Took a couple of my friend...

Juno (5) (Graham Charman) & Praga R1T (111) (Jessica Hawkins) by Steve White, on Flickr

Juno (Graham Charman) by Steve White, on Flickr

...and a few of his rivals when he wasn't looking! :lol:

Jenvey-Gunn TS6 (35) (Mike Jenvey) by Steve White, on Flickr

Praga R1T (16) (Alastair Boulton) by Steve White, on Flickr

This isn't the first time I have seen a Praga, but I thought it looked especially excellent in plain white.
 
Got an invite to the 6R4.net track day at Blyton Park last week. The track is pretty bland in my personal opinion (it is dead flat), but the cars on track were very not bland...

DAM 4100 (Stuart Bell) by Steve White, on Flickr

Ford Escort RS Cosworth (Nigel Hepburn) by Steve White, on Flickr

Hyundai Accent WRC (14) (Steve Chamberlain) by Steve White, on Flickr

MG Metro 6R4 (6) (Dan Ellmore) by Steve White, on Flickr

Ford Escort RS Cosworth (Dave Bonning) by Steve White, on Flickr

Opel Kadett (22) (Stuart McLaren) by Steve White, on Flickr

Porsche 911 GT3 (Chris Pennington) by Steve White, on Flickr
 
It's been a really long while since i've posted any photo's on here so since i picked up an canon r7 the otherday i though i'd give it a spin in the studio today.

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I don't know why i decided to wear a flowerpot as headware but it happened and i'm not apologizing
 
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Some more seagulls. Talk about photographer's paradox. The first day I was on the beach, I was just enjoying my day in the ocean. I saw an Osprey make a sucessful dive and come out with a Black Drum about 30 feet from where I was swimming. Saw two pelicans cruise around the cost the entire morning, and of course the seagulls.

I went out the next day around the same time to shoot and absolutely NOTHING. I was the only one on the beach, it was like a desert; NOT EVEN A DAMN SEAGULL.









And trying some Cinestill 50D emulation:







 
Where is this city? Awesome pics!
That would be Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

In order from top to bottom, it's the Bank of Montreal building, the top of the House of Commons, the backside of the Royal Canadian Mint ( I think?? It might be a part of the East Block of Parliament Hill I can't remember), and the Alexandria Bridge between Ottawa, ON and Gatineau, QC.
 
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