Woot we found my image on a Billboard!

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kcline
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Posted Wed Jul 9, 2008 11:49AM

On Rasmus and I's recent cross country road trip we happened across one of my images being used for a steak house.


We walked up as close as we could get to it because I had to have a look at the quality at that huge size, and even blown up to that size (taken with a 20D) it looked absolutely incredible, perfect details, no fuzzy ugliness at all. This made me very very happy.


It was a well needed pick-me-up on the long road


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hammondoviCLOSED
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Posted Wed Jul 9, 2008 12:08PM

Congratulations!


That had to be a great pick-me-up. It is great to hear that the 8MP 20D is useful on such a big space. And now everyone can see your photo, especially the United Lines moving people. Poor guys will be forever craving lobster and steak.
kcline
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Posted Wed Jul 9, 2008 12:22PM
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/I should post a crop of it at 100%, I was really astounded at the quality of the up-sizing for a billboard. I've upgraded my equipment since that particular shot, but it is still a warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing that 8mp is not too small to get a good quality blow-up.


When I shot with a 5mp (seems like ages ago now) I got a copy of a 6'x8' banner poster of one of my images sent out to me from a nice iStock designer, I had uploaded it downsized a smidge from 5mp and it still turned out really great. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised then too.


Hopefully it is good news to those out there shooting 6-8mp knowing that any skilled designer can turn their images into posters and billboards without getting a second mortgage on their house or selling off their first born to get a big MP camera.





eta: Here is the 100% crop of the billboard


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(Edited on 2008-07-09 12:36:30 by kcline)
JBryson
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Posted Wed Jul 9, 2008 2:00PM
Congratulations!! Makes me hungry....what a great shot.
StockCube
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Posted Wed Jul 9, 2008 2:06PM

Wow that is crisp.  Congratulations on finding it.


I was in McDonalds the other day and they had far smaller images of pebbles over the walls which were fuzzy as hell.  They also had really crass lettering across them, which looked like it had been added by a 5 year old in PhotoShop.


I am also finding myself annoyed at my son's Thomas the Tank Engine poster which has a lot of noise.  I think iStock has completely ruined my enjoyment of children's poster art and fast food decor.  Its tragic.


When you see how well it can be done (ie this shot) it makes you wonder why everyone doesn't aspire to these levels.  Presumably the printing plays a huge part too.
diane39
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Posted Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:50AM
Wow Kelly....the picture looks stunning! The steakhouse must have been thrilled with it Congrats!
JSABBOTT
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Posted Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:28AM
Congrats Kelly.  I think the best finds are when you totally aren't expecting them.  And then a billboard to top it all.  Good job.
StephiCoral
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Posted Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:58PM
Wow!  That is so awesome.  Great picture.
gollykim
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Posted Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:22AM
Awesome find! Looks yummy...
Dorin_S
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Posted Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:04PM
Wow that must have been a great surpirse.. Congrats and a great shot (umm... I have a sudden urge for steak)!!!
luismmolina
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Posted Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:52PM
Great image, congratulations! 

(Edited on 2008-07-22 15:53:15 by luismmolina)
trade-show-displays
Posted Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:23PM
I am BLOWN AWAY! Congratulations. I can't imagine a better place to see your work. Wow. The billboard company did a good job, but I'm guessing that they were able to because you did a good job. Wow.
maodesign
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Posted Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:21PM
Congrats
EMPPhotography
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Posted Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:02PM

That is Amazing...Did you look up Coyote Creek on the internet to see if they use it and maybe more there?


Great Job
narcisa
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Posted Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:36PM
wow, huge congrats - yummy pic
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