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User currently offlineAPT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

I know there have been a lot of topics like that lately, so sorry for bothering.
I got this photo rejected today:

http://airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=2004-05-17-fra_sa_a340-600_zs-snc-001sef.jpg

Rejection reason was:
These photos appear to have been either overexposed (too bright) or
underexposed (too dark). This could be a scanning problem or a
problem with the original photos. Check your original photo, if
it appears to be correctly exposed then please change the settings
on your scanner or use a photo manipulating tool to adjust the brightness
of the photos. If the photo is a digital shot then you will probably be
unable to improve the shot to an acceptable standard.
If you think you have been able to improve the quality of the photos, please
re-upload them. Note that we are still very interested in having these
photos in our database, we only ask that you try to improve the quality
of the digital version of your photos.


I actually can't see an overexposing or an underexposing. I've checked it on two monitors but maybe my eyes are cheating on me.

So how i need you help, can it be saved or should I dump it and add it to my personal collection?

Any help is appreciated

Thanks
Alex





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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

It's very difficult to repair photos with exposure problems. Maybe an adjustment to the level might make it look a bit more pleasing, but other than that, I think it has little hope.

-Phil



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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

It's definitely overexposed - notice that fuselage is too bright which causes details (eg. door edges) to dissaprear.
I doubt you'll be able to fix that unless you have RAW file.

Daniel


User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Alex, if you have Photoshop CS you can save the image!

There's a nice little feature at ( sorry, only in German, but should not be a problem for you heh?  Wink/being sarcastic)

Bild - Anpassen - Tiefen / Lichter .... just change the strongness of "lights" then, you will be able to fix the overexposure. Very useful tool!

regards, Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

It's very much over exposed Alex, had to grab my sun glasses  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Before you start editing calibrate your monitor.


Regards,
Willem




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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

The entire front third of the fuselage has been blown out. Your camera's meter exposed for the darker background and thus overexposed the aircraft. It appears that matrix or full frame average was used? I would use center weighted average on something with that much white in it, and maybe -1/3 exposure as well. Then, the aircraft will be exposed properly, and the background will be a little darker, but that can be fixed.

-Jeff


User currently offlineAPT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Hello and thanks for all your help.
For the Photoshop CS, I don't have it. I only have PS Elements and I'm still learning on this one. So I guess I'll dump this pic for now and try to make it better next time I get to Frankfurt. There will be more chances in the next few weeks.

Cheers
Alex


User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Keep trying, really nice shots from you  Smile

regards, Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineAPT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Thank you Florian, it's always nice to know that some people like the photos you take  Smile

Cheers
Alex


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

I like the shot too Alex but that was not your question.
If on your monitor you can't see it is over exposed there is something wrong with your calibration or not calibrated at all.
My advice is still to calibrate it first before you start fiddling with the image.

Cheers,
Willem



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