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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?
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3800 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.
APT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3781 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.
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3658 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.
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