Pacallen From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4682 times:
Long time reader, first time poster ...
This is my first attempt at taking photos of jetliners... I have a few pictures in the database already but they are all of smaller aircraft that are parked. I didn't have many worthwhile pics to submit, except for this one, but it got rejected for bad quality. I have the original in 2272x1704 if anyone wants to see if they can help me out (there is some empty sky that I had to crop out).
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4660 times:
It's seriously soft, and it looks like it wasn't sharpened at all. It looks motion blurred aswell, but I'm sure you can get a better picture out of it by a different editing technique. Can you explain how you edited this picture?
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4655 times:
It looks motion blurred, and I think the crop has pushed the image quality to the limit.
Go for some easier shots of similar aircraft. It's much easier to get a vibrant, sharp image when you can neatly fit the whole aircraft in the frame - it helps your camera do the work. Try ramp shots or get near them when they're low on approach.
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
Pacallen From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4623 times:
Yeah I guess it is a bit soft now that I look at it again. I'm heading out to KMCI again tomorrow for a line service interview and I'll probably try to shoot a few more photos.
As for editting, I just did a little work in Paint Shop Pro making the picture a little sharper and adding a bit more contrast. I have Photoshop 6.0 as well, but rarely use it because I'm too lazy to learn how to use it correctly... Should I start to study up a little on PS?