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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 20
Posted (11 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

On a recent trip I took this photo:


Unfortunately, I caught some reflection off the window (you can see some behind the wing and some in front of the winglet). I have a few questions...

First of all: does the fact that there's reflection automatically make it badmotiv, or can it still be accepted since it's a fairly unusual shot?

Second: is it "against the rules" to remove the little bits of reflection manually in photoshop?

Thanks in advance,


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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

The pic is fine, and the reflection is barely noticable. You should have cropped it out and kept your yap shut about it man!

That's a killer shot. So go crop it and Act like you never made this post.  Big grin


Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5916 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

i'd add it as is, looks pretty good and it's very unique shot to the database!

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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Phil, please explain to me how I can crop it out and still end up with a rectangular photo...  Confused  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Well, I guess I'll upload it as it is then. Thanks guys!


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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

WOW, what an amazing pic! it's really hardly noticable, it'll get accepted! Big grin

Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3782 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

The reflections are only very small, I think they'll add it!

Nice shot btw!

regards, Florian

Jet Visuals
User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Well it appears that it was rejected for badquality. Sad I assume this doesn't have to do with the reflection, does it? Can I still salvage the photo? Is it worth appealing?

Here's the version that I uploaded (sorry, link won't work):



[Edited 2004-07-07 11:04:22]

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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

The rejected one is a bit oversharpenned, and a bit jagged IMO, so I think it is the rejction reason. Try to rework it, it is really a nice picture.

As for the widonw reflections, they are indeed barely noticeable. I would advice you to clone them out (not 'crop' them out as suggested above) it might demand some work, but it is feasible.

As for the rules, I don't think it is against the rules to clone out that kind of window reflection which imo do the same damage to a pic as a dust spot on a CMOS does.

Take a very small clone tool, take your time, you should get a greater picture from that.



User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Thanks very much guys, here's the result:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Q. Savit

I'm very happy with this shot!


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User currently offlineOla From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

...and you are allowed to be happy! It is very nice. Damn, Ayers Rock and everything.  Smile


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