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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

On a recent trip I took this photo:

http://img46.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Qpics/Qantas_737_Wingview_Uluru_resized.jpg

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,

-Q


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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2184 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




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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5870 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2182 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: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2179 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!

-Q



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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

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


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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

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

Nice shot btw!

regards, Florian



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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2032 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):

http://airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=Qantas_737_Wingview_Uluru_QS_010704.jpg

-Q

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


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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2015 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.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1907 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!

-Q



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User currently offlineOla From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

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

-Olli


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