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How To Improve This Very Rare Photo?  
User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5649 times:


I really want to upload this photo and the only reason is because it's a very rare photo.


The photo was taken at the performance in which the #6 Thunderbird crashed. The plane in front of the whole row is #6 and clearly shown, and this was taken about 6-7 minutes or so before the crash.

I uploaded it, but it got rejected for bad quality, so I was wondering if there is anything I can do to get this photo on a.net.


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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3783 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

Not 1024xXXX, so, too small, and I think the only way you might be able to improve the quality is working with a noise reduction program like neatimage.


Jet Visuals
User currently offlineSuperHornet From United States of America, joined May 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5604 times:

According to the accident investigation board report the pilot, 31-year-old Captain Chris Stricklin, misinterpreted the altitude required to complete the "Split S" maneuver. He made his calculation based on an incorrect mean-sea-level altitude of the airfield. The pilot incorrectly climbed to 1,670 feet above ground level instead of 2,500 feet before initiating the pull down to the Split S maneuver.

When he realized something was wrong, the pilot put maximum back stick pressure and rolled slightly left to ensure the aircraft would impact away from the crowd should he have to eject. He ejected when the aircraft was 140 feet above ground - just 0.8 seconds prior to impact. He sustained only minor injuries from the ejection. There was no other damage to military or civilian property.

The aircraft, valued at about $20.4 million, was destroyed.

I believe those are ground crew standing near the jets. The photo might be improved by 1st not cropping so close. The aft tip of the horizontal stab of the #6 bird is cropped off and the pitot tube of the #1 bird is cropped off. Although I am not sure that this is why the photo was rejected because I have seen much worse cropping excepted. Lastly I believe you used too much sharpening and contrast in the photo in an attempt to improve the resolution. Try starting over correcting the cropping and use USM to highlight the photo and leave the contrast cursor alone use the shadow cursor.

Watch the ball
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2748 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Hey there,

You've appealed it, and still asking for advice? Isnt it a bit late now?  Confused

Simon Nicholls

Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Simon, my thoughts exactly.. A bit double..

Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

Sorry bout that appealing. I'm new to the Aviation Photography uploading here. And to clear up a few things:

- I didn't crop at all  Nuts

- The photo was originally much larger, so no problem on resizing it.

- I came on the "very rare" part a little too strong maybe, so sorry on that. I just need info on improvments


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