Flightcheck From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2743 times:
I recently had a good day shooting at LHR on Thus 21st October 2004. The weather was perfect and there were lots of great aircraft to see.
Now I do use a Canon 1D MkII and 100-400L glass, so sometimes, when the light is right, I do not require a great deal of post image processing to get the results that I want.
The question I have is that having got the images home and on my PC, I sit down, crack open a can of John Smiths Extra Smooth bitter and begin to inspect my images, the ones that I like I tidy up in Photoshop CS. Now, sometimes (as I find this relaxing), I may spend an evening or two looking and editing my images while consuming my alcohol, but there may be the odd night that I may drink a little too much, say, having flattening 4 cans of bitter, then start on a bottle of red wine……
I feel that while the more I drink, the better my images look, and I may be able to enhance the composition, as my creative flair seems to be evoked. This is all great until I receive the e-mails from the screeners for my images as being rejected for been ‘baddirty’ and include the message ‘Dirt that finds its way into the final image can often be repaired by using the cloning tool available in most photo manipulation software’.
My alcohol consumption (and I do not feel, yet!!, that I have a drink problem) seems that on occasions, I do make elementary image editing errors, like not removing dust spots or not sharpening or getting the correct colour etc.
I was wondering if this is the case for any others?
Kevin Minter (now sober from last nights image editing session!!!)
Flightcheck From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2645 times:
All three rejection reasons were:
"The scan looks dirty. This message may also appear if there was dirt or scratches on the slide or negative. Dirt that finds its way into the final image can often be repaired by using the cloning tool available in most photo
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Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2040 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2571 times:
Whilst alcohol will surely impair judgement and won't help your ability to check detail errors, I too like the odd tipple whilst editing & sorting images. Assuming you're not roaring drunk whilst doing it, the results should be okay
I think the 'square eyes' phenomenon is more critical. You can spend so much time working images that your error-checking goes out and you make silly errors with dustspots, centreing, and levelling.
Gary Watt, who wrote the submissions guide, recommends taking a break from images you've edited and going back to them later. Not easy if you're incredibly impatient like me, but well worth it.
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Wanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
I like to think that alcohol aids the editing process.
I must admit that if I took a/c pics in 35mm and tried to upload the scans here as things (i.e. my scanner) are at the moment, I'd not stand a chance as my scanner is on its' last legs and the scans show it - despite cleaning and re-installation of software.