Glapira From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 186 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5109 times:
How are you? I know you are bored to answer every day the same questions but I really need your help on some shots. I'm relatively new in the spotting world and little by little I'm learning some tips. I had to read and read... thing that I would repeat with a lot of pleasure. But you always need a personalized help... so that is what I kindly ask you.. Thanks in advance:
I also have a question. My friend (and excellent spotter) Javier Guerrero, tried to teach me on the photoediting art with not bad results (I think.. ). The only thing is that when I reduce de size by cropping (with measures of 1024x683) it automatically reduces the size of the cropped shot to that measures and sometimes it creates some jaggies that I cannot erase on the copy of the background layer where I apply the USM. An example of a rejected badquality/badjagged is:
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5088 times:
I think the jaggies you are referring to are because the image is too sharp when you resize. I've been having all sorts of problems with this recently. Try resizing first and then sharpening.
The countryside in the background I think looks impressive. Is it that dark brown in winter? I thought it might be wrong at first, but the aircraft look fine - and I've only ever been to Spain in the summer
Javibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5021 times:
Quoting Knighty (Reply 6): MIght want to fix the info on the second one - doesn't look a lot like a LAN 343 at Frankfurt...
This happens because you did not change the filename the camera chooses before uploading to A.net, so you overwrote somebody else's file (or the other way round). ALWAYS use an unique filename.
I agree with the comments of the other guys; first one is a little overexposed, lacking detail. Some of the others are way too dark in some areas, it seems you went shooting in a grey day with the sun very high in the sky; try to avoid this.
About the oversharpened pictures, make sure you are not using in camera sharpening (set parameter 2 in your camera to achieve this). And maybe try to raise the USM threshold (maximum 3) to achieve a less aggressive sharpening.
And last, but not least, consider shooting RAW.
Keep it up!!!
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