A346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1198 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
You've got a nice shot there, but unfortunately I think it will be rejected for badquality. Don't get discouraged, today's standards are very high - I myself (though no expert) am often surprised to have a photo of mine that I thought looked very good be rejected for badquality.
Looks like there is one of two issues with your image; either it was cropped too heavily or the camera used has too small of a sensor to begin with. What type of camera did you use for the photo?
[Edited 2005-04-11 23:07:45]
You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 2968 posts, RR: 60 Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
I would be interested to know how you have edited this shot.
I agree that it is a really nice angle, but it has that 'shiny' look of an oversharpened image - possibly in camera, rather than in post-processing. For me the key is in what state is the original image.
I fear it would attract a badquality rejection as it is, and there also appears to be something a bit funny looking about the underside of the wing near the fuselage - a bit blurry, like overused Neat Image or something.
If you would like a second opinion about the editing I would be more than happy to give your original image a go if you would like to send it to me. I could then take you through what I have done. Just a thought.
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 18 Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
First thanks as always, the regulars I know are always there to help. Now on to questions.
1. Camera was Olympus C-765, as you can tell the quality isn't stunning, and every day I am saving a little for the 300D and a lens. ISO 64, shutter 1/1000, f/6.3.
2. Psych, I follow Fergul's standard application for PS 2.0, thanks Fergul by the way, and yes I did use neat image, my camera produces so much grain even on ISO 64 that it is almost required. Sharpness is set on 0 in the camera, and I used USM 450%, 0.2, 0 as my last step, and went once more at 125%, 0.2, 0 for a second pass. It is a give and take with N.I. because I need to remove grain without sacrificing quality, but it looks overboard. I sent you an original Paul, if you'd like to take a look.
3. All of you are right on with the NI. I don't like it, but I have to use it. I haven't found a way that is as effective to reduce grain, I guess I went overboard and it shows. Thanks again guys.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 54 Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
Gary and Simon seem to have those settings for USM under controll, and are doing well at it. I on the other hand, can't seem to grasp it at all. I find the 50;0.3;0 setting in USM the best for me. Even before I got my L lenses I still found that setting to be good and my shots got in.
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 18 Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
How many times do you sharpen at 50%? To get my photos as sharp I feel like I would have to make 5 passes before it took effect. Just curious to know.
I know the answer is "it depends" but an average would be fine. Thanks.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 54 Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
An average for me would be about 3 times, well about 95% of the times.
Although I have used it four times on some shots. If you apply too much you can always back track a bit in the Undo History Window.