DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1405 posts, RR: 16 Posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
I seem to be going through a spell where I can't seem to get any of my shots looking to my satisfaction. Maybe I'm being a little pedantic, but I'd like it if someone could pass comment on these two below. The first one generally seems to be a bit soft all over, but there are areas where I have tried to remove jaggies and got a "fuzziness". Also, in trying to centre the plane I've cut off some of the fin. Does this lower the overall appearance?
GPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 818 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 1761 times:
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Second one is definitely ok. Slight angle yes, but that could be sloping ground, a slightly flat tyre, etc etc. It doesn't look unbalanced although I personally might have turned it a little. If rejected, just a slight counter-clockwise turn will remedy the problem.
First one, cut of tail part can be ok, as Giovanni says it is a personal thing. You'll find photos in the database with that part cut off and ones where it has been left in, but from this angle it can create an uncentred look if you leave it in. However, both seem to be acceptable here.
Sharpness seems alright, not the sharpest but ok. I know the logo on the body seems a bit fuzzy round the edges, but this seems quite a common phenomena with this colour scheme. I've seen it on my own and other images. I must admit I really don't like this scheme at all, at least from a photography point of view.
QantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 35 Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 1760 times:
Both shots look fine to me! The cropped-out horizontal stabiliser in the first photo isn't a problem at all; as Giovanni said, it's a matter of personal preference whether you leave the whole stabiliser in or not.
After playing around for ages in Photoshop I've managed to bring the colours out more, but I think that I've way overdone it with the saturation now. Look at the barn door in the distance, it seems to have an orange glow to it, which is even more noticable on the thumbnail;
What should I do to enhance the colours of the first one, and get them looking more accurate? I must confess I am really out of my depth when it comes to messing about with colour, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.