IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2235 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2051 times:
I'd say: Bin them...
The heathaze prevents you from taking any long-range shots. It's a pain, but nothing you can do about it. When the light is like this (very high mid day sun) I normally go home.
Is there any other time of the day that you can shoot at this spot with nicer light (pref morning or evening)?
Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 46 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2035 times:
Thanks....Never heard of Bin....but I tend to agree with you. The only problem is that this runway in Boston is not used too much and when it is used it is almost always a hazy or foggy day (SE wind)...
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2029 times:
Move on, You can't fight pics that are backlit. I took some good ones at JFK early yesterday when they were arriving 22L from a favorite spot and the sun was horrible. Looked at them over and over and just trashed them. You are going to get them rejected so why bother. Best piece of advice I got when I started was shoot with the sun behind you. Anything else is a waste of time unfortunately. Nice shots though.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 837 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2020 times:
Mark, I'm actually suprised that you are asking this! You have proven yourself to be a well-respected photographer who goes after the IMAGE and not the registration. Please don't try to change your photographic eye/style just for this site. I will be honest and say that the above images are not a.net material, but (as always), you get "mad props" for persuing the unique angles.
A.net is all about technically perfect shots (nothing wrong with that at all), and you have a different style which goes against the grain, so to speak (again, nothing wrong with that either). I'd forget about trying to get those images uploaded here.
Anyway, FWIW, I think if you tried the same thing in the first or last hour of light in the day, you might get a stunning result.
GASP...did I just give Mark Garfinkel photography advice??? What is this world coming to?
Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 46 Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2015 times:
Thanks. Very nice of you all.
I don't blame the screeners for the rejects...
I was truly wondering if anybody out there had any magic formula regarding contrast and unsharp mask or both of them together to try and save these knowing full well that this shot will almost never be front lit or on a crystal clear day.
Yes, all of us need help one time or another...
p.s Vasco, are you kidding? Me going out with you to photograph jets, at Logan?
Didn't we almost get arrested last time??
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 50 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4): Looked at them over and over and just trashed them. You are going to get them rejected so why bother
IMHO this is defintely the wrong approach, why????
Do you guys just shoot for a.net? A.net is certainly not the center of the world when it comes to aviation images. What is an acceptable shot for an editor, art director etc. may not be suitable for this site, so be it.
Scooter summed it up pretty nicely. Read what he had to say.