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Exposure: Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Reflection?  
User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

I recently had the following pic rejected for exposure:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/N754NA.jpg

Of course, it does look overexposed, but all it is really is the sun's reflection on a very small strip of the fuselage. Bad luck I guess, because the next plane a few minutes later didn't have it.

I shot this in raw and with exposure compensation. In Photoshop, I played around with the exposure but this reflection is so strong that I would need so much underexposing that the rest of the pic would almost be black (slight exaggeration).

I've tried playing with the levels and darkening highlights but that doesn't really work neither.

Is there any method that would work? And secondly, is the exposure really unacceptable for A.net in this case? Thanks for your opinions...

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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

Try playing with the shadow/highlight feature under Image and Adjustments and maybe you will be able to fix it. It has helped me with a couple of images.

Ivan


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):
Of course, it does look overexposed, but all it is really is the sun's reflection on a very small strip of the fuselage.

Not really Ward, the entire photo looks overexposed, not just the glare strip. Using the camera's metering, it has to decide what percentage of the image is light, and what percent is dark, and then expose for it. By the looks of your image, the camera saw more dark area and exposed for it, making the light areas unacceptably light.


User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

All I can suggest, and I know it helps, use a C-Pol!


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User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

Quoting MartinairYYZ (Reply 3):
C-Pol

I assume that would be a circular polarising filter? Great suggestion! Funny, I regularly use that in "other" photography, but it hadn't really come to mind for aviation...

Quoting JeffM (Reply 2):
Using the camera's metering

Jeff, referring to the earlier post on that subject, would this have been a situation where your metering device would have helped?

In any case, with the raw versions available, I'll give it another try maybe. Thanks for the help so far.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

Quoting Edoca (Reply 4):
would this have been a situation where your metering device would have helped?

Absolutely.


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