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Tried A New Crop With This One...opinions?  
User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4037 times:

Your opinions on this one please...
http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/6732/20051017img2188pvd0ju.jpg

This is my first time uploading with this type of crop. Any opinions are welcomed.
Will this one make it in the DB?
Thanks!
-JD

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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4026 times:


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Sorry for the plugs Danny, when I saw this shot I asked, TUL?

Though I think the undercarage there might be killed due to bad_dark...

My  twocents 

Matt



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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Nice shot. But the bottom is too dark and the far wing is too sharp.

Regards



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User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

The crop is fine, it just needs a lot less contrast.

-Q



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User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Thanks for the input!

Consider this...

Quite a few of my shots came out like this, with the top of the aircraft well lit and the belly very (too) dark. I was rather disappointed because it was my first time out with my new 100-400L and 350D. Although the metering on the 350D IMO is much better than the 300D, I think my problem may have been time of day.

I purposefully went towards the end of the day because I figured that with the sun low in the sky it would light the entire side of the aircraft from the west (the A/c were landing South to North). However the result was what you see above on most of my photos (dark belly, bright top). The sun was bright and unobstructed.

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1. Why did the bottom of the plane expose so dark and the top so vivid and bright when the sun was shining directly from the side?

2. Is this a known phenomenon?
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I find that when there is snow on the ground the aircraft exposes perfectly on all sides because of the amount of reflected light from the ground.

Example:

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3. How do I achieve these results when I don't have that advantage (Summer/Fall)?
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PS...I really don't want to start a metering woes thread here...just trying to get an explanation to the above question(s).

Thanks,

JD

[Edited 2005-10-18 21:57:10]

User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

Quoting Q330 (Reply 3):
The crop is fine, it just needs a lot less contrast.

Joseph

I agree with Q330, crop is fine but it is way too dark underneath, the saturation is a bit heavy too.

Take care

Fergul  sun 



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

Hey,

I had a quick fiddle with the contrast and saturation etc. I came to this:

http://www.justinwood.me.uk/anet/20051017img2188pvd0jujkw.jpg

Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 4):
Quite a few of my shots came out like this, with the top of the aircraft well lit and the belly very (too) dark. I was rather disappointed because it was my first time out with my new 100-400L and 350D. Although the metering on the 350D IMO is much better than the 300D, I think my problem may have been time of day.

The equipment doesn't always make good photos. Spend a little bit more time in the post processing side of things.

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Justin. Do you have CS2 mate? If so, then use the Shadow/highlight function. It's a Godsend!!!! Keep your values relatively low though, say below 20, to reduce the risk of noise/grain.
Spencer.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Quoting Spencer (Reply 7):
Justin. Do you have CS2 mate? If so, then use the Shadow/highlight function. It's a Godsend!!!! Keep your values relatively low though, say below 20, to reduce the risk of noise/grain.
Spencer.

Spence,

Nope I don't! I'm still using PS7. I may have to source a copy of CS2 from someome!

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

Sorry Justin, I mistakenly addressed that to you when in fact it was meant for JD/Flyfisher1976! Oops!  blockhead 
PS. I suppose that actually goes for anyone though. Shadow/highlight is an awesome tool.

Spencer.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

Quoting Spencer (Reply 9):
Sorry Justin, I mistakenly addressed that to you when in fact it was meant for JD/Flyfisher1976! Oops!
PS. I suppose that actually goes for anyone though. Shadow/highlight is an awesome tool.

Hehe, no worries mate!  laughing 

Cheers,
Justin  Wink


User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 5):
I agree with Q330, crop is fine but it is way too dark underneath, the saturation is a bit heavy too.

Thanks for the tip!

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 6):
The equipment doesn't always make good photos.quote]


I don't believe I ever tried to blame the equipment:


[quote=Q330,reply=3]I think my problem may have been time of day.



Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 6):
Spend a little bit more time in the post processing side of things.

I use Fergul's workflow for every photo that I process, so I'm not sure how much more time I'm supposed to spend. The problem with this photo could be corrected, I just needed some tips on how.

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 6):
I had a quick fiddle with the contrast and saturation etc. I came to this:

Awesome! Not sure what I did wrong here, but this looks so much better! Maybe you could clue me in, so I can apply this technique to the rest of my photos from that day. Thanks!

I'm going to remove the original from the queque and add the one that you "fiddled with" above.


User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 1):
Sorry for the plugs Danny, when I saw this shot I asked, TUL?

Hahahaha! Thanks Matt. Those WN TUL shots need all the help they can get. Big grin

Danny



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User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

Justin,

Thanks for your assistance with the photo. The version you edited got accepted!


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