Fly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
You have to take some risk I would upload the 777, what's the worst that can happen? As you know, it's not the end of the world if you get a rejection. I'd say go ahead and upload and see what happens in about a week. Best of luck.
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1318 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
I am glad to hear you are uploading this shot. I love the massive blades and the exhaust as well. Take a chance, I don't think it will be rejected for backlit. I have had some head-ons like this where I felt they might be too dark on the back side, but they had no problem getting in. Good luck.
IngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3449 times:
What a pic!!
The before washed-out parts now look much better!!
I just love semi-backlit shots.
They often give you a better (if edited in the right manner) feel for the geometry of an aircraft. Reflections on the shadow-side showing the curvatures and all that.
Not to mention the ripples in the exhaust gases!! Mmmmm.....,yummy!!
Tin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3441 times:
I think shots should be considered in all cases regardless of lighting direction. If a backlit shot looks good and the overall composition and exposure are about right then there should be no grounds for rejection on that element alone.
Good luck with this shot, I think it's dramatic angle with lighting to match.
TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3417 times:
Quoting Tin67 (Reply 11): I think shots should be considered in all cases regardless of lighting direction. If a backlit shot looks good and the overall composition and exposure are about right then there should be no grounds for rejection on that element alone.
That is 100% precisely our policy. There is no such thing as a "badbacklit" rejection or any reason why backlighting alone is any reason for a rejection. If the quality is sub-standard, it'll be rejected. That's all.
TZ Aviation - Aeropuerto de los Banditos Team Images
Mrk25 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3372 times:
The original was RAW, on the first I had increased the exposure on the RAW conversion slightly to try an illuminate the left hand side of the image but on the second I left the exposure as captured. The second had less "Shadow & Highlight" which I used to brighten up the undercarriage. Apart from that a tiny bit of contrast added to make the left hand side of the image less flat looking. Also a bit of USM thrown in for good measure.