COAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3717 times:
I took a pic of a erj145 today, it was with continental express. the plane was made in 2005 and is not in the a.net db. the picture turned out good but i took it at sunset so the lighting is a bit odd, i think it is original due to the way it is lit but prb not for anet. To any screeners, i have the picture posted on www.mfpltd.com if you can help me in any way please let me know as it would be greatly appreciated. thanks for all your time
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3682 times:
Okay, here we go!
1. Recropped using the same ratio as the original pic. The image is centered as in there is the same amount of space above and below the aircraft in the frame.
2. COLOR CAST. The sky was GREEN in the original, I used the Color Cast tool in PhotoShop to fix this.
3. UnSharp Mask - I enhanced the focus of the shot by using two passes of USM, then I used the sharpen tool to do some selective sharpening where needed (the wing for example). This will prevent jaggies from overtaking the image.
4. Saturation - I cranked up the saturation a bit to bring out the color.
5. Brightness / Contrast - I kicked both up a little bit, giving it a bright, clear look.
6. Saved as 1024 wide - this is the easiest size to get accepted on airliners.net. I used zero compression so the file size would be as large as possible (but stayed under the 1mb limit).
7. I gave it a UNIQUE filename. I'm not sure if you have shots on a.net or not, but believe me - you MUST make your filenames different from the rest. Start with your name, location, tail #, and even a series number (if you shot more than one pic of that aircraft). This way you'll NEVER have problems with someone else using that same filename (such as "erj.jpg").
The end result:
Probably still not PERFECT, but it's a start. Can any screeners give us a word on whether this is a technically acceptable shot? I certainly think it's got a chance.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
Yeah, I was playing around a little bit with the blue curve trying to bring out that bright sort of deep blue pop in the tail section, while at the same time trying to preserve the deep oranges of the sunset... looks like I still need some time getting used to the curves.