I am quite sure the screeners are right and doing a great job, and I want to learn how to do it...
What do You recommend?
First a mild sharpening with USM of whole picture?
Then masking and only selective sharpening of certain areas?
Or Fergul's advice of masking out everything but the aircraft and then sharpening in many layers.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 2968 posts, RR: 60 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
Hi again Frippe.
I would suggest that you give one pass of USM with settings of 500%, 0.2 and 0, for the whole photo. I often find that with a close up like this the photo can 'take' another USM pass of somewhere around 150%, 0.2 and 0. An alternative that I often use is to stick with the initial pass, and then use the sharpening tool to selectively add a bit of extra sharpening where the photo needs it.
In both your examples above I think the screeners got it right.
As before, if you would like to see an alternate edit, feel free to drop me a line again.
Martin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 346 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2328 times:
I think the screeners are right. But I also think the 3th one is good, it is right in between the 1st and 2nd. I also think that the colors on the 2nd and 3th look better than on the 1st one ! Good luck with these and with your other photos.
Frippe From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 183 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
Hello again and thanks for Your input.
I think You have a point here, JeffM. Maybe they found it OK because here in Sweden at least we often shorten the name just to Ryan. Or maybe they just didn't like me to show up the photo again after THREE rejections already.
And Ingemar, you are right in having sharp eyes with the exhaust pipe.
This concerns the first rejection for ANGLE. I had not framed the plane horizontally from the beginning. And by rotating CCW by 1.32 the cropping was extremely tight - remember NO editing with cloning and such cheating. Therefore something had to be cut away.
Frippe From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 183 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2026 times:
Thanks again, JeffM, for your input.
Let me add only that I am quite new to this hobby, having only 50+ photos in the db, most of them side ons or photos showing the whole airplane.
So in many ways I have to learn the hard way from studying accepted photos and from rejections (of which I have many). And especially this is the case for me when I try to take more zoomed in photos or photos with only a part of the a/c.
Therefore I am very glad for what you point out as regular reasons for Motiv or Centering rejections. I simply did not know how important such details were.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 9067 posts, RR: 13 Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
I know the sharpening tool is under Filter but the other members are talking about sharpening a photo in the areas where needed. That's what I meant actually. So far I can only sharpen an entire photo and not part of a photo (a selected area in the photo). Or am I misreading the posts of the other members? Is it possible to select an area of a photo and than sharpen just that area?