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User currently offlineRanger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Hi all,

What can I do to improve this pic,taken today on departure from Inverness.Weather was glorious with a healthy amount of snow on the ground helping the lighting conditions.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/amwaluk/INV4.jpg

Nothing done to this original apart from resizing.

Regards
Andy

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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3994 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Nice shot!  Smile

You might want to try a different crop, one that's tighter around the aircraft.


User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

Center it, crop a little, play with the levels ever so slightly (being careful not to overexpose, it is borderline already near the nose), and use a duplicate layer to sharpen. Select all the sky, invert and sharpen the aircraft, then use the eraser to blend the jaggies. Looks good.
-Matt



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3309 times:
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Hi Andy.

You do have some nice lighting there.

I agree with the comments above - you will definitely need a closer crop. I was going to have a go editing what you posted, but I see that the size of the image is rather small (800 x 600). I may be missing something here, and it may be due to the site that hosts your photo, but you will need a larger file for any upload here.

I would be happy to have a go at an edit if you would like, so you can compare with what I come up with - just let me know via my profile.

Cheers.

Paul


User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

great shot !

Nice contrast, I like the orange.
I agree on the crop.

Martin21



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User currently offlineRanger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Thanks guys for all your comments.

I purposely uploaded at 800x600 to reduce bandwidth and save time.The original is a lot bigger and I have been working on it most of the afternoon,trying different techniques and tips from your comments.

Hopefully the finished result will get accepted.

Regards
Andy


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