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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

I know I don't normally ask for advice or opinions on stuff I upload, but I've yet to really play the black and white game either. So, I'm asking for opinions on this old A-7 ("SLUFF" is an affectionate name for the A-7 meaning Short Little Ugly Fat F*cker).



Shot manual, f10, iso 100, 1/400 at 10mm on the 30d. Fire away.....

[Edited 2006-04-11 23:35:43]

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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1668 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

Jeff
I like it a lot. An unusual angle and because of the wide angle, pin sharp from the foreground to distance.
Being hyper-critical, I would like the sky a bit brighter towards the top left.
I like the warm tone of the image and that works well, though it might not get past a screener for that reason.
If it was mine I would be very pleased with it.
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineVasanthD From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Hi Jeff,
Nice shot... However I'm in my work system and I dont know if its my monitor; I see some softness right below the nose section as pointed out here.
http://www.vasanthdharmarajan.com/airliners/jeff.JPG

--Vas



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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

As far as my knowledge goes, I think it's very well done technically. The exposure is spot on. Which can not have been easy in that light.

The air intake looks a bit unnatural. Probably because it was covered, which is not very clear in the picture? Some jaggies here and there but in my opinion not disturbing.

The "polarizer" effect in the sky is great but it looks as if it was processed with a gradient which is probably not allowed.

Well, just my 2 cents.

Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Jeff,

I like it a lot. Very nice.


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

It goes in my "high PS value" thread when accepted straight away Jeff.
Love it  bigthumbsup 

Willem



The truth lives in one’s mind, it doesn’t really exist
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 1):
I would like the sky a bit brighter towards the top left.



Quoting Diezel (Reply 3):
The "polarizer" effect in the sky is great but it looks as if it was processed with a gradient which is probably not allowed.

I see what your getting at, but that is really just dark blue sky, no polarizer or gradient used. I could darken the right side a bit, but I will probably screw up the left side if I try to lighten it.

Quoting VasanthD (Reply 2):
I see some softness right below the nose section as pointed out here.

I see that too now, maybe I missed that when I did the sharpen mask? Will fix it... I just realized I can see myself in the reflection!

Quoting Diezel (Reply 3):
The air intake looks a bit unnatural. Probably because it was covered,

It was because there is no engine in it, they look funny when you can see all the way through.

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 1):
I like the warm tone of the image and that works well, though it might not get past a screener for that reason.

I like it better then just black and white, but may try a pure B&W rendition as well, would like to hear a screener's take on the coloring..?!?

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 1):
I would be very pleased with it.



Quoting VasanthD (Reply 2):
Nice shot...



Quoting Diezel (Reply 3):
I think it's very well done technically



Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 4):
I like it a lot. Very nice.



Quoting Aviopic (Reply 5):
Love it

Thanks! Appreciate the input.

Jeff


User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Great shot as always Jeff. I know I'm relatively new here and no expert but on my monitor I'm seeing some black isolated pixels around where you're reflected in the nose...

User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

I like the shot Jeff. Nice motive, however it looks a little oversharpned on my screen. I'm sure you'll be able to fine tune it and get her uploaded.

Ivan



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Jeff,

After you remove the jaggies on the leading edge of the wing, I don't think there's a prob there! Should get in no probs. Great pic, great aircraft.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2167 times:



This is what got uploaded. I know it's not true B&W, but I tried three different conversion methods, and they all looked to bluish for what I had in mind. Some adustments were made to the sky in using a blue filter during the conversion which makes the left side a little lighter.

Re-did the sharpening as I wanted, and hopefully fixed the softness.
Thanks for the comments.

Jeff


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

Certainly should be accepted here. I love the cloud reflections in the radome.

I really should invest in a wide-angle lens (sigh).



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2103 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 11):
I really should invest in a wide-angle lens (sigh).

They are fun to use no doubt. I used to have one way back in my film days, and until recently didn't really want another. Once you get one, you will want to shoot everything with it.


User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 12):
Once you get one, you will want to shoot everything with it

I agree.

And you will get dirty! Because you will be flat on the ground on your stomach because the wheels from your car suddenly look interesting, on your back under a plane to get that dramatic look, in the sand on the beach, half in the water because the waves and your little daughter look so great from that angle with the 14mm on your Nikon/Canon. So, know what you are doing and I did warn you guys.

Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Quoting Diezel (Reply 13):
So, know what you are doing and I did warn you guys.

To late for me Roel !
I let my 15 year old daughter fly an aircraft  Wow!




Willem



The truth lives in one’s mind, it doesn’t really exist
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Nice. Good luck.

j



"Be prepared to engage in constructive debate". Are YOU prepared?
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

According to my acceptance email, this photo has been accepted, but I can't find it anywhere? I looked for it in the rejection area, and it's not there. I've also emailed the screeners.

Anyone run into this issue before?

-Jeff


User currently offlineVasanthD From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Congrats Jeff!!  Wink

Quoting JeffM (Reply 16):
Anyone run into this issue before?

I have. The photos should be in the temporary queue to get added to the Photo DB. Check your photos in queue in the MyPhotos section. You should get a message stating your pics are in the add-on queue... Should take about 10-30 mins to get it cleared...

Cheers!!
--Vas



One Lucky shot deserves another!
User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 16):
Anyone run into this issue before?

Yep, it turned up in the DB about 2 hours later.

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 1855 times:

There you have it, I promise I will never keep a photo for myself anymore, I just couldn't help it  


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jeff Miller



j

[Edited 2006-04-23 19:29:59]


"Be prepared to engage in constructive debate". Are YOU prepared?
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Javibi (Reply 19):

It's an inspriring shot IMO.  Smile


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Quoting VasanthD (Reply 17):
Congrats Jeff!!



Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 20):
It's an inspriring shot IMO.

Well Thanks! And I guess we are not limited to "Pure" Black and White! Good news.


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