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Are These Good Enough To Try And Upload?  
User currently offline7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

Hi everyone,

Being a newbie at this I thought that I'd check with you guys first, before posting these pics to the screeners, whether you think that they are good enough? I have the RAW-originals so if you think that I should have cropped them differently or so please tell me..?

The pictures were taken today (oops guess it was yesterday now  Smile ) at the "Sjösäkerhetens Dag" display in Stockholm. The helicopter in question is supposedly a Sikorsky S-76C owned by Norrlandsflyg AB in Sweden but lent to Search and Rescue duties in the Stockholm area.

Is there are risk that I may get a "bad people" rejection due to the fact that you can see the rescue diver etc?

SE-HEJ in flight
SE-HEJ dropping the Rescue Diver into the freezing water
The Rescue Diver checking that the tail rotor isn't inadvertently chopping salad

Looking forward to any feedback you may have!

Thanks/Mike

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User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
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Unfortunately, these won't make it on the site. They appear to be somewhat improperly exposed, and the quality is very low.

[Edited 2006-04-23 01:04:51]

User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

Hi Mike,

The photos also seem quite soft and of unusual proportions. Try and keep the aspect ratio to 3:2 or 4:3.

Regards,

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offline7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Thanks guys, Ok, maybe I should let Photoshop rest a bit... I'f you don't mind I'll post links to the originals here instead... it would be too bad if I don't post them due to the fact that I've destroyed them in Photoshop?

So here they are, as they came out of the camera although converted from RAW to jpg. Still not good enough apart from that they may need a bit sharpening? Because if they are, there's not much more I can do I guess?

By the way on the low altitude hover picture, the last one, what may look like sensor dust there is not... it's actual debris in the air from the rotorwash.

Pic1
Pic2
Pic3

Any feedback on these is most appreciated!

Thanks/Mike


User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

Hey Mike,

I re-edited the first one for you to show a little more of what A.net is looking for, however due to the exposure (check out the sky) I'm afraid it's unsalvagable! Nonetheless, it's an AWESOME capture.

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 683 File size: 772kb


New size= 1024*683

I only did a tiny bit of sharpening AFTER resizing. I adjusted the colors and levels in Photoshop then saved with full quality JPEG. Remember, this is simply an example... it's still not up to A.net standards but it will certainly help show you how to go about editing.

Chris



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User currently offline7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Great thanks Chris! So that was it, the bled out sky was the exposure comment I've gotten earlier in this thread... I thought it was that I might have chosen the wrong white balance or something? Well it's a borrowed camera and I have quite mastered it yet...  Smile Well well practise makes perfect, I'll be back the next time I have something to show you guys!  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

You said you shot it in RAW, didn't you? Play with the exposure compensation on the RAW file and see if that helps any.

The backlighting on this shot doesn't really help your case either. It's indeed a nice capture though.


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Quoting 7E7Fan (Reply 5):
So that was it, the bled out sky was the exposure comment I've gotten earlier in this thread...

These are hard conditions to shoot in and a challenge that would become easier with practice. For shot like this with bright surrounds that differ from the actual aircraft, change your light metering to be either centre weighted or spot (camera dependant).

Glenn



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User currently offline7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Glennstewart,

Thanks for the tip, the 350 doesn't have spot so center weighted would probably have been the way to go, although I totally forgot about it in the heat of the moment - probably what differentiates the beginners from the pro's huh?  Smile

I too was surprised to see the completely washed out sky when I came home, usually the SLRs are so much better at picking up a blue sky than the compacts are.

But I'll keep practising!

Thanks/Mike


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10987 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

Here's what I was able to come up with for the second shot. There is some detail in the RAW. I think someone who's better at CS2 may be able to save those shots. Maybe!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/D_L_X/Edited2.jpg



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