7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
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 ) 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?
7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3609 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.
KLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3593 times:
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.
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.
There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3587 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... Well well practise makes perfect, I'll be back the next time I have something to show you guys!
Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 55 Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3524 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).
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
7E7Fan From Sweden, joined May 2004, 72 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
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?
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.