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User currently offlineTom3 From Luxembourg, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Here is a picture of my friend Manu , and it got rejected for the following reasons : Bad Dark , Bad Centered and Bad Soft !


What are your opinions about this shot ?



Tom Mousel - Lap
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User currently offlineSinkrate From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1782 times:


I think it needs a tighter crop on the left. I would agree with the baddark, and it looks soft on the titles, and i would say that it is generally soft all round. Just my .

edit: dont know if you should trust me cause i need glasses! LOL


[Edited 2006-05-30 12:33:22]

User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Hey Tom,

Nice shot there. It does need a bit of extra sharpeness but watch for jaggies when doing so.

I think the crop is fine, but what I would do is only sharpen the aircraft, not the sky. I see some grain appearing in the sky from sharpening so keep an eye on that.

As for dark, well, always remember to check the histogram. Very important. That will tell you if you are on the right track. But I think you have a good shot there that could be saved and could also star here in the DB.

User currently offlineCHabu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1753 times:


I think the pic is fine, if possible move the aircraft slightly to the top.

But then again, i don't get much pics approved, so who am i to judge other pics.

If all else fails, upload it to MyAviation.net ....

Good luck  Wink


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

If I were in Manu's shoes, I would crop closer to the starboard outer engine, and add a little brightness to the underside using the Curves tool.

I can't judge the softness - I'm on my work monitor.

Regarding centering, the aircraft is perhaps a bit low in the frame.

Incidentally, I had an almost identical shot of the same aircraft rejected ....

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User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 981 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

Dark as said, needs a touch of light underneath.

Centre needs a lighter crop to the left and is slightly low in the frame.

Soft - right undercarriage and right wing as we look at it, also the nose. I would not touch the titles they look sharp enough.

Should be fixable although the nose is quite soft. I'm sure Manu will work his magic on it.


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