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User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1690 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Just got the following reject for quality + level. The weather conditions were horrendous when I took this, lots of fog and rain. However, it's not the type of shot I can simply re-shoot on a better day. What do you think? Any chance of salvaging it?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...g/20060604_lear_n182k_ain_7053.jpg

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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

With some editing it can be saved IMO.

Phil / EDDL


User currently offlineTomTurner From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 247 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Quoting JohnJ (Thread starter):
it's not the type of shot I can simply re-shoot on a better day.

Yes, certainly not.

John, can you post the original file? Perhaps someone here can do something with it.

Tom


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

I had a go at another edit:

http://airshots.homestead.com/files/n182k_retry.jpg

Any better? The photo has some inherent flaws on account of the weather. I had hoped the subject of the photo would offset the quality issues, but apparently that's not the case. I admit it's very grainy, which I believe to be due to the fact that it's at a full 300mm in the rain - so I was shooting through a lot of water when I took the shot (it was shot at ISO 100, so that's not the issue). I used Photoshop levels to bring up the brightness and contrast, so I'm not sure how that affected the finished product. For this newer version I didn't crop quite as tightly, and to my eyes that reduces the grain. As for the level issue, I can't put my finger on that perceived issue. I leveled it using the shoreline in the distance as my guide, not the crane.

Here's the original file if anyone thinks they can do better:
http://airshots.homestead.com/files/CRW_7053.CRW

Thanks,

John


User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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Hi John....quick trip down to GON  Wink
Well here is my attempt at it...still not sure if it is level but the contrast is a little better.
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 718 File size: 758kb


Corey



C'mon Man
User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

Here's my take:

Large image 647kb

Phil / EDDL


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

With some ccw rotation, more contrast and deletion of jaggies, the photo would be much better.

I'm afraid I can't do it, but I think this is needed.

Great capture, JohnJ.

Regards,
David  sun 


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Thanks for all the help, everyone. I had another go at editing on Sunday evening using Corey's example as a guide - I wanted to crop a little less tightly than in his edit, but I like the increased contrast he used. My result, which has been in screening since yesterday morning, looks quite similar to EDDL's edit. I'll let you know how I get on.

Thanks again - I really appreciate the help.

John


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