Its very oversharpened or that might just be down to the quality on the yellow steps and on top of the fuselage - not enough megapixels or a not so good lens. It also looks like that a noise reduction tool has gone overkill on most of the aircraft. If you want some chance of getting it on here, you might wanna resize to something around 1024x... and not have it so big.
Its also very jaggy on the buildings straight ahead of you and again the quality is very low. Did you use photoshop to edit this? Anther thing how much did you crop that photo? If it was cropped quite alot then thats why it doesn't look very good. It looks pixilated basically
By the way, im still learning aswell, ive not got a shot on here yet, but ive got some on other sites. One thing you will learn for sure is to get the shot perfect (or near) first time so less editing has to be done on the computer and if it isn't brilliant, then editing is vital. Airliners standards are very high, so its quite a challange to get a photo on without having huge amounts of experience.
Viv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3139 posts, RR: 30 Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5054 times:
Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 21): Could you expain in detail about the highlights being blown? Honestly can't see what you mean.
The brightness of the nose is beyond the dynamic range the camera can handle. The result is a complete loss of detail, particularly below the cockpit windows - and the outline of the door in front of the logo has been totally lost. There is NO editing programme or trickery that can recover that lost detail. Some digital cameras are set up to slightly under-expose, so as to help beginners to avoid blowing out the highlights. Others are not, so you have to do it yourself.
The solution is to get the exposure correct out of the camera, not out of the PC. If you had metered off the nose cone it would probably have been ok - or if you had noted the brightness of the nose and set the exposure compensation at minus half to a full stop.
If you use "auto" exposure, the camera will take an average of the whole picture. In situations where some areas are very bright or where there is very high contrast, the result will not be good.
Also, there is no editing programme to cure heat haze distortion.
Good first effort, but the shot is a lost cause. Don't waste more time on it.
[Edited 2006-06-07 16:08:21]
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52 Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5041 times:
Quoting Viv (Reply 22): If you use "auto" exposure, the camera will take an average of the whole picture. In situations where some areas are very bright or where there is very high contrast, the result will not be good.
Actually Viv, it is not Auto that caused that problem. The exposure average you mention comes from the metering mode, (matrix, center, spot, etc.), not the exposure mode (A, P, Av, Tv, M). Full frame exposure averaging is done not only in A, but P, Av, and Tv modes. M is the only one with real control.
If Auto exposure mode was used, it most likely raised his ISO up to some degree, but it was his choice of metering that likely killed his image by "seeing" more dark areas then light causing the overexposure. Everything in the image is darker then the plane. Proper exposure for that image would require setting the exposure to read the fuselage only to prevent it from being blown out.