JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2481 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2808 times:
Goran i cant comment on the manipulation could have been a wrong box ticked by the screener but who knows.
But i see other issues with your pics that you might want to have a look at.
The aircalin is a bit overexposed and contrast is too high.
Pacific blue i see halos around the aircraft and is also suffering from over contrast.
The British airways looks off colour for some reason just looks off.also cropping the gear looks weird.
The Editing verdict is probably for the halos. I got a few similar rejections the other day - too much Shadow/Highlights thrown causing bands in the sky.
I find it strange that it does this to the sky, but it does.
An editing rejection doesn't neccessarily mean you're being accused of something terrible.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2736 times:
Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 4): An editing rejection doesn't neccessarily mean you're being accused of something terrible.
Nicely put !
A lot of editing tools such as Neat Image, Smart blur and shadow highlight are very blunt edged instruments and their overuse/abuse can leave images looking overprocessed and unnatural. Their use has to be minimal, subtle to the point that their use cannot be detected and very controlled. That in turn means that the tools and their use has to be well understood. I have rarely used shadow/highlight myself and since starting screening I am coming to dislike it - it seems to me to destroy more images than it saves !
You have not been accused of cloning or similar. If that had been the case you would have been left in NO doubt !
Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 5): A lot of editing tools such as Neat Image, Smart blur and shadow highlight are very blunt edged instruments and their overuse/abuse can leave images looking overprocessed and unnatural
More and more of the shadow/highlight feature is appearing in images. Correctly processed and it is not a problem. Over use leads to halos around tails, wingtips, undercarriage.
If using this, equalize to see where the problems are.
CallMeCapt From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 496 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
The pacific blue was cropped that way so I could get the ATC tower in the frame as well.
Looks like the composition was a casualty. I tried cropping it to centre the plane but it looks weird with the ATC tower chopped from the bottom.
I thought the screener assumed I used the clone tool or something similar judging from the email I got. Thanks for clearing it up.
back to the photoshop for some re-processing.
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