Lufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4651 times:
Hello to all good editors!
I just shot a few pics at CDG during sunset and was very upset with the results. I know that the best editor with the best editing tools can not save a bad picture. So can you please try to edit the following one like I want to add it to a.net!? Screeners, don't panic! I won't put this poor one into the queue!!! I just would like to see what profis can do with PhotoShopII/Elements.
Bubbles From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1193 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4621 times:
Quoting Lufthansi (Reply 2): So sharpening with some editing toll can not fix it?
I just see the plane is not in focus, or it's just a little bit too soft. And giving more sharpening may produce jaggies. I could give it a try in my PS CS2, and show the post-process image here later on.
Lufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4613 times:
Thank you very much for your help!
Just some more hints:
- There's a dirt spot right before the upper tail. (I tried to clone it away)
- The colours seem to be strange to me. To much green or blue instead of red.
- I already rotated the pic in my edit.
- Maybe you can see if my sharpening in the edit produced "jaggies"!?
- the left and right side seem to be darker than the middle
And can you tell me how to avoid this "out of focus"? Any special camera setting or a steady hand? What am I doing wrong? You can see my gear in my profile.
JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2462 posts, RR: 47 Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4570 times:
I also tried to have a go at it but could not convince myself i had the centering correct.
Bubbles has done a great job with it but to me it looks low in the frame.
I tried to crop the wing tip out to center it correctly but then you lose size as the original file is small when i cropped it i came to a size that is just under the 1024 size limit
I would post the edit here but i feel that i have not done justice to the shot.
Also agree with Bubbles that the shot is slightly soft in appearance but certainly savable so dont worry about that aspect of things.
IMO a D30 as much as its a great camera ,for aviation photography it just doesn't give you much margin for error.
Plus the original is 1440-960 so it wont leave you much room to crop