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User currently offlineHistoric747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 194 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Hi All

This is my first attempt at trying to get photographs accepted here on A.Net. I am not new to aviation but I am new to photogrpahy. I will appreciate any feedback before I request the screener's resources.

The first photo was taken at SIN



This one was taken in BOM, India from the window of the plane that I was in. This is not a great photo (the weather was gloomy, the window dirty and so on) but you don't find photos out of airports in India. Any chance of this being accepted?




Finally, this picture was taken at FRA. Is this upto the A.Net standard?





All photos taken with a Nikon D50 and processed using photoshop elements 4.0. Thanks in advance to all responses. Truly appreciate it.

Regards

[Edited 2006-09-24 05:00:02]

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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

I am afraid none of them will make it. Sorry. The LH 330 is over sharpend to death.

And resize all of your photos in PSE 4.0 to about 1024 x ***. And be careful on your sharpening.

Good luck next time though!

-Matt  Smile



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User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

The best advice I can give is to follow the advice contained in the pdf file linked from the upload page by Fergul. This has workflow suggestion for editing photos in Photoshop.

Give that a whirl and then check back in the forum. I would suggest using the Lufthansa as your start point with that workflow, and show us the result.

Pete


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

The LH plane is the closest to being acceptable, although it would get a motive rejection due to the clutter. As Matt said, re size the photos to a smaller size to help the quality.

Harry



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User currently offlineHistoric747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Thanks everybody for the useful feedback. This time I worked through using Fergul's guidelines. I have tried not to oversharpen. Is this picture any better?
On a separate note, what does one accomplish using the command SELECT>MODIFY>EXPAND by 1 pixel before applying the USM.




Regards
Karthik


User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

That looks 100 percent better. You did just about right with the sharpening. Now, try to level the shot by the lightpole to the left of the nose. It stil won't make it on A.net after that because of the clutter on the ground. Next time get a shot without the clutter. And do exactly like this shot.

Nice light BTW!
-Matt  Smile



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User currently offlineHistoric747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Thanks Matt. I knew the clutter would spoil the shot. Did not have a chance to wait for the trolleys to move. I took this while boarding the bus that took us from the remote stand to the terminal.

User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 5):
That looks 100 percent better.

More like 200% better, though now I notice some softness. What aperture were you using?

By the way, Ctrl + ' (apostrophe) superimposes a grid on the image and makes levelling a breeze. I use it all the time in CS2, and I'm relatively sure that Elements has it.



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User currently offlineHistoric747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

AC773, I was using a 6.3 aperture and shutter speed of 1/160 @ L=45. The amount of light was on the lower side as it was early morning and this had to be a handheld shot. Do you have any specific suggestions?

Thanks


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

For leveling this shot I would use the tarmac as a reference and use the measure tool. The light poles are not always perfectly straight.
Too bad the wheels are blocked, that would be a motive.

Ivan

[Edited 2006-09-24 07:54:04]


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 9):

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For the record, I think the photo needs more contrast.

Quoting Historic747 (Reply 4):
On a separate note, what does one accomplish using the command SELECT>MODIFY>EXPAND by 1 pixel before applying the USM.

Just making sure the whole object is selected I think. Fergul also recommends to expand the selection by 1 pixel between each layer of USM. I guess he's hoping to achieve smoother transitions, but the effect seems to be pretty minimal.

Peter



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