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User currently offlineDomokun From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2390 times:

Hey guys,

Today I was shooting takeoffs at SEA; I am wondering if this photo, as an example, is too 'grainy'?

Thanks!

http://students.washington.edu/jamalone/images/planes/N307AS.jpg

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Quoting Domokun (Thread starter):
I am wondering if this photo, as an example, is too 'grainy'?

Yes, and soft too.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11160 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

I agree with Jeff. You *might* be able to salvage it with some selective sharpening along the edges, but you'll have to apply some noise reduction to the non-edge parts of the photo.

Noise reduction is kind of a bad word around here, so I'm not going to go into that further.



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User currently offlineDomokun From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Thanks guys; I think I was too far away from the airport. Sadly, it seems somewhat difficult to find a decent spotting place around SEA.

User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11160 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Isn't there a little coffee stand just south of the airport that you can watch planes in? Or do they shoo people off?


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User currently offlineDomokun From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 4):
Isn't there a little coffee stand just south of the airport that you can watch planes in? Or do they shoo people off?

Huh, I have never seen the stand. I was near the training office today and they asked me to leave; so I went to the SPU park area. It isn't too bad of an area though for my lens it is a stretch.

... and I also forgot I left my camera in auto ISO from when I was playing with it before.

Perhaps it is just be but on a clear blue sky the noise is very noticeable between ISO 100 and 500 on my D80 - oops.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11160 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

HOw much did you crop this file? A lot? Was the sky more than 60% of the shot? That could really affect the way the camera meters it.

Try adding some exposure compensation when your shot has a lot of sky in it. Add +0.3. That will probably do the trick. Or, get closer to the subject.

[Edited 2006-09-27 05:09:59]


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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 1):
Yes, and soft too.

More like slightly outa focus I'd say.


User currently offlineBubbles From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1193 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 1):
Yes, and soft too.

I agree with JeffM. The image looks either soft or blurry, especially the nose and the tail.

_Hongyin_


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