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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

I had to take this with my 100-400 L IS + 1.4extender... Ended up being 560mm (?) plus a crop. As a result, the quality isn't too high. However, it's a pretty neat shot IMO. I'm kinda standing on the fence right now because I'd really like to see this shot accepted, but I definitely don't want my acceptance rate to go any lower... if it doesn't stand a chance, I don't feel like taking another rejection. haha. So what do y'all think? Keep it in, or take it out? Oh, and of course, any suggestions for improvement are always welcome!

http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.fil...5509&filename=1159330673yswKuG.jpg

As always, thanks for the help!

-Mike

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

I really like the shot, even if the quality is a little poorer than expected. What have you done editing wise?

I love the shot from a fluid dynamics perspective as well. Note the wing vortices.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Ya I mentioned the vortices in my caption... that's one reason I love shooting from this spot.  Smile

As for editing: rotation, crop, saturation, contrast, resize, USM. Honestly, I can't remember exactly what... I edited it yesterday, and just did what looked good.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

As it stands now, it looks a bit soft, but if you use some selective sharpening on parts of the plane, you may get it acceptable.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAcontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3359 times:
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Hi Mike,

That is a really nice one. I think it's worth trying to improve it (as Harry pointed out), since it would be a great addition to the DB!  Big grin



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Do you have an original file we can look at? I'd really like to look at the original and have a go at editing it.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
I'd really like to look at the original and have a go at editing it.

Sure thing... I appreciate the help!

http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.fil...5509&filename=1159398539MVU2JB.jpg

-Mike


User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

The Bird is blurry - I'd say its got minimal chance of getting in or improved to be honest.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

I took a look at it, and this is the result I got:

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5479/finalqv9.jpg

It looks a bit dark now that I look at it again, but you get the idea.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

I love that edit Harry... I think I'll have another go at it in photoshop.

-Mike


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 9):
I love that edit Harry... I think I'll have another go at it in photoshop.

I just used lost of selective sharpening on areas I thought needed it, being careful not to overdue. If you take care with the sharpening it should come out ok. Let us know how you do.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 7):
'd say its got minimal chance of getting in or improved to be honest.

I take back that statement. I've had a play with the image as I really like this one. I think that it can be made alot better. My edit came up quite ok!

Sorry about that! Hope it does well!


User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Don't link to JP here, you know the politics and what happened last time one did that...

This discussion will now be deleted in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

Oh, and I would have used one of the more properly exposed edits like newark777's....

[Edited 2006-10-13 00:12:11]

User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5744 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3077 times:
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Hi,

I agree with Martin
A/somewhere there is finger poised over the "thread delete" button
B/I too would have uploaded a more correctly "exposed" version.

What is this acceptance ratio BS, why is it so important that you will not upload to protect it? I just don't get this!

Cheers

Chris



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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 14):
What is this acceptance ratio BS

Cuz after dropping down from 50-somethin % to 38%, and after they cut the upload limits in half, I only have 7 uploads left. lol. I'd rather that not drop down any lower.

And ya, Martin's version looks a ton better... that was a tough shot to process. I kinda got tired of it, and now like i said, im just waiting for the opportunity to take another one... Hopefully with better, Anet worthy results.


User currently offlineDomokun From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 15):
Cuz after dropping down from 50-somethin % to 38%, and after they cut the upload limits in half, I only have 7 uploads left. lol. I'd rather that not drop down any lower.

... better than two... with little hope of getting any more (even under best of circumstances) anytime soon.


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