Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3069 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
I would agree with Lanas about the crop - as you have it, it is uncomfortably tight. You need to allow the subject to 'breathe' a bit more, as in this crop of your original:
You need to bear in mind when composing your shot in the viewfinder that - for A.net submission - you would need to ensure that the verticals on the shot are vertical. Thus you may need to rotate the image in editing. If the crop in camera is already pretty tight then any rotation may mean that when you crop that, it becomes too tight. Thus - in this example - that is the maximum space possible to leave above the fin; still slightly tight for me.
As regards overall quality, such lighting conditions are always going to work against you. It is a bit of a non-starter for submission here, unless something of the poor weather somehow enhances the motive - e.g. spray on take off etc. To comment fully on the quality of your edit we would need to see it at full size - e.g 1024 wide.
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
Whether a.net standards or not, I'm not sure, but I've had shots accepted taken in such bad light. Take a look at the histogram and maybe up the midtones and see what you come up with. DoF seems ok and there doesn't seem to be a major grain problem with this shot.
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4936 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 5): Whether a.net standards or not, I'm not sure, but I've had shots accepted taken in such bad light.
Same here. I don't quite understand this notion that all pics taken in bad weather, less than ideal light, or perhaps even backlit don't deserve any further attention after transfering from them from the camera to the computer. I say no matter what, play with it, see what you can get out of it, and heck give it a shot here at airliners.net. The crop is the big issue with your photo, not the weather. Crop aside, I see no reason why, based on the conditions, your shot wouldn't stand a fair chance in the queue. I think it came out well.
I really enjoy this forum, and I always appreciate the feedback. But as I have said before, often times this forum tears photos apart more so than the screeners. I have had photos written off immediately by members of the forum, but accepted by the screeners. Take all the advice you can get from the experienced members around here, but in the end, make your own judgement. If you really want to know if a photo stands a chance, upload it. You'll find out soon enough.
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