ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2021 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2173 times:
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Mark's right; the picture looks overall soft, especially the engine nacelle and nose area. Might be saveable depending on the original. I'd be very interested in knowing your camera settings for this shot.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 2968 posts, RR: 60 Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
Hello again Ryan.
That is an excellent photo you have there - lovely colours and overall quality.
I would agree that the blur of the flaps isn't an issue at all for me - rather, it actually enhances the image, giving a visual description of the 'activity' of the moment. But I do feel the edit does have areas of slight softness which may focus the screeners' eye. Key areas are the engine cowling, cabin windows, flightdeck area and the forward thin yellow stripe.
I would hope that can be improved in editing - if you would like me to have a go with the original feel free to get in touch.
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4538 posts, RR: 26 Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
Quoting ThierryD (Reply 4): Mark's right; the picture looks overall soft, especially the engine nacelle and nose area.
Quoting Psych (Reply 5): But I do feel the edit does have areas of slight softness which may focus the screeners' eye. Key areas are the engine cowling, cabin windows, flightdeck area and the forward thin yellow stripe.
How does this edit look? I just gave an extra punch of sharpening to the same file. Thought I would try that before doing a completely new edit. Any better?
1. after trying 1024 (see my first two edits), I thought it came out well as a larger picture. Sometimes, when reducing all the way down to 1024, jaggies appear before sharpening is applied. This makes it difficult to sharpen the image enough without getting jaggies. I felt it was a reason why my first try was so soft.
2. I took this as an indication the larger size would be ok...
Quoting ThierryD (Reply 9): Larger one (last edit) looks quite ok; a little more selective sharpening along the passenger windows and nose section and you should be ok.
Anyway, I have about 3 edits in this thread already. Can I get a poll indicating which one I should upload?? lol
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