Airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 664 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4514 times:
I'm wondering if any of these shots stand a chance once edited of making the DB. Recently, I've been having quality issues once I resize shots, and was wondering if you had any advice to keep that from happening, or if it's a product of the original quality. Usually I correct colors/sharpen, then resize, but often, that creates a lot of jaggies, especially on lines.
Anyway, your thoughts on these pictures would be much appreciated. If they won't make it, but you have a suggestion for how to improve the image the next time I take it, I'd love to know that, as well.
Bahrain Gov't 747-SP... I was getting lots of jaggies once I resized this. That said, even if it never makes the DB, I was so excited to see this plane when it taxied by... my first SP since 2001, when I saw what I thought would be my first and last.
Boston Skyline... I'm thinking the quality might be too low on this one.
I've noticed my pictures seem to have a bluish hue to them. They were shot with Whitebalance set to "Sun" on my D70. All of the window shots were done with full image metering except. The others I believe were center-weighted.
Airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 664 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4487 times:
Except for the SP, the files are all originals... I'm wondering if they're of the quality worth editing. My biggest problem was resizing them after trying my hand at edits, which is why I posted them full-size... all of my previous attempts, unless I need to spend a lot more time at it, would have been obvious rejections for the quality drop after resizing.
Lanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4446 times:
Look, you should always post the edited versions. It´s much easier to diagnose any quality issues, and you can learn from that how to solve the mistakes you´ve made (if possible, of course).
The engine pic doesn´t look very special to me. I believe that the lighting doesn´t help, because the engine interior is too dark, and also the background objects are somehow distracting.
The 747 shot looks heat-hazy or a bit blurry. Maybe overexposed too. One of the files is way too dark, so I don´t know if it has that much chances.
The window shots are pretty flat and lack some quality. I´d crop both of them, so as to, in the first one, leave out as much sky as possible and try to include every possible pixel depicting the airport. Otherwise it won´t make it, I guess. The motive is not that good. In the second one, try to crop including the whole wing and it would be nice if downtown BOS was included in the pic as well.
Boeingfreak From Germany, joined May 2005, 398 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4405 times:
-the AirTran engine definitely will get a motive rejection, maybe dark also.
-The 747SP was taken against the sun and the heat-haze kills it.
-The BOS overview is IMO the best of the four shots you posted, I tried my best with Photoshop:
But even at 1000 pixels it is very likely to get rejected, the quality just isn't there.
-Boston skyline again taken against the sun and it is a bit blurred.