TopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 224 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
Pretty interesting shot. Unfortunately it is soft...also the cropping doesn't seem to work.....everything is on the right side...should be more centered I think. Geez....now I sound like a screener. Hope that never happens
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2021 posts, RR: 52 Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
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Hongyin, already gave you the flaws on the 1st picture, so I'll start with N°2:
the F/A-18 shot is soft/blurry and badly centered (either crop closer to the nose or include the right elevator; in addition it's pretty dark.
the Su-22 is a damn fine action shot; the only things that bother me is the lack of colors and darkness though I don't think they will necessarily lead to a rejection; however as Nick already said the centering will (just remove the empty space on top and you should be fine). Also maybe add just a tad more USM.
Those weather conditions are a real nightmare for taking such photos but given the circumstances you did pretty well; sadly it's difficult to get such shots to A.net standard.
Walter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1272 posts, RR: 31 Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
Hi Nick & Thierry,
Thanks for the hints and comments, I will try a re-edit ASAP!
Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 7): Sinsce that was the lowest approach of the day, did I snap you?
No, I guess not, Peter. I was about right in the centerline. But I gave up after a while, because the weather was not really suited to shoot from there...as Thierry already mentioned, they turn out dark and with a lack of color anyhow, a nice experiment! Yours is also a nice shot, Peter!
Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3070 posts, RR: 23 Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
Damn, I was there on the Friday and didn't know of you two being there.
Should've been a Geilenkirchen thread in the forum so the A.netters could know which were A.netters.
edit: Taking a look at your shots, Walter, I wonder what did go wrong there... Almost all of my shots were sharp and well exposured and the noise wasn't an issue. Used AFAIK most of the time usually M-ISO200-f/8-1/400.
Walter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1272 posts, RR: 31 Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
Quoting Aero145 (Reply 9): Damn, I was there on the Friday and didn't know of you two being there.
Neither did I ... but there were more! I met A. Stemmer there (but we exchanged mobile numbers before to make it a little bit easier to meet up). As soon as the shots come out of the queue, we will know who has been there
Quoting Aero145 (Reply 9): Taking a look at your shots, Walter, I wonder what did go wrong there...
As I said, for me it was an experiment and I enjoyed it (for the moment it is still too difficult for me and my equipment ...) but we wanted to try something different... Achim will surely come up with some stunning shots!
Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3070 posts, RR: 23 Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
I guess you could have got great pics with the right settings. I just learned, unfortunately only, short time ago, about the histogram and good exposure, and the layers and so on in Photoshop, and it has helped me a lot. Now much more photos can be saved, and the noise is not as much of an issue. The blurriness surprised me, I was using the push-pull 28-300L for the first time, and you were using your 100-400L which you have owned for some time I guess... so the blurriness must be bad luck or something. Or what do you think?
I guess I'll not upload all Geilenkirchen shots soon, there's an air-to-air session that has got the priority.