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Rainy Day And Antonov An-124  
User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Hi!

Would like some critique on this photo before I even consider uploading it.

Heavy rainfall and AN-124 departure. Personally, I like it very much, but is it something for this database?

http://boplats.net/jajo/arn070628/ur-82009-02.jpg

Thanks for looking.

/ Jacob

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User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

i'd say no, the rain makes it to blurry.


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User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Wow Jacob nice shot!
I think it´s still a bit soft in parts and also a bit dark. I don´t know what can be said about the motive here. I like the pic, it´s very nice.

Good luck with it.  bigthumbsup 

Cheers
Lanas.-



"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Thanks James and Lanas

Rain makes tricky conditions but the planes still fly. And we don't see Antonov here at ARN that often  Wink

I'll wait for some more input before wasting screener's time with uploading.

/ Jacob


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Hi Jacob,

I really like it, give it a bit more contrast and eventually downsize it to 1024 wide and upload it... it's a nice shot and should be accepted judging quality!



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineAcontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
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Hi Jacob,

Please follow Florians advise, as I really hope it does get into the DB! However, it might be that the screeners feel there is too much 'water' between the lens and the airplane, thus I feel there is a risk of a motive rejection. I sincerely hope not, but in any case, increase your chances and downsize to 1024, and upload to the queue!



Just sit back, relax and have a glass of Merlot...enjoy your life!
User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

I think it is definitely worth a try to upload. Your pic is sharp, level, no dust, good crop....the fact it is raining is not a flaw in the picture.

I have a similar "atmospheric condition" picture that got in.
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1186603/L/



I'd rather be flying.
User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Thanks for all replies. I am glad you like it, it is quite a special shot.

I will re-edit it following the advice from this thread and upload.

(It was shot from a parking lot using the excellent 80-400 VR lens @ 400mm.)

/ Jacob


User currently offlineDM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting Jajo (Reply 7):
(It was shot from a parking lot using the excellent 80-400 VR lens @ 400mm.)

Thats the lense i use, great lense!


User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
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Quoting Lanas (Reply 2):
a bit dark.

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Quoting INNflight (Reply 4):
a bit more contrast and eventually downsize it to 1024 wide and upload it

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In my opinion the rain adds to the picture and in no way lessens its quality.
Also it's the first time I see the An124 with jagged engine exhausts; didn't know that modification existed on the Antonov.  eyebrow 

Thierry



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User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Allright, here we go.

http://boplats.net/jajo/arn070628/ur-82009-03.jpg

I found 1200px to be better than 1024px on this shot. I lost too much details in 1024. I also improved brightness, soft parts and colors.

What do you think?

/ Jacob


User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

It's too bright and flat - it needs more contrast. And reduce it to 1024 pixels - it's not good enough to go bigger.



[Edited 2007-06-28 18:39:47]

User currently offlineTom3 From Luxembourg, joined Apr 2004, 240 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Quoting EK20 (Reply 11):
It's too bright and flat - it needs more contrast. And reduce it to 1024 pixels - it's not good enough to go bigger.

Your version looks to dark to me , I find that Jacob's version is better..

Tom



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User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

The rain makes the photo look brighter and flat. That was how it was looking in real life.

Maybe I'll give it a try, but I am not sure it will make it.

/ Jacob


User currently offline747 4-ever From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 604 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Nice one Jacob! Turned out great without you getting wet  Wink

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/ADB_AN-124_UR-82009.jpg
Any comments on this shot? Taken closer to the runway than Jajo's.
As Jacob said, Antonovs are pretty rare up here and IMHO well worth getting soaked for!

Robert


User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Jacob and Robert,

Quoting Jajo (Reply 10):
What do you think?

Much better in sharpness, contrast and colour, but way too bright. I think you´ve got a chance. Keep working on it  bigthumbsup 

Quoting 747 4-ever (Reply 14):
Any comments on this shot?

Looks to be a little dark and blurry, but great shot as well!

Cheers  Smile
Lanas.-



"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Quoting Lanas (Reply 15):
but way too bright

Thanks for feedback, Lanas. Do you think brightness in the first version (in post #1) is better? Someone said it was too dark. Maybe I should go for something in between. On my calibrated Apple Cinema-screen at home the newest version looks pretty OK, not too bright. At work on a crappy laptop the new version looks really blown out.

Quoting 747 4-ever (Reply 14):
Nice one Jacob! Turned out great without you getting wet Wink
Any comments on this shot?

Haha. Hope your camera is dry now.

I like your version better than mine. Maybe a little dark.

/ Jacob


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