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Soft Rejection - Editing Help  
User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Hi all,

I got this one rejected for being soft. In the email it says that this is quite easy to fix. Can someone tell me what I should do to fix this. If I can get it looking OK it could be my first accepted photo.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/thegreek2213/EDITED16.jpg

Many thanks for any comments.

Andy S


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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

I would have said slightly blurry more than soft (looks like it was taken early morning or late evening so shutter speeds may have been low). Only thing you can do is try and give it a little extra sharpening but I don't think it will be salvagable to be honest. Nice shot though.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 1):
I would have said slightly blurry more than soft (looks like it was taken early morning or late evening so shutter speeds may have been low). Only thing you can do is try and give it a little extra sharpening but I don't think it will be salvagable to be honest. Nice shot though.

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I agree there. I believe it´s more a blurry issue than softness. Anyway, Andy, I believe you´re on the right track. For what I see in the pic, the day was a bit dull, so if you try and shoot on a sunnier day, I´m sure you´ll get better results.
Good luck.  bigthumbsup 

Cheers  Smile
Lanas.-



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2072 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
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Andy, I had a quick go at your shot:
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 692 File size: 615kb

That's about the best you can get in sharpness without getting jaggies; was it a rare aircraft in the db it might stand a chance but with 70+ pics in the db I don't think it will make it since as Darren and Lanas already pointed out it's slightly blurry.
Nevertheless keep it up and your first acceptance will soon be online!

Thierry



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User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Thanks for the comments. I'll keep it as one for the personal collection I think.

As I've said before on here I always have a lot of fun when I'm out shooting aircarft which is the most important thing imo. So if I can't get a a.net worthy shot it's not the end of the world. I will hopefully get one in the DB soon but as long as I'm having fun I'm in no hurry.  Smile

Andy S



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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Andy,

That's the perfect attitude to have. A day out by the runway is the main thing, photo's on here are just a bonus, especially when its raining and you can't get out which seems like every day at the moment! Just try and watch the sutter speeds to avoid the blurring (and camera shake), increase the ISO a little if needed (eg 200) or maybe use a monopod / tripod to help steady the camera and you'll have your first shot on here in no time.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2912 times:

Cheers Darren.

Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 5):
Just try and watch the sutter speeds to avoid the blurring

What is the best shutter speed. What is the lowest you can get away with?



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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 6):
What is the best shutter speed. What is the lowest you can get away with?

Depends on your focal length and how steady your hands are! As a generaly rule, try and aim for a shutter speed equal to your focal length as a minimun. eg if you're shooting at 200mm, try and get at least 1/200th. The faster the better for jets but you might want to use a slow speed for props, for example to get the props blurry (I use 1/60th for props).

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

Thanks for that Darren. I usually keep it above 1/200 if the weater allows.


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User currently offlineIlikeflight From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Like everyone else said it is slightly too blurry to get accepted here but is a nice shot nonetheless


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User currently offlineDazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

I forgot to add this link, it's the recent 'shutter speed masterclass' thread:

Masterclass: Shutter Speed (by Beechcraft May 2 2007 in Aviation Photography)

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
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