AC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 546 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3327 times:
I took the photos below about 1 year ago and I just love them because of the unique (and rare!) combination of dark storm clouds, golden evening lighting, and fall colours on the trees. At the time I tried 2-3 separate times to upload without success, so I decided to leaved them for the old personal collection. The reason for rejection was always because of bad colours. There was also some debate about the fluorescent strips around the winglet and underneath the door, but that was put to rest because this phenomenon is common with Air Canada's scheme under certain lighting conditions.
Well it's fall again and with the trees changing colours I remembered these images so I've decided to have another go. Would anyone be so kind as to offer some suggestions as to how to properly correct the colours/white balance of these images? Feel free to post examples that you've edited. Also, let me know which of the two you prefer for an upload (at the time I worked on the frontal shot).
All suggestions/opinions are welcomed, especially those of the screeners. Thanks in advance for any help!
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2157 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3311 times:
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I remember that picture quite well and found it sad that you gave up on it as I believe it's quite an exceptional one.
It's pretty difficult though to have a go at them from those small 'previews' you linked to the thread. I'd be more than happy to give you a hand if you'd send me the original file.
I'll send you my e-mail address via PM.
In the Photoshop Levels window, there's a Set Grey Point option and all I did was pointing it at the tarmac. In the thread, one of the screeners - Mick - suggests that asphalt should be a colourless gray, although he doesn't seem to use this Set Grey Point tool himself.
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Sluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3243 times:
Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 5): In the thread, one of the screeners - Mick - suggests that asphalt should be a colourless gray, although he doesn't seem to use this Set Grey Point tool himself.
I use this method almost all the time when it comes to color. My first source of neutral gray is something on the aircraft, either a leading edge flap, a main landing gear door, or the underside of a wing. If I can't find it there I normally move to something in the background or some form on concrete.
I would love to fly a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!
You'll notice that I finally managed to edit a version of this shot that the screeners approved of (it only took a year!). I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me with tips, pointers, lessons, advice, and even edits of their own (you know who you are).
AC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3044 times:
I totally missed your comment the first time so I just went back and read it. It's been a long time since I brushed up on these criteria so thanks for the reminder. Thanks also for handling it the way you did.