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User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 960 File size: 850kb


I also am going to make a few more small edits to it, but my main worry is that it may get rejected for contrast. I am hoping it would make it though since this is a rare plane especially for RNO.

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User currently offlineBoeingfreak From Germany, joined May 2005, 398 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Hi, contrast isn't your main problem, your picture is highly overexposed, a real shame because it would be a great photo! If you shot in RAW there might be a small chance to save it, though.

Hope this helps,
Florian


User currently onlineDM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Seems overexposed and uncentered. Contrast looks ok to me.

DM


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Ok, here it is re-cropped a bit and I think I may have fixed the over-exposure.



One more for good measure:

Big version: Width: 1600 Height: 1200 File size: 598kb


[Edited 2007-11-23 09:42:36]

User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Quoting RCoulter (Reply 3):
I think I may have fixed the over-exposure.

It is still way to overexposed.. I don't think you can save it at least not if the original is the sameway overexposed.. Did you shoot in RAW?

Cheers
Bjorn

Edit: The second version is much better! (It wasn't there when I posted  Wink )

[Edited 2007-11-23 09:54:39]

User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Ok, here it is re-cropped a bit and I think I may have fixed the over-exposure.

Quoting KLM772ER (Reply 4):


Quoting RCoulter (Reply 3):
I think I may have fixed the over-exposure.

It is still way to overexposed.. I don't think you can save it at least not if the original is the sameway overexposed.. Did you shoot in RAW?

Cheers
Bjorn

Bjorn,
The original for the top one is a little overexposed but not by much. I did shoot in RAW and in the programs I use to edit the RAW files I didn't have to use much highlight recovery. The last one I posted is not overexposed at all according to those programs either (using the highlight alert). Let me try editing the top one again.

[Edited 2007-11-23 10:01:17]

User currently onlineDM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

It played with it a little and tried to make it less overexposed.

Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 960 File size: 950kb
Ryan Coulter


DM


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Here is a new edit:

1600px:


1280px:


Also, which crop looks the best? I have one where the whole plane is in the frame, but I think it looks weird. I also kind of like the 2nd one in Reply #3.

[Edited 2007-11-23 10:05:47]

[Edited 2007-11-23 10:06:07]

User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
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Hello Ryan.

I agree the early edits looked much too bright. Things are improving with further edits - for me it is the tail area that needs to have a little bit of detail. In the first edit it was pretty blown out.

As regards cropping - your edits here show an issue often discussed: tailplanes right up against the crop at the top with space below the wheels (as in #2, Reply 3). I much prefer a shot that looks more balanced. For example, in the shots above, the plane still looks to me to be placed too much in the higher right portion of the image, if you see what I mean. I think you need to crop closer there on the left and also get rid of a lot of the 'dead' tarmac below.

All in all I think I prefer #2, Reply 3, if the plane was more vertically centred.

Cheers.

Paul


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2269 times:



Quoting Psych (Reply 8):
Hello Ryan.

I agree the early edits looked much too bright. Things are improving with further edits - for me it is the tail area that needs to have a little bit of detail. In the first edit it was pretty blown out.

As regards cropping - your edits here show an issue often discussed: tailplanes right up against the crop at the top with space below the wheels (as in #2, Reply 3). I much prefer a shot that looks more balanced. For example, in the shots above, the plane still looks to me to be placed too much in the higher right portion of the image, if you see what I mean. I think you need to crop closer there on the left and also get rid of a lot of the 'dead' tarmac below.

All in all I think I prefer #2, Reply 3, if the plane was more vertically centred.

Cheers.

Paul

Yea, I wasn't sure how to center shots like these, thanks for the advice, let me try some things and see what I can come up with  Smile


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

New edit:


Just for kicks, one with a bit more of the taxiway sign:
Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 960 File size: 974kb


[Edited 2007-11-23 10:33:19]

User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

I like the first one of reply 10 best regarding contrast and centering!

But I think it needs a little CCW Rotation and is a little oversharpened.. (for example the end of the tail, the blue stripe, nd a little bit on the top of the fuselage!

Cheers
bjorn


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2254 times:



Quoting KLM772ER (Reply 11):
I like the first one of reply 10 best regarding contrast and centering!

But I think it needs a little CCW Rotation and is a little oversharpened.. (for example the end of the tail, the blue stripe, nd a little bit on the top of the fuselage!

Cheers
bjorn

Big version: Width: 1280 Height: 960 File size: 916kb


Like that?


User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Maybe a tad too much Rotation, the sharpening is better!

Good luck with it!!

Bjorn


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2241 times:



Quoting KLM772ER (Reply 13):
Maybe a tad too much Rotation, the sharpening is better!

Good luck with it!!

Bjorn

Yea, it definitely is a tough one to level.

Alright here is the one I put in the Q:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/ZD948_T16R-11.jpg


User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2238 times:



Quoting RCoulter (Reply 14):
Alright here is the one I put in the Q:

I think you're good to go with this one. Great shot!



"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster
User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Thanks for all the help guys! It's up to the screeners now Big grin

User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

I also have one more I need help with, does this look centered or is it a little high?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/7162007_925AU.jpg

TIA


User currently offlineRCoulter From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2104 times:

It made it! Thanks for all the help guys!


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