Lanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1899 times:
My comments on your shots:
#1 is overexposed and grainy. The reflection on the P-51 kills the shot, but the whites on this aircraft are also quite blown out.
#2 is a tad oversharpened. The colours are very lively, but I think the problem might be in the contrast, as Mike said. The bright background doesn´t help, also. Second edit is pretty similar as the first one.
#3 is a bit blurry, rather than soft, and in your first edit you sharpened it a bit too much in order to compensate that. The second edit on this one is even more jagged.
Hope it helps. Good luck with them!
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1571 posts, RR: 21 Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
I've always wondered about sharpening, as I have an LCD and I have heard that jaggies may appear on my monitor even though the photo in question may not be oversharpened. It always helps to get a second opinion, in this case.
I guess I'll tone down the USM in the Grumman shot and upload that one. One of three isn't too bad considering my gear and experience.