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User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4040 times:

Hi all

I got this one rejected for dark. Any ideas on how I could enlighten it a bit without a major loss in quality? Does it have a chance?



Cheers  Smile

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

Hi Gaston,

I think you would introduce quite a bit of noise if you lightened it up as it is very dark under the wings.


User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3989 times:
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Hello Gaston.

I hope things are well with you.

I think you have a 'fatal' issue here - due to the flat lighting. Any attempts to lighten the overall image will not add to its quality (in fact, the opposite) as it will make the underside look artificial in that kind of lighting and the top of the fuselage being bright to begin with will quickly start to look odd.

I think this is one of those motives where it is hard to reach A.net quality without decent natural lighting at the time.

All the best.


User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

Ivan and Paul thanks for your replies.  

It´s true, brightening the picture will bring noise and the upper sections will become overexposed.
What a pity. It was the first time I shot on this spot in EZE and had trouble with the light all day long. We went early in the morning, but the runway orientation just didn´t help at all (11/29). The belly always turned out to be too dark.
Do you have any hints on how to meter/expose the photos in these kind of situation? I don´t know if you have an east/west runway orientation in your hometown, but maybe you had the opportunity to take photos in other airports with such runways.

If you like, please have a look at this image from that same day, also rejected for dark: N844MH

Thanks in advance   


[Edited 2007-12-13 16:40:04]

[Edited 2007-12-13 16:41:37]

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
User currently offlineAcontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1443 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Hi Gaston,

Your Delta pic is indeed dark. I don't think that it was impossible to get decent results under these light conditions, but rather that light metering wasn't good enough.
I just played around a bit with your picture to see what could be done, and this is the result (of course not for uploading  ):

While under full sunshine I tend to underexpose by -2/3, under these conditions I would probably try 0 or even +1/3 exposure correction, as well as trying with spot metering (since I think you don't have an external light meter). This is no exact science, and if you decide to go out under such light, you should probably at the beginning of the shooting session try out a few settings until you get the desired results. Always check your pics with the histogram, that will help a lot!

Hope it helps   .

[Edited 2007-12-14 06:12:55]

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User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Hi Andres

Thank you for your complete reply.  Smile
It was my first serious opportunity to shoot with a DSLR. I thought the results would be better. Evidently I missed a lot of things.
First of all, what advantages might I get with spot metering?
Then, how is the picture, qualitywise? I mean, do you see it in focus? I tend to be quite subjective while editing my pics.

Many thanks for your help. BTW, I promise next time I´ll take you to this spot to shoot some EZE action.  Wink


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