Alberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1704 times:
I never post prescreening threads but this time I'm in a bit of a bind. The plane is worthy of an upload but the pictures are of dubious quality. It's VH-VPE on the day of its first flight: hot plane, new airline, and totally crappy light. Even starting from the raw file I can't do a lot better than this:
If I were a screener I'd bounce them for quality and possibly contrast too. So, well, I'm
providing my own answer, but... what do you think?
Alberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
Thanks everybody -- the first one will go in the upload queue, the second one won't. Weather in Washington state is NOT fun to work with... my level of admiration for the photogs who live there has just gone up. The oysters are great tho!
Cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4891 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1603 times:
I'm looking at it on a MacBook Pro (not mine - work's one). The screen isn't calibrated - so I can say anything about colour, but for sharpness - it looks acceptable.
Use the colour sampler tool in photoshop to sample the stars on the tail (the top one), some neutral coloured points on the fuselage in between the windows and another neutral area in between the front door and the flight-deck side window. Look at the RGB numbers - and see if one or more of the numbers is skewed compared with the rest. I tend to try for the best balance between them.
If you don't want to affect the brightness (but do want to change the colours), switch the levels adjustment layer blending mode to color. You can then add another levels adjustment layer set to luminousity and control brightness separately.
Maybe give it a bit more contrast as well (but not too much).