Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alberto Riva)  
User currently offlineAlberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1612 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:



and 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?
AR

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

The second picture doesn't look great - but the first one is worth trying to upload.

It seems sharp enough, it doesn't look underexposed -and it also doesn't look too dull.


User currently offlineAussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1753 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1591 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Quality wise first one looks okay,V Australia titling and around cockpit look abit soft still.

2nd one looks blurry around the tail and quality doesnt look too good.

Cheers Mark.


User currently offlineLufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

I don't know if these colors turn out better:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/lufthansi/20090210_MWH_VHVPE_8961.jpg



Life starts at take-off!
User currently offlineAlberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1527 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!
AR


User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1511 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).


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Spiderguy252) posted Fri Apr 10 2009 22:42:45 by Spiderguy252
Photo Acceptance - Pre-screening Patric Lång posted Fri Apr 10 2009 12:47:36 by PatricLang
Photo Acceptance - Pre-screening (JohnJ) posted Fri Apr 10 2009 08:55:44 by JohnJ
Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Neophyte) posted Fri Apr 10 2009 02:38:32 by Neophyte
Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (Sovietjet) posted Wed Apr 8 2009 20:43:26 by Sovietjet
Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Jimmy Leaman) posted Wed Apr 8 2009 15:42:24 by Smonkcaptain
Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Varig767) posted Wed Apr 8 2009 13:49:51 by Varig767
Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening. (JRussell) posted Wed Apr 8 2009 03:33:09 by JRussell
Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (cmaxxd) posted Wed Apr 8 2009 02:25:06 by CMAXXD
Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (stevemchey) posted Tue Apr 7 2009 14:10:16 by Stevemchey