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User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

It seems as if I am not editing properly. Here is the original:

Big version: Width: 3456 Height: 2304 File size: 2611kb

and here is the one I edited:
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 768 File size: 516kb


Obviously I am not doing something correctly. Anyone want to give a work-flow, or a quick demonstration edit?
Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Two things jump out at me immediately - level and distance.

You need to use the crop tool to eliminate the dead space from around the aircraft (i.e. make the 'plane fill more of your frame) but before you even consider doing that you need to level the image using vertical references, such as the sides of buildings. You'll also need to sufficiently sharpen the picture.

Other than these issues the colour and contrast look pretty good to me.

Karl


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

You've got 2 dust spots, one above the props around 10% down from the top and the other above and just to the left of the telegraph pole in the centre about 25% down from the top.

And lots of heat haze.



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User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1947 times:



Quoting Supersellertim (Thread starter):
or a quick demonstration edit?

here ya go, how does this look?
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 683 File size: 545kb
re-edit for Supersellertim


Quoting Oly720man (Reply 2):
And lots of heat haze.

that may be the limiting factor.



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1947 times:



Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 3):
here ya go, how does this look?

oops, think it needs a little ccw rotation.



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Thanks guys!
I think this is a little bit better....:
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 686 File size: 640kb


User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Thanks UnattendedBag! That does look good. I guess you could be heat haze at any temp, including 45 degrees F?

User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Whoops, I meant there could be heat haze in the previous post. Dont know what I was thinking. Could Unattendedbags edit be airliners.net quality with the ccw rotation?

User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Sorry about the 4 consecutive posts, but what about this?
Big version: Width: 1600 Height: 1200 File size: 1351kb


User currently offlineFlyP3C From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1842 times:



Quoting Supersellertim (Reply 8):
Sorry about the 4 consecutive posts, but what about this?

It needs a thighter crop, and there are the same issues with heat haze as in your first pic. It also does not seem level to me.

Why did you set the ISO to 200 for both pics? ISO 100 is just fine in daylight conditions, even when shooting fast objects. In addition, you should set the aperture to F/8.


User currently offlineAussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1756 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER



Quoting Supersellertim (Reply 8):

I dont think the quality is good enough in this image to worry about it,one of personal collection.
Looks grainy,fuzzy and soft due to heathaze.


User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4880 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Quoting Supersellertim (Reply 5):
Thanks guys!
I think this is a little bit better....:

But have you noticed that you now have a very distinct colour cast in this image compared with the previous version. The previous version had more natural "neutral" looking colours. This new one is very warm.

The heat haze ruins it for your images - not much you or any of us can do to solve that.  Sad Just some unfortunate weather conditions sadly.

[Edited 2009-04-16 03:48:47]

User currently offlineSupersellertim From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

I have noticed the warm color and the heat haze. Are there certain conditions that make heat rise of the runway/ramp? Or is it just a given to shoot aircraft 20/30 ft above the runway?
Thanks for the help!


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1796 times:



Quoting Supersellertim (Reply 12):
Are there certain conditions that make heat rise of the runway/ramp?

As long as the runway/ground can absorb heat and then radiate it into cooler air by convection of the heated air next to the ground you'll get heat haze.

If it's a bit windy you could find it's reduced a bit, just because the wind will disrupt the rising air currents.



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User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1762 times:



Quoting FlyP3C (Reply 9):
In addition, you should set the aperture to F/8.

f4 is just fine at that distance.



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineFlyP3C From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:



Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 14):
f4 is just fine at that distance.

True, but also depends on the object you are taking pictures of. So why take the risk of parts of the object being out of focus.


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