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Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)  
User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

I have little idea if what I'm doing will get me in the database (and I seriously doubt it will), but here's a starter:



I'll probably upload a couple more photos tomorrow.

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User currently offlineConoramoia From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 499 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

grain is evident on the laptop(not my usual screen)
you should resize it to the size you will upload at to make it easier to judge,

cheers,conor


User currently offlineDlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

The overall quality of the shot is not too bad, but as Conor pointed out, it does suffer pretty heavily from too much noise. You may or may not be able to remedy that on this shot with some editing, but even sized-down to 1024pixels, I can still see the noise pretty easily.

I noticed in the EXIF of the shot that your ISO was 400, which is totally not needed in this situation, so to avoid too much noise next time, set your ISO as low as possible.

You might also want to do a closer crop, and work on the contrast a bit too.

I think with a little practice and some editing, you should be able to get some shots accepted here.

Dana


User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2046 times:



Quoting Dlowwa (Reply 2):
I think with a little practice and some editing, you should be able to get some shots accepted here.

Thanks for the advice. I'm planning on heading out to shoot again this weekend, so I'll post some photos from that if I can.  wave 


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Not too bad, here's a quick edit - tighter crop, adjusted levels and contrast, some sharpening and resized to 1024.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y181/ivankre/n580hasharpen2.jpg
It is quite noisy indeed.

Ivan


User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Went out again, but I've only had time to touch up this one shot.



(I've also learned the hard way that mid-day is not necessarily the best time to go out shooting. Heat haze is annoying.)  hot 


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1939 times:



Quoting HNLPointShoot (Reply 5):
not necessarily the best time to go out shooting. Heat haze is annoying.) hot

Indeed.
The shot is not very sharp though. And again, re-sizing to 1024 wide will give you higher chances of acceptance.

Ivan


User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

I've been wondering if either of these two shots are worth improving; I'm thinking they'll be thrown out based on motive, but I might be wrong for all I know.





User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
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I like the second one, you've got the full titles in view as well as just about all of the #2 engine.

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
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Nice photos, looks like you guys had some Kona winds lately! The quality of the photos really isn't that bad. You just got to go out when the heat haze is minimal. It's quite a problem at HNL, I know.

Quoting HNLPointShoot (Reply 7):
I've been wondering if either of these two shots are worth improving; I'm thinking they'll be thrown out based on motive, but I might be wrong for all I know.

Great shots. Unfortunately, they're probably not up to A.net standards due to the lighting, angle. Still a great catch though. Did that NW B744 come in from ATL?

Oh, and as others said, resize to 1024 across!  Smile


User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1893 times:



Quoting Je89_w (Reply 9):
Nice photos, looks like you guys had some Kona winds lately!

We didn't have Kona winds, but it was blowing from southwest on that day. Weird, but I wasn't complaining. Big grin

Quoting Je89_w (Reply 9):
Did that NW B744 come in from ATL?

After looking at the arrival history from FlightAware, yes it was.


User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1873 times:



Quoting Fly747 (Reply 6):
The shot is not very sharp though. And again, re-sizing to 1024 wide will give you higher chances of acceptance.

I went back and re-sharpened the photo, so here's the improved version:



User currently offlineConoramoia From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 499 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

no sharpening just the color,i think it looks better,
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8202/n609aaresharpenff.jpg


User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

A couple other photos I've recently edited, although I haven't decided which one is worth uploading:





I also went and worked on one of the JAL shots I posted earlier:



User currently offlineKoryo From Vatican City, joined Feb 2009, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

The United 777 pics are both very soft and are in need of sharpening and I would keep the JAL 747 for the personal collection because it has some motive issues with the fence and is backlit.


This forum is as good as you make it. Never post a message in anger. Take the high road and others will follow.
User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Resharpened the two UA shots:





I also ran the earlier HA shot through Photoshop's Reduce Noise filter . . .



. . . And upped the contrast:



[Edited 2009-04-30 14:18:49]

User currently offlineDlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Unfortunately the re-sharpening of the UA shots has introduced too much noise, and I think you had too much in the original HA to start with. In my personal opinion, I'd probably give up on these shots, and make sure next time I got the shot better straight from the camera (i.e. sharper and with a lower ISO setting). That way you'd have less noise to start with, and need to do less sharpening in the processing (thus leading to less introduction of noise).

User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1572 times:



Quoting Dlowwa (Reply 16):
In my personal opinion, I'd probably give up on these shots, and make sure next time I got the shot better straight from the camera (i.e. sharper and with a lower ISO setting). That way you'd have less noise to start with, and need to do less sharpening in the processing (thus leading to less introduction of noise).

The UA shots were taken at ISO 100 and f/8.0 with a Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens. What settings should I be using?


User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

I went back and re-sharpened the UA shots:





I also dropped the brightness slightly to see if there's any improvement:





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