Ranger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3460 times:
My latest upload below has suffered from the dreaded compression issue to the extent that the version in the queue is now less than 200kb!! However comments welcome please on composition/motiv and lighting etc,I will be withdrawing it from the queue later.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3069 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3437 times:
I really like the motive in this photo - cropped very well.
I don't see compression as a big problem in what I see - for me your main issue will be the slight softness in the main aircraft; not surprising given the speed he must have been coming towards you and the challenge freezing that movement! I also see slight oversharpening along the edge of the airframe above and then behind the cockpit.
A very nice shot overall. Lighting could have been better but surely not fatal to the image. Just how generous will the screeners be about that slight softness/blur?
Ranger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3384 times:
Thanks for the feedback. It was a difficultish shot to capture as the sun was not in the best of positions,hence it is slightly backlit. I was using a Canon 400D,as my 20D requires a new shutter. I was using shutter priority at1/1000sec,with an aperture value of F5 at ISO100. I was expecting them and have some nice shots of their approach,however they were closing at over 500kts and at only 3.5fps I was selecting my shots rather than attempting to machine gun them! I will re-edit and try adjusting the contrast and use some selective sharpening as I believe it is a softness issue in places rather than blur,although there was a fair amount of blur/haze produced from the jet efflux of both aircraft. It was one of those truly once in a lifetime experiences and I have only seen such speed at low level on a handful of ocasions,I was dumbstruck for a few minutes afterwards. The image was captured at 176mm and is more or less full frame,they were too close at 70mm as they passed me!!