Luftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1079 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2677 times:
Hi, I've been browsing through my pictures recently and I thought this one looked pretty good for uploading.
When editing in Photoshop I noticed the contrast in the upper part being blown-out and flat while the lower part is ok for my eyes. I tried both PS auto-contrast and the manual way, again with no satisfying result.
My next idea was to only add contrast to the upper half, but IIRC this method is frowned upon here? And aside of that, it's also not quite easy to do so...
Talking about the draft above, I assume this would trigger a contrast rejection.
My question is if there's any way to fix it -- or if it should go to myav.net or my personal collection right away... thanks!
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Dlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2616 times:
My guess is that it's the exposure that's giving the top part of the frame the washed out appearance. If you could make it look natural, you could get away with selectively darkening the part of the frame that's washed out, but like you said, that's pretty hard to do.
Can't say if it would lead to a quality rejection outright - quality's not too bad, so if you don't care about your ratio if it's rejected (likely, but not certainly), you could try to upload it.
Thanks for your reply. I tried to edit using several methods but it does not lead to a satisfying result... at least not satisfactory enough for uploading imo. Well, I'll have to stay tuned for my next flight