Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
Thanks for the responses folks, your comments are all much appreciated!
As mentioned in a previous post I am plagued by grainy photos! The reason for the little bit of JPG compression around the edges is the use of a package called Neat Image. I'm still toying with the demo / evaluation version but when used sparingly it can IMHO produce some fantastic results.
Can anyone suggest an alternative site for posting where it may get picked up by the media? Don't get me wrong I'd love for it to have appeared here as I believe A.Net to be the ultimate repository for aviation images and associated information, but like Gary says, those are the rules and we have to abide by them... Which I can understand!
I think I'll just fire up PS7 again and see about removing the compression artifacts.....
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Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2085 times:
The problem with these sort of shots is that it is that they really do draw attention to sheer technique and composition - there is no margin for error.
The jpg compression has been mentioned, also the slight softness towards the right hand border - I think this sort of image needs to be pin sharp to work. Finally, in an arty shot like this, you need to consider the whole image edge to edge, not just the main subject - a tighter crop, removing most of the sky would have given the shot even more impact.
While in a "standard" aircraft pic, there is I think some margin for error (ramp lice, if not too intrusive, stuff in the background etc.) the arty shot is very unforgiving.