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Getting That "United Grey"  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

If you look at all the United Airlines pictures, you'll see a big difference in all of the greys. Some look yellowish (regardless of sun position) and rarely you'll get a TRUE beatiful grey.

What is the difference between these? Why does it happen? Is there anything I can do to ensure that I get that rich grey?

Here is one by tom turner which I felt captured that grey almsot perfectly. A United scheme is the ONLY way I will ever like a midsize Airbus.

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Photo © Tom Turner

Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 2108 times:
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I think UA planes might be the hardest to photograph, esp. here in Seattle. The grey either blends in with the cloudy, overcast sky, or the bright sun totally washes is out.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

...or the United blues for that matter...

Some United blues appear darker than others. Close-up shots appear lighter, especially in sunlight.

I agree, I think United planes are the hardest to shoot. Actually, Cathay greens tend to be a bit tricky as well.

Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Your right Phil, the United "color" if you can call it that is tough to get. Sunny or overcast, it can really mess with your exposure.

Getting close seems to help.

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Photo © Jeff Miller


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

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Photo © Wietse de Graaf

I dont need the hits. That color changes like hell when you press the shutter. On negatives it always came out bad, but now i've switched to slides, it is much better.


Wietse de Graaf
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