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Getting That "United Grey"  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2139 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





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User currently offlineClickhappy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2119 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2111 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.


User currently offlineJeffM From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2086 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



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User currently offlineWietse From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2073 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


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