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Topic: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-11-07 17:17:00 and read 3593 times.

opening a new thread for my uploads, the old one has been locked.

Please comment on these two new uploads, which one to keep? probably can not have both because of the double rule.

These are the first 787 flight arriving at ORD, I like the second one better because the angle probably will be a bit different with others and the 320 adds some interest too. but the light was not as good, so I hope it can make it, what do you think? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/q1352305179.4263dsc_3294-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/u1352305303.0841dsc_3303-2.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-07 19:24:38 and read 3594 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Thread starter):
probably can not have both because of the double rule.

Indeed, you should submit only one.

Quoting powwwiii (Thread starter):
the light was not as good, so I hope it can make it, what do you think?

Light looks fine for both, though the first has a moderately strong yellow tint.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-11-13 16:38:03 and read 3593 times.

thanks Dana. just got the second one accepted, hope ppl like it.

Please comment on these rejections, both for cyan tint, I thought they are already a bit yellow, what do you think? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...1113_a1352339879.782dsc_3167-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...113_p1352305044.3595dsc_3288-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...1113_h1352343539.221dsc_3626-3.jpg

[Edited 2012-11-13 16:39:17]

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: NZ107
Posted 2012-11-13 18:17:15 and read 3593 times.

UA 738 - more of a cast here than on the others, that's for sure; if that helps, I'm not too sure.. It only really exists towards the nose.
I see no cyan on the BR MD11.
I hardly see a cyan cast on the A320.. If there was one, it's extremely faint. I'd probably add a wee bit more contrast to this one if you were going to edit it further..

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-13 19:15:15 and read 3593 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 2):
Please comment on these rejections, both for cyan tint, I thought they are already a bit yellow, what do you think?

Yes, they all have color casts to varying degrees. Cyan/green on the two UA, and I'd say the BR is also a bit oversaturated. Check out the right side of the two below which I've adjusted:

http://imageshack.us/a/img585/6883/20121113a1352339879782d.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img231/3673/20121113p13523050443595.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-11-14 15:57:03 and read 3593 times.

Thanks NZ107, and thank Dana for the edition, now I can see the color tint.

Now, these two new rejections are for grainy and soft, I have taken many pictures with similar light condition, ISO was still 200 I believe, same work flow as many accepted pictures, never had a grainy rejection, soft is different question. so I want to ask for a second opinion to see if you see grainy and soft. thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...114_w1352419223.5354dsc_1468-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...114_v1352419729.8835dsc_1480-2.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: JKPhotos
Posted 2012-11-15 06:15:52 and read 3593 times.

Hi,

I can see the grain in the first one, but it is minimal.
The rejection is probably a bit hard.

But you can easily remove it with a noise reduction-tool.


And at least with my camera I do sometimes have a slightly grainy sky even with ISO200, too.



Personally I don't see the first one as soft but the second one is indeed a little bit soft. It should be better with some extra-sharpening.


But there are probably better judges on soft rejections than me.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-15 14:37:02 and read 3593 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 5):
Now, these two new rejections are for grainy and soft,

I see a tiny bit of noise, but not enough to warrant a rejection. Same for the softness.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-11-21 05:11:24 and read 3589 times.

Thanks Dana, here are some more grainy rejections, which I feel also not guaranteed, please take a look and comment, thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...121120_p1352834490.008dsc_3323.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...21120_b1352834423.1519dsc_3321.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...21120_h1352834125.8222dsc_3316.jpg this one also oversharpened?

and this last one was for soft, really soft?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...21120_w1352834213.5255dsc_3317.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-11-21 08:44:25 and read 3579 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 8):
Thanks Dana, here are some more grainy rejections, which I feel also not guaranteed,

Not sure what you mean about them being 'guaranteed' (did you mean warranted?), but I don't see noise being an issue with any of them.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 8):
this one also oversharpened?

I see some jaggies on the leading edges, but otherwise not too bad.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 8):
and this last one was for soft, really soft?

Doesn't seem really soft to me.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-11-25 21:14:29 and read 3545 times.

thanks Dana, yes I meant "warranted". those are all fine now.

Here are a few new uploads, please comment on the quality, I am not sure about the color of them mostly. Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/z1353905161.3802dsc_3532-3.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/u1353906282.5582dsc_3471.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/f1353906430.5145dsc_3507-4.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: NZ107
Posted 2012-11-26 01:41:46 and read 3537 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 10):

Colour seems ok.. But I'd probably tone down the images - the 2 E170s seem a bit overexposed for my liking.. Another sharpening pass could also be beneficial.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-12-03 16:51:44 and read 3496 times.

Thanks NZ107.

I just recently got a new monitor, seems the color and brightness are different with the old one, probably my eyes are already used to the old one. Please help me to calibrate my eyes to the new monitor. Here are three new uploads, please comment on the quaility, especially color, brightness, etc. Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b.../ready/b1354574460.773dsc_3787.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/n1354574590.8434dsc_3923.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/v1354581949.1399dsc_3572-4.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: NZ107
Posted 2012-12-03 18:29:39 and read 3489 times.

AA and B6 seem ok.. I'd be inclined to add a bit more contrast to the UA 753. It just feels a little flat, especially under the wings and around the undercarriage.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-12-15 12:07:40 and read 3389 times.

Thanks NZ107, that was very helpful.

Some reupload, this one was rejected for color and soft. now it is better? thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/q1355601873.5629dsc_4412-3.jpg

and the next one was for low contrast, now looks ok?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/n1355601179.8156dsc_4456-6.jpg

Thanks!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-12-15 12:52:27 and read 3382 times.

Both look yellow and a touch bright, but otherwise ok.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-12-20 18:02:07 and read 3339 times.

Thanks Dana, they have been corrected and re-uploaded.

Here are two new uploads, please comment on them, thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/n1356054345.4724dsc_6300-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/f1356055087.7291dsc_6321-3.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-12-21 01:07:26 and read 3327 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 16):
Here are two new uploads, please comment on them

Color is off, cyan cast or worse. Look at the top of the fuselage of the 67, the color is different than the rest. I see my fair share of AC aircraft, and can't say I've ever seen a similar effect.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2012-12-21 17:14:19 and read 3311 times.

Thanks Dana, I give up on that 767, but re-work a bit on the 319, hope it is passable now?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/n1356135855.3252dsc_6321-4.jpg

And uploaded a new one, the lighting was quite difficult, please see if it gets a chance, thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/d1356138286.8474dsc_3991.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-12-22 03:03:04 and read 3301 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 18):
re-work a bit on the 319, hope it is passable now?

No, still green/cyan.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 18):
And uploaded a new one,

A touch bright.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-06 21:39:43 and read 3204 times.

thanks Dana!

Here are a few new uploads, would like to ask for any comments.

Like this parallet approach, especially all 3 are United 319s, so any problem with this one?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/z1357535714.2432dsc_4495.jpg

the second one would be a new addition to the database, I like to have the tower in the picture, so the crop/center is a problem?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/n1357535954.8529dsc_4285.jpg

those fence and lights are problems for the third one?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/t1357536821.4195dsc_4524.jpg

Thanks in advance!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: NZ107
Posted 2013-01-07 00:40:47 and read 3196 times.

1. A bit soft, possibly due to the noise reduction and still a little flat.
2. Might be ok but to me, it doesn't really add too much to the picture. Seems a little on the cool side too.
3. It's low in the frame to begin with and the other bits are distracting, especially the overhead light.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-01-07 01:46:18 and read 3192 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 20):
Like this parallet approach, especially all 3 are United 319s, so any problem with this one?

Needs cw rotation.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 20):
the second one

Borderline, but might be passable.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 21):
Seems a little on the cool side too.

Color is fine.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 20):
those fence and lights are problems for the third one?

Yes, very distracting, especially whatever's in the foreground. Also a bit dark.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 21):
It's low in the frame to begin with

No, centering is fine.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-08 18:26:00 and read 3168 times.

thanks Dana, I made corrections accordingly.

Just got a rejection for soft, now resized the picture to 1100, so it looks sharp enough? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/m1357698182.0201dsc_3489-3.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: aussie18
Posted 2013-01-08 19:57:12 and read 3158 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 23):

Still looks soft around the nose,left wing and along the fuselage-All the windows look quite soft.

Cheers Mark

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-08 20:49:11 and read 3156 times.

Thanks Mark, so try one more time with more sharpening, how it looks now?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/u1357706823.8745dsc_3489-4.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: aussie18
Posted 2013-01-08 21:05:50 and read 3155 times.

Still quite soft around the center part of fuselage,made tad blurry the center windows above wing.

Cheers Mark

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-17 05:44:28 and read 3126 times.

thanks Mark!

got this one rejected for the crop too tight, I used to like to crop a bit tight, maybe too tight, but seems not a problem for upload, so really a problem?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...30116_g1357538348.2336dsc_4184.jpg

Thanks!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: DL747
Posted 2013-01-17 07:06:45 and read 3114 times.

Crop is a bit too tight for my eyes. It makes the plane look to be at a very strange angle. I think a bit looser crop would benefit.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-18 16:18:16 and read 3103 times.

thanks DL747.

got two rejections, first one was for soft, and second one is for color. Please help me to see what I can do to re-edit. Dana, pleae help, thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...118_y1357738875.5395dsc_4270-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...30118_f1357710622.7109dsc_5864.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-01-18 16:27:20 and read 3100 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 29):
got two rejections, first one was for soft, and second one is for color. Please help me to see what I can do to re-edit

Both look a little yellow, and the first is a touch soft. Should be easy fixes.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-18 20:55:20 and read 3086 times.

thanks Dana for the quick response, corrected and reuploaded!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-25 05:34:45 and read 3035 times.

Hi there, this is a new upload, please comment on it, color, brightness or anything else? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/v1359120636.1513dsc_4574.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: DL747
Posted 2013-01-25 06:13:21 and read 3031 times.

Looks a bit low in the frame for me. Also, might be a bit harsh. Looks good to me other than that.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-25 17:21:09 and read 3007 times.

thanks DL747. Got two rejections for grainy, these were taken at sunset, so lighting was not really good, any chance to fix them? although I could not really see too much noise in the sky.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...125_o1358387232.3038dsc_4535-3.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...30125_r1358388184.0664dsc_4500.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: DL747
Posted 2013-01-25 20:49:40 and read 2999 times.

Yeah, I don't see that much grain either. You'll have to wait for further input on that one.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-27 09:03:52 and read 2976 times.

thanks DL747.

got this rejection for cyan cast and overexposure. but I only adjust the white balance very little to get rid of the yellow cast, now cyan? also I feel the exposure is fine, what you think? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...127_z1358563498.1955dsc_4270-4.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: DL747
Posted 2013-01-27 09:13:37 and read 2971 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 36):
now cyan?

Looks a bit cyan, yes.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 36):
I feel the exposure is fine,

It appears the whites are a bit too strong, not sure if it is fixable. The SA symbol especially looks a bit blown out.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-01-27 16:37:52 and read 2956 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 36):
what you think?

Overexposed, soft, and more yellow than cyan. It seems you have more problems with color than most. Perhaps there is an issue somewhere, either with your monitor, camera, or other?

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-01-27 18:18:08 and read 2950 times.

Thanks Dana, this one was shot around 4pm here, so sun was low and light was warm. I corrected the exposure. But soft? I thought it was OK.

I did get a new monitor a couple months ago, still trying to get used to it.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-02-02 15:38:33 and read 2899 times.

Re-uploading some pictures, Dana please help to see if they are fine now, they were rejected for color and soft. Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/o1359847764.4213dsc_5859-3.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...eady/d1359848117.533dsc_4270-7.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-02-02 22:05:00 and read 2882 times.

319 is a touch dark & cyan; 57 is a bit bright/contrasty.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-02-03 18:35:53 and read 2875 times.

Thanks Dana, those have been corrected, hopefully they are fine now.

Got a few rejections, and this one was for oversharpened to compensate a blurry/soft or out of focus picture. I looked at the raw picture, it is not blurry or out of focus. This is the second time it was rejected, first time for low contrast, and I added a bit more contrast, but now oversharpened... What you think? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...203_q1359248022.0278dsc_4990-2.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-02-03 23:14:48 and read 2864 times.

Yeah, hard to judge the sharpening on that one. All that wording/advertising on the aircraft is either going to look too soft, or oversharpened. Not sure what to tell you in this case. That KL 47 you also had rejected for dark, however, shouldn't have been.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-02-14 07:29:49 and read 2782 times.

Thanks Dana!

I have a few rejections on a few 57s. one I just can not get the color right, I might need maybe Dana to help me with the processing, can I send the RAW to you? Thanks!

Then the following first 57 was for dark, but I think it is not dark at all. the second 57 was for soft, I really don't see it. And finally the 77W, for cyan tint and oversharpen, it may has the color problem, but again I can not see the sharpness problem, what is your opionion? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...214_h1360080609.0956dsc_4714-4.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...213_d1360042299.0848dsc_4754-3.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...211_b1359936541.6109dsc_4906-4.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-02-14 15:01:59 and read 2769 times.

Color's a bit off again on the first two, but otherwise they should be fine. Third one indeed has a cyan cast.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-02-23 13:06:24 and read 2670 times.

Thanks Dana! got 12 rejections today, mostly for dark, kind of surprise for me, will you please take a look?

also I am uploading some new ones, please comment on these two, window shots and night shots are new to me, so please comment, thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/z1361652882.4937dsc_5088.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/p1361653339.7dsc_5034.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-02-23 15:34:14 and read 2661 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 46):
please comment on these two

Not much aircraft visible on the first, so motive would be a concern. Second has a very strong yellow cast.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 46):
got 12 rejections today, mostly for dark, kind of surprise for me, will you please take a look?

Sorry, I'm not going to go looking through your rejections to find possible issues. If you have questions about specific images, please post them here.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-03-15 16:49:01 and read 2460 times.

Thanks Dana!

Here is a new upload, please comment on it, dark? soft? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/i1363391186.6783dsc_6526.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-03-15 17:17:22 and read 2457 times.

Maybe a slight cyan cast, but I don't see it being too dark or soft.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-03-23 19:02:31 and read 2342 times.

Thanks Dana. Here are a couple of new uploads, please comment on their quailities, thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/f1364089909.5539dsc_7099.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/w1364090531.1998dsc_6951.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-03-23 23:43:16 and read 2334 times.

They look decent for the size, but as always, your chances of acceptance go down the larger you submit them at. The second has a slight cyan hue.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-03-31 08:16:36 and read 2283 times.

Thanks Dana!

Resubmitting a couple, this 748F is sharp enought now? http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/m1364741443.3997dsc_5981-7.jpg

and this UA is bright enought? it was also rejected for level, but I think that was fine, so I did not rotate. http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/m1364742116.5457dsc_6699-4.jpg lighting was not good, so I guess contrast might be flat.

The followings were rejected for grainy (noise in sky), I found that is difficult to believe, they were shot with low iso at 200. What do you think?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...0331_r1364048743.234dsc_5306-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...331_g1364049062.0653dsc_5308-2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...331_k1364048249.8613dsc_6858-2.jpg

Thank you very much for comments!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-03-31 12:27:38 and read 2272 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 52):
this 748F is sharp enought now?

Should be ok for sharpness.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 52):
it was also rejected for level, but I think that was fine, so I did not rotate.

Not a good idea unless you are looking to receive a warning/ban for re-uploading.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 52):
The followings were rejected for grainy (noise in sky)

I don't see them as being too noisy, but there are some banding artifacts visible in the sky, perhaps that was what the rejection was for.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-03-31 13:17:56 and read 2270 times.

Thanks again, Dana. That UA 772 was for Dark and Level, I brighten it up a bit. But based on the tower, I feel the level is fine. Definitely not looking for a warning, do you see problem with its level? Please let me know.

Banding artifacts is something new to me, any suggestion how to fix it? Or what caused banding? Thanks!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-03-31 14:15:19 and read 2267 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 54):
Definitely not looking for a warning, do you see problem with its level?

If you don't agree with a rejection, the proper recourse is to appeal. Simply uploading it again unchanged because you don't agree will get you a warning first, and then a ban if it happens again. Both will remain on your membership permanently, so best not to upload it unchanged if you wish to avoid that. The image looks very bright and needing ccw rotation to me.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 54):
Banding artifacts is something new to me, any suggestion how to fix it? Or what caused banding?

Almost impossible to remove, better not to introduce them in the first place. From my experience they are most commonly introduced with noise reduction, either on the jpeg, or the RAW file itself.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-03-31 16:33:06 and read 2260 times.

OK, I re-worked on that UA 772, less brightening and some CCW. Also trying to avoid bandings, I actually decrease the sharpening a little bit, and then only apply minimium amount of noise reduction, maybe less sharpening only need very minor noise reduction plus they were taken in bright sunlight, so they don't really need too much noise reduction. Here is what I got, hopefully they are ok now?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/v1364772184.5224dsc_5306-3.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/b1364772359.8678dsc_5308-3.jpg

Thanks Dana again for all the help!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-03-31 23:36:48 and read 2246 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 56):
hopefully they are ok now?

Banding is less evident, so whatever you did has affected it - most likely the noise reduction.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-04-08 07:10:41 and read 2157 times.

Thanks Dana, I think I learned something new about sharpening and NR.

Anyway, got this one rejected for overexposed again after a re-edit. I really don't think it is too bright now, what do you think? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...408_d1364676322.6589dsc_6861-2.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: angad84
Posted 2013-04-08 07:24:00 and read 2157 times.

you do have a couple of reflections that are clipped (or close to clipped) but I have a feeling you could appeal that successfully.

OR - kick up the shadows a bit and simultaneously drop exposure to reduce white clipping.

Cheers

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-04-08 10:28:27 and read 2142 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 58):
I really don't think it is too bright now, what do you think?

Would be better with a slight reduction in brightness.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-04-12 19:50:20 and read 2094 times.

Thanks Dana, very slightly reduced the brightness on that one and resubmitted.

Also resubmitting this one, it was rejected for cyan tint, heat haze and soft. I adjusted the white balance and resized it to a smaller size, to address the softness. But looking at the original RAW, I can see only minimum heat haze on the aircraft, there is significiant heathaze on the buildings behind, but that is a mile or more away. I reupload this version, it is acceptable? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/v1365820709.6239dsc_7659-6.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-04-13 00:05:01 and read 2084 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 61):
I can see only minimum heat haze on the aircraft, there

I can still see it on the nose gear, though you might get away with it at this smaller size.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-04-17 17:38:58 and read 2028 times.

Thank you Dana!

Here are a few new uploads, please comment on their quality.

This AA is dark? http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/k1366244317.2942dsc_6352-3.jpg

This AC is yellow? http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/l1366244702.9016dsc_6349-2.jpg

And maybe this UA is cyan? http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/w1366210183.9976dsc_6630-3.jpg

Thanks!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-04-17 21:33:09 and read 2019 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 63):
This AA is dark?

No.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 63):
This AC is yellow?

A touch, yes.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 63):
And maybe this UA is cyan?

Definitely not. Actually a little yellow. Not meaning to offend, but do you perhaps have issues with color blindness? It could be the reason you often have problems with color in your images. If not, then I would strongly recommend getting your monitor properly calibrated.

Centering should also be checked on those images, as the first two are a little high.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-04-19 20:42:25 and read 1985 times.

Thanks Dana, I don't really think I am color blind. I can tell there is a color difference when I adjust the color temperature, my problem is I have not got the sense of a neutral white balance. Anyway, looking through my pictures in database, I think I am making progress in term of the color.

I have a different question, what is the policy about reflections? I have a few pictures, the aircraft itself is good and sharp, but because they were shot through windows, there are some reflection on the picture too, not too bad but definitely there, so it is a automatic rejection if there is a reflection? Thanks!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-04-19 21:05:31 and read 1982 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 65):
so it is a automatic rejection if there is a reflection?

In most cases, yes.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-04-21 13:07:33 and read 1951 times.

Thanks for clear that up, Dana.

This China Southern was rejected for oversharpening, as it was like this: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...0421_e1365832448.848dsc_7676-5.jpg

Here is the new upload, hope it is ok now? http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/l1366574520.0771dsc_7676-6.jpg

Again this one UA was rejected again for yellow tint and grainy, here is the new upload, http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/c1366563807.8105dsc_5306-5.jpg
this one was shot with good lighting, early morning with nice sunshine, but turns out it is difficult to get this one accepted, hope now it is fine. Thanks!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-04-22 00:21:41 and read 1940 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 67):
Here is the new upload, hope it is ok now?

No, still looks pretty bad. I assume a fair amount of heat haze you tried to fix by oversharpening?

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 67):
Again this one UA was rejected again for yellow tint and grainy,

Again, whatever you are (or aren't) doing in regards to color simply isn't very effective. Most of your images have a yellow-ish cyan hue as on this one.

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/2950/c13665638078105dsc53065.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-04-22 10:21:51 and read 1923 times.

Thank you Dana, I try to adjust the tint to remove the yellow, but doing that I also can see the image become purple or magenta, I am wondering how you adjust because I don't see purple on the half image you processed, how did you do that?

That CZ cargo does not have too much heat haze, and I only applied low sharpening when exporting, I am not sure why it appeared oversharpened.

Thanks again!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-04-22 12:16:14 and read 1918 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 69):
Thank you Dana, I try to adjust the tint to remove the yellow, but doing that I also can see the image become purple or magenta, I am wondering how you adjust because I don't see purple on the half image you processed, how did you do that?

Simple adjustment to the hue. I would guess it's something you're doing with the white balance or maybe saturation. Are you setting the white balance manually?

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 69):
That CZ cargo does not have too much heat haze, and I only applied low sharpening when exporting, I am not sure why it appeared oversharpened.

Yes, after seeing the original, I can see that. This is just a case then of the cheat lines being jagged to start with, and sharpening and re-sizing making it look worse.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-04-22 12:55:19 and read 1917 times.

so you just add more blue hue to the image to remove the yellow? or just decrease yellow? I tried to play with hue in LR but seem the effects were not very obvious, PS is more powerful to do the hue adjustment? Yes, I pretty much set the color temp and tint manually now, trying to address this color issue.

For that CZ cargo, it was rotating so the cheat line was not a level line, maybe I will try 1400 size with low sharpening when exporting, to see if that looks a bit better.

Thanks Dana, very helpful!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-05-12 20:22:23 and read 1782 times.

Got these two rejected for soft, or quality, I think both are ok in term of the sharpness, what do you think? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...512_q1367456914.1248dsc_6352-5.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...0512_v1367458451.269dsc_8406-4.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-01 17:12:30 and read 1535 times.

Hi, just got these two rejected for dark, I don't really feel they are too dark, what do you think? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...30601_t1369112479.0916dsc_0224.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...601_h1369112778.2364dsc_0187-3.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: mjgbtv
Posted 2013-06-01 18:37:20 and read 1522 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 73):
just got these two rejected for dark

I think that is correct. Check the histogram; there is empty space on the right side.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2013-06-01 19:00:16 and read 1524 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 73):
just got these two rejected for dark, I don't really feel they are too dark, what do you think?

UA could stand some brightening, and while the LH is also a touch dark, it's probably ok as is. I'd appeal that one.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-02 08:11:59 and read 1509 times.

Thanks Dana, also got your message, thought I could resubmit the appeal with more specific reason, but found once I removed it from the appeal queue, it disappeared forever. I will brighten them up a bit and resubmit.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-02 21:31:17 and read 1496 times.

Here are two new uploads, first is a 748i cockpit, my question is for cockpit/cabin shots, does everything need to be in focus? like this example, I had some DOF issues, those chairs are definitely not in focus, is it a problem?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/c1370138716.8525dsc_0675.jpg

and for the following American Eagle, I would like to add it to the database as it just got the new paint too, unfortunately a cloud blocked the sun when I took the picture, so it was dark while background was pretty bright, I try to brighten it up, so I wonder if it is savageable?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/k1370233343.3445dsc_0305.jpg

Thanks for your help!

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: angad84
Posted 2013-06-03 01:47:27 and read 1485 times.

The cockpit shot looks all right. I've seen plenty of shots in the DB with out of focus seats in the foreground. I think everyone recognizes that shooting at close quarters means you are guaranteed DoF issues.

The Eagle actually looks great to me, but I don't think it would hurt to give it a tenth of a stop more in terms of brightness.

Cheers

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-13 10:21:35 and read 1362 times.

Thank angad84.

Just got this one rejected for overexposed, which I don't agree, nothing blown out and I am thinking about appealing this one, what do you think? thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...613_a1370136495.2056dsc_0663-2.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: vikkyvik
Posted 2013-06-13 12:48:31 and read 1357 times.

Doesn't look overexposed to me, but looks like there might be window reflections/spots.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-13 12:52:23 and read 1356 times.

Thanks Vikkyvik, you mean the runway area? I looked carefully, does not seem like reflections to me.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: mjgbtv
Posted 2013-06-13 15:21:58 and read 1350 times.

I see some streaks/patches in the lower left quadrant that look like they might be reflections.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-13 15:44:25 and read 1345 times.

I think those are something on the runway, they appear to be vertical to the length of the runway, nothing from inside of the aircraft would have that pattern.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-14 21:05:33 and read 1326 times.

Here is another upload, do you think this backlit one would work? Thanks!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/h1371269017.1515dsc_2493.jpg

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: vikkyvik
Posted 2013-06-14 21:23:30 and read 1322 times.

Quoting powwwiii (Reply 84):
Here is another upload, do you think this backlit one would work? Thanks!

Works for me.

Topic: RE: Pre/post Screening Comments Welcome Powwwiii
Username: powwwiii
Posted 2013-06-28 08:56:46 and read 1225 times.

Thank Vikkyvik.

To my surprise, I noticed Dana's post. Just want to say that Dana you have been so helpful for me, many many thanks and best wishes!


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