jpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 160 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1348 times:
I would like to solicit feedback on the following images before putting them into the queue. Appreciate the time.
This was taken during last years super moon (March 19, 2011). I noticed some lights moving towards the moon, grabbed my camera and snapped a few. Only on my PC did I notice the silhouette of the second plane. This was taken handheld with a kit lens, but as I cannot find any (could be some I can't find) other photos with 2 planes in full silhouette against the moon I thought it might have a chance.
This was taken in flight after leaving FRA for PHL. The United flight was just behind us on the tarmac, and I could see it out the left side for a could hours, then it began to get a lot closer until it passed right over top of us. Very back-lit, and some flare from the sun on the window, but thought this was very close for an air-to-air shot from the cabin.
Another back-lit shot, but the vertices coming off the props were the motive here...
dlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 32 Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
Not bad captures, especially the first two. Unfortunately the moon shot is just too blurry, and the in-flight shot would be a non-starter due to the large reflection/glare in the lower right corner. The third would be a no-go not only due to the backlighting, but also the fact that it is blurry. The last two, while better in quality are backlit without any real purpose, which generally is not a desirable thing for images here.
jpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
For the moon shot, this is heavily cropped as I only my 70-300 non-IS kit lens, handheld so no chance to try to get a better shot. Thought maybe it's rarity would redeem it, but I agree it's not on par on the quality side.
For the in-flight shot, would it be an excessive/invalid/un-allowable edit to try to fix that (ie clone from the sky around) to remove the glare (not saying I can, but if I tried would it be disallowed anyways)?
The back lighting is a real shame since it's the only location at KRSW to legally loiter and take photos from (without trespassing) and is just opposite the sunrise. Since that time of day is when I get the best scenarios, it's too bad the quality doesn't come along. Any tips for taking shots in this type of environment to keep in mind?
jpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1275 times:
Looking to see if any of my recent photos from SYD and RSW have a chance in the queue...appreciate any feedback on these, or edits to improve them. If this is too many to post at once, I will remove some and wait to post them. Cheers.
Air Berlin - too bright? enough contrast?
Emirates - too dark?
Emirates A380 - motive (just the pilot waving?)
Air Tran - very bright image, but don't think the highlights are blown...
dlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 32 Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1273 times:
Hi, these all have various issues with size, exposure, centering, over-processing, motive, and color. The only one that is close to being acceptable is the second to last. If you'd like to get into more specifics, probably best to pick just a couple to focus on.
jpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1255 times:
Thanks. How is this WN now (first one with the regular paint scheme)? I had applied some "Clarity" in Lightroom, but have removed that and worked the levels a bit more, and de-saturated it a touch. Is it any better?
jpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
Just got these shots this morning - they are straight out of the camera, so no editing, NR, or lens correction applied yet. Just wondering if they'd have a chance (fixed up, of course), or if not enough of the aircraft is showing. Thanks.
If you had managed to get almost all of the aircraft in silhouette, it might have worked, but as it stands now I don't think there is enough. Certainly something to try again in the future, as it would certainly make a unique shot.
jpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
Cheers. I'm gonna keep going for this shot - see if I can get the perfect strike. The next shot after the plane moved away is actually really cool (sans the plane, of course) with the jet wash flowing "over the top" of the sun.
jpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1111 times:
Hi - I am looking for some feedback/advice on this pic before putting it in the queue. Seems it was en route to MIA, but diverted to RSW due to weather. I arrived just as it was departing so not a lot of time to get setup.