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User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2135 times:
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Hi...just back from a 3 week trip and looking to get some shots processed and loaded.

Got this quickly on the bridge as we were exiting the plane...any chance/advice for it? I see a bit of noise under the wing, and perhaps on the wheels...anything else?




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User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 days ago) and read 2132 times:
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Unfortunately quite a few quality issues (noise, contrast, etc..). Might be workable with a better edit, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

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Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
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Cheers...this any better?




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Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2108 times:
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Here's another with a quick edit. Appreciate the feedback...maybe a bit of a red/orange tint?




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Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

I'm not any good in telling the difference, but I love the American Airlines shot!  


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Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 3):
Here's another with a quick edit. Appreciate the feedback...maybe a bit of a red/orange tint?


Better, but still lacks the quality I'm affraid



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Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2081 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 3):
Here's another with a quick edit

Looks a little soft/blurry toward the nose, and oversharpened to compensate.


User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
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Got a couple new shots...appreciate any feedback.



[Edited 2012-08-02 19:20:01]
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[Edited 2012-08-02 19:29:07]


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Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2017 times:
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First two are suffering pretty badly from heat haze, and are write-offs. The second two aren't quite as bad, but are still borderline. The oof fence taking up a large part of the bottom of the frame doesn't help either.

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Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
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Another recent shot for review...tried to just spend 1-2 mins at most on it to see if that's an improvement over my prior bad edits. Contrast seems harsh but that may be my laptop screen, and I may have to wait till I get back to my proper monitor to look at it better. Thanks...




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Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 9):
Another recent shot for review.

Very poor unfortunately. Has issues with color, noise, and softness. I'd suggest avoiding any editing on the laptop.


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Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
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Right...and one more that I edited earlier:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...990333.4588img_4385_7d_1024_v2.jpg



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Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 11):
Right...and one more that I edited earlier:

Looks a bit blurry.


User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
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Here's another from before my flight this morning for review. Thanks.




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Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1823 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 13):
Here's another from before my flight this morning for review.

Level is off, and there is a slight halo around the tail.


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Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
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Any better?

Clarity was set to 30 in ACR (not sure why)...I think that caused it. Had originally leveled to the lower line, now using the hill in the background.




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Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 15):
Any better?

Yes, better.


User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
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And this one? Is the contrast two harsh?




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Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1801 times:
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obviously, that should say "too harsh"...  


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Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1797 times:
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Got this one quickly as I was collecting my bag, it was handheld at ISO 3200. My hopes aren't high, but to my eye, it's not a horrible picture - just not sure it's up to A.net standards. Cheers.




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Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 17):
And this one? Is the contrast two harsh?

Contrast ok, but it's soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 19):
Got this one quickly as I was collecting my bag,

Also a little soft, needs cw rotation, and better without the person.


User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 20):
it's soft

How's this? Better / OK?



Quoting dlowwa (Reply 20):
better without the person

Unfortunately, I didn't get any without the person...may have to leave it then.


Does this kind of photo have a chance, or would it be out for motive (as yet, unedited)?



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User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
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A couple more to check on: would either of these have a chance? Is the first one too soft on the nose?




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Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 21):
How's this? Better / OK?

Still soft. It may be the dof is just too shallow.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 21):
Does this kind of photo have a chance, or would it be out for motive

Not a great crop.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 22):
A couple more to check on:

Both soft, and the first has to contend with the fence, and the second being backlit. Both are no as they are now.


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Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 23):
Not a great crop

would it be better to show the whole wings (or both aircraft)?



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Reply 25, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
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What about this one?



and this one?
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Reply 26, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 24):
would it be better to show the whole wings (or both aircraft)?

Might work better.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 25):
What about this one?

Nice composition, but it is soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 25):
and this one?

Also soft; looks like heat haze might be at play.


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Reply 27, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1748 times:
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How is this one?




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Reply 28, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 26):
Might work better

Have tried this, can't get a good crop with both full wings - is this ok? If not, will drop this one.


Quoting dlowwa (Reply 26):
Nice composition, but it is soft

sharpened it as much as I could without ruining it...any better? this is a 50% crop or so, so may not have the pixels left to go much further.


Quoting dlowwa (Reply 26):
soft; looks like heat haze might be at play

again, sharpened it up some more...any better/ok?




A few more to get an opinion on:

Delta:


AirTran 737


JetBlue:


Thanks for taking the time...



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Reply 29, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 27):
How is this one?

Soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
Have tried this, can't get a good crop with both full wings - is this ok?

Crop ok, but soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
sharpened it as much as I could without ruining it...any better?

Still soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
again, sharpened it up some more...any better/ok?

Heat haze is generally not fixable, so no this is not any better.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
A few more to get an opinion on:

First is just a little soft, the other two are softer don't have the best crops.


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Reply 30, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
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I'm seeing a theme here   , will work on that softness. Am I right to feel that I'm getting the colors a bit better than before?


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Reply 31, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1724 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 30):
Am I right to feel that I'm getting the colors a bit better than before?

Colors look generally ok.


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Reply 32, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
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OK, have dropped the CLT shots as I cannot recover them from heat haze...

Have given the others another go...do they look ok?

Delta:


AirTran - understand it's not the best crop...will look at some others for better shots of the whole body, but is this better in terms of sharpness?



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User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
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Here's are a couple new shots from a new spot around KFMY I'd never been to before...how do they look?

N416RX (arriving)


N916CS


N416RX (departing)


N8856N



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Reply 34, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 33):
Here's are a couple new shots from a new spot around KFMY I'd never been to before...how do they look?

Soft to varying degrees, and I wouldn't submit any larger than 1200 pix.


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Reply 35, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1687 times:
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Sharpened them all up a few steps...am afraid of going overboard here, but maybe it's just me.

1: N416RX



2: N916CS



3: N416RX



4: N8856N





[Edited 2012-08-22 04:28:58]


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Reply 36, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
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FIrst is os now; second looks ok; third os & looks like heat haze, so maybe not fixable; fourth better, but a little os now.

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Reply 37, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
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Tweaked the sharpening (sharpened the originals less than the last version). Will use these unless there are any other issues.

1: N416RX

3: N416RS - the haze on the left wing might be from the engine, I don't see it anywhere else in this less sharped version, am I missing it still?

4: N8856N

Thanks heaps.

[Edited 2012-08-22 12:53:42]


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Reply 38, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 37):
Tweaked the sharpening (sharpened the originals less than the last version).

Looking better.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 37):
the haze on the left wing might be from the engine

We know the difference between jet wash and heat haze, and the former is typically not reason for rejection. Heat haze is easily visible at the front of the aircraft on the larger version, but is better hidden at the smaller size.


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Reply 39, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
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Thanks.

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 38):
We know the difference between jet wash and heat haze

Sorry...didn't mean to imply that you don't...just that was all I could see.



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Reply 40, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
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How is this one? The wing looks like it has some heat haze, but the windows above don't...not sure how that's possible?

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/5399/img7932820120824n509nk1.jpg



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Reply 41, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Well, heat hazes I can't localize. But a small dust spot above the tail is visible. I my opinion the lower part of the fuselage is a bit dark and the upper part overexposured. It's not a good time for taking pictures.

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Reply 42, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
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Tweaked it a bit...brought down the brights, and lightened the shadows, and got rid of that spot...how does this look?

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5399/img7932820120824n509nk1.jpg



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Reply 43, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1595 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 42):
how does this look?

Soft/heat hazed, and slight halo around the tail. Likely not fixable.


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Reply 44, posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1582 times:
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Could I get some feedback on these? Lighting was not good (very overcast), there are no strong shadows, but also the brights are a bit dull...do you think these could make the cut? Would higher contrast be better?

Air Canada
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...1img79689_20120825_c-fxcd_1024.jpg

AirTran - Brewers
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...8img70342_20120826_n932at_1200.jpg

Delta Connection
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...1img79932_20120826_n692ca_1024.jpg



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Reply 45, posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 44):
Air Canada

Soft, and terrible light.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 44):
AirTran - Brewers

Soft, quality, color. Also poor light.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 44):
Delta Connection

Soft, and terrible light.

If I'm out shooting on days like that (and to be honest, I rarely would be), I'm keeping in the back of my mind that I won't be submitting anything from that day.


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Reply 46, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1536 times:
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I realize this is not the best quality (very soft/blurry - and I probably oversharpened it to compensate - was shot through the window at an angle), but thought it was a neat shot of a 747 "chasing us" does it have a chance?
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/7774/img71611lhrt52012082910.jpg

Also got this one, did a quick edit on my laptop...any chance?
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3281/img70590n522ta201208281.jpg

Or perhaps this is a more interesting angle?
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7985/img70592n522ta201208281.jpg

[Edited 2012-08-30 03:20:24]


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Reply 47, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 46):
a neat shot of a 747 "chasing us" does it have a chance?

A chance, yes, though not a great one. A bit noisy, and as you pointed out soft/blurry.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 46):
Also got this one,
Quoting jpmagero (Reply 46):
Or perhaps this is a more interesting angle?

I don't think either angle is more interesting that the other, though the second is a little too bright and starting to show some heat haze.


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Reply 48, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
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I just returned from another business trip and have a whole bunch of photos I'd like feedback on...will start with these. Thanks in advance.

1: Sky Lease Cargo MD11
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/906/img7047620120828n953arm.jpg

2: Taca A319 - Star Alliance livery - is it over sharpened? The "STAR ALLIANCE" lettering is very thin and starts out looking that way.
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8707/img7059120120828n522tam.jpg

3: BA 747
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7105/img7076620120828gbnlwmi.jpg

4: Iberia A340-600 - looks washed out, but those were the actual colors.
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1772/img7083820120828ec10bmi.jpg

5: Lufthansa 747 - is it too dark?
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5285/img7109420120828dabvmmi.jpg

6: BA 747 Wing/Engine view over Atlantic. The winglet is a bit soft, as I was focused on the near engine...is this a problem?
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4562/img7144820120829gcivkin.jpg



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Reply 49, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
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All of these images have various issues with level and softness. I don't see one that would be accepted as is.

1. center, soft, level
2. soft
3. level, soft
4. soft, level, quality
5. soft, level, quality, dark
6. soft.


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Reply 50, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1455 times:
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Thanks.

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 49):
1. center, soft, level

Center: I'm guessing it was high in frame? Not quite sure about the right centering...have had different centering rejections in the past, so hope I got it right.
Level: I had leveled it using the vertical fence posts, but have changed it to the center line on the runway. Is that the right way?
Soft: sharpened it up ... enough?
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/906/img7047620120828n953arm.jpg



Quoting dlowwa (Reply 49):
2. soft

sharpened it up: http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8707/img7059120120828n522tam.jpg



Quoting dlowwa (Reply 49):
3. level, soft

level: leveled it against the tower.
soft: sharpened it up - may have overdone it?
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7105/img7076620120828gbnlwmi.jpg

4 & 5: quality - will look at those later...see if I can get anything out of them.

6: soft: sharpened it up.
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4562/img7144820120829gcivkin.jpg



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Reply 51, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1434 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 50):
Center: I'm guessing it was high in frame?

Yes.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 50):
Soft: sharpened it up ... enough?

Better, but looks like there might be some heat haze.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 50):
sharpened it up:

A little oversharpened now.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 50):
level: leveled it against the tower.
soft: sharpened it up - may have overdone it?

A bit. Also flat and a bit high in frame.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 50):
6: soft: sharpened it up.

Slightly oversharpened now.


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Reply 52, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
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Thanks...

Here goes a third round  

1 - MD-11: heat haze. Zoomed right in on the raw file, there's a bit, so won't be able to do much more there.

2 - A319: sharpened it a bit less. ok? http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8707/img7059120120828n522tam.jpg

3 - BA747: re-did it, brought it down in the frame a touch, sharpened it less, and increased the contrast. Does it have a half decent chance now?
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7105/img7076620120828gbnlwmi.jpg

6 - too sharp: will look at this later.



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Reply 53, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 52):
2 - A319: sharpened it a bit less. ok?

Soft toward the front.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 52):
3 - BA747: re-did it..Does it have a half decent chance now?

Might have a decent chance, though don't get your hopes up too much.


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Reply 54, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1352 times:
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FIrst sighting of this plane for me at KRSW...I know the lighting is not ideal, but does this edit work ok? Would drop it to 1200 or 1024 for submission.

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9649/img7389220120907n659dlr.jpg

I've also had the following rejection. I am using another photo in the sequence instead...is it any better, could this pass?

Rejected (quality blurry grainy):
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...g_3871_7d_1024_n569jb_20120728.jpg

New photo: http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3161/img3868n569jb20120728rs.jpg

Thanks.

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Reply 55, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1345 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 54):
FIrst sighting of this plane for me at KRSW...I know the lighting is not ideal, but does this edit work ok? Would drop it to 1200 or 1024 for submission.

Light is ok; won't comment on quality as it is not the final upload size.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 54):
I've also had the following rejection.

New one also looks like a bit of blur toward the nose, though it could just be your editing.


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Reply 56, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1335 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 55):
won't comment on quality as it is not the final upload size

Resized to 1200: http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9649/img7389220120907n659dlr.jpg
Also did one at 1024 in case that doesn't work:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9649/img7389220120907n659dlr.jpg

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 55):
New one also looks like a bit of blur toward the nose

sharpened the nose...better? http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/3161/img3868n569jb20120728rs.jpg



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Reply 57, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
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Took this today...would it have a chance for quality/motive?

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2283/img7410820120908n837mfl.jpg



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Reply 58, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1308 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 56):
Resized to 1200:
Quoting jpmagero (Reply 56):
Also did one at 1024 i

1200 should be ok.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 56):
sharpened the nose...better?

You typically can't fix blur with sharpening.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 57):
Took this today...would it have a chance for quality/motive?

Quality looks ok; not sure why motive would be an issue.


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Reply 59, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1297 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 58):
not sure why motive would be an issue

Thought perhaps the missing parts (tail, props) could be an issue.



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Reply 60, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1295 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 58):
You typically can't fix blur with sharpening.

There was a bit of a blue fringe on the nose, which I removed (just desaturated it to get rid of the blue). Almost looked like CA type effect. Is that not OK?



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Reply 61, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1286 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 59):
Thought perhaps the missing parts (tail, props) could be an issue.

They would not.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 60):
There was a bit of a blue fringe on the nose, which I removed (just desaturated it to get rid of the blue). Almost looked like CA type effect. Is that not OK?

Not sure how color adjustment is related to the blur that was mentioned.


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Reply 62, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1277 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 61):
Not sure how color adjustment is related to the blur that was mentioned.

I'm saying that when I looked closer at the nose in response to your earlier comment, the spot that looked blurry to me had a blur tinge to it along the border of the nose, like CA - causing it to look blurry to my eyes. I may have missed it all together, but that was the only spot that looked like it might have been blurry, so I took the above steps. I know you can't actually fix a blurry shot, but I thought that perhaps that blue made it look blurry, so I took that action. If it didn't fix it, I will leave it.



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Reply 63, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 62):

Impossible for me to tell with certainty what the underlying problem is at this size; I'm just letting you know how it looks. If you think there is no blur after looking at the original, then trust yourself.


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Reply 64, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 63):
just letting you know how it looks

Cheers...will keep trying to get the best captures I can.



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Reply 65, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
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Hi - back again from another trip...could I get some feedback on this photo? I leveled it using the buildings in the background, and the plane is coming down at an angle. Got a bunch more from this angle, but all the shots of planes on the runway have pretty bad heat haze. This one seems much better but does any show at 1024px?

http://imageshack.us/a/img198/9639/img76239n276ayclt201209.jpg



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Reply 66, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
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Level should be ok, and haze doesn't seem to bad. The out of focus wing in the foreground is a bit distracting though.

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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 66):
out of focus wing in the foreground is a bit distracting

Right...that's too bad.

I got this rejection, honestly don't see the grain myself, but I'd assume it's the underbelly of the plane. Not sure if it's worth an appearl, or a bit of NR and few more days in the queue?  http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...73892_20120907_n659dl_rsw_1200.jpg



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Reply 68, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 67):
I got this rejection, honestly don't see the grain myself, but I'd assume it's the underbelly of the plane.

Think the plane is fine, though I do notice a fair amount of noise in the sky.


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Reply 69, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 68):
fair amount of noise in the sky

any better? http://imageshack.us/a/img651/9649/img7389220120907n659dlr.jpg

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 66):
The out of focus wing in the foreground is a bit distracting though.

Am I right this type of edit would earn a ban?



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Reply 70, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1148 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 69):
any better?

I wouldn't reject it for noise.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 69):
Am I right this type of edit would earn a ban?

What type of edit? If you're suggesting removing the wing, yes, this is expressly forbidden.


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Reply 71, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
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All my photos in the queue were rejected, and I've addressed the issues and re-uploaded. Do these fixes look ok, or do they need more work?

1 - Taca, reason: soft. Is the fix over-sharpened? the "STAR ALLIANCE" is quite thin and looks a bit over-sharp to me, but maybe that's just me.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...mg70591_20120828_n522ta_mia_v4.jpg
Fixed: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...mg70591_20120828_n522ta_mia_v5.jpg


2 - FL59 - color (red tint), soft.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...11img74108_20120908_n837m_fl59.jpg
Fixed: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...mg74108_20120908_n837m_fl59_v2.jpg

3 - Private: soft, category, info.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...7img79212_20120821_n916cs_1200.jpg
Fixed: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...g79212_20120821_n916cs_1200_v2.jpg



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Reply 72, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
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Got a couple new shots for review, thanks...

JB1: http://imageshack.us/a/img138/8274/img74521n804jbrsw201209.jpg

DL: http://imageshack.us/a/img823/9583/img74466n687dlrsw201209.jpg

JB2: http://imageshack.us/a/img338/6854/img74408n605jbrsw201209.jpg - the top of the plane looks like it's not a nice straight line, almost like it's heat haze, but it's actually the edge of the run way/grass that happens to be along the same visual line.

JB3: http://imageshack.us/a/img836/9672/img74396n179jbrsw201209.jpg - this has a bit of jet wash on its left tail, is that a problem?



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Reply 73, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1096 times:
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Quoting jpmagero (Reply 71):
1 - Taca, reason: soft. Is the fix over-sharpened?

Yes. Overall quality doesn't look that great.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 71):
2 - FL59 - color (red tint), soft.

Still looks a bit yellow.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 71):
3 - Private: soft, category, info.

Sharpness is passable. Private is not appropriate for the title, and I'm guessing you forgot to mark it as a business jet. It should be Untitled.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 72):
Got a couple new shots for review, thanks...

1. Soft, color, grainy.
2. Dark, contrast, grainy, quality.
3. Grainy.
4. Grainy, level, contrast.

Looks like you were shooting through a window, which is never conducive to good results.


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Reply 74, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1095 times:
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Quoting dlowwa (Reply 73):
Looks like you were shooting through a window

On the Delta shot, yes. The others were outside, clear air, late morning, not much of a crop. Will have another look at them as the RAW files look good, so I must be messing something up in processing.



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