JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4735 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (6 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 477 times:
While I agree that the colour is indeed red, it does have a pink hue to it. I shoot a lot of Air Berlins and have become used to what type of red they use to paint their aircraft. This is how I'd expect it to look...
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9077 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (6 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 477 times:
It can also be that the red is just fading on the aircraft itself because the red on all my photos really is the color on the aircraft. It's not as red as the ones posted in reply 7. Or can the position of the sun also have an effect on how the red color is seen?
I would use a 3:2 crop on these photos. This one looks slightly high in the frame, and I don't see the need for all the grass included at the bottom.
In all the photos that have been rejected for contrast, it looks to me like I would bring the black slider up a bit, but also darken the midtones a bit. I've found that's a good way to get rid of the washed-out look, and it should help the red look more red.
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JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4735 posts, RR: 8 Reply 11, posted (6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 477 times:
The sun's position can of course alter colour but I doubt to the extent of that in your Air Berlin shot. The faded theory is plausible but I shot the exact same aircraft in September this year and the red was typical Air Berlin red - i.e. not faded.
I'd try increasing the contrast once again (it still could go a lot higher without being over-done) and just bringing down the brightness slightly, as the whites in places look a little bright.