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Getting That "United Grey"

Wed Oct 09, 2002 10:50 am

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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RE: Getting That "United Grey"

Wed Oct 09, 2002 11:13 am

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.
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RE: Getting That "United Grey"

Wed Oct 09, 2002 11:17 am

...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.
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RE: Getting That "United Grey"

Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:53 pm

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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RE: Getting That "United Grey"

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:57 pm

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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.

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