I recently had a good day shooting at LHR
on Thus 21st October 2004. The weather was perfect and there were lots of great aircraft to see.
Now I do use a Canon 1D MkII and 100-400L glass, so sometimes, when the light is right, I do not require a great deal of post image processing to get the results that I want.
The question I have is that having got the images home and on my PC
, I sit down, crack open a can of John Smiths Extra Smooth bitter and begin to inspect my images, the ones that I like I tidy up in Photoshop CS
. Now, sometimes (as I find this relaxing), I may spend an evening or two looking and editing my images while consuming my alcohol, but there may be the odd night that I may drink a little too much, say, having flattening 4 cans of bitter, then start on a bottle of red wine……
I feel that while the more I drink, the better my images look, and I may be able to enhance the composition, as my creative flair seems to be evoked. This is all great until I receive the e-mails from the screeners for my images as being rejected for been ‘baddirty’ and include the message ‘Dirt that finds its way into the final image can often be repaired by using the cloning tool available in most photo manipulation software’.
My alcohol consumption (and I do not feel, yet!!, that I have a drink problem) seems that on occasions, I do make elementary image editing errors, like not removing dust spots or not sharpening or getting the correct colour etc.
I was wondering if this is the case for any others?
Kevin Minter (now sober from last nights image editing session!!!)
here are a couple of rejected examples:
Mint Photography Ltd - Award Winning Professional Photography.