CallMeCapt
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Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:11 pm

I'm relatively new to the forum (few months) and am still a bit of a noob when it comes to perfecting photos but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Just want to get some opinions on these photos that are still waiting to be screened.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/parkedatthegate.jpg

and

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/BoardingQantas.jpg

Any tips would be appreciated.
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Goran
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:51 pm

Hey,
I don't think they make it (both).The quality is not good enough.
Compare your pics with pics that are already accepted !
You can make your own conclusion.
Johan Knijn
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:03 pm

Thanks for your opinion Johan.
I was hoping they would be ok which is why I asked here first for opinions. I have been comparing photos from the database for a while now with my own photos. Don't want to do too much retouching otherwise I'll just make them look worse which has happened in the past.
When you say they aren't good enough, what do you think needs improving?
Color, contrast, sharpness, gamma, etc...?
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Goran
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:14 pm

I think you make a better change when you take the aeroplane for the fully 100 % or without things around it such as stears and cateringtrucks etc.
It's all about a good composition and quality ofcourse.
Suc6 with further uploads !
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:15 pm

Goran,

I don't think the quality part is the main thing, it's the motive part.

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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:24 pm

If it's a problem of motive and not quality, I can deal with that. I like to eliminate problems one by one. I admit, motive was pretty low when I snapped those. The malaysian I snapped just because it looked pretty sizeable so close to the window. The Qantas one I've had for a while and thought quality was ok to submit it here after a few little touch ups. But quality was my main concern initially.
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Goran
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:47 pm

Hi Goran,

I think the motives are an issue here - we see regularly that photos with any kind of clutter around them - particularly ramp clutter - will struggle to get accepted.

Also, I do think you have a quality issue here. Both photos look slightly grainy to me and I don't think the sharpening looks right. The photos have a somewhat 'shiny' look to them which might suggest oversharpening.

Have you applied some 'auto' sharpening to them? If you have a program that allows you to control the sharpening you add manually, you may get better results.

All the best.

Paul
 
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:14 pm

Goran,
We all got to start some where and believe you me we all been there.
My first try at an upload was no where near as good as yours.
Keep trying and you will get there.
I can tell by your pictures that you are using a nikon and maybe using a nikor lens as i can tell by the blue cast that is on the whites .
Please let me know if im wrong.
All the best for the future and hope to bump into you at Sydney airport one day.
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:17 pm

Actually, I only sharpened them a tiny bit. Unsharp mask in photoshop CS set at about 30%.
However, I did brighten them a touch but the original has that shine as well. Pix were taken at about lunch time with the sun directly overhead so lighting was a bit of a concern.
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Goran
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:21 pm

Goran..

I agree with Simon about the reason..Think about the meaning of the photo and what you want to show, then you'll realize there's a lack of something..
I hope you understand what I want to say (I'd express myself much better in my native language for sure...)

All the best

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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:34 pm

Goran,

I am not going to comment on the quality... some will say I may not be qualifed and the notebook I am using right now takes away any doubt !!!

Motive may work against you at A.net, after all it is Airliners.net... not WorkingAirports.net and that is something to consider when submitting.

Keep shooting tho... I like working airports!

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Chris
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:36 pm

Hi Jim
Actually, using a Fujifilm S7000. I think the blue tinge is coming from the extra contrast I have set in the camera.
Many thanks for the compliment on the quality anyway.
Wouldn't mind hooking up at YSSY and take a few photos and share tips and tricks.
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Goran
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:39 pm

Hi Chris
Any comments will do fine. I accept any and all constructive criticism, even if it is on a notebook.
For me, I think motive is easy fixed. It's just that I'm hardly ever at the right place at the right time, and if I am, the moment has passed for that golden photo due to me powering up the camera after the dreaded auto power off function.
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:41 pm

Enrique
Feel free to tell me what you think in Spanish. My wife is Spanish and she can translate.
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:56 pm

Quoting CallMeCapt (Reply 12):
For me, I think motive is easy fixed.

The motive of a photo can never be changed after you've taken it.
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:00 pm

sorry, should have clarified the motive part...I meant, the next time I take a photo, i can incorporate motive a lot better.
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:06 am

Thank you for your help about the spanish but give a email because in your profile the email is "withheld".....
Anyway I think I've expressed correctly enough to be understood...
All the best to you and your wife..

Enrique
 
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RE: Opinions On The Following Photos?

Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:57 am

Well, both rejected due to bad motive and bad angle.
Back to Kingsford Smith for another batch of snapping.
Thanks for all the input people.
Appreciate it heaps.
Regards
Goran
PS. Enrique, I am now contactable.

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