This last couple of days I've become quite disillutioned with the whole aviation photography business.
Three things have caused this: 1) The never ending wobbly line saga that I'm sure you're all fed up of hearing, 2) Being harassed by people for going about my hobby with no lawful reason for them to do so. 3) My photos seem to have a greyish cast to them.
I'll start with the first. I had the day off work on Weds and went into PC World in Sheffield and tried out a bit of editing, specifically resizing, on a number of new, high spec PCs and still got the same "wobbly" effect as I'm now getting on my laptop that I'm using to do my editing at present. What's going on? I cannot believe that no-one else in the world but me is having this problem. Basically, for those who aren't bored of reading my previous threads, upon resizing to either 1024 or 1200 wide, I get a kind of "wobbly" effect on straight lines that are at about 45 degrees. Myself and my friend Paul Markman (Psych) have done quite a bit of research into this and there appears to be no reason why. His machine works perfectly normally.
I'm also fed up with being treated like a criminal for being an aviation photographer. I've voiced this in numerous threads in recent months, but on Sunday I was (I now understand) wrongly removed from a spot at EMA, by police, who basically were acting beyond themselves. Not a big issue in itself, but it's all the letter writing to complain and hassle it causes I could do without.
Thirdly, with my 300D I have been shooting in 'Parameter2' recently, as it reduces the amount of "in camera" sharpening, which seemed to be causing me problems. The problem now is that I'm convinced with my recent uploads that they need some more blue adding during the editing process, as some seem to have a greyish cast to them. Here's one example I took on a sunny morning, when I'm sure the sky was more blue;
Photo © Tim Goodwin
Any advice on the editing or on the "wobbly" issue would be greatly appreciated.