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A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:58 am

Hi all,

I recently added this picture into the upload queue:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/OS324OELAG1.jpg

Now, I'm not sure if it meets or not A.net standards, so I'm wondering if I should pull it out from the queue or not. It may not be a very special shot, but the OS 342 has been very hard to catch for me this summer (flies in only on Saturdays, cloudy evenings, 8+ pm arrival, etc...) so I'd be happy if it could get online..

From my perspective, I like the overall composition of the picture. Thing is I wonder if the logo and the "Austrian" title are too much sharpened. Is it acceptable?Also I was looking at it, and thought the picture might be a bit flat (contrast)?

Any thoughts? Should I rework it from the original file?

Thanks.

Alex

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:05 am

Hi,

Well I'm no photo screener whatsoever, but I'd say it might have a good chance of getting accepted, quality wise that is. The Austrian logo has a few jaggies, as has the wing root, but I've seen photos with much more jaggies that got accepted.

I'd say a chance of 70% it will be accepted.

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:08 am

It certainly isn't garbage. I think it has a good chance of getting accepted.

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:21 am

Its a good photo but the jaggies are a small problem though.

Are you familiar with the duplicate layer technique?

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:37 am

Well the jaggies only depend on whether you are flat screen or LCD maybe?

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:15 am

I praise your attempt at this difficult shot, Alex. But I'm predicting rejection - it looks like you took a slightly soft/out of focus image to start with (notice the registration) and oversharpened it (notice main landing gear, nose wheel door letters). I'm wondering if you had waited for the full side-on shot (main landing gear lined up with your lens), the aircraft would have slowed down a little more and your panning may have been more 'in sync' with the aircraft's motion...?

I don't think it's an editing issue - think the original was just not sharply focused.

Good luck...

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:21 am

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 3):
Are you familiar with the duplicate layer technique?

To be honest, no..I'm used to select a portion of the aircraft and inverse the selection so I can sharpen only the parts I want. It seems to work for me so far... Maybe I should have a close rlook into that!

Quoting Benyhone (Reply 5):
I'm wondering if you had waited for the full side-on shot (main landing gear lined up with your lens), the aircraft would have slowed down a little more and your panning may have been more 'in sync' with the aircraft's motion...?

Yeah, I have some side-on shots of it, when the plane was almost idle on the runway, and the quality out of the camera is slightly better. You're right when you suppose the quality isn't the best straight out of the camera (for the shot I uploaded that is). I just thought the shot I uploaded would be more interesting since you see the tower and some other details you wouldn't see in the side-on shot.

Thanks for the help and advices guys. I appreciate that.
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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:38 am

Certainly not garbage .
Like the others have said a little is needed to get it to Anet standard but certainly worthy of an upload.
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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:19 pm

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 3):
Are you familiar with the duplicate layer technique?

Hi Fergul,

I just ran into a little jaggie problem myself after resizing a photo of a Varig 777 at FRA from 6.3MP to the usual 1024x683. Jaggies started to show up at the leading edge flap. I have no idea whatsoever how to get rid of these guys. I remembered reading somewhere about that duplicate layer thing but I couldn't find it anywhere. Could you, or somebody else please fill me in on that. A link to where it is explained will totally do.

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:40 pm

This may help you out.

http://www.rockymountainavphotos.com/Kyle/Workflows/Workflows.htm

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EDIT: PS Can anyone help me out, I need to convert a word doc to pdf format. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks   

[Edited 2005-08-02 13:42:04]
I have updated my last workflow doc slightly

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:51 pm

Thanks for the quick help Fergul. If you want to convert a .doc to a .pdf you will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed, not just the Acrobat Reader. Then you should automatically have a printer installed, with which you will be able to print your .doc to a .pdf file. I will check on my computer though since I don't have Acrobat on this one.

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:55 pm

Ok Fergs,

I just checked on my computer and you will be able to either do it the way I told you in the above post. BTW the printer is called Adobe PDF. Or when I open up my Microsoft Word, there are three buttons in the upper right corner, where one of them says "convert to Adobe PDF". It looks just like the symbol for an Adobe PDF file. But the most important thing would be for you to have Adobe Acrobat installed. Hope this helps,

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:02 pm

Bad to say Alex, but with the new improved rules for pics acceptance here on A.net sure it won't meet the standards....  Sad

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:28 pm

Thanks Sebastian,  Smile

A nice chap from down under, Chris, aka, StealthZ came to the rescue and converted it for me. I will have to get the full version of Acrobat some time, thanks Chris  bigthumbsup 

Quoting FlyingZacko (Reply 8):
I just ran into a little jaggie problem myself after resizing a photo of a Varig 777 at FRA from 6.3MP to the usual 1024x683. Jaggies started to show up at the leading edge flap.

I have to admit, I can't remember if I have ever had that problem with down sizing.

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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:20 am

Many thanks for the link Fergul. I'll have a close look into that.

Quoting LIPH (Reply 12):
Bad to say Alex, but with the new improved rules for pics acceptance here on A.net sure it won't meet the standards....

Regards

Yah thought the same, I edited and submitted another picture, which I think is better quality wise.
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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:58 am

Quoting AGD (Reply 14):
I will have to get the full version of Acrobat some time

You can also use FreePDF instead, which is free (as the name itself says). It can be downloaded here: http://www.shbox.de/freepdf.htm
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RE: A Picture Of Mine - Garbage Or Not?

Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:21 am

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 9):
EDIT: PS Can anyone help me out, I need to convert a word doc to pdf format. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

Try adobe reader 7 it will do it
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