edoca
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Exposure: Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Reflection?

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:48 am

I recently had the following pic rejected for exposure:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/N754NA.jpg

Of course, it does look overexposed, but all it is really is the sun's reflection on a very small strip of the fuselage. Bad luck I guess, because the next plane a few minutes later didn't have it.

I shot this in raw and with exposure compensation. In Photoshop, I played around with the exposure but this reflection is so strong that I would need so much underexposing that the rest of the pic would almost be black (slight exaggeration).

I've tried playing with the levels and darkening highlights but that doesn't really work neither.

Is there any method that would work? And secondly, is the exposure really unacceptable for A.net in this case? Thanks for your opinions...
 
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RE: Exposure: Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Reflection?

Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:55 am

Try playing with the shadow/highlight feature under Image and Adjustments and maybe you will be able to fix it. It has helped me with a couple of images.

Ivan
 
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RE: Exposure: Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Reflection?

Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:16 am

Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):
Of course, it does look overexposed, but all it is really is the sun's reflection on a very small strip of the fuselage.

Not really Ward, the entire photo looks overexposed, not just the glare strip. Using the camera's metering, it has to decide what percentage of the image is light, and what percent is dark, and then expose for it. By the looks of your image, the camera saw more dark area and exposed for it, making the light areas unacceptably light.
 
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RE: Exposure: Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Reflection?

Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:29 am

All I can suggest, and I know it helps, use a C-Pol!
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edoca
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RE: Exposure: Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Reflection?

Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:26 am

Quoting MartinairYYZ (Reply 3):
C-Pol

I assume that would be a circular polarising filter? Great suggestion! Funny, I regularly use that in "other" photography, but it hadn't really come to mind for aviation...

Quoting JeffM (Reply 2):
Using the camera's metering

Jeff, referring to the earlier post on that subject, would this have been a situation where your metering device would have helped?

In any case, with the raw versions available, I'll give it another try maybe. Thanks for the help so far.
 
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RE: Exposure: Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Reflection?

Sat Oct 01, 2005 11:11 am

Quoting Edoca (Reply 4):
would this have been a situation where your metering device would have helped?

Absolutely.

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