waketurbulence
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Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:27 am

Usually I only ask for help after rejections come along that I don't understand, but for these photos I feel like I am out of my element. I just started shooting towards the sun the other day to get something different, and I'd like to know if these have a chance. Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated. Thanks.
-Matt
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/MattW-10-12-05-EMB120-Skywest-andHAL9-HNL.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/MattW-10-12-05-G-VELD-23HvyEGLL.jpg
 
AdamWright
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:51 am

I'd sharpen the top one some more.. and the bottom one, maybe saturate is a little more. Otherwise, i'd absolutely upload those!

Very nice shots too!
-Adam
 
Psych
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:58 am

Hello again Matt.

I love these shots. But I think you have a few issues with them. There looks to be heat haze around the edges of the plane in the first one, plus a bit of dead space at the top of the frame. Also I am not sure about the general composition of the image as it stands.

For the second - a lovely photo - there are jaggies on the diagonals of the pylons and it looks like there could be a bit of sharpening issues around the plane. But you really need to work at that one - really beautiful.

If you would like me to have a look at the original to see what I can come up with, feel free to send it along.

Good luck - sunset shots are some of my favourites.

Paul
 
flyingzacko
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:32 am

Hi Matt,

I'm not so sure about the first one. If you want to upload it, it definitely needs more work. The second one however is just a beautiful shot my friend. Really nice motive, with the red sun. However you still need to post process some more on that one as well. If you do though, they will definitely be among the finest in the db especially that second.

Cheers,
Sebastian
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WillFang
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:34 am

Hey,

In the first one, like Paul, I'm a bit unsure about the composition. I also find that the sun is too bright to work as a backlit photo.

The second photo is great. I love the composition and the "feel" it has. However, it may need a tiny CCW rotation.

Cheers,
Will
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dendrobatid
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:23 am

The composition of the top one could be improved by taking a hefty slice off the top but I feel that the totally blown out nosewheel makes this terminally bad motive.
If this is your local airport it is worth trying this again with a neutral density filter on, or maybe a polariser(which can have a similar effect) as the frozen props look unnatural too.
Nice shots and remarkably low flare taken straight into the sun.
Mick Bajcar
 
boeingfan71
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:33 am

yeah i personally love the second one, the first i don't know the second is a definite, hope this helps. Cheers, Drake F.
 
JeffM
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:16 am

Ditch the first, keep the second.
 
eadster
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:45 am

Yep I agree, they are both fantastic but I really like the second one and feel that it would have the better chance of the two.

Well done!
 
Psych
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:19 pm

Good morning Matt,

My versions are on their way to you. Any problems let me know.

Good luck with them.

Paul
 
waketurbulence
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:57 am

Thanks Paul! I got your shots and I must say I like them very much. I am going to give yours a go. For everyone here is the image that will go in the queue.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/MattW-10-12-05-G-VELD-Markman.jpg
-Matt
 
draigonair
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RE: Should I Scrap These?

Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:14 am

Nice mate  Smile

Now i hope you wont get badmotiv for that...as the landing lights for the runways is partly infront of the wing! Hope they wont be picky, but other than that i looks awesome!

cheers
Nick
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