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I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:09 am

I really hope this photo has a chance. But I fear there is too much wrong with it. First off all, because of the complex light conditions, parts of the photo are a bit bright and overexposed? Also, it is a bit grainy in the darker sections. The biggest problem I sense is that someone is shown in the picture. You can barely see the person's face and I seriosly don't think this shows this persons identity at all. Does that not matter to a.net? I uploaded it just in case, but what do you think? Too much wrong with it for any chance?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/EngineRunSANWN2.jpg

I appreciate any and all help. Thanks in advance guys!  Smile
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:17 am

I like it for technical reasons. It shows that Southwest has replaced the OEM composite cowlings with aftermarket sheetmetal units.
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:18 am

Your co-worker under the wing kills the shot Ryan. I think without him there you had a winner.
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:22 am

Yeah that's what I'm afraid of. Just to be technical that's not a coworker.  Wink I wanted a shot with the engine running. Two mechanics were under it inspecting it during the run-up. I thought that was interesting myself...to see people under a running engine. But I at least waited til one person left. The engine was shut down before this person got out of there. I did submit another shot with the engine shut down and no one in the way.
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:59 pm

What I've found is that people in a photo can make or break the composition. In this case, I think the person makes the photo, I like it. It puts the engine size into perspective, the emotions on the guys face seem to indicate that the noise was extremely loud (which I'm sure it was), and I think the person makes the photo more "human." Without the guy in the picture it'd just be a picture of a running engine.
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:04 pm

That's why I like this photo. Sure I could have taken a shot of just the running engine (and I would have if it would have worked out that way), but I like how this photo captures the process of the engine being inspected. If others around here are like I am, they should find this interesting to see and excuse the fact that the person in the photo might have taken some attention off the aircraft. I just hope the screeners agree.
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:44 pm

I like it but I am afraid it might get a bad manipulation. It looks to me as though the top left hand section, the sky, has been selected and darkened and perhaps a bit of blue added as the scene is so much brighter below the tailplane. It looks unnatural to me.
Bringing the whole highlights down a bit with the shadow/highlight function might have done a more natural looking job and softened the highlight on the front of the engine nacelle too.
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:55 pm

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 6):
I like it but I am afraid it might get a bad manipulation. It looks to me as though the top left hand section, the sky, has been selected and darkened and perhaps a bit of blue added as the scene is so much brighter below the tailplane. It looks unnatural to me.
Bringing the whole highlights down a bit with the shadow/highlight function might have done a more natural looking job and softened the highlight on the front of the engine nacelle too.
Just one more point, why was he praying ?

Hmm, actually I did play around with it to kind of tone down the really bright nature of the left/top left of the picture. Here's a smaller version of the original.
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/8892/enginerunoriginal2sc.jpg

I guess maybe I didn't do a very good job? I'd find it totally possible. That's exactly the reason I come here for advice. This is all trial and error for me right now.  Smile
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RE: I Fear Too Many Problems With This Photo...

Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:14 pm

Silver1SWA, can you drop me a line with your e-mail via my profile please.
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