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Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:50 pm

Does the shadow created by the winglet make the nose too dark? Besides that, how does this shot look? How's the crop? Centered? Thanks.  Big grin

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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:02 pm

Hi Ryan,
Nice click. I like the crop and I dont think the shadow creates a big issue here. But I dunno if its my laptop or not...I see a lot of softness in this picture...
Just my 2c.

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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:40 pm

Ok, so how about this?  Smile

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N773SWSANNov193.jpg

Too sharp?
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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:48 pm

I think I'm going to put this on hold for now. I'm leaving town tomorrow for the Holiday and I don't have much time to spend editing these correctly. I just did these real quick. I'll get to them when I get back.  

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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:59 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 3):
I'm leaving town tomorrow for the Holiday and I don't have much time to spend editing these correctly. I just did these real quick. I'll get to them when I get back.

What in the world do you do to them that takes so long? If you are spending more then 5 minutes (eternity) you might be blamed for manipulation around here. Just curious.
 
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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:16 am

Jeff,

I recall the upload page saying to spend as much as 15 minutes on each photo. Now, you cna still raed "Spend a LOT of time on the scanning process and use a photo editing program to sharpen/smoothen etc."

But you're right.I don't see what one can be doing for that long.

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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:56 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
What in the world do you do to them that takes so long? If you are spending more then 5 minutes (eternity) you might be blamed for manipulation around here. Just curious.

Well typically, when it comes to sharpening, I use the duplicate/multiple layer technique which requires a few minutes sharpening, then erasing etc. I was doing this late at night after a double at work and had to be back this morning at 5:30am so I wasn't dealing with much time and I decided to give a few minutes for this shot because I felt the original file was good enough not to require much tweaking at all. I was wrong. After it was pointed out to me that my first try was a bit soft, I realized I needed to spend a few more minutes. My second try, all I did was one layer of USM at like 500%. To me it turned out better than the first, but after posting it in this thread I felt it was a tad too much. Also, because I did not save my first attempt after setting Levels, brightness etc before I sharpened, it meant I would have to set all the levels again to my liking. If you look at the two attempts posted here, the levels are slightly different. This meant I would need to spend more time on the shot to get it tweaked just right. I didn't have that time.

I'm still new at this and don't quite have the eye for what is up to par or not. I play with levels and with USM a lot trying to figure out what looks better to me. Think of it as getting your eyes checked by the optometrist. They have you close one eye, and have you looking through different lenses. They ask, tell me what looks better, through lens A or lens B. Often I have to have them show me A and B a few times before I can tell what looks better to me. My editing is very similar. I will show myself "A" or "B" over and over until I can make a choice.

K, how was that?  Big grin
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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:24 am

Anyway, I can get back to this photo next weekend as I am heading to LA for the upcoming week. I'll be spending a happy Thanksgiving at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland! If ya don't see me on here all week, have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Smile
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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:36 am

Ha! Well whadya know, I decided what the heck and left it in the queue while I was gone and it passed! I'm becoming more and more convinced that this forum is harder on photos than the screeners most of the time!  Wink
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RE: Does The Shadow On The Nose Ruin This Shot?

Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:25 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 8):
I'm becoming more and more convinced that this forum is harder on photos than the screeners most of the time!

I'm becoming more and more convinced that the forum and the screeners are polar opposites  Wink
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