Dahlgardo
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Rusty Editing Skills

Mon May 08, 2006 9:41 pm

Hi all

I'm beginning to find time for some uploading again, but with the ever increasing standards on a.net I would love some feedback on the shots I currently have queued. This is just to make sure I'm not wasting my time.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/hl7601-02102004-lax.jpg
Does the sticker on the side justify "hybrid" selection ?


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/cgaus1-06102004-mhv.jpg
Is quality OK ?


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/vhean1-09102004-vcv.jpg
Quality, motive ?

Thanks for any help.

/Jakob
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Knighty
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Mon May 08, 2006 10:16 pm

Not sure about what category the first one falls into, the last 2 look a little heat hazed to me. Just out of interest, in the 3rd shot is the aircraft closest to camera VH-EAN?

Knighty
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Mon May 08, 2006 10:31 pm

Quoting Knighty (Reply 1):
is the aircraft closest to camera VH-EAN?

Knighty, it looks like it to me. Thats also what the file name says. smile 

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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Tue May 09, 2006 12:49 am

No. 1: Not sure about the category either, but I can't help feeling that the rear fuselage does not look as sharp as the front. I would try a little selective sharpening.

No. 2: Either heat distortion as Knighty says, or else (just possibly) artifacts introduced as a result of resizing in one step -- something that has happened to me in the past. I'm referring in particular to the apparent unevenness of the vertical stabiliser leading and trailing edges.

No. 3: I don't see any heat distortion on this one. I think the tape on the aircraft was simply applied unevenly. I would recrop to get the aircraft more vertically centred, but other than this I like the motive.

Charles
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Dahlgardo
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Tue May 09, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting Knighty (Reply 1):
Not sure about what category the first one falls into, the last 2 look a little heat hazed to me. Just out of interest, in the 3rd shot is the aircraft closest to camera VH-EAN?

It certainly is. VH-EAO is behind it.

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 3):
No. 1: Not sure about the category either, but I can't help feeling that the rear fuselage does not look as sharp as the front. I would try a little selective sharpening.

The blurryness is possibly caused by the jet blast. I'll see if I can improve it.

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 3):
No. 2: Either heat distortion as Knighty says, or else (just possibly) artifacts introduced as a result of resizing in one step -- something that has happened to me in the past. I'm referring in particular to the apparent unevenness of the vertical stabiliser leading and trailing edges

I thought re-sizing in one step was the best thing to do, to minimize loss of data ?

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 3):
No. 3: I don't see any heat distortion on this one. I think the tape on the aircraft was simply applied unevenly. I would recrop to get the aircraft more vertically centred, but other than this I like the motive.

Thanks for your help

/Jakob
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Tue May 09, 2006 1:22 am

Quoting Dahlgardo (Reply 4):
I thought re-sizing in one step was the best thing to do, to minimize loss of data ?

Exactly what I used to think, until I went from 3.2 to 8 megapixels and I started getting stepped diagonals. These days I resize in stages of around 400 pixels at a time.

Charles
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Tue May 09, 2006 9:55 am

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 5):
Exactly what I used to think, until I went from 3.2 to 8 megapixels and I started getting stepped diagonals. These days I resize in stages of around 400 pixels at a time.

What do you use to edit/resize you photos?
Using PSCS and before that PS7 I crop to a 3:2 or 4:3 aspect ratio image at orig resolution. If I have framed properly at shooting stage that will give me an image 2,200 to 3000px wide, then I do all the editing steps(leveled prior to crop if needed). I then resize to 1024 or 1200 wide in one step and save as Max jpg. I don't have the jaggie issue you speak of.

Cheers

Chris
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Wed May 10, 2006 1:33 am

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 6):
What do you use to edit/resize you photos?

Chris,

I use Photoshop Elements 2.0. I follow pretty much the same workflow as you do, except that I sharpen after resizing as the very last step.

After I got my 350D I had a couple of photos rejected due to jaggies in areas where I had deliberately refrained from sharpening altogether. The effect was more one of steps rather than the normal sawtooth jaggies, a bit like the cheatline in this older photo (taken with a 4mp camera)

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but much more pronounced. Then I read that some people resized in stages, and now that I've started to do the same I haven't had the problem again. Maybe my version of Elements can't handle a lot of resizing at one go?

Charles
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Wed May 10, 2006 7:51 am

The shots of the 767's should be ok.

Korean is soft and I don't think the quality is there with that shot. If it could be improved and accepted - I would put into special category, but if that marking is on other aircaft, I'd place into Hybrid.

That's my take on things.
 
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RE: Rusty Editing Skills

Fri May 12, 2006 4:20 am

Quoting Eadster (Reply 8):
Korean is soft and I don't think the quality is there with that shot. If it could be improved and accepted - I would put into special category, but if that marking is on other aircaft, I'd place into Hybrid.

Thanks for your input. I'll pull the KE 747 from the queue and see if I can re-work it.

/Jakob
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