JohnJ
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Unique Event - Poor Quality

Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:48 pm

Just got the following reject for quality + level. The weather conditions were horrendous when I took this, lots of fog and rain. However, it's not the type of shot I can simply re-shoot on a better day. What do you think? Any chance of salvaging it?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...g/20060604_lear_n182k_ain_7053.jpg
 
eddl
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RE: Unique Event - Poor Quality

Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:54 pm

With some editing it can be saved IMO.

Phil / EDDL
 
TomTurner
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RE: Unique Event - Poor Quality

Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:56 pm

Quoting JohnJ (Thread starter):
it's not the type of shot I can simply re-shoot on a better day.

Yes, certainly not.

John, can you post the original file? Perhaps someone here can do something with it.

Tom
 
JohnJ
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RE: Unique Event - Poor Quality

Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:28 am

I had a go at another edit:

http://airshots.homestead.com/files/n182k_retry.jpg

Any better? The photo has some inherent flaws on account of the weather. I had hoped the subject of the photo would offset the quality issues, but apparently that's not the case. I admit it's very grainy, which I believe to be due to the fact that it's at a full 300mm in the rain - so I was shooting through a lot of water when I took the shot (it was shot at ISO 100, so that's not the issue). I used Photoshop levels to bring up the brightness and contrast, so I'm not sure how that affected the finished product. For this newer version I didn't crop quite as tightly, and to my eyes that reduces the grain. As for the level issue, I can't put my finger on that perceived issue. I leveled it using the shoreline in the distance as my guide, not the crane.

Here's the original file if anyone thinks they can do better:
http://airshots.homestead.com/files/CRW_7053.CRW

Thanks,

John
 
jfktowerfan
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RE: Unique Event - Poor Quality

Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:42 am

Hi John....quick trip down to GON  Wink
Well here is my attempt at it...still not sure if it is level but the contrast is a little better.
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 718 File size: 758kb


Corey
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eddl
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RE: Unique Event - Poor Quality

Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:00 pm

Here's my take:

Large image 647kb

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aero145
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RE: Unique Event - Poor Quality

Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:16 pm

With some ccw rotation, more contrast and deletion of jaggies, the photo would be much better.

I'm afraid I can't do it, but I think this is needed.

Great capture, JohnJ.

Regards,
David  sun 
 
JohnJ
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RE: Unique Event - Poor Quality

Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:47 pm

Thanks for all the help, everyone. I had another go at editing on Sunday evening using Corey's example as a guide - I wanted to crop a little less tightly than in his edit, but I like the increased contrast he used. My result, which has been in screening since yesterday morning, looks quite similar to EDDL's edit. I'll let you know how I get on.

Thanks again - I really appreciate the help.

John

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