MarkJBeckwith
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A Little Clarification Help Please...

Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:53 am

These two were rejected today, both for quality with a personal note "Too bright". Does too bright mean literally too bright or oversaturated?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060726_n3155g-d52-070806-mjb-v2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060726_nl10601-d52-070806-mjb.jpg

Thanks;

M.
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JeffM
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RE: A Little Clarification Help Please...

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:41 pm

Too bright in these examples means slightly overexposed.
Check your curves, and use the black eye dropper and click on something you are absolutely sure is supposed to be really black and see what happens.
 
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RE: A Little Clarification Help Please...

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:42 pm

Both shots are too bright, in terms of light. The sky looks on the verge of being overexposed in #1. The second is better but still too bright.
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RE: A Little Clarification Help Please...

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:19 pm

Your highlights are blown out. If you have Photoshop CS or higher, look for the highlight/shadow tool and tone down the highlights like this. You'll find that there is still image detail in the highlights that can be salvaged.

Like this.....

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Misc_Photos/20060726_n3155g-d52-070806-mjb-v2.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/Misc_Photos/20060726_nl10601-d52-070806-mjb.jpg
 
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RE: A Little Clarification Help Please...

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:27 pm

Again, it was me that rejected these and sent the personal, I did not believe that those two words could cause confusion as they were designed to help !
I did not consider them to be overexposed as the detail was visible even into the blown highlights but the images were far too bright. I am sure that you can see that they look better once you have toned them down.
However, as so often happens as one factor is corrected, another raises its head and now the sky looks very grainy.
I think it would be best to reprocess them both and, with the Mitchell, totally avoid sharpening the sky by deselecting it using the magic wand. Sharpening artefacts are also different when adjustments are made to levels after an image has been sharpened so your late level adjustment has not got the best possible out of the images.
Nice aircraft, and images that should be okay with slightly better/different processing.

Mick Bajcar
 
MarkJBeckwith
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RE: A Little Clarification Help Please...

Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:40 am

Thank you all for the comments, particularly to Mick for clarifiying your comment, taking the time for a personal message in this time of uber screening for queue reduction is much appreciated.

I have reprocessed the images from the original files and re-uploaded. I paid particular attention to Jeff's technique and these images seem better to my eye - they are definitely a little darker and a little "richer" with the hilights a bit under control. Comments always welcome, though!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/nl10601-d52-070806-mjbv2.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/n3155g-d52-070806-mjb-v4.jpg

Cheers!

M.
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