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Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:09 am

Hello all,

I am looking for opinions on this photo: http://myaviation.net/?pid=00836610. I have had it rejected before, but tried to adjust some of the settings to hopefully improve it. Please let me know what I might need to do to correct things. One thing to keep in mind is that the picture was taken on a very cloudy day.

Thanks
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:13 am

I think it stands a fair chance if processed properly and sized @ 1024 wide.

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:18 am

Right now the picture is set at 1024x692.
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:19 am

Show us the reworked image then.

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:05 am

Here is the original prior to the first rejection: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060820_VFA-122-F-18F-1-_DSC_0543.jpg

Of course you can see it has been leveled and centered.
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:26 am

Quoting Avsfan (Reply 4):
Of course you can see it has been leveled and centered.

Louis

You could use some extra CW rotation, and it´s definitely not centered yet, too low in the frame and too much space to the left of the picture. You almost cut the wing on the right near the border, too.

Try to start with that, then we´ll discuss the quality issues.

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:50 am

Sorry I meant to take that out of the post. That was the way the picture was before it was leveled and centered. The link in the original post shows it leveled and centered.
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:44 am

Why was it rejected?

If reasons were only level and center then I'd say you have a pretty good shot!

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:04 am

Hangar,

This is how the rejections went:

    1st time: Info/Centered/Level

    • Left the registration, code, and CN blank
    • You can see it was not centered or level

    2nd time: Info/Grainy

    • Only info I left out was the cn data. From other pictures on the site, you dont need to have the cn data for fighters.
    • To me it might look grainy, but that is because it is a cloudy day and the fighter is in a dirty paint scheme. Navy fighters are not nice and shiny like airliners.
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:20 pm

Quoting Avsfan (Reply 8):
1st time: Info/Centered/Level



Left the registration, code, and CN blank

You can see it was not centered or level


2nd time: Info/Grainy



Only info I left out was the cn data. From other pictures on the site, you dont need to have the cn data for fighters.

To me it might look grainy, but that is because it is a cloudy day and the fighter is in a dirty paint scheme. Navy fighters are not nice and shiny like airliners.

Ok thanks....well,

Looking at the picture as it is in the link off your first post, it looks pretty darn good....but, having had lots of those types of shots rejected myself, I know that pictures taken on overcast days where the light etc just isn't great will always be borderline, and they do always appear a bit more "grainy" than brighter pictures. If anything, perhaps its still a little bit soft (just a bit), but be careful not to oversharpen....good luck

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:02 pm

Going back to my original post, and waiting for a picture to show up on myaviation.net, I have posted two different versions of a pitcure that was originally rejected and am now try to get posted again. Please let me know which one looks better. along with that, please let me know what can be done to either to help correct any problems.


MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Louis DePaemelaere
MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Louis DePaemelaere

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:19 pm

Quoting Avsfan (Reply 10):
Going back to my original post, and waiting for a picture to show up on myaviation.net, I have posted two different versions of a pitcure that was originally rejected and am now try to get posted again. Please let me know which one looks better. along with that, please let me know what can be done to either to help correct any problems.

I prefer the second one (the brighter one). Go for it. Lately the wait times seem much faster  Smile
 
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:36 pm

Still the crop isn't the best IMHO. Either have the whole aircraft - with the wings wholly visible, or a tighter crop.

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:30 pm

I agree with Codeshare, I would also try a tighter crop.
It's a nice shot but for some reason it doesn't feel right. I htink with a tighter crop the focus will be more on the beautiful F18.

Good luck!
 
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:51 pm

Louis, I've been so free to edit/crop your photo, hope you don't mind.

What do you think of this:
http://www.filipowicz.com/ID00836610.jpg

I think with the original you should be able to get more grain/noise out.
 
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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:23 pm

That's what I mean Sfilipowicz  Smile I'd go for an even more tighter crop.

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RE: Looking For Opinions On This Photo

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:11 pm

The reason I did the original crop was because the picture was taken with the left wingtip (rightside) slightly out of the picture. I cropped the leftside (right wingtip) just slightly to try and match it. I would have to say that your crop seems to look pretty good.

Thanks so far for the help and opinions.
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