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Your Opinion On These Sunset Pictures

Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:08 am

I am trying to improve on these kind of pictures (after the sunrise Lan 767 picture got accepted), and here are my latest attempt. This time the pictures were taken at sunset on different days.



What do you think? As usual your pre-screening is highly appreciated!
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RE: Your Opinion On These Sunset Pictures

Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:34 am

Don't think there is enough 'kick' in them to be honest. Colours aren't strong enough. The first is quite compressed in that version. And both aren't centered.

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RE: Your Opinion On These Sunset Pictures

Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:37 am

Hello Andres.

Well done to you for working on a new motive!

My view is that these kind of shots need to be more like the one on the right to be acceptable to A.net. I would be concerned that the silhouette on the left may fall foul of the screeners, in part due to the background sky. Now clearly we are entering into rather murky territory here, as in both there is no detail at all in the aircraft itself, but I feel that the motive works better when you have a 'true' sunset background as in the right hand shot - just a personal choice of aesthetics though.

However, with that image, I would be somewhat concerned about the quality of the edge of the aircraft itself. There is some evidence of some editing artifact there - sharpening/halo. But this is definitely my preferred shot.

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RE: Your Opinion On These Sunset Pictures

Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:39 am

Andres

Your innovative photos are always appealing. I wish I had such chances (and such camera!) here.  ashamed  Anyway, I guess I agree with Paul here: the second motive is much more airliners-like. The silhouette is much more appealing with a stunning orange-ish background as on the second shot.  yes 

Quoting Psych (Reply 2):
I would be somewhat concerned about the quality of the edge of the aircraft itself. There is some evidence of some editing artifact there - sharpening/halo

I agree there might be some halos specially on the lower belly of the fuselage. I don´t know if they kill the shot, but maybe you can find a way to remove them.  stirthepot 

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RE: Your Opinion On These Sunset Pictures

Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:13 am

Many thanks to Colin, Paul and Gaston for your comments!

I am still experimenting here in Santiago regarding correct location and camera settings for these kind of pictures, since mountains in the background plus fences around the runways plus approaching path of airplanes are somewhat tricky to combine! I am waiting for December 21st and hoping that on this (here longest) day I can catch at least a bit of the low sun shining above the lowest mountains  stirthepot  . For the right picture I was using Tv, set first at 1/2000 and then progressively lowering it down to 1/1000 as the light faded away, which overall gave good results (at ISO 100, with my 70-200 f/4 lens).
Another subject to master is the correct editing of these pictures, since for me at least it seems they are much more prone to grain and these sharpening artifacts Paul is referring to around the edges of the plane. Any hints on this?
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