viv
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Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:55 pm

Had this one rejected for quality.

What is wrong with it, quality-wise?

Thanks in advance to all who respond.

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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:42 pm

How much did you crop? Looks like a major crop, and the quality (sharpness, sharpening artifacts) suffered from it.
 
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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:49 pm

Quoting IL76 (Reply 1):
How much did you crop?

Almost nothing - it's almost full-frame.

The shot was taken at ISO 100, 400m zoom, shutter speed 1/500/sec, aperture f/6.3.

[Edited 2007-03-08 13:54:04]
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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:58 pm

Hi Viv,

I like the motiv, but it is maybe better to re-edit it with a smaller size (e.g. 1200x800pix). It looks a bit over-sharpened in some areas (e.g. the door and the water-protection above it), maybe the original was not that pin-sharp? On a smaller size, these smaller quality items will be less visible or disappear completely.

Good luck with the re-edit!

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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:11 pm

Viv, why upload at 1600x1070 pixels!? For such a size you'll need a top-notch quality shot for A.net acceptance. Your photo, though ok does not have that quality. So as Walter said, resize it to 1025x... and it will look much better. I still fear for a motive rejection though as the crop is a little awkward (engines not fully included but much empty space at the top).

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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:39 pm

Quoting Viv (Reply 2):
Almost nothing - it's almost full-frame.

Well... It would be handy if you told us what you did to edit it, instead of letting us guess...
But anyway... I see many things that have gone wrong, but they could have been caused by many different editing steps aswell... Looks like a blurry shot that has been oversharpened and blurred with some kind of blurring tool. With JPG-compression to top it up... Not saying that's what happened, but that's what it looks like.

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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:15 pm

Quoting IL76 (Reply 5):
what you did to edit it

A touch of contrast, sharpening 0.2/500, slight crop, resize to 1600 wide. That's it. No blurring tool.
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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:21 pm

Quoting Viv (Thread starter):
Thanks in advance to all who respond.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...s.jpg

 rotfl  I love that livery !!! Anyway Viv, like Ed said, it looks like the shots turned out blurry since from the beginning and you tried to improve the quality...I don't know if it could be saved...You could always post the original...Some screener will surely help (hopefully)  Wink.

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RE: Rejection For Quality

Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:40 pm

Hi Viv,

The picture looks definitely like it was very slightly blurry originally, which of course is very apparent in such a motive. There is also a very slight chromatic problem, visible on the wheels and the cockpit frame (maybe part of the blurriness). On the underside of the fuselage, it looks like you tried too much grain reduction (look at the hatch below the second guy).
I don't know which lens you used, but maybe it all comes down to it not working anywhere near its sweet spot! Don't know if all this can be corrected without seeing the original, but looking at this edit I can see the quality rejection.
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RE: Rejection For Quality

Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:41 am

Thanks to all who replied - very helpful.

I think the original was slightly blurred, which is where all my trouble came from.

I will let it go - it's not one of my best efforts - and anyway I have these two:-


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RE: Rejection For Quality

Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:44 am

Quoting Viv (Reply 9):

 rotfl  What a funny livery !!! One of my favourite for sure !!

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