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Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Sun May 20, 2007 10:37 pm

http://www.airliners.net/uf/536886629/1179667956K92ExE.jpg

Hi all, I was wondering what you all think of this shot. Does it have a chance to make it to the db? What catagory should I select for upload? Any thoughts on making it better would be appreciated.........thanks
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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Sun May 20, 2007 11:10 pm

Ah, TPA, I've shot that scene a hundred times over, its a very lovely one at night.

This is a nice shot. However it looks a tad unlevel, give it a couple clicks CW, and maybe crop a little closer to the Airtran 737 on the left. You also have a strong color cast from the yellow lights on the field. I'm not sure what camera you shot this with or with what settings. But I would shoot night scenes in RAW and either shoot with an incandescent WB setting or preset it manually.

Hope this helps!

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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Sun May 20, 2007 11:24 pm

Hey Joey, actually you had just left the night I shot this one. Which way do you think I should rotate it? I am thinking a bit counter clockwise. Any suggestions on the color correction?
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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Mon May 21, 2007 12:15 am

Hi Anthony,

The big white light area (parking lot?) is distracting for me. It would look better if this part would be cropped out (more focus on the aircraft). I cannot judge on the quality of the shot, because I am on my laptop...

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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Mon May 21, 2007 12:30 am

Anthony, it's indeed a nice shot especially with the railway nicely leading the eye from the bottom to the middle of the image to the main point of interest however I think it's a little too dark (even for a nightshot  Wink). Apart from the small part of the terminal with the 2 airplanes you don't really see much of the airport.
Try to brighten it up a tad and I think you should be fine.
What I also noticed is that you apparently chose a short exposure time; that's really sad since if you increase the exposure time your image will become much more lively; see Serge's beautiful shot of the LAX terminal:

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For such a shot I'd recommend setting ISO to 100-200, aperture to f9-f16 and let the camera and a sturdy tripod do the rest.

Good luck!

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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Mon May 21, 2007 12:46 am

Hi Anthony

I think this one might fall behind the 'motive' rejection (or distance), since there´s nothing significant being shown in the picture. The terminal is too far in the distance and the aircraft are poorly illuminated. There are also many distracting areas in the foreground (roads, illuminated parking, etc). Next time you could try to allow more sky in. It would give a better feel to the picture.
Hope it helps. Big grin

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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Mon May 21, 2007 1:12 am

http://www.airliners.net/uf/536886629/1179677312xWmOUm.jpg


OK, here is a modified vesion of the photo using some of the suggestions from you guys. I am new to this night shot thing and still learning a lot about it, it is not easy! Anyhow, the photo is what it is but I am curious if it looks any better. Thanks for all the help guys....AR
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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Mon May 21, 2007 1:33 am

That second shot looks a lot better, but combine it with Thierrys advice the next time, try a nice long exposure, perhaps with a train running along the track as well as that should give you some nice lightstreaks that lead you into the photo.

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RE: Questions About This Photo/ Night Shot

Mon May 21, 2007 1:42 am

So now the question is: should I upload or not? I wish a screener would make a comment here but everyone is welcome to. I am wondering if this would be a motive problem. I am just trying to get as much input as possible, I really do like the shot but I am just not sure how it will go in screening......
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