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What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:40 am

Hello all
Thought I'd spare myself the grief of another rejection and air this one here. Rather difficult shot but I do like it.
Took it this morning at 4.20 AM, the sun is just warming the sky, the morning mist/fog lingers over the runway and UPS 767 makes an early take of, witk som light wing condensation and wing tip vortexes. This would definately fall under the dark/dusk/dawn category, but is it Anet worthy at all?

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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:48 am

Quoting JohnKrist (Thread starter):
Took it this morning at 4.20 AM

4.20?!!!! Are you an insomniac or something lol?

Doesn't measure up to me but I'm always wrong anyway so I'll let someone else appraise it.  

It's too soft and at that time of day I reckon that's all you are going to get from that spot, sorry.

[Edited 2007-05-31 18:57:07]
 
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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:12 am

I'd say quality, and I also think that according to the new "dark" rules, this photo doesn't fall under it.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong though.
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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:22 am

John

Your picture is too soft. Quality is an issue because the contour of the aircraft isn´t well depicted in some places (for example, on the right wing). A tad more contrast might be needed, too.

Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 2):
I'd say quality, and I also think that according to the new "dark" rules, this photo doesn't fall under it. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong though.

I believe that when the sun is up then the 'dark' category doesn´t apply.

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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting EK20 (Reply 1):
4.20?!!!! Are you an insomniac or something lol?

Lol, my gf seriously doubted my sanity when I went up at 2.45, and took my 14 month old daugher with me Big grin
But she really enjoys spotting, this image is from this morning at 4 AM  Smile

http://www.lsn.se/televisionset/AvaYoungestFemalePlanespotter.jpg

But what can you do, if you wanna catch the freighters it's up before the devil puts his shoes on.

Quoting Lanas (Reply 3):
Quality is an issue because the contour of the aircraft isn´t well depicted in some places

The reason for that is the mist/fog combined with the condensation. It actually came out a bit clearer than I thght when I took the photo.

Quoting Lanas (Reply 3):
I believe that when the sun is up then the 'dark' category doesn´t apply.

Well the sun wasn't up, it was just starting to make the sky orange  Smile
It would be more apparent if I hadn't adjusted levels and curves, but then it really would have been a nono.

Thanks for the replies guys.
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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 4):
http://www.lsn.se/televisionset/AvaYoungestFemalePlanespotter.jpg

That is cute! But poor baby spotting at that hour!  Silly
 
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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 4):
But she really enjoys spotting, this image is from this morning at 4 AM

http://www.lsn.se/televisionset/AvaY...r.jpg

Very nice shot! She IS really enjoying it! Seems like the future of A.net is secured  Smile

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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:53 am

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 4):
Lol, my gf seriously doubted my sanity when I went up at 2.45, and took my 14 month old daugher with me Big grin
But she really enjoys spotting, this image is from this morning at 4 AM

Super cute!  Smile

If only you could convince my girlfriend that spotting is cool too....

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RE: What About This Pic?

Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:57 pm

I've been doing a lot on this one in order to adress the things you've said here, and this one is sharper, but I lose some of the fog that was there and I'm not sure the image can take that much sharpening.
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RE: What About This Pic?

Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:24 am

Wings are too soft. Nothing you can do, I guess a bad hour to go spotting. You are just not going to get the sharpness at that distance.
 
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RE: What About This Pic?

Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:35 pm

EK20, as I said, the fog makes the wings soft, and the fuselage is above the thin layer, but as you say it probably is a lost cause.
I definately have to save up for a faster tele lens for those morning spots. Sigma will soon release their new 70-200 2.8 for KM/Sony and at $1500 it's reasonably priced I think.
Next time I go spotting that early, which happens once a month or so I will concentrate on watching instead of taking pics. I have realized that I see all aircrafts through the eyepiece of my camera  Smile
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