airplanenut
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Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:54 pm

Hi,

I took this from a JetBlue ERJ-190 this past Sunday, JFK-BOS.

I was snapping away when I saw the rainbow-encircled shadow, and this shot showed the effect the best. I think there may be a few editing issues (oversharpened?) but I'd like to ask for your thoughts. I'm also providing a link to the original if that can help at all.

http://jkwd.com/airliners/20070701-kjfk-kbos-n267jb/n267jb-shadow.jpg

Original Image

Thanks for your thoughts and help!

Jeremy
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:02 am

Hi,

Personally I like the pic but without you telling me what you'd snapped I'd be wondering why you'd taken it!

It's not obvious and there isn't a great deal else to look at in the picture.

Sorry I don't think this one is for A/Net just a good personal album shot!

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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:02 am

Hi Jeremy

The wing may be a bit jagged but I also see that there´s too much space to the right of the image, so that will bring motive problems.
I´m going to try an edit of your pic on PS.  yes 

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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:44 am

also it is way too grainy for my taste
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:49 am

I think the "rainbow" has something to do with the sun refracting off the oddly shaped E190 windows. I flew a US 190 up to BOS in very similar lighting and had the same effect.
 
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:12 am

Quoting PHLapproach (Reply 4):
I think the "rainbow" has something to do with the sun refracting off the oddly shaped E190 windows. I flew a US 190 up to BOS in very similar lighting and had the same effect.

I've seen it on a 717, as well... but that was in poor weather and my seat was too far behind the shadow, so the picture didn't come out well at all...
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:21 am

I believe the effect in the picture is called a "glory". It's pretty common and a neat thing to see when onboard an airplane.

I don't have much to add about the photo, but there is a dust spot cleary visible in the upper right hand quadrant - right below the top border.
 
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:39 am

Hi Jeremy,

As the others have said, there is way too much empty space to the right/top of the frame with absolutely nothing interesting in it. If, and that's a big if, the picture can handle quality wise such a heavy crop, I would basically crop (from left to right) just until the winglet, and same for bottom to top. Then the center of the picture basically becomes the shadow with the rainbow effect. However, even so I don't know if the motive would be good enough, but at least probably worth a try.
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:56 am

That is a very neat effect. I would start with trying the following:

Crop
Resize
Level Adjustment
Saturation Adjustment
USM
Neat Image

Have fun with it and let us know if you have any other questions.

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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:57 am

Take two...

http://jkwd.com/airliners/20070701-kjfk-kbos-n267jb/n267jb-shadow2.jpg
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:53 pm

Your crop and re-frame are much better. I'm having a hard time telling what the sharpest object in the frame is. It appears to be the wing. You might try adjusting this without over sharpening the background, by using a duplicate layer.


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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:46 pm

Hi Jeremy,

For me at least that's the crop to go. Now, as far as I can see, the quality right now is not there. The picture is soft and noisy, and I would add slightly more contrast. Don't know if you can improve the quality on this one to the required standard, and even so don't know if the motive is acceptable.
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:47 am

Jeremy

The crop is much better. However, try to see if you can add a bit more space over the winglet and remove some space to the right of it. I think it will not appear so tight.

Good luck with it.  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:56 am

All right... another go at it, this time I've added some sharpening with a duplicate layer.

http://jkwd.com/airliners/20070701-kjfk-kbos-n267jb/n267jb-shadow3.jpg
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RE: Comments On An ERJ Window View And Editing Help

Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:01 am

Jeremy

Still soft but it´s better. Looks like you added some contrast, too.
I don´t know if you´ll be able to get a good result out of it, however. It may be a bit too blurry.

Good luck with it.   

Cheers
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[Edited 2007-07-12 04:02:02]
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