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Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:15 am

Hi all,

I got this one rejected for being soft. In the email it says that this is quite easy to fix. Can someone tell me what I should do to fix this. If I can get it looking OK it could be my first accepted photo.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/thegreek2213/EDITED16.jpg

Many thanks for any comments.

Andy S
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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:22 am

I would have said slightly blurry more than soft (looks like it was taken early morning or late evening so shutter speeds may have been low). Only thing you can do is try and give it a little extra sharpening but I don't think it will be salvagable to be honest. Nice shot though.

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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:19 am

Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 1):
I would have said slightly blurry more than soft (looks like it was taken early morning or late evening so shutter speeds may have been low). Only thing you can do is try and give it a little extra sharpening but I don't think it will be salvagable to be honest. Nice shot though.

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I agree there. I believe it´s more a blurry issue than softness. Anyway, Andy, I believe you´re on the right track. For what I see in the pic, the day was a bit dull, so if you try and shoot on a sunnier day, I´m sure you´ll get better results.
Good luck.  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:32 am

Andy, I had a quick go at your shot:
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 692 File size: 615kb

That's about the best you can get in sharpness without getting jaggies; was it a rare aircraft in the db it might stand a chance but with 70+ pics in the db I don't think it will make it since as Darren and Lanas already pointed out it's slightly blurry.
Nevertheless keep it up and your first acceptance will soon be online!

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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:19 am

Thanks for the comments. I'll keep it as one for the personal collection I think.

As I've said before on here I always have a lot of fun when I'm out shooting aircarft which is the most important thing imo. So if I can't get a a.net worthy shot it's not the end of the world. I will hopefully get one in the DB soon but as long as I'm having fun I'm in no hurry.  Smile

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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:56 am

Andy,

That's the perfect attitude to have. A day out by the runway is the main thing, photo's on here are just a bonus, especially when its raining and you can't get out which seems like every day at the moment! Just try and watch the sutter speeds to avoid the blurring (and camera shake), increase the ISO a little if needed (eg 200) or maybe use a monopod / tripod to help steady the camera and you'll have your first shot on here in no time.

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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:43 pm

Cheers Darren.

Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 5):
Just try and watch the sutter speeds to avoid the blurring

What is the best shutter speed. What is the lowest you can get away with?
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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:36 am

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 6):
What is the best shutter speed. What is the lowest you can get away with?

Depends on your focal length and how steady your hands are! As a generaly rule, try and aim for a shutter speed equal to your focal length as a minimun. eg if you're shooting at 200mm, try and get at least 1/200th. The faster the better for jets but you might want to use a slow speed for props, for example to get the props blurry (I use 1/60th for props).

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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:10 am

Thanks for that Darren. I usually keep it above 1/200 if the weater allows.
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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:11 pm

Like everyone else said it is slightly too blurry to get accepted here but is a nice shot nonetheless
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RE: Soft Rejection - Editing Help

Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:25 pm

I forgot to add this link, it's the recent 'shutter speed masterclass' thread:
Masterclass: Shutter Speed (by Beechcraft May 2 2007 in Aviation Photography)

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