GeorgL
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Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:49 am

Hi,

I'd like to request some advice on the following photos. I would simply like to know whether they would possibly get accepted or not. Please also tell me what's wrong on them. Thanks!

No. 1: http://georg.lennuk.net/photos/airlinerforum/IMG_1115.jpg

No. 2: http://georg.lennuk.net/photos/airlinerforum/IMG_2377.jpg (I especially like this due to the vortex)

No. 3: http://georg.lennuk.net/photos/airlinerforum/IMG_2464.jpg

No. 4: http://georg.lennuk.net/photos/airlinerforum/IMG_9857_2.jpg

No. 5: http://georg.lennuk.net/photos/airlinerforum/IMG_9876.jpg

I appreciate your input!
 
currymonster
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:11 am

Hi,

FWIW I think the vantage point does not look correct on the first three, I think looking down on the aircraft with the tree's in front distracts the eye. they also look a little grainy if you dont mind me saying, the prop vortex looks cool though

Choppers look good comp wise but a little underexposed to me with chopper picture 4 looking soft.

Number 5 is my favourite

Best regards

Steve
 
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:15 am

1) motiv, the trees cover just a small part of the fuselage, but still motiv

2) motiv (same as above), dark

3) motiv (same as above), dark

4) not sure

5) not sure
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GeorgL
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:35 am

Thanks for your comments so far!

Steve: I'm getting quite confused with the no. 4 photo. It was actually rejected in the same composition but due to the reason that I had oversharpened it by the screener's words. Now the one published for you to see right now is one notch less sharp. I don't know how to get the correct sharpness!  Smile

Please write some more about them and also whether any of them has a chance for acceptance.
 
Lanas
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:14 am

Georg

Nice pics. However, the first three are killed by motive, due to the trees. They are also too dark.
The first chopper photo is blurry, and the second chopper photo (fifth of the batch) is better, but still a bit blurry on top (I guess that´s probably because of the movement of the blades), so I´m not sure how it stands. I think it´s lacking some contrast, maybe, and also try to fix the crop (frame ratio is a little over the accepted top limit of 1.5).

Hope it helps. Big grin

Cheers  Smile
Lanas.-
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ilikeflight
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 2):
1) motiv, the trees cover just a small part of the fuselage, but still motiv

2) motiv (same as above), dark

3) motiv (same as above), dark

4) not sure

5) not sure

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JeffM
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:38 am

Quoting Ilikeflight (Reply 5):
Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 2):
1) motiv, the trees cover just a small part of the fuselage, but still motiv

2) motiv (same as above), dark

3) motiv (same as above), dark

4) not sure

5) not sure
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GeorgL
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:28 pm

I will try with one of the helicopter photos first. But if all those three photos have motive problems then does it mean that I can't take pictures for A.net from the ATC tower at all? Or perhaps I should just stick with the photos of airplanes in the air which I take from that location? Cause takeoff shots come really cool from the tower IMO.

By the way, when you sharpen your photo in Photoshop, do you use the Effects -> Sharpen effect which you can't really control or do you use something else?
 
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:06 pm

Quoting GeorgL (Reply 7):
By the way, when you sharpen your photo in Photoshop, do you use the Effects -> Sharpen effect which you can't really control or do you use something else?

I don't know what version of Photoshop you are using but in CS2 and PS7 you can go to Filter...Sharpen....Unsharp mask.

As a starting point use settings of 100__0.2 __0 Adjusting the 100 figure down to 50 will decrease the amount of sharpening. Increasing it in stages to a maximum of 500 will increase the amount of sharpening with each application.

Changing 0.2 to 0.3 will increase the pixel radius that is sharpened and give an apparent increase in sharpening effect. Be careful though as it can also cause the appearance of "haloes" around areas such as landing gear and edges of differing contrast.

Ctrl+F applies this level of sharpening each time you press it.

Before sharpening create a background layer. Apply sharpening until jaggies appear. At this point go back one step by pressing Ctrl+Z.
Flatten the image.

Create another background layer and sharpen one more time. This time select the eraser and rub out any jaggies that have appeared. This will reveal the previous non jagged part of the image.
Flatten again.

If you see any small areas that require individual sharpening then use the lassoo tool to select them. With the selection active you can now apply what is known as selective sharpening by pressing Ctrl+F to sharpen the selected area only.

One tip when sharpening the whole image is to create a layer each time you sharpen and delete the sky once sharpened. This will avoid introducing grain which has a bad habit of appearing when sharpening the sky.
 
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:22 am

Quoting GeorgL (Reply 7):
I will try with one of the helicopter photos first. But if all those three photos have motive problems then does it mean that I can't take pictures for A.net from the ATC tower at all? Or perhaps I should just stick with the photos of airplanes in the air which I take from that location? Cause takeoff shots come really cool from the tower IMO.

You can take as many shots as you are allowed to do from the tower, as long as the trees don't cover any part of the aircraft, you will be fine.

-Matt
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RE: Requesting Advice On Some Photos

Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:02 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 6):

 rotfl  The usual reply by i likeflight...

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