SNATH
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Too Dark?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:02 am

Here's a shot I like: shortly after take off from LGA, with Manhattan in the background (click for the larger version).



Is it going to get dark? Is the inclusion of Manhattan, albeit in the distance, enough to balance out the dark wing?

Tony
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Lanas
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RE: Too Dark?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:39 am

Hi Tony

I don´t know the criteria for such almost-night wing shots, but I believe you´ve got a pretty sharp image there. However, I think there´s not too much detail of the landscape you´re trying to show. That might play against its chances.
What I would try to do is boost the contrast up a bit, if possible, and also I believe it needs a bit of CCW rotation. I´m not sure about that though.

Nice shot. Good luck with it.  bigthumbsup 

Cheers  Smile
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RE: Too Dark?

Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting Lanas (Reply 1):

I don´t know the criteria for such almost-night wing shots,

I don't know either! All my night shots have been rejected for dark!!!

Quoting Lanas (Reply 1):
I think there´s not too much detail of the landscape you´re trying to show.

That's my worry too.

Quoting Lanas (Reply 1):
What I would try to do is boost the contrast up a bit,

I've already increased it compared to the original. Any more and it looks a bit too contrasty in my eyes...

Quoting Lanas (Reply 1):
and also I believe it needs a bit of CCW rotation. I´m not sure about that though.

I played around with ration and I think this is what I'm happy with. We'll see...

Tony
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RE: Too Dark?

Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:52 am

Third time lucky on my recent "dark" uploads.


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Photo © Tony Printezis



Thank you screeners.

Tony

PS Lanas, thanks for the encouragement, as always!

[Edited 2007-08-25 00:58:42]
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RE: Too Dark?

Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:43 am

Well, congratulations!  trophy 
It´s a very nice picture, so I´m glad it made it!

Quoting SNATH (Reply 3):
Lanas, thanks for the encouragement, as always!

Well, you´re welcome! Thanks for the nice comment!  blush 

Cheers  Smile
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