opso1
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Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:36 pm

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/efawad6.jpg

I like this shot, but is it good enough to be accepted?

Thanks in advance for your opinions and feedback.

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EK20
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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:49 pm

It's grainy but a fantastic shot.
 
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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:25 pm

Awesome shot! Would be even better with some more space around it to see the full afterburners.

Well done!
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metroliner
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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:50 pm

Hey Opso1,

That is a real cracker! It looks to be a little over-sharpened especially in the leading edges, and this could cause noise to appear too, as EK20 commented.

Cheers,

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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 pm

I always seem to have to problem of "a bit" of the photo being oversharpened. Is there any way of fixing "bits" but not others?

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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:26 pm

Hey again,

It really depends on your in-camera settings and workflow, in my opinion. With in-camera sharpening, this is a fairly common effect, and easily demonstrated on some of the more extreme sharpening settings available. Regards workflow, it depends on your processing. Using the Shadow/Highlight tool in Photoshop is a major culprit, as is Sharpen as opposed to carful use of Unsharp Mask.

If I am teaching grandmother to suck eggs, do stop me, otherwise, a good sample workflow is available from Jid's site here: http://www.jid.me.uk/workflow/

It's worked for me every time, quality-wise, and it makes a great deal of sense, too.

In any case, good luck, and keep us all posted!

Cheers,

Toni
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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:31 pm



Quoting Opso1 (Reply 4):
Is there any way of fixing "bits" but not others?

From the way you are talking I assume you sharpen the whole image?

Selective sharpening is best. Select the Marquee (?) tool (Circled in red)



Then go to unsharp mask, select the area you'd like to sharpen with the marquee tool, and hit Ctrl+F until you've got your desired sharpness!

Incredible shot by the way, wouldn't be surprised to see that on the front page soon!

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opso1
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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:13 pm

Thanks for all of your help- just got it accepted!


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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:28 pm

Just saw it now.

WHAT A GREAT SHOT!!!!!
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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:49 pm

Fantastic. Wow. And you seriously worried if that would be a.net material?  Wink
You just got my vote for photog's choice.
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RE: Typhoon Afterburner- Good Enough?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:23 pm



Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 6):
wouldn't be surprised to see that on the front page soon!

Nice call Big grin

And a brilliant photo.
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