doyle101
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What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:24 am

Hello all

i recently had put a photo in the cue but was rejeted because it was "too soft" can anyone please tell me what im doing wrong. thanks

http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...ain?filename=20080810_IMG_2001.jpg
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ThierryD
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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:35 am

Hi Matthew,

well, as stated in the rejection mail the picture is too soft. Just apply some more sharpening on the helicopter and you should be fine.

Good luck!

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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:04 pm



Quoting ThierryD (Reply 1):
and you should be fine.

Are you sure? I can see this one being rejected for centre, too. It's too low in the frame.
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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:09 pm



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 2):
I can see this one being rejected for centre, too. It's too low in the frame.

Yes, to include the whole skyscraper in the background; a valid reason imo.

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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:14 pm



Quoting ThierryD (Reply 3):
to include the whole skyscraper in the background;

I see your point, but this ugly thing doesn't do anything for me, and it ain't aviation related. But I'll say it's something that can be talked about... I think the better solution would've been to zoom out and include the rotor blades.
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doyle101
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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:12 pm

thanks all for you comments ill have to review my pictures and my camera settings and yes i see now that the helicoptor is a bit off center but thanks for your help.

Matthew
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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:27 pm



Quoting Doyle101 (Reply 5):
my camera settings

Your camera setting appear fine - everyone has to sharpen their images in Photoshop (or similar) in order to get them accepted here. Just apply more USM.

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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:36 pm

Very very nice shot Matt!

I think centering is not your problem, but it seems like it needs a slight amount of clockwise rotation.

Anyway, really hope you get the photo accepted, it's cool!
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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:56 pm



Quoting INNflight (Reply 7):
but it seems like it needs a slight amount of clockwise rotation

Exactly what I thought. I haven't checked properly but I do however think that it may be just an illusion, as the verticals I have scrutinised look straight.

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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:13 pm

A very nice shot ! needs only a bit more sharpen with CS2 / CS3 and it's fine !

Just make atention to avoid a oversharpen or jaggies over the grey lines of the c/s.

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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:33 am

G'day Matthew --

I'll tread lightly because I assume most of us are protective of our art and I don't know the circumstances of your shooting location.

The most obvious problem to my eyes is the rotor assembly confused with the skyscrapers. I'd have preferred to see a simpler (i.e., water only) background. Less is more. Climb up on your mate's shoulders?  Wink

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RE: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:39 pm



Quoting Doyle101 (Thread starter):
can anyone please tell me what im doing wrong.

Your taking pictures up the wrong end of the coast! Robina and lower is much better  Wink

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