Alberto Riva
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Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alberto Riva)

Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:00 am

I never post prescreening threads but this time I'm in a bit of a bind. The plane is worthy of an upload but the pictures are of dubious quality. It's VH-VPE on the day of its first flight: hot plane, new airline, and totally crappy light. Even starting from the raw file I can't do a lot better than this:



and this:



If I were a screener I'd bounce them for quality and possibly contrast too. So, well, I'm
providing my own answer, but... what do you think?
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alberto Riva)

Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:28 am

The second picture doesn't look great - but the first one is worth trying to upload.

It seems sharp enough, it doesn't look underexposed -and it also doesn't look too dull.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alberto Riva)

Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:45 am

Quality wise first one looks okay,V Australia titling and around cockpit look abit soft still.

2nd one looks blurry around the tail and quality doesnt look too good.

Cheers Mark.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alberto Riva)

Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:26 pm

I don't know if these colors turn out better:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/lufthansi/20090210_MWH_VHVPE_8961.jpg
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alberto Riva)

Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:14 pm

Thanks everybody -- the first one will go in the upload queue, the second one won't. Weather in Washington state is NOT fun to work with... my level of admiration for the photogs who live there has just gone up. The oysters are great tho!
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alberto Riva)

Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:41 am

I'm looking at it on a MacBook Pro (not mine - work's one). The screen isn't calibrated - so I can say anything about colour, but for sharpness - it looks acceptable.

Use the colour sampler tool in photoshop to sample the stars on the tail (the top one), some neutral coloured points on the fuselage in between the windows and another neutral area in between the front door and the flight-deck side window. Look at the RGB numbers - and see if one or more of the numbers is skewed compared with the rest. I tend to try for the best balance between them.

If you don't want to affect the brightness (but do want to change the colours), switch the levels adjustment layer blending mode to color. You can then add another levels adjustment layer set to luminousity and control brightness separately.

Maybe give it a bit more contrast as well (but not too much).

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