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Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:28 am

I have little idea if what I'm doing will get me in the database (and I seriously doubt it will), but here's a starter:



I'll probably upload a couple more photos tomorrow.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:39 pm

grain is evident on the laptop(not my usual screen)
you should resize it to the size you will upload at to make it easier to judge,

cheers,conor
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:26 pm

The overall quality of the shot is not too bad, but as Conor pointed out, it does suffer pretty heavily from too much noise. You may or may not be able to remedy that on this shot with some editing, but even sized-down to 1024pixels, I can still see the noise pretty easily.

I noticed in the EXIF of the shot that your ISO was 400, which is totally not needed in this situation, so to avoid too much noise next time, set your ISO as low as possible.

You might also want to do a closer crop, and work on the contrast a bit too.

I think with a little practice and some editing, you should be able to get some shots accepted here.

Dana
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:57 pm



Quoting Dlowwa (Reply 2):
I think with a little practice and some editing, you should be able to get some shots accepted here.

Thanks for the advice. I'm planning on heading out to shoot again this weekend, so I'll post some photos from that if I can.  wave 
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:33 am

Not too bad, here's a quick edit - tighter crop, adjusted levels and contrast, some sharpening and resized to 1024.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y181/ivankre/n580hasharpen2.jpg
It is quite noisy indeed.

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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:05 am

Went out again, but I've only had time to touch up this one shot.



(I've also learned the hard way that mid-day is not necessarily the best time to go out shooting. Heat haze is annoying.)  hot 
 
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Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:33 am



Quoting HNLPointShoot (Reply 5):
not necessarily the best time to go out shooting. Heat haze is annoying.) hot

Indeed.
The shot is not very sharp though. And again, re-sizing to 1024 wide will give you higher chances of acceptance.

Ivan
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:58 am

I've been wondering if either of these two shots are worth improving; I'm thinking they'll be thrown out based on motive, but I might be wrong for all I know.



 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:43 am

I like the second one, you've got the full titles in view as well as just about all of the #2 engine.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:24 am

Nice photos, looks like you guys had some Kona winds lately! The quality of the photos really isn't that bad. You just got to go out when the heat haze is minimal. It's quite a problem at HNL, I know.

Quoting HNLPointShoot (Reply 7):
I've been wondering if either of these two shots are worth improving; I'm thinking they'll be thrown out based on motive, but I might be wrong for all I know.

Great shots. Unfortunately, they're probably not up to A.net standards due to the lighting, angle. Still a great catch though. Did that NW B744 come in from ATL?

Oh, and as others said, resize to 1024 across!  Smile
 
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Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:47 am



Quoting Je89_w (Reply 9):
Nice photos, looks like you guys had some Kona winds lately!

We didn't have Kona winds, but it was blowing from southwest on that day. Weird, but I wasn't complaining. Big grin

Quoting Je89_w (Reply 9):
Did that NW B744 come in from ATL?

After looking at the arrival history from FlightAware, yes it was.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:11 am



Quoting Fly747 (Reply 6):
The shot is not very sharp though. And again, re-sizing to 1024 wide will give you higher chances of acceptance.

I went back and re-sharpened the photo, so here's the improved version:

 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:59 pm

no sharpening just the color,i think it looks better,
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8202/n609aaresharpenff.jpg
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:37 am

A couple other photos I've recently edited, although I haven't decided which one is worth uploading:





I also went and worked on one of the JAL shots I posted earlier:

 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:42 am

The United 777 pics are both very soft and are in need of sharpening and I would keep the JAL 747 for the personal collection because it has some motive issues with the fence and is backlit.
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoo

Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:13 pm

Resharpened the two UA shots:





I also ran the earlier HA shot through Photoshop's Reduce Noise filter . . .



. . . And upped the contrast:



[Edited 2009-04-30 14:18:49]
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Fri May 01, 2009 2:40 pm

Unfortunately the re-sharpening of the UA shots has introduced too much noise, and I think you had too much in the original HA to start with. In my personal opinion, I'd probably give up on these shots, and make sure next time I got the shot better straight from the camera (i.e. sharper and with a lower ISO setting). That way you'd have less noise to start with, and need to do less sharpening in the processing (thus leading to less introduction of noise).
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Sat May 02, 2009 10:31 am



Quoting Dlowwa (Reply 16):
In my personal opinion, I'd probably give up on these shots, and make sure next time I got the shot better straight from the camera (i.e. sharper and with a lower ISO setting). That way you'd have less noise to start with, and need to do less sharpening in the processing (thus leading to less introduction of noise).

The UA shots were taken at ISO 100 and f/8.0 with a Canon EF-S 55-250mm lens. What settings should I be using?
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (HNLPointShoot)

Tue May 05, 2009 11:37 pm

I went back and re-sharpened the UA shots:





I also dropped the brightness slightly to see if there's any improvement:



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