alasdair1982
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Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Wed May 13, 2009 4:55 pm

Advice and opinions on these two please taken today

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dazbo5
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Wed May 13, 2009 7:22 pm

I love the first one Alaister. It needs about 0.25 degrees of clockwise rotation though to level the horizon (sea) and I'd crop it slightly closer to the aircraft. Lovely shot though and nice solid colours. The second needs about 0.4 degrees clockwise to level it and could do with a little extra sharpening on my screen.

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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Wed May 13, 2009 8:29 pm

Have edited both as advised above, but so far the new versions are not showing in my profile page, I just see the 'Default Image' thumbnails
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Thu May 14, 2009 3:32 pm

Here they are now. Strange that the previous two images are still in the system

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Do they cut it?
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Thu May 14, 2009 4:50 pm

Hi,

I think the first one will get a motive rejection.
Second one seems ok. (maybe a little oversatureted?à

Cheers,

Daniel
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Thu May 14, 2009 6:53 pm



Quoting Xenon (Reply 4):
I think the first one will get a motive rejection.

On what grounds?
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Fri May 15, 2009 8:03 am

Wel i think for those guys on the plane.
And maybe a soft rejection too.

Good luck.
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Fri May 15, 2009 10:04 am



Quoting Xenon (Reply 6):
Wel i think for those guys on the plane.

To me, the guys add to the photo rather than detract from it.

Have you processed them in the same way Alasdair? They now look a bit dark / too contrasty and soft?

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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Fri May 15, 2009 4:44 pm

Attempted an upload of the first one with a tighter crop, desaurated a bit, and straightened

Yes, I thought including the two crew members would add to the shot
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sat May 16, 2009 12:00 pm



Quoting Alasdair1982 (Reply 8):
Attempted an upload of the first one with a tighter crop, desaurated a bit, and straightened

All that needed to be changed was what I mentioned initially. Your second edit are worse than the orginal edit! They didn't need anything else doing to them.

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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun May 24, 2009 5:33 pm

Opinions on this one please. I know the haze from the exhaust is prominent against the hill in the background, but I have checked and I can't see where it affects the aircraft body

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7743/csc0633.jpg

Good enough to attempt uploading?
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun May 24, 2009 5:39 pm

It's a very special shot, but looks a tad blurry and the cut off ruins it..
Regards, Jimmy Leaman.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun May 24, 2009 5:41 pm

I cropped it in closer to the aircraft, I could try again without the blades cut off? But then including the blades would mean too much 'empty' space to the left?

[Edited 2009-05-24 10:43:37]
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun May 24, 2009 5:52 pm

It's a very hard one to crop this, but on a personal level, i would say keeping the whole aircraft in frame would be better.

Any other opinions on this one?
Regards, Jimmy Leaman.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun May 24, 2009 10:14 pm

Does it boost my chances that all of the 5 photos of XZ598 in the database are taken in England and this one is not?
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:47 am



Quoting Dazbo5 (Reply 1):
The second needs about 0.4 degrees clockwise to level it and could do with a little extra sharpening on my screen.


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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:49 pm

What do people think of these for quality and colours?

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5886/csc0255.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8120/csc0267.jpg

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5116/csc0915.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7197/csc0220.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5078/csc0308.jpg

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8796/csc1081.jpg
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:13 am

1. Could do with a slight increase in contrast and looks a little soft in places
2. Soft
3. Looks good
4. Looks dood, maybe a tad oversaturated colour wise
5. Colours oversaturated and un-natural
6. Soft (blurry) and slightly dark

Try uploading at 1024 pixels wide, this'll increase your quality by covering up minor flaws and reduce the chances of photos being misused.

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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:30 am

1. Qantas - soft in places as noted and also "flat" contrast - wise as noted.

2. Cathay - soft as noted.

3. Easyjet - good.

4. Continental - soft a bit, especially on tail.

5. BA - again as noted, looks unreal, sharpening and saturation.

6. ANA - No chance. Dull and soft.

Seems to me like you have great "subjects" - i.e. heavies, but the light wasn't great. that makes it harder to get good photos, and there is some post-processing overcompensation. The Easyjet is a perfect example - god light and a good shot.

I agree about size - unless you have an awesome close-up that is tack-sharp and you want folks to count rivets, go with 1024 wide.
Improvise, adapt, overcome.
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:14 pm

Tried a different one of the QF A380 from the sequence of shots I got of it where I think it shows a bit more contrast, and I sharpened it slightly and resized to 1024 across

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3623/vhoqa.jpg

Sharpened the CX 747 and the Continental 777

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3037/bhku.jpg

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/7742/n78002.jpg

A few others I thought i'd try my luck with. I really had sod all luck last week with decent light conditions when I made trips to Heathrow. Gatwick was great for the U2 A319, and the Thomson 737 below

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1772/gcdzl.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9406/9vswt.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5678/gbygf.jpg
 
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RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (Alasdair1982)

Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:24 pm

1. Looks good on my screen, but maybe slightly high in the frame. I always measure and ensure the distance from the top of the aircraft to the edge of the frame and the bottom of the tail to the edge are equidistant.

2. Looks better but is too high in the frame as above and check the colours; there's a slight red cast.

3. Sharpness look ok on my screen, but I still think the colours are too saturated.

4. Looks good quity wise, but I'd crop closer and ensure the aircraft is centred as in No1.

5. Soft, particualry towards the front

6. Soft, colours too saturated and too high in the frame.

All this is probably frustrating and sounds petty, but they're the rules. Once you've got your head around them, it becomes second nature.

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