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Photo Acceptance-Pre Screening(ranger703)

Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:10 pm


My latest upload below has suffered from the dreaded compression issue to the extent that the version in the queue is now less than 200kb!! However comments welcome please on composition/motiv and lighting etc,I will be withdrawing it from the queue later.



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RE: Photo Acceptance-Pre Screening(ranger703)

Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:37 pm

Hello Andy.

I really like the motive in this photo - cropped very well.

I don't see compression as a big problem in what I see - for me your main issue will be the slight softness in the main aircraft; not surprising given the speed he must have been coming towards you and the challenge freezing that movement! I also see slight oversharpening along the edge of the airframe above and then behind the cockpit.

A very nice shot overall. Lighting could have been better but surely not fatal to the image. Just how generous will the screeners be about that slight softness/blur?


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RE: Photo Acceptance-Pre Screening(ranger703)

Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:14 pm


The image is blurry.

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RE: Photo Acceptance-Pre Screening(ranger703)

Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:07 pm

Hard shot, must have been fun to track as I'm sure the closure rate was 'slightly' high on these two Mirages!

What were your camera settings for the picture?
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RE: Photo Acceptance-Pre Screening(ranger703)

Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:08 am

Thanks for the feedback. It was a difficultish shot to capture as the sun was not in the best of positions,hence it is slightly backlit. I was using a Canon 400D,as my 20D requires a new shutter. I was using shutter priority at1/1000sec,with an aperture value of F5 at ISO100. I was expecting them and have some nice shots of their approach,however they were closing at over 500kts and at only 3.5fps I was selecting my shots rather than attempting to machine gun them! I will re-edit and try adjusting the contrast and use some selective sharpening as I believe it is a softness issue in places rather than blur,although there was a fair amount of blur/haze produced from the jet efflux of both aircraft. It was one of those truly once in a lifetime experiences and I have only seen such speed at low level on a handful of ocasions,I was dumbstruck for a few minutes afterwards. The image was captured at 176mm and is more or less full frame,they were too close at 70mm as they passed me!!


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