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Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:34 am

Hi...just back from a 3 week trip and looking to get some shots processed and loaded.

Got this quickly on the bridge as we were exiting the plane...any chance/advice for it? I see a bit of noise under the wing, and perhaps on the wheels...anything else?

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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:07 am

Unfortunately quite a few quality issues (noise, contrast, etc..). Might be workable with a better edit, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:34 am

Cheers...this any better?

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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:47 am

Here's another with a quick edit. Appreciate the feedback...maybe a bit of a red/orange tint?

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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:20 pm

I'm not any good in telling the difference, but I love the American Airlines shot!  
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:18 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 3):
Here's another with a quick edit. Appreciate the feedback...maybe a bit of a red/orange tint?


Better, but still lacks the quality I'm affraid
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Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 3):
Here's another with a quick edit

Looks a little soft/blurry toward the nose, and oversharpened to compensate.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:12 am

Got a couple new shots...appreciate any feedback.



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Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:05 am

First two are suffering pretty badly from heat haze, and are write-offs. The second two aren't quite as bad, but are still borderline. The oof fence taking up a large part of the bottom of the frame doesn't help either.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:02 am

Another recent shot for review...tried to just spend 1-2 mins at most on it to see if that's an improvement over my prior bad edits. Contrast seems harsh but that may be my laptop screen, and I may have to wait till I get back to my proper monitor to look at it better. Thanks...

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:05 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 9):
Another recent shot for review.

Very poor unfortunately. Has issues with color, noise, and softness. I'd suggest avoiding any editing on the laptop.
 
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Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:02 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 11):
Right...and one more that I edited earlier:

Looks a bit blurry.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:55 pm

Here's another from before my flight this morning for review. Thanks.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:59 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 13):
Here's another from before my flight this morning for review.

Level is off, and there is a slight halo around the tail.
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:29 pm

Any better?

Clarity was set to 30 in ACR (not sure why)...I think that caused it. Had originally leveled to the lower line, now using the hill in the background.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:48 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 15):
Any better?

Yes, better.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:14 am

And this one? Is the contrast two harsh?

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:12 pm

obviously, that should say "too harsh"...  
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:16 pm

Got this one quickly as I was collecting my bag, it was handheld at ISO 3200. My hopes aren't high, but to my eye, it's not a horrible picture - just not sure it's up to A.net standards. Cheers.

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Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:52 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 17):
And this one? Is the contrast two harsh?

Contrast ok, but it's soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 19):
Got this one quickly as I was collecting my bag,

Also a little soft, needs cw rotation, and better without the person.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:32 pm

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 20):
it's soft

How's this? Better / OK?



Quoting dlowwa (Reply 20):
better without the person

Unfortunately, I didn't get any without the person...may have to leave it then.


Does this kind of photo have a chance, or would it be out for motive (as yet, unedited)?
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:22 pm

A couple more to check on: would either of these have a chance? Is the first one too soft on the nose?

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Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 21):
How's this? Better / OK?

Still soft. It may be the dof is just too shallow.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 21):
Does this kind of photo have a chance, or would it be out for motive

Not a great crop.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 22):
A couple more to check on:

Both soft, and the first has to contend with the fence, and the second being backlit. Both are no as they are now.
 
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Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 23):
Not a great crop

would it be better to show the whole wings (or both aircraft)?
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Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:37 pm

What about this one?



and this one?
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:28 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 24):
would it be better to show the whole wings (or both aircraft)?

Might work better.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 25):
What about this one?

Nice composition, but it is soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 25):
and this one?

Also soft; looks like heat haze might be at play.
 
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Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:00 pm

How is this one?

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Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:44 am

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 26):
Might work better

Have tried this, can't get a good crop with both full wings - is this ok? If not, will drop this one.


Quoting dlowwa (Reply 26):
Nice composition, but it is soft

sharpened it as much as I could without ruining it...any better? this is a 50% crop or so, so may not have the pixels left to go much further.


Quoting dlowwa (Reply 26):
soft; looks like heat haze might be at play

again, sharpened it up some more...any better/ok?




A few more to get an opinion on:

Delta:


AirTran 737


JetBlue:


Thanks for taking the time...
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Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:22 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 27):
How is this one?

Soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
Have tried this, can't get a good crop with both full wings - is this ok?

Crop ok, but soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
sharpened it as much as I could without ruining it...any better?

Still soft.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
again, sharpened it up some more...any better/ok?

Heat haze is generally not fixable, so no this is not any better.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 28):
A few more to get an opinion on:

First is just a little soft, the other two are softer don't have the best crops.
 
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Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:30 am

I'm seeing a theme here   , will work on that softness. Am I right to feel that I'm getting the colors a bit better than before?
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Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:18 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 30):
Am I right to feel that I'm getting the colors a bit better than before?

Colors look generally ok.
 
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Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:10 pm

OK, have dropped the CLT shots as I cannot recover them from heat haze...

Have given the others another go...do they look ok?

Delta:


AirTran - understand it's not the best crop...will look at some others for better shots of the whole body, but is this better in terms of sharpness?
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Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:17 am

Here's are a couple new shots from a new spot around KFMY I'd never been to before...how do they look?

N416RX (arriving)


N916CS


N416RX (departing)


N8856N
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Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:40 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 33):
Here's are a couple new shots from a new spot around KFMY I'd never been to before...how do they look?

Soft to varying degrees, and I wouldn't submit any larger than 1200 pix.
 
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Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:21 am

Sharpened them all up a few steps...am afraid of going overboard here, but maybe it's just me.

1: N416RX



2: N916CS



3: N416RX



4: N8856N





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Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:45 pm

FIrst is os now; second looks ok; third os & looks like heat haze, so maybe not fixable; fourth better, but a little os now.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Tweaked the sharpening (sharpened the originals less than the last version). Will use these unless there are any other issues.

1: N416RX

3: N416RS - the haze on the left wing might be from the engine, I don't see it anywhere else in this less sharped version, am I missing it still?

4: N8856N

Thanks heaps.

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:31 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 37):
Tweaked the sharpening (sharpened the originals less than the last version).

Looking better.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 37):
the haze on the left wing might be from the engine

We know the difference between jet wash and heat haze, and the former is typically not reason for rejection. Heat haze is easily visible at the front of the aircraft on the larger version, but is better hidden at the smaller size.
 
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:14 am

Thanks.

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 38):
We know the difference between jet wash and heat haze

Sorry...didn't mean to imply that you don't...just that was all I could see.
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:57 pm

How is this one? The wing looks like it has some heat haze, but the windows above don't...not sure how that's possible?

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/5399/img7932820120824n509nk1.jpg
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:44 pm

Well, heat hazes I can't localize. But a small dust spot above the tail is visible. I my opinion the lower part of the fuselage is a bit dark and the upper part overexposured. It's not a good time for taking pictures.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:39 pm

Tweaked it a bit...brought down the brights, and lightened the shadows, and got rid of that spot...how does this look?

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5399/img7932820120824n509nk1.jpg
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:03 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 42):
how does this look?

Soft/heat hazed, and slight halo around the tail. Likely not fixable.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:48 pm

Could I get some feedback on these? Lighting was not good (very overcast), there are no strong shadows, but also the brights are a bit dull...do you think these could make the cut? Would higher contrast be better?

Air Canada
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...1img79689_20120825_c-fxcd_1024.jpg

AirTran - Brewers
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...8img70342_20120826_n932at_1200.jpg

Delta Connection
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...1img79932_20120826_n692ca_1024.jpg
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:39 am

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 44):
Air Canada

Soft, and terrible light.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 44):
AirTran - Brewers

Soft, quality, color. Also poor light.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 44):
Delta Connection

Soft, and terrible light.

If I'm out shooting on days like that (and to be honest, I rarely would be), I'm keeping in the back of my mind that I won't be submitting anything from that day.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:04 am

I realize this is not the best quality (very soft/blurry - and I probably oversharpened it to compensate - was shot through the window at an angle), but thought it was a neat shot of a 747 "chasing us" does it have a chance?
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/7774/img71611lhrt52012082910.jpg

Also got this one, did a quick edit on my laptop...any chance?
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/3281/img70590n522ta201208281.jpg

Or perhaps this is a more interesting angle?
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7985/img70592n522ta201208281.jpg

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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:25 pm

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 46):
a neat shot of a 747 "chasing us" does it have a chance?

A chance, yes, though not a great one. A bit noisy, and as you pointed out soft/blurry.

Quoting jpmagero (Reply 46):
Also got this one,
Quoting jpmagero (Reply 46):
Or perhaps this is a more interesting angle?

I don't think either angle is more interesting that the other, though the second is a little too bright and starting to show some heat haze.
 
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:38 pm

I just returned from another business trip and have a whole bunch of photos I'd like feedback on...will start with these. Thanks in advance.

1: Sky Lease Cargo MD11
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/906/img7047620120828n953arm.jpg

2: Taca A319 - Star Alliance livery - is it over sharpened? The "STAR ALLIANCE" lettering is very thin and starts out looking that way.
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8707/img7059120120828n522tam.jpg

3: BA 747
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7105/img7076620120828gbnlwmi.jpg

4: Iberia A340-600 - looks washed out, but those were the actual colors.
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1772/img7083820120828ec10bmi.jpg

5: Lufthansa 747 - is it too dark?
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5285/img7109420120828dabvmmi.jpg

6: BA 747 Wing/Engine view over Atlantic. The winglet is a bit soft, as I was focused on the near engine...is this a problem?
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4562/img7144820120829gcivkin.jpg
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RE: Pre-screening (jpmagero)

Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:14 pm

All of these images have various issues with level and softness. I don't see one that would be accepted as is.

1. center, soft, level
2. soft
3. level, soft
4. soft, level, quality
5. soft, level, quality, dark
6. soft.

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