captainstefan
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Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:55 am



These two probably have a lot wrong with them, so - are they fixable, and if so are they unique enough for the effort?
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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:31 am

Quoting captainstefan (Thread starter):
are they unique enough for the effort?

Not sure how the first is unique, but the second is a less common view. Both would be rejected as-is, but might be fixable.
 
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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:24 pm

First is overexposed, needs contrast and might need some sharpening.

Second one needs contrast (maybe then adjusting the exposure as well) and needs a LOT of sharpening.
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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:51 pm

I would also crop in closer on the sides in the first one.

Very cool angle on the 2nd one! Where was that taken?
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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:34 am

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 1):
Not sure how the first is unique

You'd have to be familiar with ATL - in order to pass the tower at that angle, you have to rotate from 27R in about 3000 feet. Not something that happens every day with a 747.

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 1):
Both would be rejected as-is, but might be fixable.
Quoting Tomskii (Reply 2):
needs a LOT of sharpening

Ok, so are we talking 4-5 passes of the unsharp mask? I am always paranoid about oversharpening the shots.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 3):
Very cool angle on the 2nd one! Where was that taken?

From the John Hancock Observatory. My 70-200 was in for repair that weekend, so I am amazed that I came out with any usable shot shooting with the 55-200 through those dirty windows.
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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:55 pm

Quoting captainstefan (Reply 4):
You'd have to be familiar with ATL - in order to pass the tower at that angle, you have to rotate from 27R in about 3000 feet. Not something that happens every day with a 747.

Fair enough, but early rotations won't qualify an image for any special considerations.

Quoting captainstefan (Reply 4):
Ok, so are we talking 4-5 passes of the unsharp mask?

Hard to say without knowing how good the original is.
 
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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:54 am

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 5):
Fair enough, but early rotations won't qualify an image for any special considerations.

Oh, my mistake. I didn't mean unique in terms of getting special consideration, just in my personal endeavor to avoid the 'boring side-on' trend. Should I upload the raw (but size appropriate) shot for you guys to look at?
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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:02 am

Quoting captainstefan (Reply 6):

Sure, have at it.

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RE: Prescreening - CaptainStefan

Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:45 am

Quoting captainstefan (Reply 6):
Should I upload the raw (but size appropriate) shot for you guys to look at?

You can, or you can contact me directly and I can take a look.

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