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by waketurbulence
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Determining Spotting Conditions From METAR/ATIS?
Replies: 7
Views: 4606

RE: Determining Spotting Conditions From METAR/ATIS?

Webcams are a great way to get an idea of visibility and lighting conditions before heading out. I'm not sure if this site has a good camera (it's night right now as I post this). They also have a very nice visibility map of the Hong Kong area. Hope this helps. <a href="http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxi...

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by waketurbulence
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Oversharpened Rejections
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

RE: Oversharpened Rejections

The nose cone and area above the flight deck windows are overexposed. An adjustment of -10 points highlight reduction in Lightroom easily solves the problem without making the rest of the photo darker like the new edit.
-Matt

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by waketurbulence
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: New To The Forums, A Resizing Query
Replies: 7
Views: 844

RE: New To The Forums, A Resizing Query

You can't resize in steps using Lightroom, that would require way too many file changes (import/export) and degrade quality. Setting DPI should also not matter when viewing on a monitor, it is a print setting. I have mine set at 72 by default and only change it if I'm going to export a file to print...

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by waketurbulence
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How To Remove The Noisy From Very High ISO?
Replies: 12
Views: 5704

RE:

Your camera/lens combination will almost assuredly not yield the results posted above. Scott Afrin is most likely shooting with a full frame sensor (Canon 5D/6D/1Dx) paired with the 135mm f/2 lens. I'm not sure if he is actually shooting at f/2 but probably close to it for maximum shutter speed. Wit...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening Overexposed
Replies: 18
Views: 1271

RE: Post Screening Overexposed

Personally I would appeal both, but I understand your thought process in getting that personal message with the rejection. Neither are overexposed according to Photoshop and Lightroom, and I don't find them particularly bright to my eyes either. I had to add around +.50 exposure <acronym title="Air ...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Good Instructional Posts For Newbie?
Replies: 2
Views: 4457

RE: Any Good Instructional Posts For Newbie?

Start here if you haven't read these: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/faq/rejection_reasons.php" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/faq/rejection_reasons.php</a> <a href="http://www.airliners.net/faq/editing_guide.php" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/faq/editing_guide.php</a> You're...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (Kaphias)
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

RE: Post-Screening (Kaphias)

This shot can work motive wise, there are others that are similar on the site. I can't comment on quality or the other issues from my phone, but I can say the shot needs to be heavily cropped on the left side. Either down to the flap track (left of engine) or flap canoe. If you'd like any help feel ...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening
Replies: 3
Views: 625

RE: Post Screening

Vik seems correct on all counts. For color balance and cast - opening the photo in <acronym title="Ukraine International Airlines">PS</acronym> and <acronym title="Lacsa (Costa Rica)">LR</acronym>, there is no color movement in a 50% gray color curve and the same happens when choosing 50% gray point...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Will These Make It
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

RE: Will These Make It

They look at the whole photo. I suggest checking out the multiple rejection threads for level in this feedback forum to get and idea of where people are going wrong and what the screeners are looking for. Same goes for any other aspect of screening here. And make sure you read the upload, Photoshop ...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Will These Make It
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

RE: Will These Make It

Esa above has good points. I think I usually add around 10-15 points of clarity in ACR depending on the photo. I never use Auto anything either. The photo you posted should be cropped similar to the way I posted above, and using the level tool in photoshop, it looks like it needed around 1.1 degrees...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Hendra
Replies: 1
Views: 655

RE: Post Screening - Hendra

All nice shots, and should have a good chance at acceptance. Sharpening for large uploads is usually a little more difficult. 1. Soft overall, more on the nose for me. 2. Soft overall, more toward the tail. 3. Soft for sure, grain I have a hard time with. I think A.net's stance is overall way too ti...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unbalanced Crop?
Replies: 6
Views: 817

RE: Unbalanced Crop?

<center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=8116&filename=1448909122gxxNjO.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/8116/middle/1448909122gxxNjO.jpg" width="648" height="486" border="0"/></a></td></t...

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by waketurbulence
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Will These Make It
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

RE: Will These Make It

I did this from my phone so bear with me. The photo needed rotation, it did not seem level, and I cropped more to A.net standards (fuselage centered vertically and horizontally. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=811...

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by waketurbulence
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow! - Part 28
Replies: 43
Views: 11020

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow! - Part 28

Congrats Mick. Love seeing your shots the old days, and with such great quality. On to present day....wow! <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Spain---Air/McDonnell-Douglas-EF-18A/2739637/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Spain...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening: Overexposed
Replies: 8
Views: 790

RE: Post Screening: Overexposed

<center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=8116&filename=1447802032TkaOHC.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/8116/middle/1447802032TkaOHC.jpg" width="648" height="295" border="0"/></a></td></t...

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by waketurbulence
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking Pictures Of Aircraft Passing Over The Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 3064

RE: Taking Pictures Of Aircraft Passing Over The Moon

1. It depends on the type of shot you want. If you're going for a scene where the moon and aircraft fill the frame it isn't going to happen at 200mm. You may be able to get an airport overview shot with the moon in it however. 2. If you want full frame shots you need something 500mm or longer. This ...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening: Overexposed
Replies: 4
Views: 814

RE: Post Screening: Overexposed

Photoshop agrees with Vik. On a Threshold layer, the brightest exposure values show up around the flight deck windows, at a value of 250 or so. A starting value of 255 is pure white and thus over exposed. I can't say whether or not I'd appeal this, but according to the JPEG download I did to review ...

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by waketurbulence
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screen - Motive Flare
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Post Screen - Motive Flare

Hi All, <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/z1440012972.5578mattw-8-13-15-g-xleg-6404-50erba.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/z1440012972.5578mattw-8-13-15-g-xleg-6404-50erba.jpg" width="650" height="441" alt="http://www.airliner...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking For A Good Camera To Start With...
Replies: 1
Views: 3214

RE: Looking For A Good Camera To Start With...

Jim, Before I offer any advice, it would be helpful if you could answer a few questions: 1) What type of camera and/or lens are you using? 2) What general settings are you using to achieve your pictures? 3) What type of editing are you doing after the picture is taken? Posting some examples photos i...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Note : Update And Change To The Double Rule
Replies: 17
Views: 6327

RE: Note : Update And Change To The Double Rule

I'm curious as to what need or perceived need was addressed with this update. Is shooting from a helicopter somehow different than shooting from the ground (other than paying for the service)? There are several instances where rare/never again photos are taken around the world that I (or the site me...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Evening Shoots - Yellow Cast?
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

RE: Evening Shoots - Yellow Cast?

I hope this helps and illustrates the issue, and I hope you don't mind me editing your photos. Here are properly color corrected photos using a black, white, and 50% grey point in each photo. The left side of each photo is the original, and the right is the color corrected version. <table border="0"...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trying To Reduce Exposure, Tips?
Replies: 32
Views: 4492

RE: Trying To Reduce Exposure, Tips?

What metering mode are you using? Do you find your camera overexposes all the time or only under certain conditions? <acronym title="Anglo Cargo (United Kingdom)">EC</acronym> can be a good quick adjustment if you find your camera meters scenes too bright or too dark consistently, but you should als...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Processing Software
Replies: 12
Views: 3955

RE: Processing Software

Lightroom edits RAW capture in the same method as Adobe Camera Raw. For me that is around 90% of the editing workflow when uploading to A.net. I generally level, check for dust, and adjust black/white point, shadow/highlight, contrast, white balance, picture style, capture sharpening, and noise redu...

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by waketurbulence
Wed May 27, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Super-tele Zooms From Sigma
Replies: 4
Views: 3699

RE: New Super-tele Zooms From Sigma

I have not used either, but I am seriously considering purchasing the Contemporary model as a Canon 100-400 mk1 replacement. There are several threads around the web and the general consensus is the lens is well liked. Fred Miranda's site has several threads that discuss these lenses. It doesn't see...

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by waketurbulence
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - WakeT
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

RE: Post Screening - WakeT

Thanks all for the comments. If I come up with a re-edit I'll post it here.
-Matt

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by waketurbulence
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - WakeT
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

RE: Post Screening - WakeT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YQZ380" class="quote" target="_blank">YQZ380</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>P.S. What are the little streaks of light (not...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers Choice: How Many Votes Are Received?
Replies: 10
Views: 4174

RE: Photographers Choice: How Many Votes Are Received?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ghajdufi" class="quote" target="_blank">ghajdufi</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Also I had the impression that there is a ...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - WakeT
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

RE: Post Screening - WakeT

Frustrating to say the least. Now it's been rejected for blurry, over sharpened, and common. It was screened 3 separate times and blurry was mentioned the only this last time. I don't understand the lack of consistency here. Some screener input here would be much appreciated. This version was sharpe...

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by waketurbulence
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advise For LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 5511

RE: Advise For LAX

What month are you planning your visit? What camera body will you be using? 1. You may be stopped if you're on a sidewalk, but police usually just ask what you're up to. Many times passing motorists will call the police because they think photography looks suspicious, and when called the police are ...

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by waketurbulence
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - WakeT
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Post Screening - WakeT

Could someone point out where this is over sharpened? It was also rejected for Common, which I understand raises the bar for these sorts of things, but I am failing to see jaggies. Thanks. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150224_d1424291787.1664mattw-10-13-11-g-vast-1800-...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Does This Picture Show To Us?
Replies: 13
Views: 5010

RE: What Does This Picture Show To Us?

Not everyone speaks English. Or maybe the photographer feels the situation is so tragic, no words are needed.
-Matt

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by waketurbulence
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Should I Use Lightroom Or Photoshop Elements?
Replies: 22
Views: 4995

RE: Should I Use Lightroom Or Photoshop Elements?

Vik, here is how my editing workflow goes: 1. Import to LR5 2. Edit the image, leaving only resize and sharpening. 3. Right click the photo to "Edit In - <acronym title="Continental Micronesia (USA)">CS</acronym> PS5" which then tells me because I have an old version of ACR in Photoshop to render th...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Should I Use Lightroom Or Photoshop Elements?
Replies: 22
Views: 4995

RE: Should I Use Lightroom Or Photoshop Elements?

If you can afford it, get both. The programs serve slightly different functions but overall the same goal. <acronym title="Lacsa (Costa Rica)">LR</acronym> is good at organization, mass editing, keywording, G<acronym title="Ukraine International Airlines">PS</acronym> tagging, book making, and non-c...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Can I Improve These Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 4298

RE: How Can I Improve These Photos

Stefan, First, you should post this thread in the Photography Feedback Forum. You're likely going to get much more advice. Your photos are a good start, but would need further editing adjustments to get accepted. If you upload them here, I would reduce the size to 1024 pixels wide until you get more...

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by waketurbulence
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow! - Part 25
Replies: 19
Views: 9727

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow! - Part 25

This one did it for me. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Gol-Transportes-Aereos/Boeing-737-8EH/2565403/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Gol-Transportes-Aereos/Boeing-737-8EH/2565403/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><img ...

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by waketurbulence
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 100-400 Good & Bad News
Replies: 10
Views: 6590

RE: Canon 100-400 Good & Bad News

This makes me slightly disappointed, but I am also looking at the Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens. If it has similar quality to the original 100-400, I may replace it with Sigma and get 200mm more reach.
-Matt

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by waketurbulence
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Paul Markman Reaches The 3000 Mark
Replies: 19
Views: 5812

RE: Paul Markman Reaches The 3000 Mark

Paul was an early editing mentor to me when I had no clue how to process photos. He was always very pleasant to exchange emails with and so helpful as well. Congrats on a wonderful accomplishment Paul! Here are a few of my favorites: <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center>...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thinking About New Camera
Replies: 30
Views: 5316

RE: Thinking About New Camera

I like my 6D as well, wifi and <acronym title="Baltra / Seymour (GPS / SEGS), Ecuador">GPS</acronym> are very handy at times. While it would be nice to have better <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> during sports or other quick action, I have not been hampered during aviation photography. The ...

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by waketurbulence
Sat May 31, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Time Of Year For LAX?
Replies: 8
Views: 3207

RE: Best Time Of Year For LAX?

Winter is better for all day shooting. You can go to Imperial Hill, the south side or directly under the approacha at In n Out, the flight path museum if it's open, and shoot at night as well from the parking garage. You may have to deal with rain, but it makes for a nice next day because the air is...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAS Ladder Rental
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

RE: LAS Ladder Rental

3 other options I can think of: 1. Buy a ladder at Home Depot or Lowe's and return it at the end of use for a refund. If that is too unethical for you, 2.Make friends with a Vegas spotter, maybe they can bring one for you. If that is too difficult, 3. If you need a rental car while there, rent an <a...

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by waketurbulence
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Do You Have A Workflow?
Replies: 17
Views: 3853

RE: Do You Have A Workflow?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sovietjet" class="quote" target="_blank">sovietjet</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I can't answe...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A380's At LAX - In N Out Or Imperial Hill?
Replies: 17
Views: 6187

RE: A380's At LAX - In N Out Or Imperial Hill?

Takeoff and landing can occur on both the North and South sides for the A380. South complex activity may be less likely however. <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/2002742/L/" target="_b...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?
Replies: 34
Views: 5695

RE: 2013 - RAW Vs. Jpeg?

I shoot RAW for at least 2 reasons. We don't know what technology is coming in the future that will make old RAW files even better than can be made now. Plus, why throw away all that data and let the camera make permanent decisions? I use <acronym title="Lacsa (Costa Rica)">LR</acronym> and <acronym...

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by waketurbulence
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 17
Replies: 16
Views: 8657

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 17

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Now how often does that happen to other pe...

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by waketurbulence
Wed May 01, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Are The Best Rebel T3 Manual Settings To Use?
Replies: 7
Views: 11997

RE: What Are The Best Rebel T3 Manual Settings To Use?

There are no 'best settings' in any mode. Everything depends on the light. You should read up on the exposure triangle and learn how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO all work together. I don't want to give too much advice, but to start keep the sun at your back, put the camera in aperture priority (...

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by waketurbulence
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7432

RE: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

Over the years I have found you can never have too much focal length. All of these were shot with a 1.6 crop body + 500mm f/4 (and some with a 1.4x teleconverter). Some shots were standing fairly close and others were from quite a distance away. Military jets are small. If you are too close you can ...

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by waketurbulence
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Imperial Hill - A Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 6041

RE: LAX Imperial Hill - A Warning

Was the car unlocked or were the windows down? How did they get the gear so fast without making a scene? -Matt <acronym title="Ukraine International Airlines">PS</acronym> This is a good lesson for anyone with expensive gear to have an insurance policy. I insure $10,000+ of camera gear for around $1...

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by waketurbulence
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 9518

RE: Spotting At LAX

Chris Heaton's shot is from NorCal. I've seen hundreds of shots online from aviation photographers, many of whom don't upload to Anet. There are some terrific angles with Downtown <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>, Hollywood Sign, etc as a backdrop. Air quality and heat haze were pretty bad so...

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by waketurbulence
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In Flight/Window View Photography - Help Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 9722

RE: In Flight/Window View Photography - Help Needed

Seat guru has always given me good information. They will say which windows are not aligned and what seats have av boxes that limit storage. As for specific seats I can't help for a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 747 but the seats you describe should be ok. For lighting I look at the ...

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by waketurbulence
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screen: Miscellaneous
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

RE: Post-screen: Miscellaneous

The F-18 looks brighter, but is much softer to my eyes in the new edit. Especially the Valion Pride titles.

The B-1 is now way darker in the new edit.

-Matt

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