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by spencer
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Macbook Pro Sharpening.
Replies: 15
Views: 5066

RE: Macbook Pro Sharpening.

Many thanks, Royal. Will give it a go during the next couple of days. Appreciated.
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by spencer
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Macbook Pro Sharpening.
Replies: 15
Views: 5066

RE: Macbook Pro Sharpening.

Forgot to ask you, Royal; what size do you upload at?
Spencer

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by spencer
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Macbook Pro Sharpening.
Replies: 15
Views: 5066

RE: Macbook Pro Sharpening.

Royal, that's for a screen in the default mode, I assume? That's after cropping as well? Thanks mate.
Spencer

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by spencer
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Macbook Pro Sharpening.
Replies: 15
Views: 5066

RE: Macbook Pro Sharpening.

Thanks a lot Darren. Will check the 200% out later.
Spencer

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by spencer
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Macbook Pro Sharpening.
Replies: 15
Views: 5066

RE: Macbook Pro Sharpening.

You use the full resolution then. What (on average) values do you use for sharpening? At 1600px wide, and image on the Retina display barely takes up half the screen. As such it appears sharp (perfectly sharp in fact) without any sharpening. How do you gauge it for viewing on a pc for example? Not e...

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by spencer
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Macbook Pro Sharpening.
Replies: 15
Views: 5066

Macbook Pro Sharpening.

Hi all. Haven't been on the forums for what seems years. Would very much like to hear from anyone that uses a MBP/Retina for editing of aviation images. Main issue (only issue tbh) is sharpening. As the screen resolution is so much better than the previous Satellite I had, when it comes to sharpenin...

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by spencer
Wed May 20, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Were You Ever In Danger While Shooting An Anet Pic
Replies: 39
Views: 7626

RE: Were You Ever In Danger While Shooting An Anet Pic

He kept this very low on the climb out. I got an email after I uploaded this from the pilot telling me why. There was a flock of birds where he was to climb out and he decided to duck under them. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Aviajet-(Isl...

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by spencer
Wed May 14, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways New Livery Sneak Preview
Replies: 96
Views: 49324

RE: Etihad Airways New Livery Sneak Preview

I personally like it. Reminds me a bit of BA's Bauhaus Utopia fin.
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by spencer
Sun May 11, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Commercial Opportunity For All Photographers
Replies: 48
Views: 6118

RE: Commercial Opportunity For All Photographers

Please add me as well Victor. I can cover Sweden for the most part.
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by spencer
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Better Understanding Of The 'centre' Rule
Replies: 33
Views: 3910

RE: A Better Understanding Of The 'centre' Rule

Some good points there (Paul). But to put it bluntly I feel both your comments and those of Colin, will only fall on deaf ears. Very true what you say, that what's to offend by its inclusion? I'd go a step further and can see it being quite a view puller, should it be added. But the sad thing here a...

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by spencer
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Better Understanding Of The 'centre' Rule
Replies: 33
Views: 3910

RE: A Better Understanding Of The 'centre' Rule

Been a while since I viewed the boards so forgive me for including a question re a rejection I received a long time ago. Would the image below be acceptable today? Thanks. <table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=8183&filename=phpfm6TQ9.jpeg...

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by spencer
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Issues Of Colour
Replies: 28
Views: 4445

RE: Issues Of Colour

No offence to your good self Paul, or anyone else for that matter; but when we're discussing acceptance criteria such as this then the fun for me has really gone in this hobby!! So very petty, it's unreal! A website, read this one if you like, is basically governing how we shoot. Sure, we as photogs...

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by spencer
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Fence Going Up At LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 8209

RE: New Fence Going Up At LHR

They are, indeed, fold away. Telescopic was the word that first came to my head and was wrong. They are very sturdy however, I don't believe they are available anymore. I can't remember the name of the company that produced them either...
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by spencer
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Fence Going Up At LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 8209

RE: New Fence Going Up At LHR

There used to be a great supplier of telescopic ladders/steps. They reduced to the size of a bagged tripod. The legs even folded together, not like the ones available today where only the steps fold down to the bottom.
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by spencer
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Fence Going Up At LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 8209

RE: New Fence Going Up At LHR

Just get a taller ladder. Simple.
Spence

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by spencer
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Airports To Photograph Classic Airliners
Replies: 7
Views: 5057

RE: Best Airports To Photograph Classic Airliners

Maybe not on your list but you'll still get a ton of prop commuters and stored classics at Stockholm ARN. SF340/2000, ATP, J31/2 from various airlines in large numbers. A few SE210s and DC-8s stored and quite visible.
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by spencer
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand
Replies: 12
Views: 4175

RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Oh man. I really can't believe it! What a fabulous chap!!!!! Stunning library of amazing photos!
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by spencer
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Criteria Changes
Replies: 126
Views: 11687

RE: Screening Criteria Changes

I'm not so eager to add images or be part of the forums anymore. But this may just make me return to both! Thanks!
Spence

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by spencer
Mon May 20, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 200-400
Replies: 20
Views: 7243

RE: Canon 200-400

Why did they go from 200 and not 100mm? A 100-560 would have been more suitably priced at those stated figures! 12 grand! That's just crazy...
Spence

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by spencer
Sun May 05, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Film Or Digital?
Replies: 29
Views: 6269

RE: Film Or Digital?

Here's a point I think most of us have said once in our digi lifetimes; I wish I had my digital back then...!  
Spencer

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by spencer
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Loses Ash Cloud Legal Battle Must Pay Out
Replies: 96
Views: 11035

RE: Ryanair Loses Ash Cloud Legal Battle Must Pay Out

iirc, being an affected pax at the time, I was able (freely, might I add) to change my date of departure and that was that. The only issue I've ever had was when we got snowed in a couple of years ago at <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym> one night and <acr...

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by spencer
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thanks For 10 Million Views!
Replies: 22
Views: 5893

RE: Thanks For 10 Million Views!

Well done my friend!! Well done!!
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by spencer
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question On London Airport Departure Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 7185

RE: Question On London Airport Departure Routes

DET1J/K are Detling not Detford.
Spencer

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by spencer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Vs. Nikon
Replies: 17
Views: 8140

RE: Canon Vs. Nikon

NB Karl, they're all in decent light.
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by spencer
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles will be?
Replies: 54
Views: 28051

RE: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles Will Be?

There is. You can flat it. With that I mean you can sand it slightly with fine paper and polish it up. It takes a little time which in turn means money. Is it worth it, I don't know? I guess the labour costs would be over looked if the company image was to be upheld through painting the nacelles. Sp...

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by spencer
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles will be?
Replies: 54
Views: 28051

RE: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles Will Be?

So with that in mind, Boeing have created the perfect join between the nacelle and inlet lip? If that's flusher than a layer of paint that's some statement. Or does the inlet lip protrude slightly higher than the nacelle? If that was the case then surely paint could be applied to bring it up to the ...

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by spencer
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles will be?
Replies: 54
Views: 28051

RE: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles Will Be?

I need some help understanding this. I'm a painter, I know how much I can put on, what volumne and weight it is. I also know we have single coat coverage now, ie weight is down to a bare minimum. The thing I'm not really following is this laminar flow issue; (I also fly privately so I know what it i...

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by spencer
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles will be?
Replies: 54
Views: 28051

RE: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles Will Be?

A pearl is an effect coat, which serves no purpose whatsoever on the BA fleet. What a waste of money and effort!
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by spencer
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles will be?
Replies: 54
Views: 28051

RE: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles Will Be?

Paint is measured in microns. It's not anywhere nearly as thick as people make out. Weight and thickness with varying colours wouldn't pose a problem afaik. As to the problem with the laminar/turbulent flow, I'm not sure that would cause half as many problems as it would've had it been a wing. Spence

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by spencer
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles will be?
Replies: 54
Views: 28051

RE: Guess What Color BA's 787 Engine Nacelles Will Be?

Why can't they be painted?
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by spencer
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Aircraft Flew RYR7122?
Replies: 7
Views: 6600

RE: What Aircraft Flew RYR7122?

Have a look for the reg plate on the dashboard on one of your flight deck shots.
Spence

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by spencer
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?
Replies: 15
Views: 9099

RE: Greatest Chance To Get An Active DC-8 In Europe?

That was at <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym> 3 wks ago as well. (Along with An <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> and B744 of Oman, both regulars). Then last week a nice <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-12. <acronym tit...

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by spencer
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Certain Airline Schemes That Can Fool Auto-focus
Replies: 23
Views: 8228

RE: Certain Airline Schemes That Can Fool Auto-focus

The only reason I could see anything "fooling" the AF would be the focus point not looking onto detail.
Spence

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by spencer
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Painting Process Of A WN 737?
Replies: 31
Views: 6122

RE: Painting Process Of A WN 737?

With the new paints now only one coat of base is required, on top of the primer. No more 2 or 3 coats nowadays, everything is cromate free, waterborne, easy to apply. If you're using older materials then yes several coats may well be required. So long as there's a uniform coloured surface underneath...

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by spencer
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Painting Process Of A WN 737?
Replies: 31
Views: 6122

RE: Painting Process Of A WN 737?

It's all down to money as you say. I personally wouldn't like to apply a base coat without a primer; the whole idea of a primer is for better adhesion and a longer life for the base coat / top coat. As a rule aluminium requires an etch primer, normally a high solid yellow as I tried to describe abov...

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by spencer
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Painting Process Of A WN 737?
Replies: 31
Views: 6122

RE: Painting Process Of A WN 737?

Temp is definitely a factor; it just won't work in too cold a climate.
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by spencer
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Painting Process Of A WN 737?
Replies: 31
Views: 6122

RE: Painting Process Of A WN 737?

Hi MEL. IMO the original paint has the best finish. It all depends on the prep work done at the end of the day.
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by spencer
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Disappointing Screening Call
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

RE: Disappointing Screening Call

Cary; firstly, I hope you received my mail regarding the posting of this thread. However, and correct me if I'm wrong, I don't believe you've understood what I meant here, probably due in part to my bad explanation. I never really questioned why yours was accepted Cary. I included yours just in dire...

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by spencer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Disappointing Screening Call
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

RE: Disappointing Screening Call

Fine. But Dana, maybe I have missed something, a rule perhaps, that states pictures of pilots working is rejectable on said merits? This is an aviation website after all, and if a pilot working isn't considered (possibly) the number one thing people think of or maybe even want to see, when they thin...

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by spencer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Disappointing Screening Call
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

RE: Disappointing Screening Call

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dlowwa" class="quote" target="_blank">dlowwa</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Are you really that impatient to get a respons...

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by spencer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Disappointing Screening Call
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

RE: Disappointing Screening Call

85 views and not a single thought? Hmmm...

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by spencer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Disappointing Screening Call
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Disappointing Screening Call

I'd like you to compare two images below, because that's exactly what I've just done after receiving an appeal rejection and seeing a similar photo be accepted. <acronym title="Sterling European Airlines (Denmark)">NB</acronym>, I like the other photo, but my image was rejected due to the pilot OBSC...

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by spencer
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?
Replies: 25
Views: 6825

RE: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?

I would imagine at 1000 it's pretty much useless, even for landscapes should you want to zoom in that much!
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by spencer
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?
Replies: 25
Views: 6825

RE: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SmithAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">SmithAir747</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>How about a supergiant 100X, sometim...

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by spencer
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon's New 400/2.8II..simply Staggering.
Replies: 9
Views: 7477

RE: Canon's New 400/2.8II..simply Staggering.

Outstanding Dal! Saw your preview earlier on FB but I gotta say these pics are mind blowing!
I'm really considering the 400 now!
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by spencer
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Camera&lens Is Good To Use Near Eham
Replies: 4
Views: 6159

RE: Which Camera&lens Is Good To Use Near Eham

Good luck Bart and just keep trying mate!!! Practice practice practice. That's the only way! You've got the results directly in front of you so just go from that!!!
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by spencer
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Camera&lens Is Good To Use Near Eham
Replies: 4
Views: 6159

RE: Which Camera&lens Is Good To Use Near Eham

As for focal length it seems you've got it covered! Quality wise I'm not sure as I don't shoot Nikon. You're a beginner so I wouldn't go out buying more eqpt just yet. If you're experiencing bad photos as you put it, try going out when the weather is nice. Choose a blue sky day, the light is perfect...

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by spencer
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Daylight Cockpit Photography
Replies: 20
Views: 5401

RE: Daylight Cockpit Photography

I use a similar method as stated above. I meter the sky directly in front by either getting closer to the windscreen or zooming in to it, depending on which lens I have on. This is done in Av mode, set around f8 - f11. The aperture depends on what I want and really how big the flightdeck is and wher...

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by spencer
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: London Heathrow Spotting Tips Please?
Replies: 16
Views: 8787

RE: London Heathrow Spotting Tips Please?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jaktrax" class="quote" target="_blank">jaktrax</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Another I'd like to try is the crash gate wh...

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by spencer
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 14
Replies: 244
Views: 31556

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 14

That Thai one is outstanding!!!! Not often I say to myself I'd like to copy someone's work, but this is one of those times!!!!
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