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by MHO
Sun May 17, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engineer Kicked Off UA Flight Hacked & Flew Plane.
Replies: 97
Views: 26773

RE: Engineer Kicked Off UA Flight Hacked & Flew Plane.

The whole story strikes me as nuts. First of all, engines increase or decrease power or thrust, they don't "climb". regardless, if he caused asymmetrical thrust, wouldn't that cause one wing to go up, (the one with more thrust), the other to drop, and the aircraft to roll in a very big way? All the ...

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by MHO
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2,000,000 Pictures On A.net
Replies: 13
Views: 8701

RE: 2,000,000 Pictures On A.net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/clickhappy" class="quote" target="_blank">clickhappy</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I think you will find that we are taki...

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by MHO
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening & Queue Status Update
Replies: 158
Views: 17393

RE: Screening & Queue Status Update

Checking my Queue status is like opening a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. One time, I have 10 rejects, and 10 uploads (not the same). Come back 2 hrs later and it's 6 and 6. Sometimes, it's 6 rejects, 6 uploads, and can't upload anymore because the queue is maxed at 10 (...

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by MHO
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite Airline Food/drink Items?
Replies: 28
Views: 4370

RE: Favourite Airline Food/drink Items?

Anything with alcohol in it. and nuts.

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by MHO
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asiana, Korean Or EVA Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 11326

Asiana, Korean Or EVA Air?

Hey all, There are some pretty knowledgeable folks here, so here's my situation. I have a chance to fly to SOUEL from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> or <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acrony...

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by MHO
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pictures On SD Card Gone
Replies: 3
Views: 5634

RE: Pictures On SD Card Gone

I had a similar problem, and thought all my pictures on the card were gone. This worked:

RecoverMyPhotos

Not free, but fairly cheap.

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by MHO
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Opinion/help On Lens For Sony/Minolta
Replies: 1
Views: 6192

Opinion/help On Lens For Sony/Minolta

Hi, Folks here have been real helpful with advice about lenses, and that helped me upgrade my game quite a bit. Now I have a question about these lenses - are they decent? acceptable price range? Any significant defects? (Like the Sigma 70-300 lens that strips it gears after a while) sigma 135-400mm...

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by MHO
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airline Photo Usage
Replies: 10
Views: 4954

RE: Airline Photo Usage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dimsh2000" class="quote" target="_blank">dimsh2000</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>guided tour of our ramp in Anchor...

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by MHO
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problem With Blurry Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 6394

RE: Problem With Blurry Photos

Thanks, all I appreciate the comments. I somehow thought 1/400 sec was fast, but obviously not fast enough. I did make sure <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> was set to "AF-C", and maybe I was expecting too much from the image stabilization feature. Maybe a monopod is the next addition I shou...

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by MHO
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Spotting And Photoshop Ops.
Replies: 2
Views: 5765

RE: LAX Spotting And Photoshop Ops.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/clickhappy" class="quote" target="_blank">clickhappy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Here are a list of threads in this for...

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by MHO
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: About Old Prints And Scanning
Replies: 2
Views: 425

About Old Prints And Scanning

I took this picture a long time back, from the parking lot atop the Pan Am terminal at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> (back when it was Pan <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym>). I scanned this from an 8 x 10 print....

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by MHO
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problem With Blurry Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 6394

Problem With Blurry Photos

I am having a bit of bad luck (or technique) resulting in blurry images. I use the image stabilizer function on my SONY A350, but sometimes, still get evidence of shakes. Here are 2 taken of a B777, seconds apart, the first at 1/400s, f/9.0, 100 mm ISO100: <center><table align="center" border="0" wi...

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by MHO
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Possible Stolen Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 4643

RE: Possible Stolen Photo

Yep, it's different all right. The A.net photo has all mountain background, the web site's photo has blue sky too, and no trees right behind the aircraft.

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by MHO
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 4709

RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

I saw a few folks looking at the airplanes, but did not see anyone with a camera until one fellow put his gear in a (silver?) SUV parked along Scott and left. I like Chicago, so I'll be back.

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by MHO
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 4709

RE: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Thanks guys,

That was a great location. I only spent an hour there, around 3:30 today, and only got to see domestic arivals, no international carriers at that time, I guess. But the location was perfect. Now let's see if any of my shots make it here.

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by MHO
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Chicago Spotters - Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 4709

Chicago Spotters - Advice Please

Hi all,

I will be staying only 2 days at a hotel just off the approach to RWY 32, Mannlein and W Irving Park. Where can I get to without a car, where I can get photos during some down time? Thanks a lot.

michael

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by MHO
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Just Uploaded, Is It Ok?
Replies: 8
Views: 613

RE: Just Uploaded, Is It Ok?

Really nice shot  

What kind of lens, and how much magnification (focal length) did you use?

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by MHO
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thanks For Your Comment
Replies: 9
Views: 4765

RE: Thanks For Your Comment

Funny thing about comments. Several times, I have clicked on the stars in response to the instruction: "Rate and comment on this photo by clicking on the star rating below:" and typed in a comment, but have never ever seen my comment in the list. Instead, it seems to go off to some forum or some suc...

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by MHO
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening Help Re Motive?
Replies: 2
Views: 355

RE: Post-screening Help Re Motive?

Thanks Dana,

I forgot a 4 x 3 crop was also an option.

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by MHO
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening Help Re Motive?
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Post-screening Help Re Motive?

This image was rejected once for CATEGORY - fair enough, I accidently submittted as airliner instead as single-engine prop. So, I re-uploaded with the correct category, and got rejected for MOTIVE, and an admonishment to not submit a rejected image to correct a mistake, but use a new edit. If the re...

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by MHO
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Could Live In Any Other Country...
Replies: 95
Views: 5095

RE: If You Could Live In Any Other Country...

My choices - in no particular order, are Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, maybe Costa Rica (- I've heard good things about that, but don't know myself.)

Other placesw may be nice, but I just don't know enough to make a reasonable decision.

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by MHO
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Palin Actually Run?
Replies: 160
Views: 5462

RE: Will Palin Actually Run?

It's kind of funny, but looking at the radicalization and rhetoric coming from the right, even Ronald Reagan, much less Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, or Ford would be as unwelcome in today's version of the Republican party as a skunk at a garden party. Rockefeller would be run out as a left-wing radi...

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by MHO
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Newbie Intimidated By Site Rejection Criteria
Replies: 24
Views: 6231

RE: Newbie Intimidated By Site Rejection Criteria

You will get some great info here: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/faq/editing_guide.php" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/faq/editing_guide.php</a> and also here: <a href="http://www.projectwoman.com/2009/02/photoshop-fixing-photos-shot-from.html" target="_blank">http://www.projectwoman.c...

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by MHO
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: About Grain/noise Reduction
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

About Grain/noise Reduction

I had gotten some rejections for "grain", and sometimes, I can see it, others I really don't, but have taken to shifting my workflow to first: open the image RAW file in Sony's Image Data Converter SR ver 2. There, I can set the exposure if necessary, and use the "noise reduction" feature on "auto" ...

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by MHO
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have Problem With Rejections After Getting Canon.
Replies: 37
Views: 7351

RE: Have Problem With Rejections After Getting Canon.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/topgun3" class="quote" target="_blank">topgun3</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I realize this will sound strange, bu...

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by MHO
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?
Replies: 13
Views: 6295

RE: How To (politely) Request For A Cabin Shot?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Spiderguy252" class="quote" target="_blank">Spiderguy252</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> [quote=Spiderguy252,reply=...

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by MHO
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Intersky Thankful To Spotters!
Replies: 12
Views: 4089

RE: Intersky Thankful To Spotters!

YES!!!!!!!! I am frequently aiming telephoto lenses on the approach end of KTUS, and can see pilots very clearly, and never, ever ever had an issue there. Security and police pass me like I don't even exist. Furthermore, since when do authorities at any major airport, especially outside the US, take...

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by MHO
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Intersky Thankful To Spotters!
Replies: 12
Views: 4089

RE: Intersky Thankful To Spotters!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ryan+h" class="quote" target="_blank">Ryan h</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Quoting saintex (Reply 7): If the Americans do...

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by MHO
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Intersky Thankful To Spotters!
Replies: 12
Views: 4089

RE: Intersky Thankful To Spotters!

That is one nice shot. It makes the plane look like a ball on one set of wheels.

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by MHO
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Lens?
Replies: 7
Views: 4460

RE: Which Lens?

I have a Sigma 75-300, and had the Sony SAL75300. I was very disappointed with the Sony lens, by the way. It had worse CA than the Sigma lens, especially at the high end of zoom. The Sigma has a problem with the focus gear stripping when used with the Sony alpha cameras. It's happened to me, and the...

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by MHO
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Threats Of Arrest For Shooting Pics?
Replies: 20
Views: 5779

RE: Threats Of Arrest For Shooting Pics?

If they call the cops, just be polite and civil. Photography is NOT illegal. I had a long friendly chat with a couple of OSI agents recently because someone called when I was taking photos on public property next to Davis-Montham AFB. No worries. They just wanted to make sure I was "OK". Then they p...

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by MHO
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sony SAL75300 Vs. Sigma 70-300
Replies: 5
Views: 13358

RE: Sony SAL75300 Vs. Sigma 70-300

It was on Amazon.com, but the seller listed a "similar" lens, not the actual 300 APO, and just contacted me with this info. I had to cancel. Others are 265 and 325. There's a big beercan on e-bay for $200 - is this a reasonable price? Also, is the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens t...

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by MHO
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sony SAL75300 Vs. Sigma 70-300
Replies: 5
Views: 13358

RE: Sony SAL75300 Vs. Sigma 70-300

Thanks.
I wish I posted this before buying. The lens is now on E_Bay. I always associated SONY with high qualoity, that's why the lens is such a disappointment. I think I found a decent one, though, the Minolta 100-300 APO, for less than $200, so thanks for the info.

-michael

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by MHO
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sony SAL75300 Vs. Sigma 70-300
Replies: 5
Views: 13358

Sony SAL75300 Vs. Sigma 70-300

As far as lens quality, and <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> issues, can anyone comment on the SONY SAL75300 lens vs. the Sigma <acronym title="Air Provence International (France)">DG</acronym> (?) 70-300 mm. I have both, having recently gotten the SONY after <acronym title="Air France">AF</a...

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by MHO
Mon May 31, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - CW Rotation?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

RE: Post-screening - CW Rotation?

Sorry about that - I thought it would link to the photo. Here it is: <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=38041&filename=phpwSDO0g.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/38041/middle/phpwSD...

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by MHO
Sun May 30, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - CW Rotation?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

RE: Post-screening - CW Rotation?

Well, thanks, guys. I never thought to go up to 800% to line stuff up, but I wen ahead and applied 0.3 deg <acronym title="Air Marshall Islands">CW</acronym>, and it does look better: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/show_photos_in_queue.main?date=2010-05-30" target="_blank">http://www.ai...

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by MHO
Sun May 30, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - CW Rotation?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Post-screening - CW Rotation?

This picture was rejected with the note -needs <acronym title="Air Marshall Islands">CW</acronym> rotation. But how much? I used the street at the back end of the boneyard for horizontal level, and the water tower for vertical level, and so with this manipulation, it seems level to me. Any thoughts/...

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by MHO
Thu May 27, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Overexposed And Dark - Is This Salvageable?
Replies: 4
Views: 568

RE: Overexposed And Dark - Is This Salvageable?

Thanks for the idea. I will try it, but it's also a good tool to keep for other shots I have. Thanks again.

Michael

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by MHO
Tue May 25, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening F111D (different One)
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Prescreening F111D (different One)

How is this F-111D? - different from a previous attempt. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=38041&filename=phpRahplo.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/38041/middle/phpRahplo.jpeg" wi...

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by MHO
Tue May 25, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Overexposed And Dark - Is This Salvageable?
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Overexposed And Dark - Is This Salvageable?

This photo was rejected for being too backlit overexposed and dark. Is there any way to make this one acceptable? Except for the air intake, the jet does not seem dark, as it reflects the surroundings quite nicely. Any help? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20100522_b127388...

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by MHO
Sat May 22, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - Help Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 497

RE: Post-screening - Help Needed

I did not think that was the reg, only 2 digits. Anyway, here are the shots - this includes a different shot of the straight-on. Also, question for screeners: Can I upload (or try to) both, or would one be called a duplicate? <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cells...

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by MHO
Fri May 21, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - Help Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 497

RE: Post-screening - Help Needed

I have no idea what the reg. is, so I left that field blank. The "N" number, or any other reg-like number, does not appear on any of the side-on shots. Maybe I should have input N*****?

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by MHO
Fri May 21, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - Help Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Post-screening - Help Needed

Well, motive was not an issue, as I feared. Unfortunately, there were a whole bunch of other issues: soft, grainy, info and category <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20100521_y1273791858.0982mig15.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...20100521_y1273791...

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by MHO
Thu May 20, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - Level Again
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Post-screening - Level Again

Well, I can't figure this one out, levelling this photo is a challenge. I tried using the vertical lines in the building in the backdrop, the porta-potties, the vertical stab, and tried horizontal based on spinners and wings, but I can't get a level that either looks right to me, or to the screeners...

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by MHO
Wed May 19, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Grainy? Or Is It The Paint Job?
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Grainy? Or Is It The Paint Job?

Those stealthy planes make me wonder sometimes about the paint - is is grainy looking, or is it just me having a tough time capturing what is not meant to be a nice smooth shiny paint job. Here's an example: <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td...

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by MHO
Wed May 19, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Editing
Replies: 8
Views: 763

RE: Post Screening - Editing

Dana,

What about the exposure tool in lieu of the shadow/highlight? Any thoughts?

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by MHO
Wed May 19, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Editing
Replies: 8
Views: 763

RE: Post Screening - Editing

If you are using adobe CS4, there is under the image menu in the adjustments submenu a setting for exposure. If you change the gamma, that should make the types of changes you are looking for with shadows/highlights, but with (I think) without the problems associated with shadow/highlight. looks fin...

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by MHO
Wed May 19, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening: General
Replies: 10
Views: 606

RE: Pre-Screening: General

Empty space, centered issues, maybe even leveling, that I can see, but where do you see grainy?

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by MHO
Tue May 18, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening Is This Soft?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

RE: Pre-screening Is This Soft?

Well, here is a rework of the RAW file, maybe better? these shots seem tough for some reason, and I thought the sun was in the right position for this, but maybe not. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/r1274202965.9853n700gs-2.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/addphoto...

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by MHO
Tue May 18, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening Is This Soft?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Pre-screening Is This Soft?

Trying a different shot of a plane I tried to upload before. How's this?

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...g/ready/m1274145553.1273n700gs.jpg

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