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by mjgbtv
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre- Screening Thread No. 4
Replies: 304
Views: 15089

RE: Pre- Screening Thread No. 4

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by mjgbtv
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Level Or Unlevel, That Is The Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4284

RE: Level Or Unlevel, That Is The Question

Chris, I'm inclined to think it needs even more <acronym title="Air Marshall Islands">CW</acronym> rotation. I am basing that on the flat-bed vehicle, which appears to be parallel to the line of sight and nearly along the <acronym title="Lagos - Murtala Muhammed (Ikeja) (LOS / DNMM), Nigeria">LOS</a...

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by mjgbtv
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Post- Screening Thread #1 (help after rejection)
Replies: 154
Views: 11716

RE: Post- Screening Thread #1 (help After Rejection)

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by mjgbtv
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre- Screening Thread No. 4
Replies: 304
Views: 15089

RE: Pre- Screening Thread No. 4

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by mjgbtv
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre- Screening Thread No. 4
Replies: 304
Views: 15089

RE: Pre- Screening Thread No. 4

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by mjgbtv
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Post- Screening Thread #1 (help after rejection)
Replies: 154
Views: 11716

RE: Post- Screening Thread #1 (help After Rejection)

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by mjgbtv
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Poor Lighting Conditions / Overcast Days
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

RE: Poor Lighting Conditions / Overcast Days

Hi Dana, The MD11 and 747 both have quite a bit of distortion which I think could be caused by a few different things: 1. Oversharpening 2. Heat haze 3. Shooting at maximum zoom 4. Cropping too severely My impression is that there is more here than just oversharpening, and I believe that any of reas...

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by mjgbtv
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2nd Rejection (contrast, Noise) - Need Help
Replies: 3
Views: 3960

RE: 2nd Rejection (contrast, Noise) - Need Help

Hi,

I do not see any obvious grain in the second one, but now it looks dark, and there is still not a lot of contrast. The white looks more gray, even in the first photo. I think the basic issue is that the lighting was not in your favor.

Marty

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by mjgbtv
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Quality Help
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

RE: Photo Quality Help

Hi Dave,

I think a noise reduction program could help with the grain without hurting your detail significantly.

Marty

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by mjgbtv
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cool But Unworthy Shots - September 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4490

RE: Cool But Unworthy Shots - September 2008

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by mjgbtv
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Quality Help
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

RE: Photo Quality Help

Dave,

The sky (especially at the top) and the dark side of the top wing look a bit grainy as well.

Marty

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by mjgbtv
Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can Somebody Explain This Rejection
Replies: 2
Views: 3424

RE: Can Somebody Explain This Rejection

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by mjgbtv
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: So I Tried Uploading A Creative Shot
Replies: 13
Views: 4543

RE: So I Tried Uploading A Creative Shot

As I understand it, most rejection reasons still apply even if you are trying to be creative, unless, for example, the softness or darkness is by design, and even then it would be a judgement call. In this case, there does not appear to be any particular reason to make the shot soft or dark, so thos...

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by mjgbtv
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Screening Thread No. 3
Replies: 153
Views: 8405

RE: Pre-Screening Thread No. 3

Hi, Thoughts on these would be appreciated. I would also be interested to know what the round objects (holes?) are in the top right section of the Jet Blue tail. Lightning strike? Thanks. Marty <table BORDER=0 width=102 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/u...

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by mjgbtv
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can Someone Help Me To Improve The Below Pictures?
Replies: 4
Views: 4958

RE: Can Someone Help Me To Improve The Below Pictures?

Malcolm, I agree with <acronym title="Portimao (PRM / LPPM), Portugal">PRM</acronym>'s comments. The darker areas and the sky also look a bit grainy to me. I also question the crop on the VS744. The left side is cropped to the edge of the nose, whereas the right side is cropped to the engine. That m...

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by mjgbtv
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rules On Obstructions?
Replies: 22
Views: 3021

RE: Rules On Obstructions?

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by mjgbtv
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rules On Obstructions?
Replies: 22
Views: 3021

Rules On Obstructions?

Hi, Are there any threads out there discussing when equipment blocking parts of an aircraft is acceptable? I have seen some recent photos with obstructions, but according to the rejection reasons this is not allowed. I presume that there have been some clarifications/modifications to the requirement...

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by mjgbtv
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Rejection
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

RE: Feedback On Rejection

Hi Jid,

Thanks for the detailed feedback. I appreciate it.

Marty

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by mjgbtv
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Rejection
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

RE: Feedback On Rejection

Jid,

To help me improve my pre-screening, what would you say are the quality issues? Thanks.

Marty

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by mjgbtv
Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Rejection
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

Feedback On Rejection

Hi, This photo was rejected for grainy and quality: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20080810_MJG_KBOS_1.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ctions/big/20080810_MJG_KBOS_1.jpg</a> I can work on the noise, but I'd appreciate thoughts on what the other q...

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by mjgbtv
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My 2nd Time Out. Can This Be Improved In PP?
Replies: 4
Views: 4588

RE: My 2nd Time Out. Can This Be Improved In PP?

Hi Rob, Looks pretty good to me. I think the exposure is okay. The biggest problem might be that most of the plane is shaded, and I don't know how much you can help that with editing. I'd definitely crop tighter if the quality does not suffer, and I also think it could stand to be sharpened a bit mo...

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by mjgbtv
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Rejection
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

RE: Feedback On Rejection

Thanks for the feedback.

Marty

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by mjgbtv
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Rejection
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

Feedback On Rejection

This photo was rejected for quality, centered and oversharpened: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=20080313_MTG_N274JB_2.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...filename=20080313_MTG_N274JB_2.jpg</a> I am not seeing anything that I would call a "ve...

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