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by cpd
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Will These Pass A.net Screening? Feedback Needed.
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

RE: Will These Pass A.net Screening? Feedback Need

Last 4, I think the framing will see them outed. I think your <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> A330 tail shot might get a motive rejection for the winglet appearing in the picture, and the framing in general. On N836AL, can you crop it a little bit tighter? Otherwise, if you pr...

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by cpd
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Lies Behind The Unconventional Motives?
Replies: 42
Views: 3012

RE: What Lies Behind The Unconventional Motives?

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by cpd
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Benazir Bhutto Dead
Replies: 224
Views: 5989

RE: Benazir Bhutto Dead

Yes, they are correct, she did die.

Sad.

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by cpd
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Lies Behind The Unconventional Motives?
Replies: 42
Views: 3012

RE: What Lies Behind The Unconventional Motives?

The 1st, 3rd and 4th ones all have great use of motive. I completely agree about the Concorde. To chop it out or wait until the other plane moved further would be a real waste of a golden photo opportunity that you captured really well. And your engine view also gets away from being "just another en...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Rejection
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

RE: Photo Rejection

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Two Cockpit Shots
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

RE: Two Cockpit Shots

What was your aperture setting?

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Rejection
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

RE: Photo Rejection

This is the kind of quality you need to pull off uploads at 1600px wide: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1272498/L/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1272498/L/</a> The main problem with your image is that it isn't crisp, and it does have a lot of noise. One thing you can...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Quality Rejection, Please Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

RE: Quality Rejection, Please Help!

Hi, I don't see quality issues either, but I can see some slight halos appearing around CHINA EASTERN, B-2334 and the logo on the tail of the plane. Those would be classified as over-sharpened I think. That's all I can see. It's not exactly a very common plane in the database, for it only has two pa...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Two Cockpit Shots
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

RE: Two Cockpit Shots

Hi,

I think the same - it looks like a depth of field blur issue, some bits are sharp, others are blurred.

I don't think these will get through. Sorry.

Regards,
Chris.

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Two Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3732

RE: Feedback On Two Photos

I'm trying another one, a Jetstar A320 landing in late afternoon sunlight: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/virgin_vhvqx_071208_yssy.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/virgin_vhvqx_071208_yssy.jpg</a> I do have a couple of others of the Fedex which I...

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D80 Image Optimization Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 9779

RE: Nikon D80 Image Optimization Settings

All sharping settings at "off", or anything else set at the 0 position.

I'll take care of the sharpening and colour adjustment in Photoshop.

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by cpd
Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Two Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3732

RE: Feedback On Two Photos

The looney bus got through.  Smile

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by cpd
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Picture Good Enough?
Replies: 11
Views: 3814

RE: Picture Good Enough?

With the colour cast issues sorted - I think this should get through.

There is plenty of equipment on the ground, but nothing is blocking the view of the plane. This is a interesting photo.  Smile

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by cpd
Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 4 Rejections, Please Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 3487

RE: 4 Rejections, Please Help!

The contrast isn't as great now, you have more detail around the nose of the plane. The sharpening is better as well to my eyes.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> But, the sky has a colour cast in it that your first one didn't have. If you load them up side-by-sid...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 4 Rejections, Please Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 3487

RE: 4 Rejections, Please Help!

#3, yes - it is over sharpened, you can see halos around the flaps. #4, I don't know.. If it is over sharpened, then not by much. I think I can see some slight halos around the wings, but they aren't very obvious. This is a great photo, I love the angle and lighting. <img border=0 src="/discussions/...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photography VS. Spotting
Replies: 21
Views: 5106

RE: Aviation Photography VS. Spotting

I don't write anything down - but the registrations are usually on the photos. If not, I'll make sure I take one with it.

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by cpd
Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Two Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3732

RE: Feedback On Two Photos

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by cpd
Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Would These Be Acceptable With The New Rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 3968

RE: Would These Be Acceptable With The New Rules?

1st one, I don't think so.

The second one, it just looks a bit awkward with the trailing edges of the wing and part of the tractor wheel chopped off.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Two Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3732

RE: Feedback On Two Photos

Well, I decided to go with the looney bus instead:

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/freedom_zkojo_071208.jpg

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by cpd
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers - What Would You Like To See?
Replies: 29
Views: 4824

RE: Photographers - What Would You Like To See?

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by cpd
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers - What Would You Like To See?
Replies: 29
Views: 4824

RE: Photographers - What Would You Like To See?

The queue/acceptance ratio is fine. It just means you have to be really selective about what you upload. Illustrated rejection criteria seems to be a good idea. Another one, where someone gets a motive rejection, the person who has made that assessment must provide an explanation of why the image de...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "Double" Rejection Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3424

RE: "Double" Rejection Question

I agree with the dust spots, and there is a second one as well near the middle of the sky, just to the left of the highest balloon.

If you equalise the sky alone, you'll see the dust spots.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Brush In The Way?
Replies: 1
Views: 2951

RE: Brush In The Way?

I would have thought the fence would have been cause for a motive rejection instead of the bushes.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Feedback On Two Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3732

Feedback On Two Photos

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by cpd
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Motive? Plus A Few Others.
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

RE: Motive? Plus A Few Others.

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20071221_IMG_0344.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20071221_IMG_0344.jpg</a> The reds do look pink-ish on my calibrated Apple A1081. I also notice some strange patches in the sky just above the fuselage ...

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by cpd
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Help On Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Is USM!
Replies: 32
Views: 8277

RE: Need Help On Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Is USM!

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by cpd
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Help On Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Is USM!
Replies: 32
Views: 8277

RE: Need Help On Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Is USM!

Sigma 50-500 is a good lens for bright conditions, but it doesn't have OS/IS/VR (whatever you want to call it) so it might take a bit of learning to get the best from it.

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by cpd
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Worth Appeal?
Replies: 19
Views: 2541

RE: Worth Appeal?

Grain on both of them. So if you manage a successful appeal for blur on one of them, they'll just say grainy.

I'm looking at it through the Apple A1081 Cinema Display 20" (a very sharp display).

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by cpd
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Hope For 4 Photos?
Replies: 7
Views: 3804

RE: Any Hope For 4 Photos?

1st one looks soft to me. 2nd one as well. The 4th one would probably get motive for the sign/fence in the way. If you could stand higher and/or closer perhaps, or maybe use a ladder so as not to get the fence in the picture. They'd also probably knock it out for level (as in being a bit tilted). It...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Enough For A-Net?
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

RE: Good Enough For A-Net?

I'd say blurry for the KLM, and I can see the smallest hint of noise. Based on my limited experience, the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> A330 should get through with careful work to avoid the noise in the sky.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smil...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...
Replies: 318
Views: 36770

RE: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Unacceptable Editing?
Replies: 46
Views: 2846

RE: Unacceptable Editing?

I'll chime in and agree with all the other Australians here - that is what sunsets and late afternoons look like here in Australia. And with stormy situations in the afternoon, things can look even surreal. If I have natural colour casts in a photo, I won't edit them out just to satisfy criteria - t...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lacking Vibrant Color - Salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

RE: Lacking Vibrant Color - Salvageable?

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by cpd
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Nikon Lens
Replies: 28
Views: 5953

RE: Best Nikon Lens

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by cpd
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Nikon Lens
Replies: 28
Views: 5953

RE: Best Nikon Lens

http://www.moosepeterson.com/gear/200-400vr.html

This is a pretty good lens, but it is very expensive. It's also very heavy, but that can be a good thing too.

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by cpd
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Monitor Calibration Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 7221

RE: Monitor Calibration Tool

Spyder2Pro here, and I'm quite happy with it.  Smile

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by cpd
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lacking Vibrant Color - Salvageable?
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

RE: Lacking Vibrant Color - Salvageable?

I don't think it is possible to salvage this photo, except for maybe playing with the highlights or shadows a bit. I tried it quickly for a minute or two and did manage to make it more vibrant: <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=2 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;">...

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by cpd
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Vapor Trails/Condensation Clouds FS9
Replies: 7
Views: 8645

RE: Vapor Trails/Condensation Clouds FS9

Vapour trails could be a graphic detail issue (maybe special effects set too low). Condensation clouds (ie, in humid weather forming over wings) are not featured on all aircraft, and certainly not default ones. A few addons include them - the SSTSim Concorde does show them in the right flight condit...

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by cpd
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are A.net Standards Relaxing?
Replies: 54
Views: 4368

RE: Are A.net Standards Relaxing?

With the standards of here, and the equipment involved - people must be using it for commercial purposes such as professional photography at sporting events, at least to support the hobby? Right?

Please tell me people aren't spending tens of thousands of dollars just to take photos for here?

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by cpd
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2x Soft Rejections - How Soft?
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

RE: 2x Soft Rejections - How Soft?

On my screen, the Raptor image has quite visible grain in the sky. The Hornet is better. But be aware, the grain is probably only visible on my screen (Apple A1081). It's like those Dell screens and where I work, we rejected both because they were artificially too sharp. (We use Eizo Flexscan where ...

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by cpd
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: All Pics Messed Up
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

RE: All Pics Messed Up

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by cpd
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Editing Software Recomondations
Replies: 16
Views: 4383

RE: Photo Editing Software Recomondations

I have to agree with the others - Photoshop CS3 is a must.

I own CS3 for home use (as part of Web Premium+Indesign CS3), and use CS2 at work.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon 200-400 Zoom?
Replies: 20
Views: 4908

RE: Nikon 200-400 Zoom?

This is one lens that I want to get. But it's very expensive in Australia ($9,257 to $12,747). I'm thinking of trying to get one second hand. There is one on sale at the moment, but AUD$5000 is still a large amount of money. I can afford it - but... The other choice is a 300mm F2.8G AF-S VR and a te...

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by cpd
Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Colour Rejection: How Should It Look Like?
Replies: 7
Views: 3647

RE: Colour Rejection: How Should It Look Like?

It's a beautiful sunset photo, but I'd also say over-sharpened. You can see pixelation on the wing edges.

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by cpd
Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejection Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Rejection Help

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20071128_ba-gymmn_071124_syd.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...g/20071128_ba-gymmn_071124_syd.jpg</a> That was rejected with reason grainy, and with a personal note explaining it (grainy sky). I've done more editing o...

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by cpd
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are These Photos Really Soft?
Replies: 23
Views: 5112

RE: Are These Photos Really Soft?

I haven't seen anything mentioned, but can I ask what these "new monitors" are. Exact brand, model - etc. Because to me the Lufthansa one (http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20071127_BEA-D-AIAZ-<acronym title="Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / EDDH), Germany">HAM</acronym>-070503.jpg) lo...

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by cpd
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are These Photos Really Soft?
Replies: 23
Views: 5112

RE: Are These Photos Really Soft?

I really like this one:
https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...20071127_BEA-D-AIAZ-HAM-070503.jpg

The personal rejection I think is that a screener included a personal message.

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by cpd
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Settings,Nikon D70S Please Help
Replies: 11
Views: 6588

RE: Camera Settings,Nikon D70S Please Help

Good advice - those were a few things I didn't notice in the settings of my D80.

I'm really learning to use it much better now.  Smile

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by cpd
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Need Your Help With Rejections... Again.
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

RE: I Need Your Help With Rejections... Again.

What you could try in those cases where some parts are in focus, and others are not is to selectively unsharp mask the blurred areas, or even try reduce noise in Photoshop CS3.

By the way, I like those photos.  Smile

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by cpd
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Award Winning Photo
Replies: 19
Views: 2707

RE: Award Winning Photo

One day I might snap a photo like that.

But that's the one thing I'd never wish to photograph, or worse, a Garuda 737 style disaster.

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