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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:00 am

Hi Rene,

The first 2 look nice.
The Falcon & head-on 757 looks UE/backlit, likely won't work.
The Kamov needs some more sharpening.
The last 2 look square in size, this is not allowed. The Chinook needs a tighter crop and cooler white balance. The MErlin is low contrast, distant and backlit (likely will not work).
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:13 am

That was a quick reply, thank you very much.

I will bin the Falcon, 757 and the Merlin, I don't think any further magic will be possible.

The Chinook and Kamov will be re-edited in a few hours.

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:00 pm

I have added more sharpening to the Kamov:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48462135906/in/album-72157709701065907/

A new tighter crop (perhaps the crop should eliminate the ground?) and a cooler white balance for the Chinook:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48462135761/in/album-72157709701065907/
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:42 pm

The Kamov looks passable, the Chinook is low contrast.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:16 am

Thanks Kas, I really appreciate your feedback.


More contrast added to the Chinook:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48470793626/in/album-72157709701065907/


I'll throw another photo into this thread, hope it's ok:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48470942782/in/album-72157709701065907/


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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:33 am

The Chinook looks passable, the EC-130 looks blurry and partially overexposed.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:44 pm

The Chinook is added to the que and the EC-130 deleted.

I seem to struggle a bit with the sharpness and over/under-exposed photos. How about this one?:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48528519116/in/album-72157709701065907/


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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:05 pm

Hi Rene,
The whole a/c looks very blurry for me and it does look underexposed. BTW, it seems to need little bit CW rotation to me as well.

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:07 pm

The Ryanair is very blurry and will not make, nor does it look fixable.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:45 pm

Kas ( and others),
Could you have a look at the NEF file?
Something is happening in the proces from camera raw to jpeg.
I can upload the file when work is over tonight.

Thanks for the valuable feedback
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:08 pm

ReneWendt wrote:
Kas ( and others),
Could you have a look at the NEF file?
Something is happening in the proces from camera raw to jpeg.
I can upload the file when work is over tonight.

Thanks for the valuable feedback

Yeah sure. We're glad to help if you provide it ; )
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:39 pm

Hm, that's interesting. I suggest you make the filesize a bit larger. The original should be able to support 1400-1600px, with a bit increased sharpening on the fuselage and especially cockpit section.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 am

Okay, I changed my workflow a bit. After making adjustments in Camera Raw the photo was opened with Photoshop, resized and exported as JPEG. The earlier version was saved as a JPEG in Camera Raw.
The file size is now 1600px.

The result:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48534781691/in/photostream/
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 pm

Current version looks much better than before though it deserves exposur & contrast slightly for me.

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:42 am

Thanks Harry.

I'll up the exposure and contrast a bit. I guess this also means the photo is sharp now?

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:51 pm

Crop is a bit tight. Other than that, looks good to me.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:05 pm

A few photos from the Air Show at Roskilde airport in Denmark. Would the signature in the lower right corner be acceptable?

Would this qualify as creative?:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48567318616/in/photostream/

I think these two photos are quite nice, but the weather was poor and the B-17 was shot just before the sunset. Are they acceptable?:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48567463372/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/48567318221/in/photostream/


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Rene
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:31 pm

I still seem to struggle with the editing. What do you think of this photo?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49095100522/in/album-72157710437537576/

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:58 pm

High in frame, overexposed sky, slightly oversharpened and in general poor light. I would let it go, sorry.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:11 pm

No need to be sorry! The weather is very poor in Copenhagen, thus I knew it was marginal.
Thanks for the feedback.
 
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:34 pm

 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:05 pm

ReneWendt wrote:

Hi Rene,
This one looks better than the preious one in terms of light. But it still has High in Frame issue.
Usually when you have a photo similar to this angle, would be better for you to balance the space between upper and bottom. The same for you to balance left and right space (Some exceptions exist sometime like 737-700). In this case, it's apparent that upper space is much smaller than bottom space. Would be easier to tell from thumbnail.
Hope that helps : )

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks harry, it helps a lot.
The position in frame will be adjusted, no problem.

The white airframe causes me some problems, as the difference between correct exposure and over-exposure seem to be pretty narrow.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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Rene
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:30 pm

A new one if someone has time to spare.
Does it need more contrast?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49146594127/in/album-72157710437537576/

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:29 pm

Hello Rene,

For me: too contrasty, heat haze, blurry and over sharpened. I would pass on this one.

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:00 pm

Thanks Jehan.
I will move on to next one ,-)
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:15 am

Hope you can help. I would very much like to add this A-350 to the collection, but I am not quite happy with the result yet.
What am I missing?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49191867418/in/album-72157710437537576/
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:35 am

It looks like the exposure is not good (cloudy). With the bright background it will be hard to fix. Also the fuselage is grainy. I don`t think it`s possible to get this to an acceptable level. But maybe others think otherwise...greets Stefan
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:42 am

Stefan is right. A "dark" aircraft against a bright background is not a good point to start with. The aircraft would need some more exposure but then the sky will be blown out. In terms of a.net as Stefan said not really fixable, sorry to say.
I can see the noise as well (for the record).

Sounds stupid, but try to shoot it with better light.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:07 pm

I agree with Stefan and Julien.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:19 pm

Stefan, Julien and Kaz

Thank you for the feedback.

It seems that Singapore Airlines has thrown their own curse on me, as the weather allways change a few minutes before take-off ;-)
I will try to shoot it in better light. Thanks for taking your time.
 
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:14 pm

 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:56 pm

Hello Rene:
My thoughts:
#1: Cannot access the image from the link. It says it may have been removed.
#2: SAS A320: Has a blue color cast, over saturated and needs CW rotation.
#3: Icelandic B757: Looks over saturated. Needs CW rotation (per the fence posts). Also looks blue.
#4: Aeroflot B738: Blue/magenta color cast. High contrast and over sharpened
#5: Thomas Cook A330: Glare on tail; CW rotation
#6: LH A320: Passable from a quality standpoint, but the fence in the foreground is quite distracting and may draw a "Motive" rejection
#7: SQ A350: Some minor jaggies on the titles, but passable for me
#8: SAS A330: Slight blue cast; appears to be some banding at the bottom of the frame?

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:19 pm

Thanks Jehan, that helps a lot.

The blue cast should be fixable together with a less saturation.
Will the glare on the tail be a no-go?

On my own monitor I can not se the banding, but I have several shots of the SAS 330 so I will have a look.

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:16 pm

ReneWendt wrote:
Thanks Jehan, that helps a lot.

Will the glare on the tail be a no-go?




Rene,

For me, probably a no-go. It is too distracting for my eyes.

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:34 pm

jelpee wrote:
Hello Rene:
My thoughts:
#1: Cannot access the image from the link. It says it may have been removed.
#2: SAS A320: Has a blue color cast, over saturated and needs CW rotation.
#3: Icelandic B757: Looks over saturated. Needs CW rotation (per the fence posts). Also looks blue.
#4: Aeroflot B738: Blue/magenta color cast. High contrast and over sharpened
#5: Thomas Cook A330: Glare on tail; CW rotation
#6: LH A320: Passable from a quality standpoint, but the fence in the foreground is quite distracting and may draw a "Motive" rejection
#7: SQ A350: Some minor jaggies on the titles, but passable for me
#8: SAS A330: Slight blue cast; appears to be some banding at the bottom of the frame?

Cheers

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Edited according to Jehans thoughts:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49222033851/in/album-72157710437537576/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49221553768/in/album-72157710437537576/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49221553688/in/album-72157710437537576/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49222033486/in/album-72157710437537576/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49222258797/in/album-72157710437537576/

Regards,
Rene
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:08 pm

Dear all
I could use some advice regarding those rejected photos. The soft ones does not seem to change much with added sharpening?:


Blurry,Quality


Soft

Soft

Soft

Blurry, Low Contrast

Merry Xmas to all

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:09 pm

I think some feedback would be appeciated now. I am a little confused.

All these photos were originally rejected for soft. Only thing I added was a bit more sharpening.



https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-corner/photo/5827277

Now rejected for blurry, overexposed and soft

https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-corner/photo/5827275
Now rejected for blurry, size, soft and overexposed.

The size is 1600 x 952 which should be in the right range?

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:14 pm

Rene, in order to link photos you need to right-click the photo and copy the URL. Paste that here. Any link that has 'user' in it, will lead everyone who click it to their own profile/photo corner.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:47 pm

Thanks Kaz. For some reason I can not link to my rejected photos, so flickr will have to do.

All these photos were originally rejected for soft. Only thing I added was a bit more sharpening.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49311190538/in/album-72157710437537576/
Now rejected for blurry, size, soft and overexposed.

The size is 1600 x 952 which should be in the right range?


https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49311689756/in/album-72157710437537576/
Now rejected for blurry, overexposed and soft

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:52 am

Hi Rene,

Everyone can use the photo links. They are also listed in the acceptance/rejection E-mails.

I agree that the SAS looks oversharpened to compensate blur. The initial upload was likely misjudged as soft instead of blurry. While the 'size' likely indicates that the quality isn't sufficient for the size, that's not how the size rejection is supposed to be used. The size rejection is/was normally used for photos literally have incorrect sizes. I will see what can be done about the usage of this.

The Aeroflot is not soft at all and even borderline oversharpened. I'm not seeing much blur. I suppose it's a little overexposed, but it's picky.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:12 am

Thanks, very much appreciated.

Just to clear up the whole batch:

This one got the size/ soft rejection too
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 79a042659c.

Image

This one was rejected for motive
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... ec73005f42

Image

The metal pole is part of the fence which is rather unavoidable in this spot. I was under the impression that the fence would be acceptable if not more than a third of the photo? This one is no big thing, it is more about my future planning, cause no reason to use the spot if the photos can not get accepted.

To sum it all up:
Would you recommend to appeal any of those shots? ( The aeroflot, Lufthansa and iceland air). Maybe the SAS could use a lower resolution, or better to bin ot?

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:13 pm

Not seeing soft on the Icelandic 757. If anything, looks a bit oversharpened. On the LH, although technically within the guidelines for acceptance, the pole is a bit unsightly. If there were other issues with the image, I'd cite it as a motive. But otherwise passable for me. Overall seems a bit of a harsh rejection.

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:21 pm

The FI looks a little blurry, especially on the nose.
The LH was my doing as I felt the pole distracts too much. But I too make mistakes, so feel free to appeal. I can't handle the appeal anyway, as I've already screened it.
 
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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:56 pm

Thanks Kaz and Jehan,

Rejections happens, no problems, I was just getting a little confused about the cause for the rejections.

Don't know if I appeal the LH, might be worth bringing a small ladder and perhaps avoid the b..... fence instead ;-)

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Re: Pre-screening Rene Wendt

Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:57 pm

I have this photo in the DB:


Would this be a double? :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendt_image/49304769557/in/album-72157709701065907/

Regards,
Rene

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