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teopilot
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Pre-screening: Cockpit And Levelling

Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:00 am

Hello everybody!

I'm here again with a couple of cockpit shots with the same issue... level.
I don't know why but I find it pretty difficult for this kind of shots.
So... I would like a hand for them.

#1 Alitalia MD80
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5443/img1276qx.jpg
Concerns in general.
The lower part seems ok to me... but when I look to the overhead all my certainties are lost! LOL
Probably it is due to the fact that I wasn't right at the "center".

#2 Alitalia A320
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5189/img2522lq.jpg
Also here fotr the levelling.

Feel free to point out any other issue the photos may have.

Thanks in advance!

Matteo
 
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RE: Pre-screening: Cockpit And Levelling

Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:58 pm

Quoting teopilot (Thread starter):

#1 Alitalia MD80

Levelling looks fine to me. I'd use the verticals in the centre of the frame as reference, the centre of which is level to me.

Quoting teopilot (Thread starter):
#2 Alitalia A320

That appears to need a touch of CW rotation and isn't as sharp as the first one.

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teopilot
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RE: Pre-screening: Cockpit And Levelling

Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:49 pm

Thanks for the help Darren!

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 1):
Levelling looks fine to me. I'd use the verticals in the centre of the frame as reference, the centre of which is level to me.

Perfect!  
Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 1):
That appears to need a touch of CW rotation and isn't as sharp as the first one.

As you can see, the conditions under which the two pics were taken were very different. In the case of the picture #2 also the NR plays its role... so, I'll go with an edting back from the original and let's see what I could do!  
 
teopilot
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RE: Pre-screening: Cockpit And Levelling

Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:07 am

Just a step further... even if it could be read a bit off topic, I would appreciate a feedback on this one:
https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/z1343890964.1341img_1259.jpg
Is it ok or does it need any other adjustment?
 
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RE: Pre-screening: Cockpit And Levelling

Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:18 am

Quoting teopilot (Reply 3):
this one:
https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...9.jpg

It looks to me like it has a bluish cast, most noticeably in the ground in the middle distance forward of the wing. Maybe it's just the effect of the atmosphere, though.
 
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RE: Pre-screening: Cockpit And Levelling

Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:06 am

Quoting teopilot (Reply 3):
Just a step further... even if it could be read a bit off topic, I would appreciate a feedback on this one:
https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ready/z1343890964.1341img_1259.jpg
Is it ok or does it need any other adjustment?

There's banding visible in the upper half of the image - maybe caused by the shadows/highlights tool or similar?

Regards,
Frank
 
teopilot
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RE: Pre-screening: Cockpit And Levelling

Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:36 am

Quoting frankc (Reply 5):
There's banding visible in the upper half of the image - maybe caused by the shadows/highlights tool or similar?

Thanks for pointing it out, now I can barely see it, but by the time it is present, I have to do something to fix it!  
Hoping that this time the editing will go better!

Quoting mjgbtv (Reply 4):
It looks to me like it has a bluish cast, most noticeably in the ground in the middle distance forward of the wing. Maybe it's just the effect of the atmosphere, though.

This was an "uncertain point" that I had too.
The fact is that the wing looks ok to me, with no dominance on it. Probably it could be, of course, the effect of the atmosphere, as you said: I think that I can do nothing for it... also because by "adjusting the blue" it would probably end up into a new dominance on the wing.

Here there is the new editing, probably better than the previous one... I'd ask you if there is any improvement.
I state that:
- the photo was edited in Camera RAW and then exported in PS for selective sharpening and NR on the wing.
- in PS I adjusted also the saturation, the color balance and some brightness/contrast, nothing else.

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6389/img12591.jpg

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