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A Little Help With Post Rejection

Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:45 pm

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...41018_s1413056432.3968spiritlr.jpg

This late afternoon photo was rejected for "low conrast soft contrast personal." Any hints as to how to improve it?
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:18 pm

Definitely need more shadows - black point is far from edge. Some selective sharpening (nose bottom, engine hoods, may be gears struts) will help also.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:33 pm

Quoting Kulverstukas (Reply 1):

Agree on the contrast. With regard to soft, it needs general sharpening. The whole thing is noticeably soft.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:19 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 2):
The whole thing is noticeably soft.

Improving the contrast will also help when sharpening.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:47 pm

Thanks very much for the feed back. I've been having problems with sharpening ever since I began using LR as my raw processor.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:47 am

Quoting rgrand (Reply 4):
I've been having problems with sharpening ever since I began using LR as my raw processor.

Remember if you're exporting your final image, under "Output Sharpening" check the box, select "Screen" in the first drop down menu and I always choose "High" in the second. That's usually the difference between a soft rejection and an accepted image.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:56 pm

Thanks kiffy. I 'll give that a try.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:21 pm

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...ady/m1414948544.7566spiritedit.jpg

OK, I've made some changes.
My apologies for intruding on angad84's thread. Apparently my photography skills are not the only thing I need help with.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:34 pm

Still low on contrast, and a bit soft.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:01 pm

Thanks, I thinks it is probably a lost cause
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:26 pm

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b.../ready/t1415031262.5313n822nn1.jpg

Any thoughts on this one?

[Edited 2014-11-03 08:27:17]
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:33 pm

Quoting rgrand (Reply 10):
Any thoughts on this one?

I would bump up the contrast......

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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:02 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Reply 11):
I would bump up the contrast......

  

Also soft.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:56 am

Quoting rgrand (Reply 13):

Can't see the previous one to compare, but this one looks pretty good. Maybe bordering on the oversharp side in parts, but I'd give it a shot.

Only thing I might question is the watermark in the bottom left corner. I'm not sure of the site's stance on that.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:07 pm

Thanks, I appreciate your help.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:24 pm

This was rejected for motiv (horizontal stabilizer crop) and over sharpening. The line between over sharpening and soft is a constant struggle for me. Where is the over sharping evident? Also, any tips for detecting over sharpening? What I usually do is purposely over sharpen using USM and then reduce the sharpening amount until I think its right. Thanks, Bob

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...141203_f1417207084.8652a6-lrd1.jpg
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:16 pm

Quoting rgrand (Reply 16):
The line between over sharpening and soft is a constant struggle for me. Where is the over sharping evident? Also, any tips for detecting over sharpening?

Nice shot! I would call the oversharpening borderline at worst. If I had to pick out somewhere it would be the red stripes and the front of the nacelles.

Quoting rgrand (Reply 16):
Also, any tips for detecting over sharpening? What I usually do is purposely over sharpen using USM and then reduce the sharpening amount until I think its right.

Seems like that should work fine. The key, I think, is that you sometimes need to sharpen selectively. I just scan for jaggy areas.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:26 am

Quoting rgrand (Reply 16):
This was rejected for motiv (horizontal stabilizer crop) and over sharpening. The line between over sharpening and soft is a constant struggle for me. Where is the over sharping evident? Also, any tips for detecting over sharpening? What I usually do is purposely over sharpen using USM and then reduce the sharpening amount until I think its right. Thanks, Bob

It looks maybe a little blurry, which can often lead to oversharpening to make it look sharp.
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:59 pm

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...0150108_i1420419812.1802n582ha.jpg

This one did not make the cut due to being over exposed and over sharpened. I compared it to my other shots that have been accepted and it appeared OK to me. Where is the over sharpening apparent?

Thanks, Bob
 
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RE: A Little Help With Post Rejection

Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:10 pm

I don't agree with overexposed. Maybe slightly, at the most. As for OS, can't help you there, I'm still training my eyes.

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