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angad84
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:27 pm

Quoting kulverstukas (Reply 49):
Original is still more than 4100px wide.

I'll leave that decision to you. FWIW, I sometimes have luck uploading even heavily cropped shots at 1400px, so a source file at 4100px is not bad.

Quoting kulverstukas (Reply 49):
What do you think about needs for CCW?

Was it rejected for that too? There few reliable vertical references but looking at the frame overall, it could probably use a tiny bit of CCW.

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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:44 pm

Thanks, Angad. Thanks Yang also. You are both of great help. I'll reedited it and uploaded.
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:23 pm

Rejected with a bit soft and weak contrast, better smaller

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150109_f1420474307.247img_7598-3.jpg

I make another edit, opinion please:

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/g1420885520.9511img_7598-4.jpg
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:05 am

Quoting kulverstukas (Reply 52):
I make another edit, opinion please:

Better. The tail might need some more sharpening.

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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:47 pm

Quoting kulverstukas (Reply 51):
Thanks, Angad. Thanks Yang also. You are both of great help.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Kulverstukas

 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:25 pm

1. Rejected for oversharpened and category.

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150115_n1420884759.1285img_8041-2.jpg

As for OS, i'll appreciate advice which parts needs less USM. But category puzzled me, because HELICOPTER was checked. If screener mean that I must add GOVERNMENT, then I can say that I rarely used it for MChS (EMERCOM) planes.

2. Overexposed and high in frame

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150115_v1420882834.6481img_7623-3.jpg

Was rejected for overexposed only, then for overexposed and OS, but no problem with centering. Framing doesn't allow me to lower it but I can crop tighter from the left if it's really HIF (as I don't think so). But is it really too bright?
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:06 pm

Quoting Kulverstukas (Reply 55):
If screener mean that I must add GOVERNMENT, then I can say that I rarely used it for MChS

My understanding is that MChS is a Russian Government Ministry. The 'GOVERNMENT' category would seem to be reasonable.
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:53 am

1. Rejected for dark, soft.

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150116_l1420974218.5426img_5918-4.jpg

I struggle to add such kind of photos to DB. Will be very grateful for any direction how to make this photo not dark (may be example of reedit).

2. Rejected with just soft.

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150116_m1420972705.2375img_3524-4.jpg

Appreciate help with pointing soft parts.

Also will be glad for answers on questions in MSG#55.
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:44 pm

Quoting Kulverstukas (Reply 57):
Also will be glad for answers on questions in MSG#55.

Tailfin is soft in my opinion.

Quoting Kulverstukas (Reply 57):
Appreciate help with pointing soft parts.

Softness can be seen on the underbelly of the aircraft and the nose.

Quoting Kulverstukas (Reply 57):
I struggle to add such kind of photos to DB. Will be very grateful for any direction how to make this photo not dark (may be example of reedit).

I gave it a re-edit, hope you don't mind. The reason for "dark" I found was that the picture was slightly underexposed and a slight increase in whites would have done it. Felt it was a little too blue, bumped up temperature, saturation and a little contrast.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2lmmir5.jpg

Hope this helps.

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[Edited 2015-01-17 05:45:03]
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:25 pm

Thanks, Yang. Looks impressive. Can you please elaborate what parameters and how much you changed?
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:39 pm

Whites -5 and contrast +10. Saturation +10 and I used gradient map for raising the temperature.
For gradient map, click on the half-shaded circle on the bottom right of the screen. Click on the color spectrum and change the left side to red and the right to yellow by clicking once on the markers. Change the layering to "overlay" and tune down opacity to 30%. So it should look like this:

http://i58.tinypic.com/e7fack.jpg

(The mouse is on the point where the gradient map can be found).

If there are any more questions, feel free to ask.

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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:38 pm

Great thanks! Newer know about gradient mask!
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:25 pm

You're welcome. I picked it up while learning how to edit sunset pictures  

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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:30 pm

Quoting Kulverstukas (Reply 3):
Does HIF mean that tail must be used in calculation? What about level - I was thinking that radar tower at the right is beacon and used it for leveling photo vertically. Is tail blurry? I can see some softness which is natural for wide shot. Is this photo mendable?

I think the image is as close to perfect as it gets. And I don't say that very often - I have been making images for over 40 years and professionally as well. Composition, light and sharpness are spot on.

Level is perfect. Here's the deal, someone posted about lens distortion affecting the tower. He/She is right, but wrong in the assessment because that does not affect level. The tower being on the edge of the lens makes it curve and although most modern digital cameras correct for that it's not 100%. If you look closely there is just the slightest curvature on the tower. That's lens distortion. Otherwise, its is perfectly straight up "level".

On the landing gear leaning forward: That's the nature of cameras, except for view cameras, which I use more often than digital for my professional images. Without PERSPECTIVE control, as in all the normal cameras out there this is inevitable, and any photographer worth the noun should know this.

Your camera is looking a bit upwards and the tail of the airplane is closer to it. Now think for a minute about those two things. Think about the relationship between the plane of you film (sensor) in relationship to the plane of the aircraft. That's right, they don't match. So, the combination of horizontal and vertical perspective differences between your film plane and subject is exactly what you are seeing. This is more apparent of course the closer you are to your subject, as with a wide angle lens. And it is perfectly acceptable, and creatively cool. The only way to change that would be by using a tilt/shit lens, or a view camera.

Congratulations on a superb image, wish it was mine!
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:51 pm

Rejected with "tighter crop needed"

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150128_q1421872780.1036img_8790.jpg

Does it make any sense to appeal with explanations that I want to include whole tails of LL into the picture?
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:54 pm

You've got some room to tighten it at the top and left, but I still don't think it'll work for a.net.

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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:26 pm

I can take another one from sequence, with interesting BG too:

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/w1422465327.0506img_8793-2.jpg

Or I Think that I can crop it 4:3!

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/z1422465395.1367img_8790-2.jpg

Which one to leave in queue?
 
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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:44 pm

Difficult to say! I think I prefer the one with the full AWACS radome visible in the background.

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RE: Post Screening Only Kulverstukas

Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:30 pm

Can't decide   Snow whirls looks better on second ones... Pity I can't leave both in queue.   

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