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  • #76
    Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post

    Thank you for the explanation. Will these be more acceptable?

    1. Does it have to be higher still? In this case, should I just ignore the hump entirely?
    Looks ok to me.

    Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
    2.
    Borderline backlit/dark/contrast, as with your rejected image. Assuming that's from the same sequence of the rejected one, the angle of the light is exactly the same, so you should expect the same outcome.

    Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
    3-5. new images for prescreen.
    1. borderline horizon
    2-3. backlit

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    • #77
      Thanks! Here are 5 more for prescreen, main concerns are heat haze and being back-lit:

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      • #78
        Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
        Thanks! Here are 5 more for prescreen, main concerns are heat haze and being back-lit:
        1. no heat haze, borderline backlit
        2. backlit, borderline heat haze/contrast
        3. backlit/overexposed, no heat haze
        4-5. borderline heat haze

        https://www.suncalc.org/ so in the future you can figure out where the sun will be and avoid such borderline light

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        • #79
          Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

          1. no heat haze, borderline backlit
          2. backlit, borderline heat haze/contrast
          3. backlit/overexposed, no heat haze
          4-5. borderline heat haze

          https://www.suncalc.org/ so in the future you can figure out where the sun will be and avoid such borderline light
          Thanks for the tip!

          Needless to say, I always try to consider the sun location before shooting. Even though the sun seems to be on the same side, I'm not sure why the pic would turn out like that.

          Here is the suncalc screenshot for pic 2. (https://www.suncalc.org/#/25.7863,-8...5.22/15:18/1/1)
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          I feel that pic 2 has most of the body lit up (i think >50%), why is it still considered back-lit? Is it due to the tail?

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          • #80
            Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post

            Thanks for the tip!

            Needless to say, I always try to consider the sun location before shooting. Even though the sun seems to be on the same side, I'm not sure why the pic would turn out like that.

            Here is the suncalc screenshot for pic 2. (https://www.suncalc.org/#/25.7863,-8...5.22/15:18/1/1)
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            I feel that pic 2 has most of the body lit up (i think >50%), why is it still considered back-lit? Is it due to the tail?
            Honestly, the light looks pretty bad for the whole day. There are only 3-4 hours when shooting to the north would not be technically backlit, and even then the sun would be at a pretty high (read: harsh) position. What time were the photos taken?

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            • #81
              Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

              Honestly, the light looks pretty bad for the whole day. There are only 3-4 hours when shooting to the north would not be technically backlit, and even then the sun would be at a pretty high (read: harsh) position. What time were the photos taken?
              The time is shown in the link, 3:18PM EDT May 22nd 2021. Yeah I think the issue is Miami being so much closer to the equator than where I normally shoot. The angle is much steeper even during the same hours.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post

                The time is shown in the link, 3:18PM EDT May 22nd 2021. Yeah I think the issue is Miami being so much closer to the equator than where I normally shoot. The angle is much steeper even during the same hours.
                That would pretty much explain it. Looking at the sun position, anything outside of 11am-3pm will be backlit, as that's when the sun hits the centerline. Something you can plan for in the future.

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                • #83
                  Hi, back with a couple more shots.

                  1. Concerns are crop and window tint
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                  3. same, plus is this considered as obstruction?
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                  4 (&5): heat haze?
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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
                    Hi, back with a couple more shots.
                    1. horizon
                    2-3. borderline dark/contrast
                    4. ok for me
                    5. borderline overexposed

                    1-3 have a slight yellow/green tint

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                    • #85
                      Manually adjusted the colors, do these look better?
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                      3. Never attempted a window shot before, how's this?
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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
                        Manually adjusted the colors, do these look better?
                        Colours do look better, though other issues remain.

                        Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
                        3. Never attempted a window shot before, how's this?
                        Some kind of halo effect around the winglet/scimitar, but otherwise quality looks nearly acceptable for 1920pix.

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                        • #87
                          Hi, a couple more shots for prescreen. I think they should be pretty good, just want to extra safe given the current queue. Thanks in advance as always.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
                            Hi, a couple more shots for prescreen. I think they should be pretty good, just want to extra safe given the current queue. Thanks in advance as always.
                            1. overexposed, borderline overprocessed
                            2-4. ok for me
                            2. borderline contrast/horizon (CCW)

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                            • #89
                              Do these look better?

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                              I think I've always had issues with checking exposures, do you have any suggestions on how should I check for it?

                              I tried the histogram but they all look so different for different pictures.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
                                Do these look better?
                                Both slightly better; first ok for me, second contrast still an issue for me.

                                Originally posted by chengcheng2 View Post
                                I think I've always had issues with checking exposures, do you have any suggestions on how should I check for it?

                                I tried the histogram but they all look so different for different pictures.
                                I do it first by eye, then check the histogram if I suspect any highlights might be close to being clipped.

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