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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by LewisW295 View Post

    When I was down at Cardiff yesterday, I took a good look along the horizon as I remembered this being an issue before and the raised elevation in the distance plays havoc with photography. Mainly due to the cloud formations that seem to hang over there, even when Cardiff is in "shirt sleeves" type of sun! I'll be trying to find a better spot with some elevation or somewhere I can grab "in flight" shots from in future.

    I do have one for screening today please, not sure if it will be a viable shot or not. Already had some success from the day (again, beautiful sunlight but distant rain clouds) but I really do struggle with black aircraft and leaving my ISO in auto.... well, it boobed and caused a fair bit of noise. Penny for your thoughts?

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    Soft and heat hazed. Noise doesn't seem to be an issue.

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  • LewisW295
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    Originally posted by PabloGlez View Post

    It can cause vignetting, but as Dana said, better if you wait to the sun.
    It was a very sunny day for the most part. The clouds in the backdrop are behind a massive change in elevation over 12 odd miles away. I've got shots on here from cloudy, rainy days at Cardiff that just so happened to come out okay and had rejections from days of beautiful sun due to clouds behind that rise. One thing that definitely doesn't help is when I mess up the ISO settings and underexpose everything to start with

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  • LewisW295
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    This would be fixed by waiting for the clouds to pass, or coming back when there is better light.
    When I was down at Cardiff yesterday, I took a good look along the horizon as I remembered this being an issue before and the raised elevation in the distance plays havoc with photography. Mainly due to the cloud formations that seem to hang over there, even when Cardiff is in "shirt sleeves" type of sun! I'll be trying to find a better spot with some elevation or somewhere I can grab "in flight" shots from in future.

    I do have one for screening today please, not sure if it will be a viable shot or not. Already had some success from the day (again, beautiful sunlight but distant rain clouds) but I really do struggle with black aircraft and leaving my ISO in auto.... well, it boobed and caused a fair bit of noise. Penny for your thoughts?

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  • PabloGlez
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    Originally posted by LewisW295 View Post

    With 2, would this be fixable by using radial filters? I found that boosting the overall exposure blew out the background.
    It can cause vignetting, but as Dana said, better if you wait to the sun.

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by LewisW295 View Post

    With 2, would this be fixable by using radial filters? I found that boosting the overall exposure blew out the background.
    This would be fixed by waiting for the clouds to pass, or coming back when there is better light.

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  • LewisW295
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    1 & 3 would be ok for me. 2 has contrast/underexposure issues. Haze barely visible on 1, but again, not an issue for me.
    With 2, would this be fixable by using radial filters? I found that boosting the overall exposure blew out the background.

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by LewisW295 View Post
    Hey there, 3 from today. Conditions were rather hazy. Not sure if the C130 would be passable but I'd rather ask and be told no here than que it. The two GA.... the background is hazed beyond belief but to my relatively untrained eye, the airframes came out sharp and unhazed (though BGGE might be too sharp?).
    1 & 3 would be ok for me. 2 has contrast/underexposure issues. Haze barely visible on 1, but again, not an issue for me.

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  • LewisW295
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    Hey there, 3 from today. Conditions were rather hazy. Not sure if the C130 would be passable but I'd rather ask and be told no here than que it. The two GA.... the background is hazed beyond belief but to my relatively untrained eye, the airframes came out sharp and unhazed (though BGGE might be too sharp?). It's been awhile since I was able to get out with the camera and conditions were not ideal.

    Though I do have some relatively sharp images of a seagull that posed for me whilst the runway was closed if birdwatching is your thing?

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  • LewisW295
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    1. contrast, oversharpened
    2. contrast, oversharpened, obstructed
    3. dark/contrast (too strong)
    1/2 thank you.

    I shall revisit the Wizz again. I think the issue may be saturation/exposure making the contrast too strong. The edit of that one never had any contrast applied, just levels changed. I'll scratch the current edit and start over with it.

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by LewisW295 View Post
    Hi there, 3 I'm not sure of. The Bizjet & Royal Flight both worry me for contrast. I've also reduced the contrast in the Wizz but I think I've overdone it?
    1. contrast, oversharpened
    2. contrast, oversharpened, obstructed
    3. dark/contrast (too strong)

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  • LewisW295
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    Hi there, 3 I'm not sure of. The Bizjet & Royal Flight both worry me for contrast. I've also reduced the contrast in the Wizz but I think I've overdone it? Click image for larger version

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  • LewisW295
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    Color looks ok, but contrast is too harsh/dark.
    Thanks bud.

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by LewisW295 View Post

    Cheers mate. I did some research into the matter to try and find a better spotting area at Cardiff and think I've managed to find one.

    I've now had a chance to edit the Wizzair but I'm not sure if I've oversaturated the airframe. Could you have a look please before I que it?

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    Color looks ok, but contrast is too harsh/dark.

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  • LewisW295
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    Heat haze is caused by temperature differentials between air layers (usually close to the surface), and can occur any time hot or cold. Usually more common in summer since the ground heats up faster, but it can occur any time of year. Just think of how jetwash from an engine distorts the background regardless of whether it's hot or cold out, it's the same thing...but maybe easier for you if you think of it as 'atmospheric distortion' instead. You can combat it by getting closer to the subject so there is less atmosphere between you and the subject to distort, or you can pick times of the day/year when it is less likely there will be large differences in temperature near the ground (early morning, evening, etc.).
    Cheers mate. I did some research into the matter to try and find a better spotting area at Cardiff and think I've managed to find one.

    I've now had a chance to edit the Wizzair but I'm not sure if I've oversaturated the airframe. Could you have a look please before I que it?

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  • MisreR
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    Do not forget about photo editing!

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