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  • New here from Portugal

    Hi people,

    I'm from Portugal, 42 yr old, and decide to join this hobby. As

    So, after a few days spotting in LPPT , I've tried to put some of my pics here in JP, that I would like to hear yr opinion abt them.

    What should I do better?

    Should I remove them from queue?

    Here they are:

    1- http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1975861

    2- http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1975878

    3- http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1975894

    4- http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1975905

    5- http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1975908

    6- http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1975917

    Thank you in advance for your kind attention.

    A portuguese photojournalist living in Brazil.

  • #2
    Hi Jose Luis, Welcome! It's indeed a great hobby and 42 is the perfect age to start

    For what it is worth (I'm not a screener), here is my opinion about your pictures. I have to say, if this was your first try at aviation photography ->> well done indeed.

    1) Looks fine to me, allthough I would have cropped it a bit tighter.
    2) The 757 is soft. You can see it along the windows. It might even be a bit blurry
    3) A bit soft but not too bad. There is a blue line along the sides of the orange tail. This is called chromatic abarration (CA) and is caused by shortcomings of your lens. It can be corrected in post processing.
    4) Very nice composition. Looks good.
    5) The TAP is overexposed and a bit washed out. Just have a look at the histogram.
    6) The Alitalia is way oversharpened. The whole cheatline is jagged.

    The skies look a bit grainy in all your pictures. You might try to sharpen the plane without sharpening the sky.

    I wouldn't be surprised that after some rework, you get a whole bunch in.

    Roel.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Diezel

      The skies look a bit grainy in all your pictures. You might try to sharpen the plane without sharpening the sky.


      Roel.
      Hi and thank you very much for yr kind words and opinion.

      Some of the mentioned pics already removed to work them out.

      A question: how can I sharpen the plane, without sharpening the sky?

      I'm using PS 7.0 and for yr information, I used Canon 350D and a SIGMA 55-200.

      Kind regards
      Josť Luis
      A portuguese photojournalist living in Brazil.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jose Luis Silva
        ...A question: how can I sharpen the plane, without sharpening the sky? ...
        A way of doing this, is by selecting the sky using one or more of the selection tools in PS. Then invert the selection, expand the selection by 1 or 2 pixels and sharpen. Only the selection gets sharpened. I usually sharpen a little bit more than necessary and then use "fade sharpen" in the Edit menu to fade the effect of the sharpen action until it looks natural. After that use the sharpen tool (press R) to touch up some undersharpened areas. Be sure that the areas which the eyes get drawn to are perfect.

        The alternative is to sharpen the whole image, duplicate the layer and use a noise reduction tool to reduce the color noise. Then erase unnatural looking parts of the layer and flatten the image. But be careful, it is difficult to make the picture look natural using noise reduction.

        Roel.

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        • #5
          Once again thank you very much for yr kind help.

          I will try it.

          I've made 2 pics as follow. What about it?

          1 - http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1980223

          2 - http://www.jetphotos.net/viewqueued_b.php?id=1980243

          Best regards
          Jose Luis Silva
          A portuguese photojournalist living in Brazil.

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          • #6
            Hi Jose,

            Welcome to Jetphotos! The pictures you posted up above look quite nice for a start. However, there's a problem with the pics you just re-edited: Both the B757 and the A320 look too short, which is a result of bad resizing. Just check out the unnatural size of the engines to see what I mean... What photo editing software do you use?

            Also, the 757 shot looks a bit like a painting which indicates overuse of a noise reduction program, such as Neat Image.
            Furthermore, the composition on your easyjet shot is not very good as there's much more dead space above the fuselage than there is below...

            Good luck reworking them.

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            • #7
              Hi Magic48,

              Thank you very much for yr kind words.

              The software I use is PS 7.0 and for those images, didn't use Neat Image on it.

              I've resized the images 1024 x 683 at 72dpi.

              In the easyJet, I will fix that problem later at home and remove the actual picture from the queue.

              Many thanks again for your words.
              Regards from the rectangule called Portugal!!!!
              A portuguese photojournalist living in Brazil.

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              • #8
                Hola Jose Luis! Bem-vindo!

                By no means am I even close to being an expert on this, so whatever I say don't take it too seriously

                The 757 looks like it's had way too much neat image (or similar, I use neat image). I used to make that mistake when I first started using it, just reduce noise 100%, and it would get that strange look. Check out the house and the tree behind the aircraft, it looks unnatural (like a painting). What I do when using neatimage is actually check the parts other than the aircraft first (especially grass and the sky), and if they look good to me then I go on.

                Hope this helps and if I'm wrong with what i posted I'm sure the experts here will really be useful

                btw, I mentioned that I used to make that mistake ... now I get rejections for all the other reasons

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                • #9
                  Gracias Alberto.

                  I'm going to re-work the pick of the 757 and remove the actual one of the queue...

                  I'll post it here after that!

                  Saludos
                  A portuguese photojournalist living in Brazil.

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