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Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:57 am

Hi all, and thanks in advance. I've been struggling a little to get some shots accepted here and would like some editing feedback. I had two photos rejected recently:

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 642ce4008e
This one had rejections "Info", "Personalized Message", and "Underexposed". Ok I get the first two, but maybe there is just a little too much contrast giving it an underexposure?

I re-edited this photo and uploaded it again:
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 70ef87ef15
This time I got a bunch of rejection reasons: "editing", "blurry", "category", "quality", "soft", "halos". The only major changes I made were to some of the exposure settings. I don't really get why there are so many more rejection reasons on this version with just a few exposure adjustments. Can someone enlighten me?

I also edited another shot in this sequence and uploaded it to my Flickr account here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkan ... 2/sizes/o/

Do you think this one would get accepted? Any feedback would appreciated.
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:14 am

The first image is a bit blurry; also underexposed but not too bad. However, it looks like you over-edited the second image. Way too bright and you probably lifted the shadows too high hence the haloing and other issues.

I like the third image the most. Although it looks a bit oversharpened and needs some noise reduction (both easy fixes).
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:10 pm

#1 and #2 are definitely underexposed and blurry. #3 looks over sharpened in the process of compensating for blur. Perhaps you have another one from the sequence that does not show any blur that would be better.

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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:46 pm

Thanks all for the feedback. For the 3rd image I agree I may have over-sharpened it a bit, but I'm still trying to get a feel for the sharpening "standard" here.

Both RAW images look plenty sharp to me when I pixel peep them. It is just after resizing and sharpening I'm having a little trouble getting it dialed in right. I'll try re-editing the 3rd one after work today with a little less sharpening and see how it looks.
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:02 am

When screening, if jagged edges (jaggies) are prominent along lines and edged, that indicates over-sharpening. When I apply sharpening, I do it on a duplicate layer. If jaggies are visible, then I use the eraser tool and remove the sharpening from those areas.

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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:10 am

Here's a re-edit of the 3rd pic above with less sharpening:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkan ... 4/sizes/o/

What do you all think, is it passable? Thanks.
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:21 pm

What do you all think about this pic?
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 0259d5a208
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:00 am

Front half of the aircraft looks blurry. Seeing some minor halos around the tail and terminal building in the background.

I also see part of a reflection below the fuselage and near the engine, since it seems like you took this through a terminal window.
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:15 pm

Runway28L wrote:
Front half of the aircraft looks blurry. Seeing some minor halos around the tail and terminal building in the background.

I also see part of a reflection below the fuselage and near the engine, since it seems like you took this through a terminal window.


Thanks for the feedback. Yeah I guess the front of the aircraft could use a little more sharpening. Is the reflection you are talking about a slight vertical line in front of and below the engine? I guess there's not much I can do about that.
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:05 am

I would try this at a smaller size (1200 pixels) with a light round of sharpening.

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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:14 am

jelpee wrote:
I would try this at a smaller size (1200 pixels) with a light round of sharpening.

Jehan


Thanks for the tip. I re-edited this at 1200 px wide. What do you think?
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 8acaa84f6d

Thanks
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:38 pm

I see a bit of over-sharpening (jaggies) on the trailing edge of the tail including the insignia on the tail. If you applied sharpening using a layer, you could apply the eraser tool and remove the sharpening in that area. Did you resize and sharpen your previously edited version? I recommend starting from you original image, resizing to 1200 pixels first, and then edit and apply your sharpening as the last step.

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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:47 pm

jelpee wrote:
I see a bit of over-sharpening (jaggies) on the trailing edge of the tail including the insignia on the tail. If you applied sharpening using a layer, you could apply the eraser tool and remove the sharpening in that area. Did you resize and sharpen your previously edited version? I recommend starting from you original image, resizing to 1200 pixels first, and then edit and apply your sharpening as the last step.

Jehan


Ok thanks. I did start from the original and resize first and then added sharpening. I do see what you are saying with the tail. I toned down the sharpening in the tail a little bit and re-uploaded here.
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... b44c6d1bc1
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:04 pm

For the last link, the fuselage looks a little soft, but otherwise it's a nice photo.
 
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Re: Pre-Screening Feedback - Schmave

Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:06 pm

airkas1 wrote:
For the last link, the fuselage looks a little soft, but otherwise it's a nice photo.


Thanks! Do you think it will be accepted as is or should I go back for more sharpening on the fuselage? Also, are you talking about the outline of the fuselage or the lettering, logos, etc.?

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