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Break! (Note! 2nd Up-load to get into Critique Gallery)

By Actuarius
2nd up-load purely so that I can see modified version.

Tags: Transport Spitfire

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3807 Canada
7 Mar 2011 2:18PM
Ive loaded a mod which Ive run through Noise Ninja; adjusted contrast as its a little flat; cropped to place the plane less centrally.

I see you havent provides camera information, and when I look at you last upload you mentions a Canon MP210 series, - which is a printer/scanner, not a camera, - so can you shed some light on the camera used? It would be most helpful to know if this is a scanned image.



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7 Mar 2011 5:50PM
That looks amazing, thank you! The decision to get the aircraft central was deliberate but I think it gives a little more lateral movement with having "space to go into" (if this isn't all getting too pseudish). I still prefer the central position as I think it infers the aircraft rolling rather than swooping - all being the merest of inferences of course. You've nicely got rid of that majenta blush as well. This was a picture taken with my - up until that point - trusty Zenit 11 with zoom. The picture was then printed as a standard film onto 4 x 6 by Bonusprint and has sat in an album ever since. With the 75th anniversary of the first flight I dug it out with one or two others, scanned at 600dpi and cropped it to make a better composition. Due to a computer problem I have lost all my tweeking software so this is how it "fell out of the scanner." Thanks for the modification, really splendid.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
7 Mar 2011 8:19PM
Hi Steve,

I've followed a similar(ish) path to Willie except that I used Noiseware Community Edition followed by the shadows/highlights tool in CS5. I've tried to retain as much detail as I could but with limited success I'm afraid.
I've also sharpened it.
For what it's worth, I hope this helps.

7 Mar 2011 8:38PM
I think that once more its remarkable what you've done with it thanks. I'm toying with trying to make some money with my pictures and you've shown me a way I can approach improving the pictures I have. Of course with something like this the starting point would probably be getting the original neg scanned. Although being a scanned print doesn't help matters I've never been hugely bothered if something isn't absolutely pin sharp. Of course it has to be close but I think for instance in this one there is a slight inferred dynamic or even sense of "noise" from the ever so slight feathering. This may be entirely down to my being a fan of Futurist art mind you! Unfortunately I can't find the best example for this - Crali's "Attack of the Motors" - on the internet to show more explicitly what I mean. There is also the fact that this was a fast approaching aircraft with a manually focused lens so it was probably the best I could expect! Once again thanks for taking the time to do this, its greatly appreciated.
Jestertheclown Plus
9 7.6k 252 England
7 Mar 2011 10:23PM
Glad to be able to help Steve.
8 Mar 2011 9:13PM
Thanks, again duly noted. There are cases where I feel a pin point focus are a necessity for the image to work well and certainly this was very important on some of the images in this gallery - particularly details of machines and metallic "still lives" . Your comments are, like the others, greatly appreciated.

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