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  1. #1
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    Your improvements requested

    Here is a photo I took recently with my new digital camera. I am looking for your advice on things you would have done to improve the picture. Thank you in advance.

    here is the picture. it was so freaking huge, i put a link to it.
    Panasonic/Leica/Lumix FZ-50K (28-Sep-2006)
    Panasonic/Leica/Lumix FZ-20K (15-Mar-2005 - 28-Sep-2006)
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    Nikon TC-E17ED, Olympus Tcon 17
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  2. #2
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    Awesome picture! I've been wondering if there was a technique for bringing in a little color myself?




    I love how they park their toys so well
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  3. #3
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    Here it is after a little bit of color, level, and contrast editing in Photoshop Elements 3.0. I'm sure a lot more couldbe done to it. I spent all of 5 minutes on it.

    Wes
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    Ok...had to play around with the other one too. Heres the results. I like both pictures by the way,


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    Good job SamuraiJack!

    What I do when I'm taking the original pictures to reduce photo editing, this is just a sample of what I like to do...

    For the most part, I overexpose my pictures +0.3 to +0.7 (heavier clouds, more overexposure) in the daytime when it's cloudy and my Nikon 8800 allows me to white balance outside when it's cloudy. I also highly recommend using a UV filter even when it's cloudy.

    The original picture was great! SamuraiJack really brought some color to it.

  6. #6
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    Nice photo, love the shot of those planes.

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    thank you, everyone for your picture enhancements and comments.

    nice pic of the fighter jets.
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    Panasonic/Leica/Lumix FZ-20K (15-Mar-2005 - 28-Sep-2006)
    Canon AE-1 (05-May-1980 : 1-Feb-05)
    Nikon TC-E17ED, Olympus Tcon 17
    Canon 100mm-300mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddick51
    thank you, everyone for your picture enhancements and comments.

    nice pic of the fighter jets.
    By the way, what event was this? Where did you shoot those planes? I would like to shoot some fighter jets myself - I'm fascinated with em'

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary_hendricks
    By the way, what event was this? Where did you shoot those planes? I would like to shoot some fighter jets myself - I'm fascinated with em'
    laff, taking that particular picture was a mini-story in itself. it was taken in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the nebraska air national guard. i actually drove in my truck to the north side of the commercial muni airport and stood on top of the cab of my truck. this was so i would be able to photograph over the fence and get, hopefully, a nice photo. just as i took the shot, i looked to my left and personnel from the control tower were walking toward me, drilling me with questions about my purpose for being there. i did some quick explaining and got out of there asap.

    the photo of the fighter jets is actually by DC member ricekiller2003, and i like that one also. i like the flat light conditions.

    my photo of the boeing's was submitted to the site "airliners.net," where people submit aircraft photos for public display. they told me the picture was of poor quality. i thought, okay, that's fair enough, maybe i don't know much about this digital camera stuff. so i thought i would seek out opinions from people here.

    if any of you would like to revise/offer a sharpened critical review of the boeing 717 photo, i am interested in improving my camera technique.
    Panasonic/Leica/Lumix FZ-50K (28-Sep-2006)
    Panasonic/Leica/Lumix FZ-20K (15-Mar-2005 - 28-Sep-2006)
    Canon AE-1 (05-May-1980 : 1-Feb-05)
    Nikon TC-E17ED, Olympus Tcon 17
    Canon 100mm-300mm

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddick51
    laff, taking that particular picture was a mini-story in itself. it was taken in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the nebraska air national guard. i actually drove in my truck to the north side of the commercial muni airport and stood on top of the cab of my truck. this was so i would be able to photograph over the fence and get, hopefully, a nice photo. just as i took the shot, i looked to my left and personnel from the control tower were walking toward me, drilling me with questions about my purpose for being there. i did some quick explaining and got out of there asap.
    Hahaha ... I have the same problems here in Singapore. I never get a chance to take shots of a fighter jet up close, unless it's an airshow. But then, it'd be pretty crowded and tought to squeeze in a nice, natural shot.

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