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Jan 02, 2017 22:41 |  #1

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These are a couple of images taken some time ago that I decided to pull out and try to expand my processing on. I get so far and think it looks good and then second guess myself. Looking at the BW conversion I feel I should have lightened up the body of the plane. The BW was basically amped up with the Raw sliders, the colour I made a BW layer and overlay.

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Jan 02, 2017 22:44 |  #2

Like the B/W. Body looks nice and detailed, I don't know if lightening it would wash it out compared to the background or not.




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Jan 03, 2017 08:55 |  #3

You have overdone your PP to compensate for taking the images at the wrong time of day,
the bottom surfaces get almost no light.


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Jan 03, 2017 10:06 |  #4

I like the first one.


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Jan 03, 2017 14:13 |  #5

First one is triggering. I could feel the breeze and hear the motor sound.
The rest is lifeless with PP or not.


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Jan 03, 2017 14:40 |  #6

Top one is the best. second plane has great clouds, but not much else.


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Jan 03, 2017 14:45 |  #7

Top one is the best.....the others look dark and uninteresting in my opinion..


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Jan 03, 2017 14:47 |  #8

The post-processing is a bit heavy... if this were a landscape picture. For machinery and other city-scape or other urban subjects, I think that heavy post-processing is entirely acceptable if not preferable.

In the first one (F4U Corsair), I think that the wing is too heavy. There's a lot of dark negative space under the wing and the leading line of the leading edge of the wing is really long. I think that a leading line should lead to a focal point of the subject or the subject itself. In this case the line is very long. Plus, that line ends up being a high contrast line between above/below the wing that it keeps my attention there.

Also, the Corsair has an interesting feature that works against you with the inverted gull wing design: the leading line ends up pointing too far down and pulls the viewer's attention away from what might be the better subject.

I think the more interesting part of the picture is the multiple edges and rivet work around the fuselage and the cockpit area. If you cropped the picture to be less wide it might reduce the too heavy feel of the wing. However, it also cuts into the landing gear which could either lose interest or just become an awkward crop.

In the second one, the cropping puts the emphasis around the engine/prop/nacelle area which I think works. It might not be the most exciting subject for this genre but visually I think it's clear to bring my eye to a specific point in the image. I like this one better than the first.


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Jan 03, 2017 16:49 |  #9

Thanks for the comments, the corsair is my favourite. I'm going to play around some more and work on bringing in the line from the wing. I had thought about maybe trying a light colour wash on the canopy


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Feb 09, 2017 07:25 |  #10

1st and 3rd are outstanding.


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