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Old 06-19-2018   #1
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I like taking photos of planes in flight. Normally I treat each image as an individual when I process them. In the case of these 3 photos I find it distracting that the skies are different when I view the images side by side. What is your opinion of the issue?

Avro Lancaster (a)



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In photoshop...Levels adjustment and Selective Color adjustment to Cyan. Just a quick example.
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In photoshop...Levels adjustment and Selective Color adjustment to Cyan. Just a quick example.

Interesting, thanks for the response. I'll need to go back and look at the originals again. Did you do the adjustments by eye or did you transfer values from one image to the other?
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Just a quick adjustment by eye.
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It's almost certainly where the sun is, and the relative position of the planes, I had the same issue today at Yeovilton. Wonderful day but very bright, shadows if flying in one direction and perfect in the other, sky totally different, lovely blue in some, and almost white in others. Exposure based on the planes/copters, but using evaluative metering threw the sky out, but would probably have been worse if using spot.
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It's almost certainly where the sun is, and the relative position of the planes, I had the same issue today at Yeovilton. Wonderful day but very bright, shadows if flying in one direction and perfect in the other, sky totally different, lovely blue in some, and almost white in others. Exposure based on the planes/copters, but using evaluative metering threw the sky out, but would probably have been worse if using spot.

I saw a little of Yeovilton on a live stream - looked very hot. Would be great to see a thread on here of some of your photos. I'm sure you are correct about the reasons for the different skies, it's not just the direction but also the elevation.

I just wasn't sure if it was sensible to try to process a sequence of shots of the same plane so that the skies were more uniform. Normally I treat each image as a separate entity but with a cloudless sky the sequence of shots when viewed next to each other feels a little unsatisfactory.
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I will get some up fairly soon, I'm having way more trouble than you were!!!
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I also treat images individually within groups of related
images and I am NOT bothered by minor differences.

OTOH to my eyes it's not a question of just the sky from
shot to shot here. The contrast and saturation vary from
shot to shot. The first two are similar shots and I tend to
believe that if you had similar contrast and saturation on
both airplane images, the sky would take care of itself.

Frame 3 stands on its own, and nicely.

Frames 1 and 2 are basically "twins" shot in the same
light, so they ought to be equally well rendered. FWIW
I think frame 2 is well rendered and frame 1 could look
much the same, but currently is rather dull. Frame 1
deserves benefit of whatever you did with frame 2.

Here's frame 1 edited with minimal effort, pushed 2
buttons, no sliders moved. I am NOT critiquing your
cropping. Cropped only to save bandwidth.

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I also treat images individually within groups of related
images and I am NOT bothered by minor differences.

OTOH to my eyes it's not a question of just the sky from
shot to shot here. The contrast and saturation vary from
shot to shot. The first two are similar shots and I tend to
believe that if you had similar contrast and saturation on
both airplane images, the sky would take care of itself.

Frame 3 stands on its own, and nicely.

Frames 1 and 2 are basically "twins" shot in the same
light, so they ought to be equally well rendered. FWIW
I think frame 2 is well rendered and frame 1 could look
much the same, but currently is rather dull. Frame 1
deserves benefit of whatever you did with frame 2.

Here's frame 1 edited with minimal effort, pushed 2
buttons, no sliders moved. I am NOT critiquing your
cropping. Cropped only to save bandwidth.

Thank you for the comment and the edit. I've been away from taking and processing these type of shots for a while and need to develop a more consistent workflow. Which buttons did you press? When I tried to lighten the plane in the 1st frame I lost the colour in the sky.


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