Challenge: Wealth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Washington National Airport
Date: Sep 18, 2007
Galleries: Travel, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2007
|I'm really surprised to have anything to enter. I went to the airport to get a shot like this, but arrived just after the sun had gone down, and it was a clear blue sky. No interesting clouds and it was getting too dark to take much that wasn't very noisy. This was the second shot I took.
As I flipped through them, I really didn't see much worth pursuing. Then I came back to this and there was just a faint bit of pink in the lower left corner. Hmmm ...
To my pleasant surprise, deep colors emerged after a LOT of heavy curves and multiple noise reduction passes, plus a selective color layer to further push the colors. Oh, and I used the healing brush to get rid of one dust spot just above the plane. The "vignette" came naturally out of the editing; I didn't even do anything in the RAW conversion. Crop, resize, add the frame, and submit.
So I agree completely with the folks who complained about the lack of sharpness and other stuff around the airplane; in advanced editing I would've cleaned it up. :)
I also have no trouble with some people thinking the colors are over the top. I actually considered reducing the saturation, but I like it this bold.
Oh, and it's a commercial 20-seat-or-so plane, not a private jet; none of those went by when I had decent light.
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks
. Current Server Time: 01/25/2021 09:36:21 PM EST.