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Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic photos in here please.
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Post by eLaReF » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:02 am

At a photo club I attended the judges often used phrases like "If it doesn't add to the story, cut it off!"
So a lot of my photos are cropped top & bottom to remove acres of sky and foreground. They would, therefore, get instantly rejected by the likes of AB-Pic, jetPhotos etc.

Image139531 N. American AF-1E Fury c/n 209-151 4B109 VT-86 by eLaReF, on Flickr

But, following my 'Must remove lamp-posts' comment I went back to it
Image139531-Edit by eLaReF, on Flickr

But, apart from no lamp-posts I've left it full frame

What format do you prefer? - Note that, whatever the result, I'm not going back to change 000's of Flickr pix to full-frame!
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Post by Nighthawke » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:26 am

Personally I am not fussed when it comes to W&R posts. Content will always over-ride image quality. I am sure you will get a cross section of opinions. Some will always want clear and clutter free images. As with any art form it is subjective. I would suggest that many will just be happy with what's posted.

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Post by tm74sqn » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:41 pm

As long as photo subject is OK I'm not at all bothered. However, I never "muck-about" with photos I have taken - much prefer to adjust camera position (low/high/left/right/nearer,further), lens, etc, to avoid things like lamp posts. Photoshop will never make a fortune from me! NB. Other software to do similar photo editing is also available.
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Post by daggerfan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:58 pm

I always stick with the original 3x2 format for my pictures.

As for lamp-posts, I didn't take much notice of them at the time at Pima, but looking back at my pics I found them quite a distraction in a number of shots. There were so many of them it was almost impossible to avoid getting them in the picture. When digitising my slides taken there in 1982 I cloned the posts out as much as possible.

In pictures I take these days I clone out background posts if they are too distracting.

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Post by dollar99 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:48 pm

I too edit my scanned slides to give a finished 3x2 or 1500 x 1000 pixels if you prefer.

As to intruding artefacts, I do tend to take out some quite small bits of airfield "furniture" that perhaps detract from the image, especially where they look like an extra aerial but mostly I stick with what I shot as it is what I shot ;) However, if I do clone anything out I keep an original too :cool:
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Post by SonyShooter1955 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:39 am

Would have thought that generally there is no story to tell. Most of such photos are a record of the airframe as it was at the time. Since my TV, PC Screen and tablet are all 16.9 I use this on my cameras. Cropping shots to remove unneeded foreground and background doesn't take anything away from the shot I think . I like to use HDR for static aircraft as the background sky can be more interesting. Generally if you like it, do it.

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