Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby paullangford on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 9:34 pm

Chilly, windy, sunny, overcast, hazy..................great fun as usual.
Oh................and a big thank you to Jonathon Whaley and Miss Demeanour for scaring the bejeeeezusss out of everyone

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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby rob68 on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 9:43 pm

2nd and 3rd that comment about G-PSST. Made my heart miss a beat as didnt pick him up unti he was about one second out
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby TBPhoto on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 10:23 pm

Some cracking shots there, I placed myself on the lower part of Beachy Head, and thought I had some good photos, until I got them on the computer and realised I'd not changed the ISO back to 100! It was on 1600! :sad: :sad:
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby Stagger2 on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 10:51 pm

You've bagged a great set there! Favourites are F-86 & Flamant pair inbound to display.
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby ciaranchef on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 12:42 am

Beautiful set of photographs, excellent!
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby FOTO4 on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 7:37 am

Very nice shots, No. 2 The Breitling smoke against the sea works particularly well.
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby Hatstand on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 7:40 am

Very nice, great angles!
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby johnr on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 7:48 am

Looking at those shots I think you must have been standing very close to me and pressing the shutter at the same moment.
Amen to your comments about Jonathan. Did anyone get any pictures of Miss D as she went past? Most of us seemed to have got bits of tail or nose!
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby umea4 on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 8:04 am

These are great. Particularly like the first one of Miss D where she's pulling up.

Just a thought - could you push the levels adjustment a little further? I think some of them are lacking a bit of contrast, and by working with the levels sliders you might get punchier images. No matter - a great set anyhow.

Cheers,

Anthony.
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby paullangford on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 11:07 am

umea4 wrote:These are great. Particularly like the first one of Miss D where she's pulling up.

Just a thought - could you push the levels adjustment a little further? I think some of them are lacking a bit of contrast, and by working with the levels sliders you might get punchier images. No matter - a great set anyhow.

Cheers,

Anthony.



Hi Anthony, I understand what you're saying about the levels, I tried to do that on some some shots but the effect was too "HDR" like and looked a bit false. The haziness was due to a bit of........haze really.
Thanks for looking (everyone) and taking the time to comment, it's appreciated............I'm still learning and hopefully on the right path.

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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby johnr on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 11:22 am

My originals looked like your posts. At first I thought it was due to the hazy conditions but a bit of 'adjustment' mainly to the contrast made them look better (to me at any rate!)
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby umea4 on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 11:33 am

paullangford wrote:
umea4 wrote:These are great. Particularly like the first one of Miss D where she's pulling up.

Just a thought - could you push the levels adjustment a little further? I think some of them are lacking a bit of contrast, and by working with the levels sliders you might get punchier images. No matter - a great set anyhow.

Cheers,

Anthony.



Hi Anthony, I understand what you're saying about the levels, I tried to do that on some some shots but the effect was too "HDR" like and looked a bit false. The haziness was due to a bit of........haze really.
Thanks for looking (everyone) and taking the time to comment, it's appreciated............I'm still learning and hopefully on the right path.

Paul


Fair enough. By HDR do you mean the colours became too intense and unrealistic? If you apply your levels (or curves) using Luminosity blend mode, you may find you can bump the contrast without affecting colours too much. Send me a PM if you want me to explain some more.

Cheers,

Anthony.
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby paullangford on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 1:54 pm

umea4 wrote:
paullangford wrote:
umea4 wrote:These are great. Particularly like the first one of Miss D where she's pulling up.

Just a thought - could you push the levels adjustment a little further? I think some of them are lacking a bit of contrast, and by working with the levels sliders you might get punchier images. No matter - a great set anyhow.

Cheers,

Anthony.



Hi Anthony, I understand what you're saying about the levels, I tried to do that on some some shots but the effect was too "HDR" like and looked a bit false. The haziness was due to a bit of........haze really.
Thanks for looking (everyone) and taking the time to comment, it's appreciated............I'm still learning and hopefully on the right path.

Paul


Fair enough. By HDR do you mean the colours became too intense and unrealistic? If you apply your levels (or curves) using Luminosity blend mode, you may find you can bump the contrast without affecting colours too much. Send me a PM if you want me to explain some more.

Cheers,

Anthony.


Hi Anthony,

Point taken, tried it, very good, thank you so much for the tip.....one of the reasons I joined the forum.......appreciated.
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby Tonka 617 on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 2:12 pm

Really like the BBMF Spitfire and Miss Demeanour shots
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby turbohampster on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 2:20 pm

The shots of the Hunter are awesome! :clap:

With regards to the lack of contrast in some of the images..

I hope you don't mind but I spent 5 secs in Lightroom on your pic. I've posted a screenshot so u can see what changes I made to get rid of the haze and increase the contrast.

I will happily remove it if you want, but I was just trying to show how easy it is to get rid of haze

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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby paullangford on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 4:05 pm

No I don't mind Turbohampster, I'm not that precious about it, and I appreciate the effort you've gone to.
I'll give all of the tips a go tonight or tomorrow and probably re-post.

You never stop learning ! :worship:

Thank you
Paul
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby Joerg on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 4:29 pm

HI!

Really like number 2. Kinda Looks like the shadows are far ahead of the aircraft. :up:

Cheers,
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby rjlaker on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 7:49 pm

Some of the best shots I've seen from up there! Wingwalkers smoke over the water is particularly striking! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby timuss on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 8:29 pm

Lovely shots it certainly wasn't like that on the Saturday :grin: But Flapjack was tearing it up in Miss D!!!
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby paullangford on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 8:25 am

Thanks Rob and Timuss, your comments are appreciated, yea we got lucky with the weather which makes life easier. :smile:
Dawlish next I think............ :heyhey:
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby paullangford on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 3:25 pm

rob68 wrote:2nd and 3rd that comment about G-PSST. Made my heart miss a beat as didnt pick him up unti he was about one second out


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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby MDR on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 4:46 pm

Really enjoyed looking at these.
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Re: Beachy Head/ Eastbourne Sunday - my take on it

Postby paullangford on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 7:03 pm

MDR wrote:Really enjoyed looking at these.


Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment MDR, much appreciated
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