Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Landing by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

February 2021 - Landing

About the Image(s)

This was taken at the Charleston during the 2010 PSA Conference and aircraft (they might have been Galaxy C5's) were coming in very low at regular intervals to land at a nearby air base.
It was a bit of a dull day so I cropped, lightened the shadow areas and ran the image through Topaz Line and In filter to brighten it up.

8 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I would have liked to see the original. I find your submission very contrasty, and this was probably the effect of the bright sky causing the plane to appear to be in shadow. I'm sorry, but not one of my favourites!   Posted: 02/06/2021 05:56:52

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
  Posted: 02/06/2021 07:39:11
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Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
The image is a great capture but I feel there should be a lot more space around the plane. The crop is too tight. And, I would have liked to have seen less contrast especially in the shadow areas.   Posted: 02/08/2021 08:45:50

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I echo the above comments........a bit too tightly cropped and color contrast a bit too strong.   Posted: 02/11/2021 12:18:06

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I obviously need a wider angle lens - these chaps were coming over extremely low.   Posted: 02/11/2021 12:29:48

Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
I agree with the tight crop, but this really depends on the story you wanted to tell, I just feel a little more space on top and to the left would give the plane some space to move into. Have you thought about flipping this image horizontally, this means the plane flows with the way our eyes read, and we don't just end up looking into the body. I'm not a fan of Topaz filters but this one gives a nice grungy feel, although possibly not my favourite of the filters.   Posted: 02/12/2021 20:41:43
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Yes, I thought of making it go left right but of course that would mean fiddling with the logo.   Posted: 02/15/2021 05:02:59

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
It does need more space as most have remarked. Your revised version works better to my eyes. I do use Topaz quite a lot but I see a problem in your image in the way that the sky has rings in the blue, something that I have noticed in some of my attempts and now am careful to avoid.   Posted: 02/13/2021 05:50:18


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