[jhb_airlines] Re: Plane Spotting

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 07:37:45 +0100

They've been through Photoshop Elements but they have been as seen at my end too.

I'll try putting up one straight from the SD card.

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:
It's not just noise - those images are seriously degraded.

At first I thought you may have JPG compression set too high as the images
are only around 2mb but there's more to it than that. I agree that the noise
is bad but a close look at the aircraft shows that some sort of image
manipulation is affecting them. It's something I've seen before but I can't
quite place where..

Did you run the pictures through an editor before uploading? Something like


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 02 September 2008 21:01
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Plane Spotting

I agree about the car park, and the South side usually suffers from heat shimmer. Not today though!

A decent lens makes it a realistic spot. Todays efforts were a test of the lens' VR capability, hand held, against a blustery wind. An idea of what comes into play can be seen from some of today's crop, though I can't understand why the Homepage versions are plagued by noise, when, at my end, they are noise free and very sharp. Any ideas under plain brown wrapper, please.

Viewing link is:


Gerry Winskill

No - he's ATC. Not exactly a sprog any more but sitting comfortably in the
middle ranks. <g>

As far as photographing aircraft goes from the any public areas Ronaldsway
is awful. Go down to the south side so the sun is behind you and the apron
is too far away for decent shots. Go to the car park and you are shooting
into sun at aircraft that mostly have their backsides pointing at you.
again you get somewhat spoilt by having the advantage of being able to
shots like this from the tower:



-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 02 September 2008 14:21
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Plane Spotting

Hi Fred,

It galvanised me into having a camera laden morning down there. Mind, I was outside the fence, at the Manx Flyers side, whereas I'd guess the chap who runs the site must be an apron worker.

Gerry Winskill

Fred Stopforth wrote:
Wow that's an interesting page of aircraft pics and also for zooming into to look at scenery and buildings to compare with the addons.That's an evenings entertainment there for me. Thanks. Fred
----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 8:17 AM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Plane Spotting

Whilst having a clearout of my web Favourites I came across one I'd
forgotten existed but is still of interest.

Worth a look, since it's obviously kept up to date.


Gerry Winskill


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