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Topic: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: wilco737
Posted 2012-01-21 04:50:18 and read 7978 times.

Hi guys,

was just browsing through my pictures here on a.net and thought: which was the first one I got accepted and when.

I know many try quite long to upload and to get one shot accepted, it is not easy, but don't give up.

So I checked out my pictures, selected "oldest additions first" and here we go:


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Accepted September 20th in 2004... Quite some time ago. And it felt great to read the notification email. I don't have that email anymore as I changed email providers after 2004.

What was your first picture?

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: airkas1
Posted 2012-01-21 05:12:13 and read 7973 times.


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Photo © Kas van Zonneveld



Accepted March 24, 2004. Shot with a very simple Kodak point and shoot digital camera and no post-processing done if I recall correctly. I've come a long way since then ^^

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: mat1979
Posted 2012-01-21 05:17:25 and read 7975 times.


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Uploaded in 2007. My first shot here needed some editing help from Gary. Thanks  

The following picture is the first 100% self taken self edited shot :


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Photo © Matthieu labatut

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: dendrobatid
Posted 2012-01-21 05:24:00 and read 7968 times.

Just 9 days before Kas, 15th March, 2004.
I think it has been re-uploaded three times as my scanning and editing has improved, and I still like the shot


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Photo © Mick Bajcar



Mick Bajcar

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: spencer
Posted 2012-01-21 05:25:32 and read 7966 times.

My first accepted photo is this one of Concorde. It, till this day, still happens to be one of my personal favourites! Accepted 10 June 2003.

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Spence

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: dazbo5
Posted 2012-01-21 05:28:01 and read 7961 times.

This was mine, way back in June 2004;


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Photo © Darren Wilson



It's a little low in the frame and not quite central by todays standards though!

Darren

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: acontador
Posted 2012-01-21 05:59:33 and read 7945 times.

Uploaded May 1st 2006, how I miss this French ladies  !


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Photo © Andrés Contador - AirTeamImages



At least this one was preserved and incidentally can be found in the small but beautiful Air and Space Museum in Santiago:


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Photo © Andrés Contador - AirTeamImages



Cheers,
Andres

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: kukkudrill
Posted 2012-01-21 06:21:27 and read 7936 times.

Shot with an Olympus 3.2MP compact. Accepted 18th August 2004. Ahhh, the years, the years ...


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Photo © Charles Polidano - Touch The Skies

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: il76
Posted 2012-01-21 07:38:11 and read 7913 times.

Number 11617, accepted in July 1998. Photo shows no upload date, neither were there any view counters at the time of uploading. Johan hadn't programmed it yet and he was the only (not-so-picky) screener.
Rescanned/reuploaded a few years ago.


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Photo © Eduard Brantjes

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Silver1SWA
Posted 2012-01-21 08:11:36 and read 7899 times.

Accepted June 9, 1999. The sad thing is, even waaaaay back then it took many rejections before I could get my first accepted!   


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: 747438
Posted 2012-01-21 08:36:16 and read 7886 times.

This one from July 2005. Many rejections beforehand though.


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Kaphias
Posted 2012-01-21 09:36:21 and read 7864 times.

June 12, 2011... seems so long ago, but it's hardly been half a year:

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I had been trying to get photos accepted for about 6 months before that shot made it in. As soon as I saw on the news that a C-5 had landed at the airport, I knew that the circumstances of the shot, being the first C-5 to visit in over 10 years, would give it a fighting chance of getting accepted. I was actually on vacation in California driving up highway 1 when I got the acceptance message... and one day later I was taking screenshots on my iPhone of it on the front page of Airliners.net while sitting on my flight home. Certainly not my favorite shot, but I love the whole story behind it.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: TupolevTu154
Posted 2012-01-21 09:46:11 and read 7860 times.


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Photo © Tom Lowther


Taken in November 2004 on a Sony point and shoot. Looking back at some of my older uploads, why did I bother?! They're terrible!

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Silver1SWA
Posted 2012-01-21 10:07:36 and read 7850 times.

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 9):
Accepted June 9, 1999

Oops, correction. June 30, 1999.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: aadc10137
Posted 2012-01-21 10:15:34 and read 7845 times.

First photo added Jan 9th, 2008. Of course it was of a classic DC-9!!


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Andy

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: scbriml
Posted 2012-01-21 10:26:14 and read 7839 times.


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Photo © Steve Brimley



July 2003 seems like such a long time ago now.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: moose135
Posted 2012-01-21 10:30:18 and read 7836 times.

Shot June 16, 2006, added to the DB July 2006. Final F-14 visit home to Long Island - until the last Tomcat was retired here in October of that year.


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Don't remember how many rejections I had before this one was accepted, I had over 75 on the "other" site by the time this one made it here.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: vortex003
Posted 2012-01-21 10:59:19 and read 7825 times.


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Photo © Wayne Fivey



Went to the airport to catch this civvy Gazelle,when i heard the Army pilot call on the radio.Crossed my legs (as fingers were busy!) hoping he'd appear in the background so i could get both together - which he duly did  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Vzlet
Posted 2012-01-21 11:18:33 and read 7817 times.

Still one of my favorites, but would probably be rejected today:

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Photo © Mark Carlisle

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Newark727
Posted 2012-01-21 12:14:50 and read 7801 times.


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Photo © John Price



This was my first, after I submitted something terrible with an Olympus P&S and had it rejected not long before. However I had just received the 50D I use today and after what was I believe either a level or a color rejection I got this lovely Kalitta into the database. I believe N712CK is now stored, though.  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: planespot
Posted 2012-01-21 12:18:02 and read 7797 times.

The 5,750th photo uploaded on the site:
Upload date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00


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Photo © Cary Liao



Do I win anything for sticking around this long?  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: walter2222
Posted 2012-01-21 12:18:56 and read 7794 times.

My first shot was uploaded om September 29th, 2005:


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Photo © Walter Van Bel



PS: I think I have re-uploaded it once because of the colors.

Best regards,

Walter

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: picester
Posted 2012-01-21 13:09:43 and read 7766 times.

Here my first photo accepted into the database in July 2007, to my surprise, after many rejections that I could not understand ...

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Photo © Pierre Cester



My surprise was even greater, when my second photo accepted into the database was the top of the day in the home page. That was a big encouragement to go ahead.

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Photo © Pierre Cester



I hope my latest photos, loaded into the base, are better ...

Cheers
Pierre

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: ptrjong
Posted 2012-01-21 13:17:36 and read 7761 times.

22 October 2004.

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Quite a lucky shot from close range on a very bright autumn day. It was accepted in a large size, I re-uploaded it in my standard 1024 px size.

Peter 

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: tristar501
Posted 2012-01-21 13:34:21 and read 7755 times.

January 2003, when I started editing the shoots of my trip from Boston to Dallas with a stopover in Chicago. The pictures were taken with a Sony DSC-P5 pocket camera which I bought a few days before.

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Psych
Posted 2012-01-21 14:55:59 and read 7798 times.

A nice thread Phil   .

My first photo was accepted on the 18th September, 2004. I can still remember the excitement of getting my first picture published on the internet:

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Photo © Paul Markman


Actually I seem to recall two photos were accepted at the same time, after a couple of tries and some friendly advice from the screeners. Just looking back now reminded me that at that time I was trying to upload at larger sizes - not the most sensible move for a new starter here.

All the best.

Paul

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: derekf
Posted 2012-01-21 15:30:32 and read 7782 times.

This beauty was taken on the 15th May 2000 and accepted on May 19th 2000.


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Photo © Derek Ferguson



The acceptance criteria have moved on somewhat since then.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: vikkyvik
Posted 2012-01-21 16:36:04 and read 7814 times.

Denim Blue pulling into the gate at BOS (added July 15, 2010):


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It was another 5 months before I got my 2nd acceptance....

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: INNflight
Posted 2012-01-21 18:43:35 and read 7774 times.

Gaaah.... those were the days. Good thread, it's fun to browse one's old shots again.

My first one, accepted FEB 03rd 2004.


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: yanqui67
Posted 2012-01-21 19:24:47 and read 7755 times.

Added September 29, 2002, It was one of the best thrills in my life after a bunch of rejections. Now I have over 3400 added. Wow!!

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: withak
Posted 2012-01-21 20:26:30 and read 7745 times.

Added on the 8th of February 2008 after the customary initial failures.

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Photo © Kris Mogford


Turns out the latest photo I put in the queue is also an Air New Zealand 777.

Kris

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: sunandan
Posted 2012-01-21 22:25:56 and read 7727 times.

Quoting Psych (Reply 25):
I can still remember the excitement of getting my first picture published on the internet:

Me too Paul!

My first accepted shot was this airport overview of Dallas Love Field, added 29 June, 2007. I was lucky with the photo op, as the approach path into DFW that day took me right over DAL. And ofcourse, the really clean window on the old Mad Dog that day helped  

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: lindy field
Posted 2012-01-21 22:28:32 and read 7724 times.

My first one, accepted back on November 30, 2002. And I've only made it to 50 in the db after all this time.

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: unattendedbag
Posted 2012-01-21 22:56:15 and read 7716 times.

I was very lucky with my first acceptance!


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Photo © John Padgett

From: screeners@airliners.net
To: me
Cc:
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 03:25:03 +0100
Subject: Airliners.net photo uploads: First screening results
John padgett,

This mail is sent to you to confirm that some or all of the photos
you recently uploaded to Airliners.Net (http://www.airliners.net)
have been through the first screening and rejection process.



This is the status of your photos:


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The following photos were accepted without warnings:

- 05pp-xmb0117.jpg (Embraer Embraer ERJ-190)
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A total of 1 photos processed.


Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: dueckimages
Posted 2012-01-21 23:01:00 and read 7711 times.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/2/8/2049826.jpg

My first accepted photo, albeit only a few weeks ago and got accepted on the first try.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: whales
Posted 2012-01-21 23:09:56 and read 7711 times.

My first photo was added on 9 May 2009, it was at my home airport! This was after many failures! The plane was here bringing medical supplies!



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William

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Plainplane
Posted 2012-01-21 23:16:33 and read 7709 times.

This is my first, accepted November 16, 2008:

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: johnkrist
Posted 2012-01-22 04:23:06 and read 7648 times.

Quoting lindy field (Reply 32):
And I've only made it to 50 in the db after all this time

You and me both  

My first was this odd looking bird, and I guess it would have been a distance and center rejection today:


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Added september 10th 2006

I remember thinking "Finally I am an Airliners.net photographer". And just a few weeks ago I got my 50th accepted I thought to myself "Finally I am on the Airliners.net photographers list". But, with my luck that 50 image limit will be raised to 100 and I will be out in the cold again  (Just to clarify, there are no such discussions!)

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Jorge1812
Posted 2012-01-22 05:50:29 and read 7623 times.

Man I've been so proud on this October 19 back in 2003
about this pic


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georg

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: teopilot
Posted 2012-01-22 07:22:21 and read 7600 times.

I'm not so "old" over here as many of you... but I got my first DLSR about two years ago.

At the moment, many things are changed, my technique is improved as well as the equipment.

But I can remember the struggle of getting the very first one accepted...
Finally, I made it! LOL

it was this one :

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Photo © Matteo Stella



NOthing special, I know, but it meant a lot for me... it was one of my very first spotting sessions, also taken in a foreign country!  

Matteo

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: SAA380
Posted 2012-01-22 07:40:47 and read 7594 times.

Man was I happy to have it accepted. It was my first time using my new SLR at the airshow.


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SAA380   

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: glen
Posted 2012-01-22 09:07:51 and read 7576 times.

My first acceptance was already somewhere in January 2002. Got married half a year before and family takes most of my time since. Therefore I have only about an average of two pictures a year since... But kids are growing and may be I'll have some more time in the future!


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: packman
Posted 2012-01-22 11:56:25 and read 7536 times.

I can't remember whether I had any rejections before my first shot was accepted, in fact I had two acceptances on the 14th June 2005 - I think I was just lucky.

I certainly had a lot of rejections after that and my next and first airliner shot was not accepted until about 4 months later when I began to understand the requirements prevailing at that time. My shots nowadays tend to be mainly airliners at Heathrow which is relatively local to me.


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: NZ107
Posted 2012-01-22 13:42:45 and read 7506 times.

Gotta love these self plugs!

My first was accepted 13 Oct 2007. I remember spending an age editing this one! I remember how proud I was to get this image up because I was playing around with aperture priority. Photography has come a long way since then!


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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 9):

Haha yeah I'd love to know how many rejections I got before I got my first accepted.. And I'm sure those rejections kept coming for 4 years!

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: UltimateDelta
Posted 2012-01-22 14:53:08 and read 7494 times.

November 16, 2008:

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Actually, this was my least favorite of all of the ones I took that day (I thought all the others were far more interesting   ), but I went ahead and submitted it, so here it is!

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: africaspotter
Posted 2012-01-22 15:22:01 and read 7492 times.

I never expected the photo to be accepted and it instantly made the TOP 5 of the day. It is still the photo with the most hits... That was nearly three years ago and I have learnt a lot since then.


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: dlednicer
Posted 2012-01-22 16:33:35 and read 7474 times.

Back in 2002, I had submitted a scan of a slide and it got rejected. Discouraged, I resorted to just being a looker. In February 2004, I had some digital photos on my computer taken at the IAF museum the previous October and I thought "why not try again?" The images were taken with a 2.1 Mp Canon PowerShot A20 and were 1024x768 as taken. Imagine my surprise when this one was accepted on the first try - this encouraged me on. I have since been back and have retaken the photo with a much better camera. I'm thinking of submitting it for #3000. As of right now, I have 169 acceptances to go to reach this total.

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: TACA300C
Posted 2012-01-22 16:36:49 and read 7471 times.

Good old times:

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: mical
Posted 2012-01-23 04:08:21 and read 7414 times.

This was mine....


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"G'Day from Australia"

Cheers

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: damien846
Posted 2012-01-23 04:49:56 and read 7403 times.

My first.....

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and my latest,
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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: EGCC777LR
Posted 2012-01-23 05:05:23 and read 7407 times.

My first shot was uploaded on August 4th 2009.

I had been trying for a couple of years to upload with no success, I was finding the whole situation unbelievably frustrating and nearly gave up on several occasions. My last throw of the dice was to upgrade my equipment, I bought a brand new Nikon D90 and armed it with a AF-S 70-300mm VR lens and tried again, this shot was taken on the first outing with the new gear.

Who would have thought that it also helped to be on the South Side at Manchester with the sun behind me   why would that make any difference.... Wow!

It was a combination of factors in the end, the right equipment, the right positioning, the right technique and learning how to edit! Every day I shoot now, I try to learn something new, it's never ending. The day I got the email saying that I had a shot uploaded I was over the moon! I rung all my friends who I thought would be (slightly) interested so they could click on it.

In the end, for a fairly plain side on shot, she has rung up nearly 7500 hits. My second upload is still my biggest hitter to date at just over 53000 clicks. I thought I had it made and it was going to be easy after that, I wish I could say it has been! But it has been loads of fun and I have got some shots here that I am really proud of. I have also had some nice help along the way from Peter Hulse and Mick Bajcar to name just a couple, my thanks to them both and the other screeners that have helped me to where I have got today, long may it continue!


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: iolder
Posted 2012-01-23 05:30:08 and read 7396 times.

First phot upload was July 29th 2005 and I went with something with a bit of power.


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Recently passed the 1000 upload mark and still enjoying it (moslty)...

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Chukcha
Posted 2012-01-23 07:05:46 and read 7373 times.

Here is my first shot in the DB accepted on March 29, 2006:


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Back than I knew very little about Airliners.net. Actually, I thought that in accordance with its name it only had photos of airliners and nothing else. One day I was searching for some Yak-18T photos and was quite surprised to find some on this website; I realised that it had pictures of GA aircraft, too. At the time I was working on an article about the Curtiss Robin. I had taken some shots for the article and I thought, "Well, if they take GA photos, why don't I send them some pictures of this airplane; as it is quite rare, some people may appreciate being able to see them." And so I did; I uploaded three or four photos of the same aircraft. One of them was accepted; I was very surprised that the other ones got rejected; I had no idea what 'double' or 'motive' meant. Then I thought that it was actually pretty cool, to have my picture on Airliners.net, and I decided to upload some more. And that was it - I got hooked.

Recently I tried to upload again one of the shots that were rejected in that my very first batch. I did however apply some additional sharpening. Surprisingly, it got accepted, too. Only took five years and nine month   :


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: NPeterman
Posted 2012-01-23 07:35:45 and read 7361 times.

Compared to some, mine was not all that long ago. After the usual stumbling and rejections, finally managed to break through with this shot of my favorite military aircraft:


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Sadly, serious issues with my camera have slowed my submissions to a trickle, and I'm yet to hit the 50 mark in the DB  , but I'm working to hopefully hit 100 in the next few months  

Nick

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Rotate
Posted 2012-01-23 08:10:13 and read 7363 times.


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Added on March 11th in 2003. I was so happy when I finally managed to get a pic into the DB. If I remember correctly it took less than a couple of hours to get the picture screened  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: McG1967
Posted 2012-01-23 10:44:29 and read 7329 times.

My 1st shot was accepted 21 August 2006.


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: HAMSpotter
Posted 2012-01-23 23:54:06 and read 7271 times.

I don't really have a first photo on A.net as I got my first two accepeted at the same time  

Both were accepted August 14, 2002!


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By now I made it to 356 and this is my latest:


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Photo © Christian Mueller

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: ThierryD
Posted 2012-01-24 03:49:45 and read 7246 times.

Still remember it well; didn't have an own digital camera back then so I borrowed my sister's one (actually had it more often than her eventually   ). A lot has happened since those late days in 2003.


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Thierry

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: stuart1044
Posted 2012-01-24 04:14:36 and read 7236 times.

My first was added 17th April 2009



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Not the best shot, but at the time I only had a 18-55mm lens, luckily at Manchester we have the mound and it was good enough....

I don't go spotting that often and sometimes it is months between visits. I remember asking for advice with this one, and then found out it was accepted whilst I was away for the weekend  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: yerbol
Posted 2012-01-24 05:34:22 and read 7216 times.

My first photo was uploaded in November 2010. I remember that evening when I came home and checked my mailbox and have found e-mail from screeners. It was amazing feeling!


Big version: Width: 1110 Height: 780 File size: 109kb
My first at Airliners.net


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: gunship01
Posted 2012-01-24 10:59:18 and read 7184 times.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Rayth...d=3c2eccdbbb0a672ca75c824b7c5478ac

Ah yes...

I remember the hour my first picture was accepted after 22 rejections of previous work. I can attest, it was a good feeling being counted among the photographers within this site.

gol....

It was accepted about 10 minutes ago! Cool stuff!!

Good to have the first into the database. Many thanks to the screeners and to those in here for the feedback. Have found Canon DPP alone to not do so well in post-processing. Lightroom reduced the noise and does a much better job.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: PHBFA
Posted 2012-01-24 19:19:26 and read 7124 times.


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Accepted at February 1st, 2004 taken with a simple 3.2 mp Olympus compact...time flies indeed.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: PUnmuth@VIE
Posted 2012-01-25 08:54:41 and read 7077 times.

2008-01-07 04:22:11

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: aagold
Posted 2012-01-25 12:18:58 and read 7030 times.

Accepted June 1, 2002 along with several others I had submitted just before leaving for vacation on Aruba.


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This photo was also accepted that same day. This is the only time I have ever seen an engine being ferried strapped under the wing of a 747.


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Art

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: IRISH251
Posted 2012-01-25 16:53:27 and read 7007 times.

A slide-scan added on the last day of 2003 - I didn't realise it was so long ago. Though pricy at the time, my Nikon Coolscan V slide scanner turned out to be a very worthwhile investment, as I am still scanning my own slides as well as some for friends.  

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Baumy
Posted 2012-01-25 18:47:01 and read 6995 times.

Can't upload the photo but...

http://www.airliners.net/photo/2054670/L/

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: NPeterman
Posted 2012-01-25 18:54:15 and read 6991 times.

Welcome to the site, Baumy! And congrats on your first!

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2012-01-25 21:09:27 and read 6986 times.


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Ugh, July 1999, I think this is motivation enough to re-edit some stuff. Look at that low photo ID number haha.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: arndt262
Posted 2012-01-26 08:09:10 and read 6948 times.

My first accepted shot (may 2010):

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Condo...d=8d4feaaa5ad824616dba6c84b88f1d5d

Arndt

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: bottie
Posted 2012-01-26 12:33:55 and read 6923 times.

My first accepted shot:


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Photo © Botterman Bram - AirTeamImages



May 2004 ... time is flying  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Jalap
Posted 2012-01-26 14:17:23 and read 6908 times.

This is my first one, on October 28th, 2007:


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Having been a slide photographer, I barely had any prints to scan. When I bought a scanner, I tried this one and was surprised that it got accepted. Seeing it today, I'm still surprised it was accepted  

Of course I wanted more and I bought a slide scanner. And here we are, 622 scanned slides later, hundreds more waiting to be edited an possibly thousands more left to be scanned... .

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: henkita217
Posted 2012-01-26 20:59:11 and read 6887 times.

Hi guys,

Wonderful photos you all have posted. How amazing is it, when you reflect back at your passion, when it all started?  

Always wanted the opportunity to post on this thread, and I am so happy to be able to do so, after today (thank you screeners).

Here is my first shot, taken quite recently in my spotting home, Sydney Australia.


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Photo © Hendra Barnes



Keep up the great work guys. The fun for me is just beginning...

Regards,



Hendra

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: GBOAB
Posted 2012-01-27 14:13:36 and read 6805 times.

My first was G-BOAG back in 2003.

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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Cathay111
Posted 2012-01-27 15:23:28 and read 6791 times.

This was my first entry in the A.net database, it was added over 13 years ago! Wow, that really sounds like a long time ago doesn't it?! When film was king, digital photography meant scanning and Johan did all the screening!


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Looking back at this shot I remember the years of fun I've had uploading photos here and there on the intergoogle. I've met many fine folks along the way and look forward to meeting many more.

While we're looking at oldies, let's have a look at my old mate Frank's first upload here! He may have left us all those years ago but his legacy lives on in his fine collection of aviation slides.


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Photo © Frank Schaefer



I really want to scan some more of his collection but my old scanner isn't compatible with my new computer which makes it a bit difficult. I'll get there one day........one day.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Accidentally
Posted 2012-01-27 17:39:27 and read 6778 times.


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Eww.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: san747
Posted 2012-01-27 23:35:50 and read 6762 times.


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Kind of a boring shot, but like most of you, I was really excited to get that first acceptance email! Now I'm up to 174 shots and counting!

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: DomeFromTheAir
Posted 2012-01-29 02:53:45 and read 6698 times.

This here is mine:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/JetBl...-Airways/Airbus-A320-232/1836047/L

Accepted on December 22, 2010.

A cockpit shot as well, but yours is more interesting, Phil! 

[Edited 2012-01-29 02:54:56]

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: yapple
Posted 2012-01-29 05:20:43 and read 6696 times.

This is my first photo that got accepted. Happened in December last year (2011) when I was having my holidays in Osaka.


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I was delighted of course, this is my first upload of that particular photograph although I failed in 9 previous attempts on another different photograph lol.


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Since then, I've only had one more photo accepted, which happened only a few days back. Both self-edited (also self taught myself my photography 'skills' which wasn't good at all last June), which I'm proud of as I didn't know how to edit anything in November. This gives me the motivation to learn more and improve further. 

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: coninpa
Posted 2012-01-31 04:25:44 and read 6588 times.

This was mine. It was a "YES !" Big surprise as it was a gray and low visibility day... Since then, the orange colors have been washed out.

Special thanks to Mick Bajcar who was really helpful when I was a beginner   


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: addew1
Posted 2012-02-01 09:28:09 and read 6540 times.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/7/8/2/1969287.jpg

This was my first picture accepted this summer after a lot of failures   

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: captainstefan
Posted 2012-02-09 20:34:47 and read 6265 times.


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Never thought it'd get over 9000 views....

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: rgrand
Posted 2012-02-11 08:48:33 and read 6151 times.


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Photo © Bob Grandolfo


I was only 11 years old when I took this photo so my composing skills were a bit off. This was taken from the observation deck that was on the roof of terminal 1. Tri-X scanned from negative

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Connector
Posted 2012-02-11 08:53:33 and read 6151 times.

My first accepted picture after many failures:


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Photo © Ron Baak



Greetings Ron

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Cargolex
Posted 2012-02-11 10:44:07 and read 6144 times.

When I was a kid, I loved flying and airplanes. But in 1996, I had to fly in a tropical storm, and after we landed on my CLE-LGA flight, another flight (a DL MD-88) clipped an approach light on landing, had a gear collapse, and came skidding to a halt on the runway just a few meters away from long island sound. This experience utterly soured me on flying and for more than a decade I had a real fear of flying, until my job required learning all about aviation and specifically the air cargo industry in 2010.

The more I learned, the less afraid I became. And nowadays I wish I hadn't essentially driven everywhere (except international flights) from 1996 to about 2004. If I flew back then, it was only because a Pontiac Bonneville hardtop can't actually cross an ocean under it's own power. I missed the tail end of the time I could have flown on my favorite plane - the 727-200!

Discovering A.net while learning more about aviation made me wonder if I could get good enough to get a photo accepted, and soon enough, it happened.


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The quality of what I upload has come a long way since then. Tons of rejections in those early days. Still a fair number these days, in fact, but I wouldn't do it if it weren't fun.  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: JohnnyH
Posted 2012-02-11 15:25:31 and read 6117 times.

sorry for offtopic, just a quesiton:
I don't have any accepted pics yet,
how long does it take to get my queue done?

[Edited 2012-02-11 15:28:04]

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: dlowwa
Posted 2012-02-11 15:49:58 and read 6108 times.

Quoting JohnnyH (Reply 84):
how long does it take to get my queue done?

The queue is currently at about eight days long, so your images will likely be screened on the 16th, as you uploaded them on the 8th. However, having now seen the two you have in the queue, I can save you the five-day wait and tell you that they will certainly both be rejected if you leave them to be screened. They have multiple problems (blurry, noisy, bad info) that are likely not fixable, so I suggest removing them from the queue. If you would like more details, please start a thread in the Feedback Forum

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: lhrsimon
Posted 2012-02-13 12:55:04 and read 6027 times.


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March 2004  

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Joshu
Posted 2012-02-14 08:57:19 and read 5889 times.

Newb question: I cannot figure out how to post my image. Help! I know it has something to do with the photo ID number.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: johnkrist
Posted 2012-02-14 13:15:53 and read 5870 times.

Quoting Joshu (Reply 87):

Click "Posting Help" and scroll down and you will find your answer

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: apuneger
Posted 2012-02-16 11:46:24 and read 5777 times.

This is my first ever accepted picture:


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Photo © Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography



Taken October 1st 2002 at BRU and accepted to the DB on October 6th 2002. Almost ten years ago (and 720 successful uploads). What a terrible edit, I must say...Time goes fast indeed.

Now let's hope some of my current photos in the queue get accepted in the next few days  

Ivan

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: mfz
Posted 2012-02-20 23:02:01 and read 5588 times.

Number one is the following:

Bajan Helicopters AS-350
Photo taken on 17.July 1996
scanned slide
accepted to the database 12.September 2002


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Photo © Michael Fritz



An number two is the following:

Eurowings Canadair CRJ-100
Photo taken on 13.September 2002
with my first Digicam Olympus C-720
accepted to the database 13.September 2002 (check out these sceenig-times: non-sepcial photo added the same day it was taken!!! Those times have long gone...)


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Photo © Michael Fritz



Cheers, Mike

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: varig767
Posted 2012-02-21 04:17:36 and read 5569 times.

My first accepted photo is rather a 'collectors item' : A triple seven in Varig colours! Shot with a Minolta 500Si super and scanned with an old-fashioned no-name scanner.


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Photo © Martijn Droog



Kind regards,
Martijn

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: joshu
Posted 2012-02-21 07:48:25 and read 5545 times.

It took a few failures but finally over the summer:


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It was the only photo I could get accepted with my Sony A300.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Karlok
Posted 2012-02-22 11:58:20 and read 5472 times.

Almost 10 years ago, added on 27 april 2002


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Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: aal151heavy
Posted 2012-02-23 21:09:28 and read 5373 times.

Not too many of you had your first upload in the last century...boy do I feel old.   

Photo added: Sept 12, 1999


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Photo © Ben Wang



I never re-scanned those first uploads out of nostalgia.

Ben

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2012-02-25 11:38:47 and read 5295 times.

August 26,2000


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Taken with a Canon Ixus APS camera   Since rescanned and "edited"

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Silver1SWA
Posted 2012-02-25 13:14:51 and read 5282 times.

Quoting aal151heavy (Reply 94):
Not too many of you had your first upload in the last century...boy do I feel old.

I was always surprised we never crossed paths at SJC after seeing your early uploads. I spent a lot of time at that location back then.

Quoting aal151heavy (Reply 94):
I never re-scanned those first uploads out of nostalgia.

Same here. I thought about having my earliest uploads removed because they are awful, but I kept them out of nostalgia.

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: aviator100
Posted 2012-03-02 17:10:01 and read 4977 times.

My first one was accepted 4 October 2000. Two years long it was the only picture on the site of a Technoavia Finist.

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Greetz,
Ad

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: kann123air
Posted 2012-03-04 08:05:51 and read 4913 times.

Just accepted this December:
Accepted after 22 rejections!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=cff7dcf812659d5a6d0c52efb7c972fd

Long live N717AE!

[Edited 2012-03-04 08:11:38]

Topic: RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Username: Tomskii
Posted 2012-03-04 13:32:46 and read 4885 times.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Jetai...Airlines/Boeing-737-7K5/2074771/L/ accepted today after one year and 18 photos going in trial and error mode  


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