Jofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 14 Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2780 times:
Hello fellow a.net junkies!
Got a badmotivrejection on a pic of mine that i actually thought has the best motive of any of my pics in the database. I don't think i will bother with an appeal, ill just upload it somewhere else, just interested in some feedback/comments.
This is the picture:
...and it shows a 747 that has just begun to taxi and is blowing a couple of large containers out on the grass. As i wrote in the remark, they flew like autumnleaves. Now on to the badmotive definition:
bad angle, included window reflections - angle is pretty normal, no reflections
pictured just a part of an aircraft - nope, the whole aircraft is there
out of focus - nope
distracting or obstructing objects in the foreground - nope, but in the background there are containers flying around.
did not picture an aircraft - nope, aircraft is there
your camera displays the date - nope, thats not it
Slamclick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2561 times:
Been thinking more about this one. This is one of those images that works best in a really wide crop. Like 1024x200 or so. The rest of the sky and ground detracts from the action, the blowing containers which are the point of the shot.
Unfortunately aDOTn does not put up such high-aspect ration pictures as that. Sometimes you get a picture that is just made for 1x8 or 8x1 formatting. They may look great on your wall but you will not be seeing them here.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
I'm not a photographer, but I can offer you some insight as a viewer. When I opened the photo, I didn't really see much of a focal point to the photo. The center is pretty empty, and the plane is way on the left.
Jofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
FSPilot747, Any idea how i should have done to make it better? I mean, had the plane filled the entire picture then the containers - which makes the picture IMO - would have been cropped. And had i focused only on the containes and cropped away the plane then there would have been a reson for the badmotive rejection.
TWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 715 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
There are two things about this picture.
Firstly, perhaps the "special" about this image is not apparent at a first glance, but that is the case on many images on a.net, some of the best/funniest photos I've seen here required some time to really grasp the whole picture...
Secondly, the aircraft behind your motive has a very unfortunate placing in the picture, same goes for the de-icing machine... that is not much that you as a photographer can do about that, but then again, all pictures are not 100%, this happens to be one of them... having said that, I have to repeat what I said earlier: I've seen pictures of the same quality being published on a.net, and since they were approved, so should yours...