and the rejection reason follows:
These photos appear to have been either overexposed (too bright) or
underexposed (too dark). This could be a scanning problem or a
problem with the original photos. Check your original photo, if
it appears to be correctly exposed then please change the settings
on your scanner or use a photo manipulating tool to adjust the brightness
of the photos. If the photo is a digital shot then you will probably be
unable to improve the shot to an acceptable standard.
If you think you have been able to improve the quality of the photos, please
re-upload them. Note that we are still very interested in having these
photos in our database, we only ask that you try to improve the quality
of the digital version of your photos.
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 43 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
I like it Tim, it just may be a bit too "vast" for them. I personally can't see any exposure issues, but then I'm just a mere mortal.
By the way, you are one of the major reasons I bought a Canon Digital Rebel - I saw what you do with yours at DEN (and all over the world, for that matter), and decided it was time to put away my 4.1 megapixel point-and-shoot, and go hang with the BIG dogs! Your shots are amazing, keep up the great work. Thanks for inspiring us Tim!
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
If it's any comfort, that photo now resides on my computer, as my desktop background. As Andrew said above, you are also one of the main reasons I am looking into the Digital Rebel. Also, thanks for giving me the dirt on shooting at Denver back in January. Your e-mail helped me out alot.
Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 439 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
Thanks for the replies and generous comments guys...
Jeff, if you can get out here tonight and into the A-concourse somehow, I can get you up for a tour of the tower tonight. I am actually here at work till 03:30 tonight. From about midnight on I could use someone to keep me awake!
Also, how do I make the aircraft brighter without changing the rest of the photo? I will play around with it a bit more tomorrow, I just thought the rejection reason was a bit vague as to being "too bright or too dark" which is it?
Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 55 Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
I've helped you in the past Tim but this time I'll be playing devil's advocate from a screener viewpoint so expect the worst....
If I were to screen 500 shots of the current stuff coming through, then look at your shot, I would ask myself one question before even starting on rejecting for quality related reasons:
"What is the point of interest Tim is trying to capture in this shot?"
I see 100's of Airport Overviews in the queue every week. If quality is perfect, it will tend to come down to content to sway my decision.
* Are there any airport overviews of this airport?
* Does this airport overview contain enough of the airport?
* Are there any features of interest - skyline, large number of aircraft?
* Is there any unusual lighting?
Either something jumps out at you while screening it, or...
* Not enough of the airport - only taxiways
* Only a couple of aircraft (e.g. 4 or 5 - even worse, same airline)
* No skyline - even worse, no buildings at all
To be honest Tim... your airport overview (and I didn't screen it), would have not compared well with the other 100's I screen weekly.
I wouldn't have hestiated in rejecting bad motiv.
But before rejecting bad motiv, most of the time, I would have give your shot a once over, to make sure that I covered all problems (If you don't know the problem - you can't fix it right?)
1. Given this was probably better not being an airport overview, and you submitted information about the aircraft, this leads to "bad distance" (HINT: Airport overviews are generally not focused on aircraft and hence should be uploaded with airline, aircraft type being "-" and no reg info)
2. Angle - not a rejection commonly used anymore unless it's clear. And on this shot, it's clear
3. Colour - not convinced about colour here. Probably not something I would have rejected for, but given I am playing devil's advocate - I'll mention it
4. Exposure - Hisham made a good point. I would have tried altering levels to increase brightness/contrast on the aircraft.
Certainly not your best shot, and personally one that I wouldn't have expected you to be surprised about.
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2032 posts, RR: 34 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
What you have there is a beautiful, emotive photograph. It's very 'quiet' - I can just imagine the crisp air, and how the turbines would sound oddly dulled. It may not be what a-net likes in it's aircraft pictures, but that's definitely no reason to be anything other than proud of it.
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 439 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 2002 times:
Jeff, Alex, well its a bit after 3AM here and I am still here in the tower. Tonight would have really been the last night I could have done a tour as it is my last night watching over the hub. No more late nights for me from now on.
As for the photo, Glenn brought up a few points. I suppose it is a "tweener" as not quite an A.net type shot of the aircraft and not really an overview. I probably will not bother uploading it again. I thought it was a good photograph and even though it may have been, it is not a good photograph of the airplane. I never was or will be a "spotter" anyway, I'm more into the aviation photography aspect of it. No big deal, I was just confused by the reason for rejection and was wondering what others thought.
Thanks for all the input guys and I will keep shooting. I think I may have some good stuff from tonight which might be more fun to upload.