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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

I have a major preference towards shots with nice backgrounds and scenery. Shots of a plane in the sky are nice and all, but there are much more cooler variables (to me) when the runway or nice backgrounds are featured.

I came across this great shot while checking the day's most popular:

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Photo © Peter Unmuth - VAP

A great shot, and a style I hope to emulate as my time as a photogrpaher continues.

But I can clearly see how such a shot can also get a baddistance rejection. I think the line is so fine between acceptable zoom and rejectable distance, from my own experience.

I was wondering what the screeners' exact criteria is when it comes to screening such further away shots. What are the factors that will ultimately decide such an acceptance?

I plan on taking a lot of shots with similar zooms, and I want to know how I can self-screen such shots before I waste the screeners' time uploading them.



Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

"...what the screeners' exact criteria is..."

LOL - I don't understand the concept of an exact criteria (he says in his finest British accent!!!) Big grin


User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Phil: I'm surprised you didn't come to a simple conclusion on your own. The runway obviously, for me at least, adds that extra 'ooph' to the photo (especially the concept of length), that oddly enough dismisses the need for a BadDistance rejection. It's a perfect shot all around--runway, plane, smoke, and amazingly no heat haze...

...I always knew Unmuth was a freak of nature.  Big grin

What the FUTT?
User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

I'd still be interested in answers by the screening folk.  Smile


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Thanks for mentioning me Phil  Smile/happy/getting dizzy and to answer your question:
Two words: "Airport Overview"

[Edited 2004-04-24 19:55:04]

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
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Hi all

Many 'baddistances' are without motivation.

Peter's image does not come into that category.



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