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Some Rejection Assistance, Please  
User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

I recently had a few pictures rejected, and I am looking to start over and re-work them. However, I'd appreciate some feedback from anyone if they can help explain the particular rejection reasons:

1) BADDISTANCE: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/123004-phx-n443wn-sw01.jpg

I'm not sure I understand what this means. How does a full frame shot of a plane, shot at 150mm, with little space between the edge of the frame and the winglets, constitute "baddistance"? What can I do about this one? Crop it to the point where there's no space between the edge and the winglet?

2) BADCAMERAANGLE: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/122404-phx-n585aa-aa01.jpg

I was having trouble with this one even before I uploaded it. I just couldn't figure out what to use as a reference for leveling the picture, and I thought I had it right. Obviously not. Big grin

3) BADMOTIV: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/123004-phx-n690dl-delta01.jpg

I was a little confused by this rejection, as I've had plenty of pictures from the exact same location (and with not nearly as good light as this picture) accepted. Is the fence the likely problem for the particular screener who looked at this? Nothing I can do about that, I guess.

4) BADMOTIV: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/123004-phx-n470wn-sw01.jpg

Same goes for this one. Is it the fence again?


I'm having a hard time understanding what the problem is on these. Which way would I want to shift the planes in the frame?

Thanks for any help you can give me. If you think that a particular picture is not worth the effort of re-working, please let me know that too. Thanks!


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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

1) Not sure
2) Rotate 1.2-1.3 CCW with that crane in the background that's what you should use as a ref. as it is so prominent in the photo.
3) Fence
4) Fence
5) All are low in the frame

Other than 3 and 4 the others are fixable with a little work.


C'mon Man
User currently offlineDcrusafon From Spain, joined Apr 2004, 333 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Hi Josh,

Here are my impressions...Hope it helps  Smile

1.-Maybe you need to crop a little a focus more the body of the plane and not thw wings...

2.-If you take as reference the crane and the tower, you will see it is unleveled...try to use the photoshop level tool.

3.-Maybe the problem is the fence

4.-Once again, I think is the fence: covers part of the tire...Also the quality isn't so good. Check the sky from the picture...

5.-AM: There is more blank space over the plane than under
BIZJET: Same problem
WESTJET: Same problem

Best regards,


User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

I'd appeal the first one. Can't see any reason for baddistance.

Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Hey Josh,

First of all, great pics!

1. The only thing I can fathom is that the wings may not stand out enough??
2. Slight CCW should fix it.
3. Fence
4. Fence
5. No idea...
As a rule thumb the amount of "space" from the top of tail to the frame and from the wheels to the bottom should be roughly equal.


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