I certainly dont want to bash this photo or its photographer. But it did pose a question for me. What makes a gate shot motivated? And what in this shot makes it so special?
Most gate shots are rejected even if they are clean (with out vehicles/equipment in the shot). From what I understand this is because they are so typical and there's nothing special about them (unlike the excitement of takeoff/landing). This photo has a lot of equipment in the shot and I dont see anything in the remark to make it real special.
I'm I missing something? I'm asking just for future reference.
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