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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2040 posts, RR: 29
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

I'm getting a little concerned at the steady decline in my acceptances. A little help with these would be appreciated:

1) NOAsoft, NOA category. Categories selected - 'Private', 'Prop'.

2) NOAsoft.

3) NOALevel

I don't think these are that bad..what say you?



[Edited 2005-08-24 10:20:30]

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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4053 times:

Hi James

First one I would agree, it is a tab soft, another kick might be ok.
Second, can't really see any softness there, maybe slightly on the wings, leading edge.
Third, mmm well this issue of level again. I can only think that the screener is using the reference where the grass edge meets the concrete. It runs almost the length of the photo and this is the cause. To me the photo looks level but I guess they are using this reference and rejecting it. So maybe some CW rotaion, as Gabriel mentioned, would make that line more level.

I agree with Gabriel too, the rejections are a bit harsh.

Hope that helps

Take care


[Edited 2005-08-24 11:38:38]

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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

1). I think that the correct categories to select are 'prop' and 'warbird', judging by other photos of that aircraft in the database. As for the NOAsoft judging - it's borderline. It's a bit harsh for that to have been rejected, however it could do with just a little more sharpening in places (e.g. the tail area).

2). Like photo (1), badsoft for this one is borderline. It would be okay with a bit more sharpening, but it certainly doesn't look too soft as-is either.

3). Hmm... As a whole it looks like it needs a little CW rotation, however what few verticals there are on the left seem to indicate that the photo is fairly level. Not sure about this one.

Good luck!

User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

The 1st one is a warbird...
The 2nd I can't judge here in the office, as my monitor is crap...
The 3rd one: Check how high the horizon is just right of the tail compared to the left of the picture. The whole 'look' seems unlevel, and the horizon proves this (unless there are hills there).


PS, the 3rd one: the verticals on the left are correct/vertical, but because you used a very wide angle lens, verticals on the edge of the frame always slant. So don't use verticals on the edge of the frame to level when shooting with a wide angle lens, only use verticals in the middle of the frame.

[Edited 2005-08-24 11:39:36]

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 384 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

I agree with 1 soft and should be warbird and 3 Mr Bouncy castle gives the game away Big grin

2 seems a little harsh to me, shallow DOF giving the impression of a soft background.


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2040 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

I've redone two of them, I've left the Socata out because I felt the submitted version was as good as I could get it, but there was some definite latitude in the Stearman.

Thanks for the feedback,


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