PS, in case you're not familiar, this is a picture of a 737 landing on Runway 19 at Washington National Airport. This approach follows the Potomac River to the runway and has a characteristic sharp right turn 15 or so seconds before touching down.
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WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1313 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
Ya it could be the trees. I also think it could be the light at the bottom, looks like car brake lights. It is somewhat distracting, but I still like the shot. By the way, AA flies the 737-800, not the -700.
MartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
Quoting WhyWhyZed (Reply 4): I believe that would hit you with manipulation then.
Just cropping would certainly not be badmanipulation!
I would say that this is a good "photo"*... it has the rule of 3rds, a somewhat-s-curve, and the exposure is alright! I would say that you cannot get this photo up, but I would print it and put it in an album, very nice!
*-Since I consider photography to be a creative art, and going more than the simple "point n' shoot" This photo is great, but for A.net it isn't what they adore.. sadly.
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3353 times:
Quoting D L X (Thread starter): Airliners.net gurus, can any of you explain why this is considered bad motive? The explanations are rather vague, and I'd love to have some input.
From what I can gather, these shots are NOT accepted any more. I've taken many similar to yours and received the same rejection.
If you notice, shots that are accepted are ones that have the runway in the photo and show a little daylight, either taken on dusk or dawn. The ones in the DB that are similar to yours, were accepted some time ago and from what I have been told, shots like that aren't accepted anymore, which is a shame. I really like taking them and viewing others.
photos like these seem to get in (which are just fantasic!):