Fly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4120 times:
I've seen your pictures earlier. Eventhough I viewed them both in large, for some reason-unknown to me I prefer the MD. Perhaps it is more interesting because it is the same aircraft and somehow more appealing to the viewer??? Nonetheless, they are nice, well composed and interesting photos.
Vasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4097 times:
Hi Ivan, Aaron,
No one takes pictures of MD-80s here at DFW ...its a very common bird. Nowadays, when I see a MD80, I just sit in my car...never care to take my cam out.
Anyways thanks for your comments.
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3922 times:
Quoting Scooter (Reply 9): lol...this thread cracks me up. Meanwhile, in another recent thread, everyone swears that hits don't matter!
Nobody likes to admit it, but hits mean a lot. Why else do you post your photos online?
Maybe just to share? I like getting hits as much as the next guy, but I am here to build a diverse portfolio and share my work with people around the world. Nice comments in the box are better than hits to me anyway.
One thing I try to do to avoid looking like a hit seeker making people think that is the only thing that matters to me, is not posting my photos as a plug while they are still in the 24-48 hour range. To me it is just tacky.
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3901 times:
I think a point has been missed here by Vasanthd and others.
Forget what aircraft are in the photos and look at the composition of the two.
The image with the two MD80s is a near perfect composition, the 737 not so. It happens to have two aircraft but the composition is nothing like as good.
Using the compositional tool of the rule of thirds....
Imagine a noughts and crosses grid on the image, then the lines are the most important compositional lines, the intersections the most important points.
Now compare the two images and the compositional differences are evident.
People have clicked the better photo, probably without ever knowing why.
Whilst these rules are made for breaking, they have stood the test of time, predating photography by many, many centuries.
Hits are a much newer phenomenon but the reasons we like the pictures are ageless !