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Why The Hits Difference? (Caution:Self Plug Ahead)  
User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Hello all,
Any idea why the 737 photo didnt get much views when compared to the Mad Dog's despite 737s +ve aspects...
a) More Color and shiny
b) 1500px wide?


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Thanks.
Vasanth


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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Hi Vasanth,

I've seen your pictures earlier. Eventhough I viewed them both in large, for some reason-unknown to me  Smile I prefer the MD. Perhaps it is more interesting because it is the same aircraft and somehow more appealing to the viewer???  Confused Nonetheless, they are nice, well composed and interesting photos.

Ivan



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User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

2 of the same aircraft in shot and plus who doesn't love and MD-80 I sure do!

Just my 2 cents.


Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli



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User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Hi Ivan, Aaron,
No one takes pictures of MD-80s here at DFW  Sad...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.
--Vasanth



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Quoting Vasanthd (Thread starter):
Comments needed to make me a better photographer on A.net.

What does the # of hits have to do with your desire to be a better photographer?


User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Quoting Aviation (Reply 2):
2 of the same aircraft in shot and plus who doesn't love and MD-80 I sure do!

I completely agree with that last part. The MD-80 is one beautiful jet.

Tim

Edit: A few months ago, I was lucky enough to catch 3 MD-80's in one shot. That photo is one of my favorites.

[Edited 2005-10-11 07:17:30]


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User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

I think the MD80 shot is a little more balanced and pleasing to look at myself.
Both are lovely shots though.
Cheers
DArren



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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Quoting Vasanthd (Thread starter):
Any idea why the 737 photo didnt get much views when compared

excuse me, but I ve never read such stupid question before ....

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
Quoting Vasanthd (Thread starter):
Comments needed to make me a better photographer on A.net.

What does the # of hits have to do with your desire to be a better photographer?

I double that ...

Robin



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User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Quoting Rotate (Reply 7):
I ve never read such stupid question before ....

What is stupid in this question?? ashamed 

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
What does the # of hits have to do

To get a better motive all the times... bouncy 



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User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 852 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

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?


User currently offlineKey From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 99 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Vasanthd, your caption may have helped too. There is a question in it, perhaps people expect to see the answer in the photo.

Erik



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User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3327 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.
-Matt



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Lets face it, NG 737s usually are pretty boring viewing material. They're as common as flies and will be around for decades. The MDs are more like proper aircraft Smile They are louder and make smoke.

Tim.



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User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 11):
while they are still in the 24-48 hour range

Gawwk  Wow! ...nooo



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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1660 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3306 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD SCREENER

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 !
Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 14):
two MD80s is a near perfect composition

Composition is the first preference...but I have one more question...Do people like to see pictures in High resolution...I mean like the 737 picture in 1500px wide?
--Vas



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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Quoting Vasanthd (Reply 15):
Do people like to see pictures in High resolution...I mean like the 737 picture in 1500px wide?

Personally I don't because it's more difficult to view. You have to scroll to see the whole picture. I upload at 1200 x ... because it probably works for most people and me as well Big grin

Ivan



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