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User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4741 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
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If I sound like a baby here, I apologize but I would like things around here to be consistently fair. I have had a few rejections lately for the horizon not being straight and level in my pics. Personally, I don't find it to be that noticeable. There is a newly added picture of a Southwest 737 where the horizon is significantly not level. I wont include it here unless I need to. I'd rather not single out this photo and photographer. But I don't understand how that made it through when it is so obviously tilted. All I ask for is a level playing field here.


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User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Hello Silver1SWA.

Last week I had a photo of a Piper Navajo rejected. The personal message in my email said that ......

"The aircraft didn't appear to be level".

Well, the Navajo was infact level .... perfectly level. Unless the brand new hangar beside the Piper that I used as a guide (before I cropped it out of the shot) didn't have level walls!

Also, a Piper Navajo normally sits on a ramp with a nose down angle to it's stance. Maybe the screener didn't know that.

I wonder what the screeners use to check for a level horizon if there isn't one in view in the photo?


Chris  Smile



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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Hello,

why not show us your photo. That would be a good start.

Ivan



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Quoting Mr Spaceman (Reply 1):
Well, the Navajo was infact level .... perfectly level. Unless the brand new hangar beside the Piper that I used as a guide

If you were using a wide-angle lens then the barrel distortion would cause anything on the side of the photo useless for levelling purposes.


User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1293 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

If you feel it was wrongfully rejected, appeal it. I have had 3 or 4 shots appealed and accepted on a level rejection. Also, posting the photo would help.
Chris, sometimes when you crop out a post or building edge the photo appears to be unlevel. Maybe next time, level the cropped portion as the eye sees it, or include a note to the screeners saying you cropped out your leveling device.
-Matt



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User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4741 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
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Ok, I guess I'll just make this as easy as possible.  

My Photo:
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/SilverOneNewPaint2.jpg



[Edited 2005-10-26 07:46:50]


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Thread starter):
If I sound like a baby here, I apologize but I would like things around here to be consistently fair. I have had a few rejections lately for the horizon not being straight and level in my pics. Personally, I don't find it to be that noticeable. There is a newly added picture of a Southwest 737 where the horizon is significantly not level. I wont include it here unless I need to. I'd rather not single out this photo and photographer. But I don't understand how that made it through when it is so obviously tilted. All I ask for is a level playing field here.

Ryan,

Though I understand your frusration I don't think including a pic already in the DB is wise. I don't think the photog would appreciate it and neither will the screeners. Post the pic here and let's have a look. Maybe editing in PS can help it.


User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4741 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
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Thanks Nick. I didn't think it was a good idea in the first place but thought it might help make things easier for those wanting to help. I removed it.

BTW, I did edit my photo and rotated the image and cropped it. It's in the queue right now.

[Edited 2005-10-26 07:49:45]


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 7):
Thanks Nick. I didn't think it was a good idea in the first place but thought it might help make things easier for those wanting to help. I removed it.

BTW, I did edit my photo and rotated the image and cropped it. It's in the queue right now.

Kewl Ryan, link us! Let us see it!  biggrin 


User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4741 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
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Ah yes, of course. Here's my new edit.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/Silver1NewPaint2.jpg

 Smile



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Nice Ryan..

Best of luck with it!  wave  Hope it gets in.


User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Hey

Great photo there Ryan! Good luck on getting it accepted  Smile


BmiBaby737


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 45
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
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Not meaning to open a can of worms here but i would have a look at it again for being a little backlit.
Nice shot by the way good luck with it.
Cheers



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