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Vertical Centering - What's The Rule?  
User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

No big deal here, but I just had this one rejected for incorrect centering.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/N602AU-20051015.jpg

Now of course I can see that there is much more space between the bottom and the nose gear, than between the top and the tail. But visually, I would still think the main focus of the image is centered.

Even more, I don't think it will look better when centered. So is this "ah well, not in line with the rules so forget about it", or is there an argument here in contesting the "not centered" ruling...?

Thanks!

P.S. I'm not in for a "but what about other pics in the db" fight. Every picture is unique in that respect, IMHO.

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User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Vertical is out, as you said yourself. Also you'd be better focusing on the fuse, not the wing. They're not as important (I'm talking about photos Big grin)

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User currently offlineKnighty From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 207 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

I like the way the aircraft sits along the width of the frame but I'd definitely have it sitting lower in the frame so that the top of the tail and the nose are roughly the same distance from the edge of the frame.

Knighty



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2666 times:

Quoting Knighty (Reply 2):
so that the top of the tail and the nose are roughly the same distance from the edge of the frame.

 yes 



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3043 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2660 times:
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Hello Ward,

In answer to the question in your thread title, I do wonder whether there is actually a clear rule. I personally operate on the assumption that correct centering for the site is as above - i.e. same space above the top of the subject as below. However, you may have seen a long thread recently where different examples were given which 'break' this rule.

It seems there will be many, many examples that anyone could point to which don't conform to this 'rule' on the database. My assumption is that this rule holds true unless the motive somehow overrides this core guideline.

Now that gets us into very subjective territory........I think I'll leave it there  biggrin .

I think I would go along with the screener here who, I presume, thought there was nothing to be gained for the motive by that amount of apron in the bottom half of the photo, below the main subject.

All the best.


User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Cool, thanks everyone. I don't think I'll have an acceptable pic after recentering (unless I deviate from the 3:2 format), but I'll give it a try...

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Quoting PUnmuth@VIE (Reply 3):
Quoting Knighty (Reply 2):
so that the top of the tail and the nose are roughly the same distance from the edge of the frame.


I completely disagree. The photo will give unbalanced feeling as the whole fuselage will be in the lower half.


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5609 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
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Danny,

I tend to agree, but you forget photographic (or artistic) integrity is not the question here, the only thing in question is what meets A.net criteria.

Chris



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