I am wondering, what does this photo need for acceptance, the moon? runway lights? the aircraft itself? The photos that have been accepted in the past are beautiful but there have only been a few since 2004.
Is there any way we can get an official opinion on this?
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
I can tell you now that a shot like that will get rejected. No one from the crew has ever given any idea on what is acceptable and what isn't. All I know is I have had one accepted over all the time I've been uploading here.
Basically with night shots its a lottery. If it gets in you win.
Beechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 44 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3179 times:
my personal opinion is that this photo somehow lacks a decent motive.
It´s just some red and white stripes in front of a dark background. The two shots in your quoted topic "have a story to tell" and and they don´t show coloured lines only, but also some parts of the airport, runway and other aircraft and have an appealing composition.
Not all of these kind of nightshots work out, like yours, while being good on the technical side it doesn´t really show us anything.
These Photos will always be bordercases in my opinion, hard to be accepted, as it´s hard to get a perfect shot which that "little something" it needs.
That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!