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Will This Photo Make It?  
User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

Hi, this is my first photo I've uploaded to A.net, and I was wondering if it will make it past the screening process. The plane in the picture only has two pics in the DB so far, so I'm hoping that it might be able to get in.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/3-14SAN-N837AE-1.JPG
Thanks in advance!
ATCme  spin 
PS Its so cool to see the copyright bar at the bottom with my name on it!


I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help. Really. Yes I'm serious, I'm here to help you.
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User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

Where's the airplane?  Wink

-Adam


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Quoting AdamWright (Reply 1):
Where's the airplane?

Isn't it a fly hit the lens by mistake? Big grin


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Quoting AdamWright (Reply 1):
Where's the airplane?



Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 2):
Isn't it a fly hit the lens by mistake? Big grin

That would mean no.  Smile The plane is just too far, it is grainy and the image is way too big. Try 1024 x ... for you uploads.

Ivan



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Hmmm, today is April 1st ...


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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 4):
Hmmm, today is April 1st ...

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3914 times:
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Not enough plane in the picture but a lovely shot due to the setting or rising sun.
Keep at it you will get there I'm sure of it.
Cheers



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User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

Ok, well thanks all for the advice...and the humor.
I guess I'll be getting an email in a week saying "nice try, feel free to upload others." Which speaking of others, if I changed the pixels of this one would it be good? And if I should tweak it some tell me please.
http://www.loveairrc.org/Classifieds/_vti_cnf/P1010694.JPG
Thanks again
ATCme  spin 
PS. You can still comment on my other pic!



I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help. Really. Yes I'm serious, I'm here to help you.
User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 8):

slightly harsh maybe?


User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 9):
Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 8):

slightly harsh maybe?

I'd tend to agree with both of you.
-9VSPO, the picture I would upload is way better quality and doesn't have all the jaggies. I just figured since on my other picture you guys threw it out before even looking at the quality and just commented on how small the plane was that I would see if this one would make the cut before posting the higher quality image.
-Matt, Thanks he is being really harsh, but that's the way the world works... Anyway, I like your name
It would be nice if I could get some real feedback and not sarcasm, maybe something that might help me improve.
ATCme (aka.Matthew)   
Edit: forgot something

[Edited 2006-04-01 22:03:31]


I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help. Really. Yes I'm serious, I'm here to help you.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Sorry Matthew, it was harsh. If you want to send me any of your pics I will have a look for you to see if I can help.

User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Thanks for the offer 9VSPO. I sent you an instant message because I don't know how to email you.
Thanks again everyone for your replies.
ATCme  spin 



I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help. Really. Yes I'm serious, I'm here to help you.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

Matthew,

I like the sunset pic. However the aircraft is too far in the distance. Next time try and get the aircraft a lot closer in the shot. I'm afraid it's not anet quality and if you have it in the queue I would remove it. It will not get accepted by the screeners unfortunately.

The problem with the Southwest 737 is that it is very grainy and the detail on the aircraft is not clear enough. Also the buildings kill the shot. I cropped it to remove the buildings but it's still too grainy for anet.

Both problems are due to either taking photo's of aircraft which are just too far away or the camera you are using is not good enough to handle the long zoom. For better quality photo's try getting as close as possible to the aircraft. Try taking photo's of static aircraft, maybe an airshow where you can get up a lot closer. This will give you some good experience. You are still young and to reach a high standard can take not just weeks or months, but years of experience so don't be disheartened. Hope this helps.

Regards,

Ian.




[Edited 2006-04-02 10:16:37]

User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Thanks all for your help!

ATCme  spin 



I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help. Really. Yes I'm serious, I'm here to help you.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

I forgot to say, if you are near any museums you could visit try those, it's always a good way to start taking aircraft pics too. The first museum I ever went to was great and I will always remember it. It's an excellent way to get up close to aircraft.  Smile

User currently offlineCosmic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

Hi,

I find that a good tip to help you see if your Photos are up to standard is to search for the Registration or similar Photos in an Airliners.net search, and compare your edited Photo with what is already in the database. For instance, that Southwest shot above, a quick look in the database would reveal that it isn't up to database standards. Of course, we are all here to help you reach those standards.

Please don't think I am being harsh, as I remember my first thread, when I asked the questions like "Should I Upload" or "Will these make it". I look back now and think that it's obvious that I the Photos needed improvement.

We all started somewhere, and I look forward to seeing how things progress for you. That first (sunset/sunrise) shot is a good start, although a little too far away.

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 14):
I forgot to say, if you are near any museums you could visit try those, it's always a good way to start taking aircraft pics too. The first museum I ever went to was great and I will always remember it. It's an excellent way to get up close to aircraft.

That is good advice. Or an Airfield for that matter. There may be opportunities to get closer to the Aircraft.

Cheers, and good luck,
Cosmic 

[Edited 2006-04-02 18:53:29]

User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 14):
I forgot to say, if you are near any museums you could visit try those, it's always a good way to start taking aircraft pics too.


That's how I got started...got 9 photos up from a few different museums. Filled me with loads of self confidence. Then I started taking pics of actual airliners in operation at SLC...there goes the self esteem

I'm still working on it - slowly but surely

ATCme, you seem pretty new. Welcome! I am also very interested into going into ATC...can't wait to finish this blasted high school. I also notice your pics are from San Diego (right?) I spent 2 weeks there last summer (devoid of decent camera though  Sad ), I loved it! I'm just itching to go back...Lindy might not last too much longer  boggled 

Back to topic, what type of camera do you have?

[Edited 2006-04-02 23:27:01]


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3901 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Quoting ATCme (Reply 13):
I forgot to say, if you are near any museums you could visit try those, it's always a good way to start taking aircraft pics

I second that, too. Especially open-air museums. Photography there isn't always easy but at least the problems of distance and movement are taken out.

In friendly small airfields it may also be easier to get close than at a big airport.

Peter



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User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3697 times:

If you got closer on the first one and had the plane cenetered, I would give it the go-ahead. In a pic like that, the actual plane does not matter because it's one of those artsy-fartsy pix!!!

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



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User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3686 times:

ATCme, I forgot, I should have mentioned. My first uploaded pics were from the USS Midway Museum, (if you live in SAN as I suspect) a few miles from the airport. Surely you've heard of it?

All taken with a crappy little 3.2MP w/o zoom.

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Admission was steep, $8 or something like that, but it was well-spent  Smile



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User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Hey, thanks guys! Just to clarify, I was in SAN for my spring break, I actually live a few miles north of KFNL. FlightShadow, I'm actually using my dad's camera, I'll get back to you on what type it is. It has 12X zoom (8X opical I think) and is a subsidary of Nikkon (I think) and it starts with an L. Anyway, while i was visiting SAN I did make it to the Midway, but my dad took all the pictures, so not viable to be on A.net. I am somewhat new, I joined just after Christmas, thanks for noticing. I might try some museum pictures sometime, and this summer I'm going to Airventure at Oshkosh, so I'll try again there.
If I ever go back to Lindberg Field, is there a good place to spot anywhere near there?
Thanks for all your help!
ATCme  spin 



I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help. Really. Yes I'm serious, I'm here to help you.
User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Quoting ATCme (Reply 20):
It has 12X zoom (8X opical I think)

NEVER use Digital zoom, unless ya want a crappy picture. Also make sure it's at the hightest megapixel setting - on most cameras, when it's on highest, it won't let you use Digital zoom. At least that's how it is on my fuji...

Quoting ATCme (Reply 20):
Airventure at Oshkosh

LUCKY! I'm trying to make it out there at least this summer or next, I watch the ESPN videos of Oshkosh that my dad taped in the early/mid '90s all the time  biggrin 

Quoting ATCme (Reply 20):
If I ever go back to Lindberg Field, is there a good place to spot anywhere near there?

Heh...Possibly the best airport to spot at, as it's in the middle of the city and thus a lone photographer is not a big deal, whereas at SLC, for example, it's out in the boonies, and a photographer attracts cop attention relatively quickly  Wink

Good places to spot/photograph - The sidewalk around the perimeter (street names elude me) is amazing -- but stay out of those parking lots, Downtown all along the approach path is also cool, as well as Balboa park (specifically in the vicinity of the Aerospace museum - which, on a side note, is not great for museum photography). I suspect there's also some good stuff to be had near the departure end, but I never went out there. Also, if you've got a really beefy camera, the bucket-ride-thing that goes above the San Diego zoo is cool  Wink



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