Phxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5474 times:
I went to the airport today and got pictures of the new Airline Go! and they all got rejected. The plane was parked right next to a fence so it was really hard shooting through it. The e-mail did say they were screened by a screener in training.
Should I appeal any of these?
Anyone think they could help fix these?
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5453 times:
Brian, ever heard of NOA_double? Why upload so many shots that look almost the same?
I have to say that the quality is simply not there and of most of them the angle is off. None of them show the whole airplane either.
Since it's new, it'll be around a while longer so perhaps you can get some better shots in the future.
Second, take a second to read the instructions on the upload page. I know the feeling when you have the hot shots that you want to get up in an instant, but getting around the rules doesn't get photos up any faster*. http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/
As for your pictures, take a look through the database to compare your shots. It's a lot easier to get shots up that have a motive similar to other pictures in the database. Rather than focusing on each photo, here are a few tips, try to get a shot with the whole plane in it. It is much easier to crop down than it is to back out after the fact. Take a look in the forums for workflows and guides to sharpening your photos. I can see some noise introduced by the sharpen tool around text in each of the photos. There are plenty of resources here to help you work a photo once you've shot it.
These shots probably wont make it into the database. There still aren't any pictures of these planes in the database yet, so if you have the opportunity to get out and try again or get them in flight, you'll be set. Take a look above and think about it next time you are out with your camera. I'd be happy to help you out any further if you wish. You are already over the hump getting your first shot into the database. Just keep shooting and you'll be set.
Dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5438 times:
Quoting IL76 (Reply 1): Since it's new, it'll be around a while longer so perhaps you can get some better shots in the future.
I have to agree with Eduard (IL76) here. It seems that you have (I hope it is not had) ramp access, so go back if you can and try again. Submit just one of the whole aircraft with good quality and you will probably get yourself a priority upload, maybe a banner and a lot of hits....if no-one beats you to it !
Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 2): As for your pictures, take a look through the database to compare your shots.
It is a common fallacy that different is the same as good. That advice from AviatorTJ is very sound. Before you try to bend or break the rules you really need to know them well.
Sorry to say this, but I think you have missed a really rare opportunity.
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5273 times:
Sorry to hear you couldn't get a clean shot. That is a nice catch, don't give up though!
Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 9): If you have access to a super wide angle lens you can get good shots with an aircraft at a fence line. This was taken at 10mm on top of the fence between barbed wire. Just an idea.