Airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 660 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3526 times:
I was spotting at LAX for a short amount of time today, and caught this Alaska MD80 with a very long vapor trail. I'd like to show the whole trail, but to do so, the plane won't be huge in the picture. Do you think that's ok, and more imporantly, do you think the shot is ok? I've left it a bit larger than I'd likely upload it.
Additionally, I also took this shot of the same aircraft moments before, which shows some of the trail, but not nearly as strong. Would uploading the two very different views get me a bad double?
I'd very much appreciate your advice and comments on the photos... although I didn't take too many shots today, I felt that a lot came out really well--I'll be sharing those soon
Sinkrate From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3507 times:
The first one will get rejected, it is backlit to an extent and the aircraft is too dark. The second one I like. But as the trails coming off the wing is not very noticable it might get a centered rejection. It also looks to far away in the frame. Just my .
Ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4048 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3502 times:
If the vapor trail in the first shot is interesting enough, it means the subject of the photo is plane + trail. That means it is not well centered - the plane needs to be farther to the right and a lot of empty sky can be chopped off, making the plane larger. But the quality to do that doesn't seem to be there, and if it were, I don't think the trail is actually cool enough for this to work.
The second one needs to be cropped tighter - forget about the trail.
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