JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2463 posts, RR: 46 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 3691 times:
The helicopter pic is too small and very hard to give any feedback on it.
The FA18 looks good but not sure if it would get a motiv rejection due to the crop and the missile blocking most of the aircraft.
Nice shot would love to get some screeners input on it.
But when the learning is over and some say it never is over you will start to enjoy the fruits of the hobby and what it can bring.
I just got my first ever Mag cover and its made it all worth while.
The helicopter is now visible and to me looks good but i cant comment on quality as I'm at work on a very bad monitor.
But looks centered and level.
Keep it up your doing well .
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 3666 times:
The helecopter, I feel will still get a quality rejection. Looking at it here I'd say its right on the borderline and with the standards of today, being right on the borderline is not going to be enough. I also thing that parts of the white are slighlty too bright.
How big is the original? If you want me to have a look at it for you, let me know I'd be glad too. The hornet, might not be worth the worry as suggested, but depending on the state of the original chopper it might be ok.
Anyway, I personally think that you are close with the chopper.
AussieAviator From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months ago) and read 3532 times:
Quoting Azza40 (Reply 9): What is that brown poo spot above the propeller?
Well spotted ! I didn't see that.
It is actually an RAAF Beech Kingair 350 (Nav Trainer) which departed about 5 min's before I snapped this shot. It's present in most of the other shots I took of the chopper as well. I didn't notice it previously.
I guess they don't allow you to clone out those back ground blemishes here either ?
That's not always enforced strictly. My two newest shots in the DB are 1024x697, and 1024x695. And I've got another that's 1024x780.
Depending on the crop the aspect ratio is not crucial, as long as it's at least 1000 pixels wide and 667 high (those are the minimum dimensions, as given on the upload page).
So, as for your pictures, I like the helicopter one, but the F-18 will most likely get a motive rejection as the missile is blocking the majority of the aircraft and looks like it's out of place. With a wider crop showing the entire wing, thereby making more obvious that the missile is attached to it (though more people will realize that anyway) the motive issue might be resolved. But the missile really does take quite a bit away from the actual picture of the plane.
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AussieAviator From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3420 times:
Quoting JeffM (Reply 19): I would quit using that photo in your posts as part of your signature, it is a violation of the site's rules. Do you see anyone else using them? Other then Bubbles and his silly waving smiley?
Actually, you might have missed the fact that I was seeking comments more in line with image critique.
On the same token, I have refamiliarised myself with the site rules and reg's.
Thankyou for your vigilance with this matter.
Perhaps you might like to offer some constructive criticism regarding the images - this would help me a hell of a lot more.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2032 posts, RR: 34 Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3367 times:
Quoting AussieAviator (Reply 22): I know the images aren't brilliant, but as a total beginner - this is my starting point ... so the harsher the comments, the better!
You're actually off to a decent starting point. I like the FA/18 image, and the perspective from the hardpoint. It needs a touch more sharpening around the fuselage, but very carefully. It might have been an idea to raise the viewpoint a little (I understand this may not have been physically possible!) so that more of the canopy is visible, whilst still keeping the badges visible. Either way, I like what you've done with this one.
The helicopter is marginal quality wise - it just lacks definition. Have you got the original anywhere?
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