AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
From my experience with cockpit shots (and cockpit rejections), I don't think this shot is salvageable - here's why:
1. The shot is only showing the Captains side of the panel - but there is a ton of dead space left of the panel (i.e. the shot might as well have been centered).
2. The shadows on the left side of the frame are somewhat distracting - this cannot be fixed (unless you crop it out).
3. There is a shoulder visible in the right side of the frame - that will probably get the bad motive call.
4. There are reflections of the flash in the radar screen - I think that's a no-go on the motive as well.
5. There is nothing visible outside, yet the panel is very bright. A timed exposure would have been much better (if possible), and would have exposed the ramp a bit. While this is not necessarily a reason for a bad motive rejection, it certainly doesn't help.
6. The charts on the captain's yoke almost seem to be the subject of the shot - this is also probably contributing to the motive call.
That being said - it is a quality shot - next time perhaps get a bit closer to the Captain's panel, and center it in the shot. IF possible - also try a timed exposure to minimize reflections and shadows.
Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3513 times:
Thanks a lot Drew, that says it all I guess. FYI, shot taken with point-and-shoot old Sony V1 camera, in a hurry while exiting from the plane... so flash was really my only option, especially with a camera that isn't very strong in low light situations. But thanks for the hints, better luck next time perhaps!