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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

I just had this one rejected for contrast and soft.


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060906_virginA346gvwin31AUG06-1.jpg


I tell you, I am getting pretty frustrated myself as it is now. I have gone from 80% acceptance to 60% over the last 10 days or so.

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User currently offlineAndyHunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4299 times:
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Chad,

Sorry to say but the constrast is bad, and badlevel as well.

Regards

Andrew



Full frame always beats post processing
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

So how do you suggest a rotation to make it level? Ill ask the expert right now. I think you know the field well.

Ill be nice & disregard your other remark about the photo.

[Edited 2006-09-07 00:14:40]

User currently offlineAndyHunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4260 times:
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Chad,

Rotate the picture clockwise. And you really shouldn't disregard the other comment.

Regards

Andrew



Full frame always beats post processing
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Quoting AndyHunt (Reply 3):
Rotate the picture clockwise. And you really shouldn't disregard the other comment.

Regards

Andrew

NO, its ok, I will.. Thanks for the insight on the rotation. Kinda tough on that field.


User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

I agree with the need for a bit of CW rotation and some sharpening, but I enjoy the contrast and think it's a great shot!

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

Thanks Prat,

I will rotate the photo a bit but the contrast is just fine. Wont be changing it. Will keep it for the personal collection.


User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 583 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

What about this? Only sharpening, levels, contrast and colors as I didn't have the original...

http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/8653/20060906virgina346gvwin31aug061ir4.jpg



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User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

I dunno about anet, but I sure like it. Looks like the fuse is coated with water.

Nice shot man.

Pete


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 7):
What about this? Only sharpening, levels, contrast and colors as I didn't have the original...



Edit:

Ok, you edited the pic, didnt realize that. Sorry, thats not how it looked that evening. The sky was more orange, like my version showed.

[Edited 2006-09-07 02:30:55]

User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2313 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

use the red line to level the shot

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 683 File size: 70kb



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

I want to publicly apologize to Andy for coming off so hard. As a screener you offered an opinion, be it right or wrong, I should have been more professional than that.


Thanks for the level advice John.


I definitely like the first edit better but I adjusted the levels on this edit. Is this acceptable? I see some heat haze but it looks to be pretty minimal.

http://www.airliners.net/uf/536881047/1157591654x0n4mm.jpg


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

I like the original contrast, I think it offers a very nice effect.

User currently offlineSpartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 12):

Im going to have to agree with you.

Chad the recent pic you put up seems to be more dark in certain area's which is why I like the original.



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User currently offlineMarkJBeckwith From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

I too prefer the original - ANet's loss...

M.



One day, I might be good at this...
User currently offlineAndyHunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

Hi Chad,

No need to apologise. We're still friends Big grin

Regards

Andrew



Full frame always beats post processing
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Thread starter):

It's the most beautiful pic I've seen in a while. Thank you for it. I've taken to scouring this forum. Is seems that, while there are some dog ugly shots, there are often the best ones which don't make it.  Smile

Love the shot.

Lucas


User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

Quoting MarkJBeckwith (Reply 14):
I too prefer the original - ANet's loss...

Exactly right - Chad you and I, plus many others know that you produce awesome shots. If anet choose to rejeted them (plus many others) just laugh, because lets face it, look at what they are missing out on.


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

Thanks all for the support in here and offline and in emails (wow, I got emails because of this!) but it might be to late as Im getting worn out. Right now if you asked me to upload a few other shots I took that day, I cant say that I am motivated.

Can I get some opinions on this shot thats already in the queue please? Angle is probably an issue, but, I was leveling the poles in the background. If thats it, its an easy fix. What about the "contrast, sharpness, etc" in this shot?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/FedExn394feLAX31AUG06-5.jpg



On another possibly related note as it has to do with rejections...

It seems that the forum is becoming far less active over the last week or so. Could it be people are "shell shocked" with the rejections as of late? I know I cant be the only one getting these rejections. I have also noticed far less people are viewing the pics over the same period. It might just be me, but, I find it interesting they are both occurring simultaneously.

[Edited 2006-09-07 07:55:14]

User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 18):
Angle is probably an issue

Yes I think it might be an issue. You should have used the buildings verticals as reference. Maybe my version is now leaning a little bit to much to the right but yours is leaning to the left I think.

I hope this helps.

About the contrast, softness etc. I have no idea anymore.

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 18):
Could it be people are "shell shocked" with the rejections as of late?

Or simply fed up with them?

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 18):
I have also noticed far less people are viewing the pics over the same period.

Mybe its related to a certain other site which must remain nameless here getting rid of the popup-ads?



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

I'd really like to see the histogram of the (initial edited) Virgin picture... (don't have PS in the office here)

E


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

Quoting PUnmuth@VIE (Reply 19):
Yes I think it might be an issue. You should have used the buildings verticals as reference. Maybe my version is now leaning a little bit to much to the right but yours is leaning to the left I think.

Wow, thanks Peter.

Yes I was off a b... lot.  Wink

Quoting PUnmuth@VIE (Reply 19):
About the contrast, softness etc. I have no idea anymore.

Join the club.

Quoting PUnmuth@VIE (Reply 19):
Or simply fed up with them?

Probably more like it.

Quoting PUnmuth@VIE (Reply 19):
Mybe its related to a certain other site which must remain nameless here getting rid of the popup-ads?

Unfortunately Im getting ads but, Im braaaaand new over there so what do I know.  Smile


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

On a side issue I'd like to know why there are pics accepted from 31st August when I have one from the 27th that's not even in screening yet.  Confused

User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 22):
accepted from 31st August when I have one from the 27th that's not even in screening yet.

The upload stats say all uploads until including those uploaded on Sep. 1st are screened (except the ones left for Johan).

[Edited 2006-09-07 09:26:04]


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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Yep, sorry I misread it.

[Edited 2006-09-07 09:33:04]

25 Post contains links and images Maiznblu_757 : Disregard the landscape mode in there, I was just experimenting with that.[Edited 2006-09-07 09:46:53]
26 Post contains images Javibi : Agree. Contrast I like, as it seems natural (unlike the Virgin, I am sorry to say), but I am also one of those guys who have no idea about what's rig
27 TimdeGroot : Chad, for me the light in the virgin shot is not good enough yet for that type of shot. The light on the DC10 shot is already much better and hence it
28 Post contains images UnattendedBag : I think you are going to need to go even further. 1.75 cw seems to work well.
29 Maiznblu_757 : Ok, so what is it? Buildings, the windsock, the light poles, the truck or the E-120 or...
30 F9Widebody : Just kind of play with it. These are the toughest to rotate beecause you have to use the horizon line and kind of "eyeball" it, as the jetwash has bl
31 Eadster : Now there are no Popups @ JP, the audience and contributors will climb.
32 Post contains images Maiznblu_757 : Ahh ok, it was no popups. Sweet.
33 DLKAPA : We're already getting about the same number of daily uploads as here, or at least we were, I haven't compared figures after the new upload limits her
34 Dale : Congrats Chad on Screener's Choice on this Photo at JP Dale
35 Post contains images Eadster : Yeah, I've been watching the increase. Alot of Pics being added to the DB also. I told you it was a killer shot. I'm not the only one that thought so
36 UnattendedBag : I would use the windsock pole as a primary reference. It is tall enough to get a good read on the level.
37 Dehowie : Great shots Chad. Love that Fedex one, Darren
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