Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Pre-screening Advice Requested  
User currently offlineGlidepath From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

I recently managed to get my first picture into the database after a row of rejections, so I learned how hard it is meet a.net standards.

Anyway, I just spend two nice weeks on the Greek island of Mikonos, where the approach to that airport should yield some spectacular spotting opportunities. However I did not check that out as we spend most of our time on the beach and didn't rent a car.
So I only managed to get some shots during arrival and departure, which I'd like some comment on:


View Large
I guess this will probably get a "motive" rejection, even though I quite like the closeup of the wing with the oblique late afternoon light. This angle resulted from the shuttlebus being parked a bit awkwardly right under the wingtip, which also explains why I couldn't get the tail or winglet into the frame...


View Large
Are those gangways enough to bring on a "clutter" rejection? I've had a different shot rejected about a year ago for what I believe was more or less that reason. From what I find in the database, this seems to be the case, even though I find it hard to understand. After all, airport equipment is an integral and vital part of an airliners "natural" environment. For this reason many of the shots in the a.net database of taxiing or parked airliners often look dead and uninteresting to me.

As to the framing of the second shot: It has been cropped out of this larger image, which I'm sure would get rejected for the light pole in the foreground.

Should I leave those shots in the queue? And if not, are they in any way salvageable? Are there other issues that I've missed?

Thanks for your help.  Smile

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Motiv for both and centered for the second. Nice shots but not Airliners.net material.

I would pull them both so your rejection rate does not suffer.

User currently onlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3238 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Congratulations on your first acceptance.

As Royal says, neither of these photos has a chance here I am afraid. The screeners will not even get as far as closely examining the quality, because the crop of the first is rather doomed, with that wingtip and - despite debates going on about the centre rejection - all screeners will reject this, as the subject is placed so far off centre, at the base of the crop.

Nice photos to have though for yourself. I was brave enough to take my camera out briefly when I went to Greece last month, but I am always a bit nervous about how the Greeks might interpret such behaviour  wink .


User currently offlineGlidepath From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Thanks for the input so far. As for the first shot, that's pretty much what I guessed, so I'll pull it from the queue. If anyone wants to have a look, I've parked it here:

View large

As for the second one, would this version fix the centered issue?

View large
I only choose the high frame to get rid of the slightly cluttered foreground. Any other reasons for a rejection?

Photography in Greece: It seems to depend which airport you are at. If it's used by the military you might get in trouble, but otherwise it seems to be OK. On Mikonos nobody seemed to mind at all. On Santorin, Photogaphy is strictly forbidden.


User currently offlineGlobalpics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

I'm affraid the second will get an instant motive rejection due to the stairs on the front and back of the aircraft, clutter blocking the view of the aircraft is a no no, sorry  Smile also the foreground clutter is distracting too.

User currently offlineBubbles From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1195 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

Hi Mike,

I also think the stairs in that photo do matter.


User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting Globalpics (Reply 4):
the second will get an instant motive rejection due to the stairs on the front and back of the aircraft


Take into account that all stairs that aren´t part of the aircraft will cause a motiv rejection. If your pic showed the staircase provided by the aircraft, then there would be no problem.

It has to be something like this:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Richard Barsby - Aviation Photography CYEG
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Tobias Rose - AirTeamImages


"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
User currently offlineGlidepath From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

OK, thanks. I just pulled the second pic from the queue.  Sad


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Pre-Screening Advice posted Fri Nov 10 2006 05:12:08 by ANITIX87
Pre-screening Advice posted Sun Oct 15 2006 00:04:45 by Avro85
Pre-screening Advice posted Mon Oct 2 2006 12:12:37 by GBOAB
Pre Screening Advice posted Thu Aug 24 2006 02:05:07 by Lanpie
Pre-screening Advice posted Thu Aug 3 2006 16:57:37 by Lumix
Pre-Screening Advice - Salvagable Or Not? posted Wed Jul 26 2006 14:28:00 by Holl3411
Pre-screening Advice & A Big Thank You! posted Wed Jul 26 2006 14:07:04 by Lumix
Pre Screening Advice posted Tue Jul 25 2006 14:18:10 by Avro85
Pre-screening Advice Please posted Sat May 20 2006 14:40:10 by MarkusB
Pre-screening Kindly Requested posted Thu Apr 20 2006 23:16:35 by Aero145