Glidepath From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3240 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:
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...
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?
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3203 times:
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 .
As for the second one, would this version fix the centered issue?
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.
Globalpics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3170 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 also the foreground clutter is distracting too.