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User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

http://picasaweb.google.com/timsampl...otograhy/photo#4989942728447361042 need to click on the zoom in button at the top right and let it load to see it all.

I really thought this one had a good chance, it made it through the normal screening and then bit the dust from the head screeners. I'm beginning to think they don't like me  Wink

The rejection reasons were

"The image quality of these photo(s) does not meet the very high standards
of Airliners.Net. This does not mean that it is a bad photo, but it does
mean that we think it has certain (possibly minor) flaws.
I may be possible to correct this problem, but this depends on many
factors."

and

"These photo(s) show a motive that is not accepted by Airliners.net. This
problem may be due to a very wide range of reasons, from photos that
include unwanted window reflections to photos showing other subjects than
aircraft. Also, certain kinds of so-called "creative" photos may be more
prone to this problem."

So I am wondering if this one is fixable or should I just keep it for my personal collection. I looked through the database and found a motive that was very similar (I even have a bit more traffic in mine) so I am thinking motiv is OK as this photo is very good.

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Photo © Rafal Szczypek


Image quality may be an issue as I am using a laptop for photoediting but after looking at it on another screen the quality looks fine to me. I set the WB so that is fine. So anyway, any ideas on what else to do to this photo?

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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

Ok for one, the shot you refered to was added in 2003.

To my understanding anet do not accept these shots anymore. I could be wrong but I did read this somewhere.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Shame, beautiful pic! Why doesn't the site like these shots?

User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 1):
Ok for one, the shot you refered to was added in 2003.

Not trying to compare my shot and say one got in while another didn't. In my opinion (means nothing) they are very similar and I really like Rafal's shot. I don't care when he took it, it is a good shot and I hope if he uploaded another today that is similar to that one, it would be accepted.

I really hope those long exposure shots aren't banned, I think they are some of the nicest types of shots out there if done right. I do think the standards should be higher than normal for night photos though but not so much where they are no where to be found.

Did I miss the memo somewhere saying these types of shots are no-gos now?


User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

I do hear what you mean. The only one I ever got accepted is one of my most popular shots. I really like them and would like to see more of them.


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Photo © Martin Eadie



User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 4):
I really like them and would like to see more of them.

Well, I have one of these types in the queue that I feel really tops anything I have done lately so hopefully I will get to show it off in a few days if it gets accepted.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3849 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

I believe that photo was rejected by Johan.

User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 6):
I believe that photo was rejected by Johan.

Ohh, I was under the impression that he didn't do screening anymore. I thougt there were headscreeners that did those now?

So does that mean it is a lost cause for this photo as far as a.net goes? Or should I re-edit it and try again?


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3839 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Johan still maintains a queue. Photos of questionable motiv are sent to him.

The Headscreeners screen the appeals queue.


User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 6):
I believe that photo was rejected by Johan.

So can you confirm Royal, that these shots are out nowadays?


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3828 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

well, I don't know that it has ever been handed down like that, but I double checked, J did reject that photo, so I would say they will have a tough time being accepted in the future.

User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 10):
well, I don't know that it has ever been handed down like that, but I double checked, J did reject that photo, so I would say they will have a tough time being accepted in the future.

Thanks for the straight answer on this. Much appreciated.


User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9832 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 4):
I do hear what you mean. The only one I ever got accepted is one of my most popular shots.

very nice picture Martin. I really like it! Hope to see more of those type of photos in the database.

I still have to focus on night photography but I need to buy a tripod first and learn about how to use the correct camera settings for night photography. I remember reading somewhere about ISO400 for night photography or am I completely wrong? Please correct as I'm not that familiar with night photography settings yet  Smile

Regards,

A388


User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 12):
I remember reading somewhere about ISO400 for night photography or am I completely wrong?

I have been using ISO 200 and I think they seem to turn out fine. Then again my last one bit the dust, but my one from last year is coming up on 100,000 hits and I think it turned out very well.

So to the screeners/Johan can we start a campaign/thread requesting that night photos still be allowed?

I have another one coming up that I have high hopes for.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3779 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Just to be clear, there has been no "rule change" on night shots. In the case of your rejected shot there is no airplane per se, just some light streaks.

'Regular' night shots, here are a few examples, are still welcome


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Photo © Belpix - AirTeamImages
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Photo © Andrew Compolo




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Photo © Nathan Zalcman - AirTeamImages
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Photo © Quinn Savit



User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 14):
just some light streaks

These are the ones I like the best! But anyway - times change.


User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 14):



Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 14):
In the case of your rejected shot there is no airplane per se, just some light streaks.

Oh it's there, you just have to look a bit closer  Smile

And now that I think about it there is technically one on the left side.

I totally see the arguement there, I just think these type of shots are a huge part of "aviation photography". This leads us into the debate again about if the site is just a database or a place for aviation photography.

Well, I will keep trying though, hopefully my next one makes it in.

Thanks guys!


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3687 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

well, if you consider the airplane in your photo the same as the pictures I have linked to I think I am wasting my time trying to explain it to you.

Clearly there is a difference.


User currently offlineLOCsta From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 306 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3564 times:
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the key is to combine the 2.  Wink


Missed 4 chasing 1
User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Quoting LOCsta (Reply 18):
the key is to combine the 2

Not to self plug, so don't click on the photo, but here is what LOCsta is talking about...


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Photo © Grant Feggi - t.dot photography
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Photo © Grant Feggi - t.dot photography



Hope that helps... have a subject or a motiv and be creative with the back ground!

G



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