Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4602 times:
This is getting frustrating, or my eyes are teasing me.
Dec 1 I had the chance to get a night shot of the Helvetic F100 with the new colors. I uploaded as hot photo, but had it rejected for motive after 5 days (remember: hot photo - 5 days). Possibly because of a lamp, who knows, who cares.
Anyway, I uploaded another version as hot photo again (at this time, there was just one photo of that livery in the db), this time rejected for unlevel (again after 5-6 days), much to my surprise, so appealed and got it rejected again (of course! I mean, one accepted appeal this millenium should tell me a story...): http://homepage.sunrise.ch/mysunrise...ery/f100_2l_hb-jvc_061201_3959.jpg
OK, perhaps I'm getting old, so I rotated the photo, uploaded again as hot photo, but forgot to state why it was a hot photo. I mean, I thought, they would finally know it after 2 fruitless attempts. Of course, rejected after a few hours "priority why?". I asked, if I had to upload again. Reply:
"There is a message in your rejection:
"f100_2l_hb-jvc_061201_fan.jpg priority why?"
If you mark priority, and the aircraft isn’t considered to be priority, it will be rejected.
Please upload again without the “priority” box ticked."
Funny thing: It was also rejected for not having changed it. Of course, an appealed shot is not in the rejected queue anymore. So, the screeners compared the shot with the one I was told to upload again without the “priority” box ticked (see above).
That's the best way to p*ss off photogs, but anyway: how much do I have to rotate the photo to make it level?
dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4561 times:
Matt, just to make it sure: which photo are you referring to? Not that I rotate in the wrong direction again
Fegul, I rotated also 1° to check. In my opinion, the photo looks unlevel, but perhaps because I know, there is a bit of distortion due to the wide angle. I guess, you levelled it acording to that building on the right, correct?
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4533 times:
Quoting Gerardo (Reply 4): I guess, you levelled it acording to that building on the right, correct?
Nope!! The building on the far right is too far to the side to be used as a reliable leveling datum. I leveled the aircraft till I felt that the whole photo looked right. Your photo has a feel that it's leaning to the left.
Lanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4480 times:
It´s better now but I think it has gone a little off CW, in my opinion. It´s like if the ramp was leaning to the right side.
I guess you should find a good feel by checking on the lightposts under the tail and the cars seen through the space below the fuselage. Get a good average level for both elements and you should be fine with it.
Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 3): When you uploaded for the second time, the other photo was in the db, and so there was no ground to ask for priority
Correct. I believe priority screening is allowed for the first pic, since it´s a way of allowing hot news to reach the site faster.
Good luck with it.
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4452 times:
Quoting Rotate (Reply 12): Re the last picture I also think it now needs a tiny CCW rotation ...
yes that's how it looks to me as well. A tiny bit of CCW... Interesting to see how difficult it gets in a shot like this... Good luck, I hope that a shot of this quality shot gets accepted at some point.