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User currently offlineRanger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2117 times:

Hi all,

Just had this rejected for centre.

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 780 File size: 278kb

My motive was to show a close-up of the nose including the pitot tube and I thought I had it just about right.

Any ideas of how to sort it or should I go back and totally start again?

Is this version better?

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 768 File size: 581kb


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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1796 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Hi Andy,

For a nose close up of a Military aircraft it would be better to take it more side on than the head-on shot you have above. Excuse the plug, but here is what I mean:

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I'm not sure if that destroys the 'effect' you're going for with your photo, but with the way you are currently doing it, it seems as though you've gone for a whole shot yet chopped off the pod on the right 'just for the hell of it'. I'd suggest going more side on to help reduce a motiv & centre rejection. The photo isn't that appealing at the moment. Including the pod, and maybe the rest of the wing on the right - would help.

Additionally, it doesn't seem level at the moment.

Hope this helps,  Smile


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3905 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Quoting Ranger703 (Thread starter):
My motive was to show a close-up of the nose

Doesn't work I'm afraid.

Quoting Ranger703 (Thread starter):
Is this version better?

It will look much better with the entire droptank included. The second version will likely get a motive rejection or another centered rejection.


Edit: I don't think you can treat an F-16 nose like a Tornado nose, it's just too long.

[Edited 2007-07-25 21:42:18]

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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 2079 times:
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Hi Andy.

I really like your initial shot, with its wide angle motive, though it is easy to see why it falls foul of the A.net rules, as the subject all too easily looks very focused on the right. I am surprised you didn't get a level rejection for it as well though, as the second image looks straighter (having been rotated CCW).

I agree with Peter that you may have to sacrifice your initial motive and go for a wider crop - assuming you have it in the original. If so it will be improved further by including the whole of that tank, as he says, so you will then have the canopy closer to the middle of the crop.

Nice image - well done for trying  wink .

All the best.


User currently offlineIlikeflight From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 21 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I do not like the motive in the shots you posted

Think Different
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 20 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Quoting Ilikeflight (Reply 4):
I do not like the motive in the shots you posted

Nobody likes your unhelpful posts either.

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 1):
better to take it more side on than the head-on shot

Yep agree here. Anet seem to lean more towards side on shots more than others. Its a safer bet too, that the shot will stand a better chance in screening if your shot was a little more side on, or the aircraft was centered.

The motive/crop is not what anet goes for so sorry to say that even the re-edit may struggle.

Better luck next time.

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 19 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
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Like this. centER, not centRE, haha.

Just kidding.

I agree with the above. The way it is now, you might want to try including the entire drop tank. For future references, it might be better to either take the shot fully head-on (check pics of the F-16 on the USS Intrepid) or more from the side.


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