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What's Wrong With My Photo?  
User currently offlineSP01L3R From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

This photo I took was recently rejected... along with other few along the last 5 years...
I had given up uploading... but I'm curious... maybe it's me...

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/6022/siaa3809vskbvl2.jpg

or here

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2882/12jan200807h58m20snikoncu7.jpg

Thanks

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User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Hey SPO1L3R,

The aircraft is too far away, not correctly centred and blurry. There is also a reddish colour cast. Also, the motive is questionable, as it is taken from a disadvantageous angle.

In future, practice, get closer to your subject, and work on your editing - that's a good formula for success here on a.net.

All the best,

Toni



Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

My guess would be a 'centered' and/or 'distance' rejections.

Ivan



Contrails Aviation Photography
User currently offlineSP01L3R From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Thanks guys.
I don't 'get it'.... 'closer'? Do you mean my point of shooting to be closer to the plane, or do you mean, crop the photo.
Like this one? http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1667/12jan200807h58m12snikonol9.jpg

I've got few problems here: I cannot get any closer [restrictions] that's why the angle is such... the lens i'm using is a 200-400 and the shot was taken at 220mm.
Thanks

[Edited 2008-01-17 10:46:07]

User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3692 times:



Quoting SP01L3R (Reply 3):
Like this one?

No, something like this would make more sense.

You could have zoomed in more, or now that it's too late, you can crop it like so.

Ivan



Contrails Aviation Photography
User currently offlineSluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3690 times:



Quoting SP01L3R (Reply 3):
he lens i'm using is a 200-400 and the shot was taken at 220mm.

I can only guess that you're talking about the Nikon 200-400 VR. If that's the case I'm sure you can be able to figure something out that works.

Joey



I would love to fly a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!
User currently offlineSP01L3R From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

Thanks...

I tough that cropped photos were not allowed...
What about the second photo? Would they accept it? It's not a crop, it's a full zoom at 400mm.

Yes the lens is a Nikkor 200-400mm VR f/4

Thanks

[Edited 2008-01-17 19:25:58]

User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3677 times:



Quoting SP01L3R (Reply 6):
I tough that cropped photos were not allowed...

Cropping is very much allowed, so are exposure, contrast and color correction, cloning dust spots, etc.

Ivan



Contrails Aviation Photography
User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2730 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3661 times:



Quoting Fly747 (Reply 4):
No, something like this would make more sense.

You could have zoomed in more, or now that it's too late, you can crop it like so.

You know, I'm sorry but that's just a plain ugly crop of that image. The CG of the aircraft and the center of mass visually is far to the right and photographically it makes the entire frame look unbalanced.

Personally I find this a much more estetically pleasing image in terms of crop. It's pleasing to the eye, balanced and the aircraft has room to breathe in the frame. Not that damn squished look that has become so prevalent here.
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2882/12jan200807h58m20snikoncu7.jpg

Just as a note. I'm FAR MORE LIKELY to open and view the second image, rather than the first for the reasons stated.

IMHO


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3618 times:



Quoting Photopilot (Reply 8):
The CG of the aircraft and the center of mass visually is far to the right and photographically it makes the entire frame look unbalanced.

Yes Steve, but we're still talking about uploading to this site.

Quoting Photopilot (Reply 8):
I'm FAR MORE LIKELY to open and view the second image, rather than the first for the reasons stated.

You are very unlikely to find such a crop on A.net.

Ivan



Contrails Aviation Photography
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5219 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3558 times:



Quoting Photopilot (Reply 8):

Most likely if any mag its eager to publish your picture, they will go for the 1st rather than the 2nd one.

g77



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3532 times:



Quoting SP01L3R (Reply 3):
Like this one?

Well! This is a totally different ball game: better motive, good crop, sharper. This one could, with the right editing, and assuming the RAW is good, easily make it into the database!

Quoting Photopilot (Reply 8):
Just as a note. I'm FAR MORE LIKELY to open and view the second image, rather than the first for the reasons stated.

 checkmark 

Toni



Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2730 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3516 times:



Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 10):
Most likely if any mag its eager to publish your picture, they will go for the 1st rather than the 2nd one.

Actually not. As a former newspaper and magazine photo editor and photographer, my choice has always been for good composition vs the make-it-fit approach to photo selection. One crops for visual impact, not space requirements. However of the photos presented in this thread, and if I was illustrating a story on the A380, I'd go in order of 1) the image in reply #3, then 2) my selected crop, and in last place, the A.net crop.

While A.net does have it's "standards" and rejection reasons, I'll never stop hoping that good photographic composition doesn't fall by the wayside to those standards.


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5219 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3467 times:



Quoting Photopilot (Reply 12):

Ok i do see your point, and totally true a double page article print must have a nice image with bigger space around, it all depends on final usage, i too have worked for 2 years in MEX's local newspaper and I totally see your point, but there has to be some standardization and some rules to follow here. If you change your mind and decide to correct your pictures, your photos are always welcome to be re-uploaded!

g77



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3446 times:



Quoting SP01L3R (Thread starter):

First photo looks beautiful to me. It's not claustrophobic like many on here. There's breathing space. That's a photo that I'd frame.

Great job.

PS-Agree with Photopilot.


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