It has been suggested that there are plenty of accepted photos to look at to see what is right but I find it difficult to judge what is right . The BA does look sharper than the other two but the Jet 2 and the Monarch look the same to me. All three are really not very different to me.
The margin between success and failure is fine indeed.
777MechSys From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 350 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3669 times:
Quoting DerekF (Reply 2): Thank you for proving my point. They do look the same to me
What exactly is your point?
If you take a quick glance at each shot you can see the exposures are different. The flymonarch is underexposed. Especially if you compare it to the others.
Quoting DerekF (Reply 2): Really? It was given oversharpened and grainy(??)
Quoting JakTrax (Reply 3): A lot of the time oversharpening is a result of trying to hide blur. It rarely works. You can have a blurry shot and get an oversharpened rejection also if you've used too much USM to compensate.
DerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 866 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
I have the original of the BA shot and I can't see any blur. I therefore did not oversharpen to hide blur. I oversharpened because I thought that was the right amount of sharpening required - obviously it wasn't.
I disagree that the Monarch is soft and to be honest the Jet2 that was accepted looks oversharpened to me anyway.
With an acceptance rate of 18% I guess you just have to know when to quit.
TimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 66 Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3611 times:
Derek dont quit. But if you think we ask for shots with that much sharpening you need to look at what we accept because that is clearly not it. The jet 2 looks good to me why not take that as a future reference
if I checked correctly you have 1398 pictures in the a.net database, that is a lot indeed. LONG way to go for most of us.
Do not give up! You know what is accepted here as you have proven 1398 times already. We all have our rejections we don't understand and it is frustrating. But move on and re- edit those shots, I am sure they can be edited that they get accepted here.
DerekF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 866 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3577 times:
To be honest, my acceptance ratio means it is barely worth the effort. The last batch of 17 got 2 acceptances. It's hardly enough to make it worth while. My point from the beginning is that I edit to what I think is right on the equiment I have. It is all I can do.