Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3284 times:
I have a problem with the double rejection when it is strictly applied to airshows. I can understand the rejection reason when dealing with standard side-on shots of a 737 or A320 depicting a routine action. But when you catch a 20 minute demonstration of an aircraft performing some of its top maneuvers, you are bound to get a few spectacular shots.
At the Miramar Airshow last October, a 747SP made a surprise visit with some spectacular passes. It performed two especially eye-opening passes, one at high speed no more than 30 feet off the deck and another in formation with The Patriots jet team. Because I got a shot of the low pass accepted, I cannot get the other shot accepted because the screeners feel it's a double. It sucks that both passes showed the same side of the aircraft. I even tried uploading it under a registration from another aircraft in the formation but no foolin those screeners. It's not like there are hundreds of photos of this rare event flooding in...none other than mine have been accepted up to this point. So it bothers me that I cannot share that sight with the viewers here. I know for a fact some would enjoy seeing it in the database.
You are right about the light at Miramar John...not a photography friendly airshow, that's for sure.
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Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2570 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2999 times:
Without naming names, I have seen people upload photos and write just the year or the month and the year(for example 2008 or July, 2008). I've seen this used as a loophole against double rejections in the past. One can upload 2 photos from a certain date and then upload more and use the month/year format. This works especially well for airshow events that go on for several days. I think given today's camera equipment there is no need to put this ambiguity in the photo information since every camera records the date a photo is taken(hell even hours, minutes and seconds!)
Prepare to get flamed for that statement . You are right, some people doing this just for the chance to get another one in, but others do it because they were missed at their work/school on a special date b/c of being sick
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 2782 times:
They are more double than the 747s in the previous post, these guys were standing side by side and snapped the same plane as it taxied by. One photo doesn't add any more value to the database than the other.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
UA935 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 19): where the same plane (motive) has been captured at almost the same moment by two different photographers, or that the photographers have been standing a small distance away from each other.
Quoting Andz (Reply 22): They are more double than the 747s in the previous post, these guys were standing side by side and snapped the same plane as it taxied by. One photo doesn't add any more value to the database than the other.
What are you guys on about???? The double rule does not apply to two different photographers shooting at the same location on the same day, it applies to an individual uploading multiple similar images.
GPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 2773 times:
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Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 15): Yes that is a valid point when it comes to sick days . On the other hand, how many employers browse a.net to catch their employees lying
We do receive requests from employees of companies who wish exact dates to be removed from their photos and this we honour. Likewise, some will not upload the exact date even when they know it for the same reason. Some employers can be funny about employees taking pictures while on company time or using their access privileges (as is an employers right). We have even had to remove images from the database because employers have made life difficult for the uploader. Fortunately these instances are not common, but they do happen.
We don't want to see anyone suffer as a result of sharing the images with everyone here, so requests for date or photo removal in such circumstances are honoured. However, anyone found trying to use this approach to deliberately sneak doubles into the database would be in breach of the site rules and subject to appropriate action.
But you are all good honest uploaders, so I am sure there will not be any problems!
Erm, is this thing on?
: Exactly, it simply doesn't apply to different photographers. Try to consider this from a photographer's point of view. You've photographed something
: Hi All The double rule will never include images taken by other photogs. Uploading would then become a nasty process whereby people would try to outdo
: I like the second one more but that might just be local patriotism.... georg