I met Azizbhai over dinner at a Mumbai Hotel a few weeks back, while he was enroute LHR (he had stopped-by to meet us) where he had brought me & another BOM spotter a few large prints of stuff we dont get at BOM like the EY F1 A346, other fancy LHR stuff & this ^
While it took a bit of convincing to have him start re-uploading on A.net, i'm glad the photo is up here now.
I expressly mentioned to him to upload the photo for the sheer amount of DC10 lovers out there besides the novelty value.
Cant think of many rubber-burning 1600x pax DC10 shots out there.
Thank you to the screeners for allowing this heavy to land on our db.
PS: This single photo also provided an exclusive hour worth of discussion, as we're 'planning' to fly to HKG JUST TO fly-back to DAC on this baby
I'm not sure if you've read the posts, but many of us don't actually agree with the social media promotion........
We (if I can say that) want to get to the top on our on merit and not through posting images hit seeking or facebook media to gain extra hits.
As a member and someone who loves to look at awesome photos of DC-10's "making smoke", and with all due respect, I must say...................It sounds like a big bowl of "sour grapes" to me.
Its not sour grapes at all. DC-10s are a nice aircraft, I have yet to photograph one myself.
I just don't see the point on starting a thread to hit seek or ask A.net Demand Media to promote it on facebook. This can potentially open the flood gates to other 'requests'.
I have just got to work after spending some time this morninf taking 'night' shots, IMO some of my shots are great, but if they are accepted I'm not going to start a threat, 'Awsome night shot' and then link mine or a friends photo.
vishaljo From India, joined Aug 2006, 468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3755 times:
Gary, i'm not sure if YOU have read the posts.
Please look here > Social Media Postings (by PanAm_DC10 Aug 22 2011 in Aviation Photography) and tell me who you think is the most vocal critic of the Manner of Social Media Promotion.
The purpose of the thread was to highlight (what i feel) a very fine photograph of a rare airliner from an even rarer location.
36 photos in all from Bangladesh in the db!
A young boy with a half decent camera will get more up on A.net in an hour worth of shooting @ LHR or MAN.
36 photos in all from a country with a population of about thrice that of Britian, you have NO IDEA of how difficult it is to have a hobby like spotting in a land such as the Indian sub-Continent.
Getting back to the point, long story short: Anet wont refrain from doing what they have started therefore, instead of promoting not so special photos (like a freshly acptd, simple landing shot of an EY A346 which was promoted 2~3 days back - instant #4) i proposed they'd rather promote this one instead.
Just so you know, the thread wasnt started to seek to promote the shot on fb/twitter, i think i made a mistake by making that as the first line of the OP.
vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9796 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3627 times:
So now that this shot (which is quite nice, by the way) has made the Top 5, can we say that it didn't make it there on its own merit, but instead because it was featured in this thread? I know that I clicked on the image specifically because it was posted here.
While the AvPhoto forum certainly doesn't have a viewership that Facebook or Twitter do, promotion is promotion. And granted, shots get posted in threads all the time in AvPhoto, but usually not in their own threads specifically promoting said shots.
Quoting vishaljo (Reply 6): The purpose of the thread was to highlight (what i feel) a very fine photograph of a rare airliner from an even rarer location.
I don't particularly care whether this thread stays or goes, but upon thinking about it, I must admit it doesn't set a good precedent. Soon enough we could have photographers from all over starting threads to promote single photos.
Garyck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3541 times:
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Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 7): So now that this shot (which is quite nice, by the way) has made the Top 5, can we say that it didn't make it there on its own merit, but instead because it was featured in this thread? I know that I clicked on the image specifically because it was posted here.
I saw this coming the second I read the post yesterday morning. I'm a little suprised that no one from A.net has put their view on this obvious 'promotion' of shot. Either it is allowed or Not? But judging on yesterdays performance, it looks like its allowed.
spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3199 times:
Read VJ's reply (6), 5th paragraph. I should've quoted it, sorry.
Basically I've totally missed this whole promotion thing and how it's being implemented. From the sound of it any shot, good or bad, that gets promoted, can stand a good chance of receiving serious exposure?
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