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Acceptable Aspect Ratios?  
User currently offlinejaypack44 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 51 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Hi all, I recently had this photo rejected for "motive," because the fence was too distracting, and a tighter crop was recommended.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20131102_c1382562155.4272airliners-1-2.jpg

While I disagree, I can see how it could be perceived as such. However, the re-cropping recommendation got me wondering; would something with an aspect ratio other than 3:2 or 4:3 be acceptable, i.e. 16:9 (which I think would be a better crop for this photo, anyway)? The rejection guidelines are very clear about the fact that 3:2 and 4:3 are acceptable, but I find them a bit confusing with regard to other aspect ratios. To add to the confusion, I'm pretty sure I've seen 16:9 images here before, but of course, I'm unable to find any of them to illustrate my point, at the moment.

So, to make my question simple, would a 16:9 cropped image be acceptable, and if so, would doing so make the above image acceptable?

Thanks for any input

Josh

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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2910 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting jaypack44 (Thread starter):
would a 16:9 cropped image be acceptable, and if so, would doing so make the above image acceptable?

No, 16:9 is currently not acceptable. 3:2 is about as narrow as you're going to get. The fence is a little distracting, but at least it doesn't cover any of the aircraft so at least has a chance.

Darren



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User currently offlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3980 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

It puzzles my how on earth you would be able to crop this shot (from this angle) any tighter :/
But like Darren says, 16:9 is a no-go here for now.


User currently offlineacontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2238 times:
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Hi Josh,

I haven't seen this one before, but you could try cropping either just after the second engine on the left side, or even after the first one, that will make the fence look much less obtrusive - if the quality is there in the original  

Cheers,
Andres



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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12495 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
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Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 1):
No, 16:9 is currently not acceptable.

Sadly, no it isn't. Yet it's a ratio that would be particularly suitable for aviation. Most computer displays sold these days are "widescreen" format. Mine is 16:9.

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 2):
It puzzles my how on earth you would be able to crop this shot (from this angle) any tighter

Quite simply - as long as you don't include the whole plane.



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User currently offlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3980 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Ah right, I didn't think that far ahead  

User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2360 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
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I have tons of old 6x6 and 6x7,5 MF-slides of the B707 and DC-8 era and got them rejected some years back for "aspect ratio" ... I really wonder why A.net is not more tolerable here and sticks to these hard rules instead of deciding on a case-by-case basis.


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