707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 28 Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4934 times:
Last week I went to shoot some gliders, and I ended up with this shot. I think the composition is quite good. (that, of course is subject to personal opinion).
The thing is, as you can see a man is visible on thexizor707. Now, he is not really recognisable, as his face is quite blurry. So, what do you think ? Will such a photo be rejected for presence of people ? Should I blur the face more (that would be quite easy), would this pic be accepted ? (rejections for bad quality aside)
Thanks for any advice.
I also have some problem trying to improve the visual quality of the pic : if I try to sharpen the picture, the lines become unregular, as if there were scan lines (which would be ironical as I use a digital camera !!). Any idea on how to improve this ?
You need permission from the people pictured on the photo to be
allowed to publish it. Generally we do not accept photos with
people on them as our database is primarily for airliners. There
are some exceptions though. The rule essentially is that the
primary subject of the photo must be the aircraft, not the
person. If the person is clearly recognizable (facing the camera,
clear mention that permission was given by that person must be
stated in your remarks.
But I must say that there were more people on my picture and that they were closer than on yours.
PS : Your picture is too much compressed, I don't think it will pass unless you can improve its quality.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4705 times:
I think that would be a borderline with regard to people - maybe referred to Johan for a decision. But the image would need a bit of work first.
Try resampling down to 1024 pixels wide - you may find you can sharpen things a little more at that size. The problem is that already the picture is
showing some sign of jaggies along the top of the fuselage - any sharpening will emphasise this, so you may need to mask off this bit of the picture when you try and sharpen.
The other area for improvment is that the picture looks a little flat (due to direction of the lighting) - while not in itself a killer, you could give the pic a little more life by adjusting the levels.
It IS a nice shot though, and worth a bit of extra effort.