Pepef From Finland, joined Oct 2002, 440 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2305 times:
Thanks for the encouragement. I went to take photographs yesterday, I had a day off. I could hear the planes, but didn't see them. This happens a lot.
I metered the sky at 1:00 pm. Got a 1/250 sec. at f/5.6 exposure. And it's still getting darker each day until Dec 22nd. It was misty, I was 300 feet from the landing planes but didn't see them. That's the way it is around here.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
Heads we loose, tails we also loose... Its either too many pictures accepted each day, or too long a wait for screening!
Actually, you know what really happens...
We deliberately hold pictures back until there's some from the screeners waiting to go onto the datbase. Then we open the floodgates, making sure that the screeners pictures are on page one and two where they're more likely to be seen, and all the rest drop down onto lower pages where they're less likely to be noticed.
Yeah right, of course we don't! No doubt the conspiracy theorists suspect that synister actions such as this are behind it all, but just to reitterate... This is just a joke - it is not what really happens!
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2268 times:
At the same moment that they get added to the db they add at least 200 other pictures, so my pictures get buried on page 9, and nobody scrolls that many pages and actually sees them.
Two more things:
1. If you scan the database every day, you'll soon appreciate that the really special new uploads do get noticed, even if they're buried several pages down. Some people do look through all new uploads (at least the thumbnails) and once a picture starts to get more hits than the average, it becomes self-sustaining through the "most popular" pages. Examining the hit rates on really good stuff a number of pages down will prove my point.
2. Your picture is already at over 300 hits despite only being accepted today and being nine pages down. Part of this may be down to the "seft publicity" here, but 300 is higher than normal and this also goes to prove point 1 above.
PS: I'm glad I don't live in Helsinki - looks far too cold for my liking!
Pepef From Finland, joined Oct 2002, 440 posts, RR: 10 Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2248 times:
You are mostly right of course. I also know there are other photographs and photographers on pages 9 and 10 ...
I don't mean I haven't been fairly treated and didn't mean to complain as much as get an answer to the question "can anything be done?"
I have the D60 + 28-70 L and 100-400 L
And to Ivan:
I sometimes envy those guys posting from St. Maarten
Cicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
EGGD is right Pepef. Have to take the good with the bad.
Not so long ago, when Johan did all the "screening" himself, there were large volumes of uploads at a time...and very long dry spells in between.. imagine being on page 20 whatever... Its much better now in terms of what you are worrying about.
Of course there was an exception to this...but..I won't even go there...
174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
I'm just a moderator, but that's one amazing shot you have there on Nov. 20th during the de-icing! That's a great shot in terms of color, sharpness, and the content of the photo! and I hope to see a lot more shots like that in the future!
Now only if the shot had a picture of a few exotic cars...