Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2967 times:
You've lost me Sudden. Whats wrong with this pic? It is obvious to me that this photo was taken from the perspectve of the pilot (or someone very close by) as the plane was turning onto it's final approach. If I am missing something please point it out as I am curious what you see that I can not.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
According to the rules, if kept to strictly, it might have to be rejected indeed.
I guess the screeners here used their discretion.
In a shot like this, it's all but impossible to determine whether the camera was level with the floor of the flightdeck (which in this case should IMO be the deciding factor and not the horizon). There is no line parallel with the flightdeck floor visible in the shot.
JT8D From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
While I also think the shot gives an excellent sense of what the pilots sees and should certainly be in the database, I can't help but think back to the numerous pics I've had rejected because of less than 0.5 degree not level horizon.
I think most screeners do their best to be consistent, and in this case they rightly sided with the subject outweighing the minor annoyance some people might have with non level horizons.
Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2911 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2780 times:
Highly inconsiderate of the pilot for tilting the horizon. Perhaps he should have kept everything absolutely level by only using rudder and skidding the turn....no ailerons at all. That would have kept everybody here at A.net happy. Of course you risk a spin by skidding the turn, but that is only of small consequence. Must keep the complainers at A.net happy.
Sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4135 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
I'm not complaining in any way, were just thinking about "photo not level" rejections that have been discussed before.
I have no photos in the database, so I am humble when it comes to the matter of correct or wrong.
I also stated in my starter that I like the photo.
So I would prefer to not have any smart a** replyes.
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2743 times:
I also understand the complaint, since neither the horizon nor de flightdeck are level. But hey, just look at the shot as it is: I think it's a very nice shot. It certainly isn't bothering me that the picture isn't levelled for the horizon or the flightdeck, not at all.
The only complaint I'd like to give is that this aircraft seems to be quite high, even though I can't distinguish between red and white lights on the PAPI/VASI/whatever it is. Maybe it's just due to the fact that the photographer used a long telezoom lens, I don't know. Still looks like quite high for me...
Jofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2706 times:
I agree with Sudden here. I tried straightening it up in Photoshop and it looked much better imo. Im not saying this because of the rules here at Anet, but i think the image benefits from being straightened up.
Cicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2650 times:
All things being more or less equal, the image is supposed to be level if the aircraft is on the ground - and most other times as well. Thats the main rule as I understand it. The admin referenced it in a thread some time back.
There's some text in the corresponding rejection message.
NonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2473 times:
God, I was thinking the same thing the other day. It's a great shot, but there needs to be clarification on this. IMHO, either the panel needs to be level (to show the bank angle thru the window) or the horizon needs to be level (to show the bank angle of the aircraft).