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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1698 times:

Lately I've been noticing a lot of shots taken through windows of planes at their gates, usually with a lot of ramp equipment, cargo doors open or parts of the plane cut off. Doing a check on most of them, I've found that there are plenty of cleaner photos already existing in the database of that particular aircraft. I was under the impression that these types of photos were harder to get accepted.

I must admit I'm a little confused regarding the policy for this type of shot. I can understand how this would be frustrating to those photographers who try to go the extra mile to get a clutter free shot, with good sun; or those photographers who tend to be more creative, only to have their photo rejected for "bad motiv".

Any thoughts or clarifications?

Brian - SPOT THIS!

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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1676 times:

Gate shots with ramp lice should generally be rejected badmotiv. If a significant number are sneaking through and they're of airplanes we already have in the database, they shouldn't be!

Andy


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1656 times:

I think if its a rare plane, it may be easier to get in.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1645 times:

There is nothing rare about the shots he is talking about.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1634 times:

I don't know about you guys, but for some reason, I love gate shots. It makes me think that I'm there!

co


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1635 times:

I know of 2 as of last night, I will not post them but I can tell you one was an AA 757 and the other was a Lufty A340 blocked by loaders etc.

Earlier this week in ATL I took a few gate shots. But I waited for the doors to close and loaders to be out of the way etc.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
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PHOTO SCREENER

There is nothing rare about the shots he is talking about.

hahahaha



User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

I would agree with some of the others here, some of the gate shots in question are of common airplanes, I was surprised to see them added but figured they just slipped through which happens at times.

Joe A.T. TEAM


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1561 times:



User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Thanks Brian, I thought I was the only person thinking the same exact thing.

v/r
Jeff


User currently offlineModernArt From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Gate shots with ramp lice should generally be rejected badmotiv.

The meter has not been invented to measure my indifference to that remark.


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

I think that perhaps "clean" shots should be put in, as well as those with aircraft servicing etc. Clean shots provide one with the beauty of the plane, while those with servicing truly represent the plane, as it cannot just arrive drop the pax off, get new ones and leave (although it would be nice)  Wink/being sarcastic
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Haven't seen the shots and to each his own.............but aircraft aren't always side on 50mm in 70 degree sunny weather with low humidity and a slight breeze!!!! Seriously, I like seeing all shots, especially ones of an aircraft "earning it's wings"(in service) wheather it is raining, snowing, or on a cluttered ramp!!! I guess I'm in the minority here!!!
S



CEOs should swim with cement flippers!
User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

I agree that it's cool to see an aircraft in all phases of flight, but on the other hand, this site champions its high quality, as well it should. I just think these shots being added will lead to confusion / frustration from those photographers who go the extra mile and get the "bad motiv" (aka the kiss of death).

Andy, thanks for the explanation!

Brian - SPOT THIS!


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