NonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1888 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".
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1690 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)
Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 687 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1662 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!!!
NonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1652 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).