Thankfully over the last few years I've made my peace with these controversial rejections. I’ve come to accept that screeners are only human after all and that they do from time to time see things differently from me. I’ve also come to accept that my photography and editing skills are not always perfect!
So getting to my questions.
Firstly, is it really ‘’ high in frame’’ or is it worth an appeal?
Secondly; how can I appeal when I did not receive an email notification? I rarely receive these (maybe one in ten uploads) and yes, my email address is up to date and working fine!
Personally, I don't think it's high in the frame, but that's my eyes as I don't like aircraft too low, especially those with large tails such as the A380. I've had my fair share of rejections with the same problem! I can see why it may have been rejected for being too high, but I think you've got it about right for my taste. I would just re-upload it slightly lower in the frame.
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Tonyholt777 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2010, 123 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
Quoting sausten (Thread starter): It had to be sooo close! I've seen (and posted) plenty of shots on a.net framed exactly the same. The centre of the shot is just above and to the right of the final ''a'' in ''Australia''.
I take it this was 1200 x 800? i quickly opened it in Photoshop (albeit it opened at 1280 on my screen) at either size if I place the ruler on the height (half) pixel point and draw across it comes out just under the 'a' . So a slight drop should 'centre' it on that basis for A.net I imagine. However, we could go on and on about what is the 'centre' of an aircraft (type) relative its place in the composition of the shot.
sausten From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
Thanks for your input guys.
The image I uploaded was 1280 x 853 pxls. I've always used the crop tool in photoshop to ''centre' the aircraft. With a ratio 3:2 the centre point of the photo on my screen is just above and to the right of the 'a'.
Quoting Tonyholt777 (Reply 2): However, we could go on and on about what is the 'centre' of an aircraft (type) relative its place in the composition of the shot.
dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1606 posts, RR: 64 Reply 4, posted (10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1140 times:
For me that is high. The fin is an important part of the aircraft so the aircraft (ie the fin) is closer to the top of the frame than the wheels - there is masses of dead space at the bottom.
We are not looking for precision in centreing but for them to be about right and yours falls just the wrong side of that and whilst I have not seen it before I would probably have rejected it myself.
When we open images for screening the first thing we get is thumbnails for them all and a quick scan of those gives an excellent feel for centre. If in doubt when editing my own, I zoom them down to a small size to check for the feel for the overall composition of the shot.
It has a bit of a greeny yellow cast to it too I reckon.