It's not that I will only upload photos that other people like (even if I don't), or that I won't upload photos if other people don't like them (even if I do). The fact is, using a digital camera encourages me to take a lot more photos than when I was using exclusively film.
So, for example, you see I have quite a few shots of BA aircraft nose-on, turning on to the runway. Well, I have a lot more similar shots that are not so good as those, or did not work so well. When I see the photos fresh from the camera, I edit quite a lot of them into what I call "Airliners.net format" (in other words, I rotate, crop, resize down to 1024 pixels etc., with the intention of uploading them). But from these, there are always quite a lot that I don't upload. Sometimes this is because there are 2 or 3 shots that are quite similar, so I pick what I think is the best one. Other times, the shots just don't make the grade. They fall into 3 categories - those that I upload right away, those that I reject, and consign to my reject folder, and those that I ponder over. The final category causes me problems, because I end up with quite a lot of pictures that are "borderline" - they're not my best shots, but they're not really BAD either.
I posted a message a little while ago regarding the standard of pictures being submitted by those of us on the Travel List. I said I thought that we should be applying our own kind of "self-screening" to the pictures we upload. This is what I do - the good stuff gets uploaded, the bad stuff doesn't, and the in-between stuff gets left around on my hard disk to stand the test of time - to see in maybe 2 weeks or a month if I think I should upload it or not. More often than not I don't upload these shots.
In this case, I just had these (and a few more) shots that have been there for a while, and I knew what I thought was wrong with them - I just wanted to solicit some opinions to see if other people agreed with me. Then I could decide if I should upload some of them or not. The Aeroflot shot is a case where my judgement of quality was subverted by my interest in the subject. It's not sharp enough and I should have rejected it in the first place. Colin's (Ckw's) thoughts on the S360 shot also agree with my own - the angle is interesting, the shot is sharp enough, but the clutter at the bottom of the frame is too distracting.
I'm still happy to receive more opinions on these shots if anyone wants to offer them. And thanks again for taking the time to look and comment.