I just had a batch of photos from Santos Dumont airport in Rio rejected. I scanned/edited them to the absolute best of my ability yet still can't seem to get any photos accepted anymore. It's quite frustrating to say the least because I feel that there is no way I can improve the quality of these images and that the only way I can get photos on here is to switch to a digital camera, which is NOT happening. Can you guys please give me some advise on how to improve these images so that they are of airliners.net quality? Any input would be highly appreciated.
I really do appreciate all the feedback.
I will give you a rundown how i scan/edit
I scan the negatives using the Minolta Dimage Scan Dual 2's easy scan utility (seems to make no difference to their regular scanning software) at the highest resolution in .TIFF format. I then open them up in Paintshop Pro 7, crop them, immediately resize to 1024 width, then I get rid of small scratches, do an edge preserving smooth filter on the sky area, and finally use USM at about Radius 1.00, Strength 130, Clipping 5. Then I'll save the image as a .JPG using a compression factor of 1, the lowest you can go.
Please tell me... can I improve these or is airliners.net is not a place where my photos are welcome anymore?
P.S. Would be nice if screeners could include more personal notes as to why they rejected the shot instead of all of those generic responses, which don't seem to help at all. Cheers!