Uploaded some very hot off the press (at the time) photos yesterday at EMA of a Fokker, American Airlines aircraft. I have full access to photograph the aircraft, as I am writing an article on it, and the 5 five that will follow (exclusive!)...
Anyway, I had live tracking of the aircraft via OPS, and took plenty to avoid dissapointment. I got cockpit, cabin and external photos. All have been uploaded, a few came back but 6 or 7 passed first screening.
I have kindly emailed the screeners, who I know are busy at the weekends, but in hope I would get a quicker screen. A screener replied that, "the photos were not priority".
Anyway, some 30+ hours later and still no accepted photos. Obviously quality is the name of the game, but I feel a little robbed that after putting so much effort to get the photos first, and offer a vantage point to what others may not have access too, I should have some kind of "reward"?
I am just wondering why another photo of the aircraft was uploaded before mine, dispite it being uploaded some 4 hrs later. I know this to be true because it was my friend who took it. He too is mistified why it got on first?
Would it not be a "fair" idea to have some kind of feature, so that those that upload first get choice first? Especially on what I still believe (and alot at EMA agree too) is a "rare" photo opportunity?