I was the screener who gave the TACA Peru A319 shot the final vote for acceptance. This screening business is not clear cut, and both this image and your (rejected) AA
757 shot were deliberated over at length.
Please allow me to explain my personal thoughts on the two photos:
1. You are clearly "pushing the envelope" a bit with both shots, and I'm very pleased to see that - it makes screening more fun to see some new angles!
2. The A319 is a tighter crop, with more detail in the undercarriage, and more detail on fuselage, etc, and the runway is more level. The "mohican" stripe also really catches the eye on the A319. However, these are not factors which affected the "badcentre" question...
3. For me, the reason one is badcentre, and the other is not, is quite clear... The AA
757 is turning away
from the "empty space" - it looks uncomfortable. The A319 is turning into
the "empty space", creating a nice sense of "anticipation" in the shot.
The A319 shot looks to me like the result of a good deal of forethought and planning, and you've frozen a moment in time, rather than just taken a picture of an aircraft.
Perhaps my explanation is not clear - if so, tell me. If you strongly disagree, then please appeal the AA
I can honestly say that the accepted A319 image was the most pleasing image I screened today - it really "worked" for me.
Now, be gentle everybody... This is my first posting to this forum since becoming a screener.