Maybe I was wrong. Doubtful to me, but maybe.
I'll break it down for you all so as to show exactly why I felt that way I felt.
I'm saying this to get you to understand my view, not to label or attack. I'm trying to be open-minded and respectful here
The thread title: "Rejection Is Far To Much now". Aside from the spelling error, I felt that this was whiny, as though there is some massive mess of a screening process in place that works for crap. I think the process is pretty good, even though there is a very human mistake or lapse in judgement here and there. I felt the title was an exagerration.
"Great disappointment and sadness". I get passionate too about aviation, but jsut because a picture was rejected? I feel that you've been around the block a bit and you know how thigns go. I would think that you would have spotted what I and other members here perceived as faults in those few pics of yours.
"Harshly treated", which I looked at as though you were implying that the screener punched you or personally insulted you.
So because of those terms used, I felt that you were being very overdramatic with your post, which I feel is a little disrespectful considering the level of effort that screeners put forth. Such drama is also a personal peeve of mine, partyl why I reacted like so.
Not to mention that I didn't really think my psot was all that harsh at all.
I mentioned the word ego. I felt that your were being a big egostistical because you mentioned that you were disgusting that more than half of your shots had gotten rejected in that batch, I saw that as you thinking you're above that or better than others or something. Again, another peeve of mine.
As for my actual picture critique, I'll stay detailed. I'm no master, but I've been editting pics and studying photography and have been doing film for years before I got my 10D.
A330 was not level to me, and I felt that the framing should have been a tad over more to the left.
The KLM 777 was also not level, and when such a tiny part of the plane is missing, I think it's a major part that is missing. That's a framing issue to me.
777 is a nice shot, maybe that should have been acepted. But I think a reframe might be better, to either include fully or exclude the right main gear.
Prop planes are not my fav, so maybe there's some more bias here. But I feel that it's not level and that the shutter speed should either have been faster or slower to either make the blades look more still, or to go for a full circular blur of the props, which would make the shot look a lot more aesthetically pleasing.
The last KLM needs rotating again and I'd personally add a bit of contrast to maek sure your blacks are black.
I hope you weren't insulted by this post, as I'm actually trying now to get you to understnad where I was coming from. I know I can be hard-nosed when I come at people sometimes, but I'm not going to hold back my opinions if I sense something is up.
I relaly don't think my post was harsh or very aggressive at all, though. That was nothing. I've posted MUCH worse in here! :p
Be safe all,
Phil Derner Jr.