QantasA332
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Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:53 am

G'day,

Just wondering if anyone - preferably a screener - could please shed some light on this NOA_motiv rejection. To me this is night long exposure stuff at its best, so I'm not sure where I went wrong.



Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Gabriel
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:09 am

Great question. So far Anet is pretty unclear about the rules of these types of shots. Some get in, and some don't. Why some are motive rejections is a great question. This shot below is a great night shot, and from the same location (I am assuming).

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What makes these shots different? The only big difference to me is the 747 in the shot above, but not having it does not change my opinion on your overall motive. Good luck with it, I like these shots a lot, maybe you should try to appeal, look what happened to Tim Samples great night shot.
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:23 am

I've asked the same question many times.

I've uploaded countless night shots, trying to get one in. Each rejection very unclear as to what the problem was.

I did get the following one accepted however....


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So far all I can guess is that maybe, and this is just a maybe, that nightshots require "some" light. Like the one in the DB (mentioned a post above) has the light of the moon, mine was taken with the last light of dusk, etc. Most of the night shots are similar in this way. I don't how how right or wrong I am, but thats just what I've noticed over time.
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:14 am

Nice shot Gabriel must try that at the thresh to runway 07 one day.
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:20 am

Quoting QantasA332 (Thread starter):
this is night long exposure stuff at its best,

Bold statement. To me, that light on the building in the lower left corner gives it the questionable motive.
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:31 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
Quoting QantasA332 (Thread starter):
this is night long exposure stuff at its best,

Bold statement.

Note the preceding "To me". No-one has to agree, however I feel that my shot's motive is exactly what makes long exposure shots what they are.

You may be right about the light, but I'd like a definitive answer from a screener if possible.

Cheers,
Gabriel
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:50 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
To me, that light on the building in the lower left corner gives it the questionable motive.

Jeff I thought the same until I saw the accepted photo compared to the rejected one. There are a lot of similarities between the 2. Maybe times have changed since Jan of 05, but no one has really come out and given rules for these types of shots.
-Matt
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:53 pm

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 6):
There are a lot of similarities between the 2.

The accepted photo actually has an airplane visible in it.

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 6):
no one has really come out and given rules for these types of shots.

There are no hard and fast rules. These are very subjective calls by the screeners using their judgement. Like it or not.
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:07 pm

Am I the only one that notices the moon in the accepted shot? To me it looks like it's put in just the right place so that it gives a nice glow to the photo but doesn't steal too much focus away from the aircraft.
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:17 pm

Quoting JeffM (Reply 7):
Like it or not.

I don't like it!  Big grin That's one of my points about long exposures and motive. If we can dig up some info on what the screeners think, it would probably help some photogs who are trying to get this 'different' type of shot. I really don't feel like plugging long exposure shots from 2005 with aircraft, without aircraft, with the sky lit well or not, with runway lights or without etc, suffice it to say they are in the DB. Writing this off as motive without any explanation as to why makes me even more curious though.

Quoting JeffM (Reply 7):
These are very subjective calls by the screeners using their judgement.

I will agree fully with that, but I have always wondered 'why'? And maybe it isn't even my place to know, but I still like to ask anyway.

Also, "Rules" isn't the right word from my post above, as photography really has no rules, plus rules are just going to be bent and broken. Just my thoughts.
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:10 pm

Quoting JeffM (Reply 7):
The accepted photo actually has an airplane visible in it.

that plane is not the focus of the accepted shot, the long exposure of the 767 is so i'm not sure what your getting at, if your suggesting that it got accepted because of the 747 and not the actual long exposure in view then i'd say it should have got bad motive, the 747 is clearly to far, obstructed and cluttered.
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:01 pm

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 10):
that plane is not the focus of the accepted shot

Of course it's not, but combined with the moon as Eric mentioned, there is no comparison between the accepted and the rejected image.

Knowing what you know now, why not just reshoot it?
 
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:20 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 11):
Knowing what you know now, why not just reshoot it?

Use of that runway is few and far between so might have to wait a while to do so but great advice .
Cheers
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RE: Night Long Exposure - NOA_motiv?

Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:00 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 11):
Of course it's not, but combined with the moon as Eric mentioned, there is no comparison between the accepted and the rejected image.

personally and no offence to the photographers, but i don't like these kind of shots, bit like the contrail shots for me, don't like them and never will so i tend not to look at them. just my personal preference...

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