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I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 5:57 pm

What is going on on airliners? What is wrong?

I've had a 80% acceptation for quite some time now, and I uploaded a lot these last days. Yesterday, I got 11 photos through the screening process and guess what... 11 rejections!!

I'm sorry here but I'd like to know what is airliners.net exactly wishing we do? All get several thousand dollars lenses?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060513_012-hbijv-zrh-0121.jpg
Quality and soft... Where does this picture lack quality?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060513_01-hl7575-dfw-0422.jpg
Quality also...

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060513_001-dts-dts-0419.jpg
Quality... What is wrong here? Look at the detail on that one!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20060513_04-n843ae-dfw-0422.jpg
Quality and angle. Ok the angle is my bad, but quality...

And some others with the same problem...

Things like these get me into a bad mood because it is ruining my hobby. Come on, I'm absolutely not the best photographer around here... but 11 rejections out of 11... that's too much!

I like getting my pics here, I like my hobby, but it gets me mad knowing what airliners.net is thinking about my shots!
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 6:38 pm

Quoting PipoA380 (Thread starter):
Things like these get me into a bad mood because it is ruining my hobby.

if its going to do that then dont bother uploading.

just take them for yourself and then you wont have to worry about them being rejected and having people 'judge' your photos.

even if they do, what should you care? they look good to me. You know your photos look good, does much else matter?

really not the best place to be if you take a.net rules too personally.
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 6:47 pm

Well if it's any encouragement I would appeal the first 2 shots; I'm not seeing any problems on my admittedly cheap monitor at least... There are some minor heat haze issues with #2 but I wouldn't say it's really posed any problem with quality; no wiggly lines as far as I can see. Perhaps some jaggies though along the front portion of the bottom of the fuselage.

The 3rd shot (airport overview) looks like it has some jaggies and overall quality issues. Did you have to enact any noise reduction? Some of the aircraft on the apron look a little "melted".

The last shot has some quality issues; it's a tad oversharpened to compensate for what looks like some heat haze problems to me...
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 6:47 pm

Gary, I like my pics being shared and sometime I think it's going too far, like it this is a competition or something. I take pics for myself of course, but also for others to see.
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 6:51 pm

I know where you are coming from, I can't get anything accepted anymore either. My acceptance is down to 52% and it appears that my shots aren't worth shite as far as this site is concerned. I'm now at the point where I am not uploading at all.

I have been looking at many shots that have made the site in recent weeks with a particular focus on LHR. I have recently purchased a new widescreen monitor with 1680x1050 resolution and this really highlights issues with photos. Some of the accepted shots have real quality, over sharpening and jagged issues. It infuriates me when I look at some of my so called quality and jagged rejections when photos of lesser quality make it in. I could offer examples, but this would be the detriment of fellow photographers and I am not prepared to do this.

I can empathise with the screeners as they must see thousands upon thousands of photographs and I for one would not want to do what these guys do. Filtering out the crap and exceptional shots is easy, but a vast majority are going to be in the do we? don't we? accept range and I seem to be falling into the latter more often than not.

I have mentioned before that monitors play a huge roll in this. My old 17" TFT was great, my more recent 19" TFT was crap and I will probably pay the price now for having a very high definition screen as what looks great on here will probably look bad on a lower quality monitor. I have yet to upload anything edited with the new screen so only time will tell. If the trend continues I'll probably call it day.

Martin

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 7:01 pm

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 3):
I like my pics being shared

www.pbase.com/gary2880

 Wink

but seriously.

fair enough that you want people to see your photos. but try not to get as stressed over it as you are.

calm down dear, its only a webblesite  cool  if you were british you would know what that is about and may even find it funny.
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 7:02 pm

Well the Korean one has heat haze so I can see the rejection there.

The Swiss one is a bit more harsh although I do feel that it may be slightly too sharp. I don't know but looking at it, thats my take on it. It has a slightly jaggered tail (rear of tail) but maybe an appeal on this one is an idea?

American Eagle is jaggered around the tail and the stripes.

The overview has a fair amount of grain at the top of the image.

So work on them but I think the rejections are right with some but harsh with the other.
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 7:03 pm

For what my opinion is worth, I really like Nos 1 and 3. No 1 I would consider an appeal.
No 2, the contrast looks a touch too high to me....all detail has gone from the undercarriage
There is heathaze on No 4, not severe, but nonetheless it is there, the worst bit being forward of the wing root. The angle is, as you say, way out.

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 7:09 pm

No we don't ask you to get thousands of dollars worth of lenses, we do ask you to become competent in Photoshop. All these shots can be fixed with better processing, although I think the airport overview is already there.

Of course if A.net makes you mad then perhaps you should find yourself another venue. I don't think a.net's worth losing any sleep over.

These are all good shots, but can be improved. The ERJ and 777 need rotation anyway.

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 8:04 pm

1 - looks OK
2 - angle
3 - I'd go for angle
4 - quality and angle

@PipoA380: perhaps have a look at your workflow, because it might need some adjustments.

Just to mention it, my rate fell to 40%-ish or lower for a moment, but it's getting better now  Smile

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 8:06 pm

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 8):
These are all good shots, but can be improved. The ERJ and 777 need rotation anyway

About to say the 777 is not level at all. Take a deep breath and count to 10. Re-edit and try again.
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 8:10 pm

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 10):
Take a deep breath and count to 10. Re-edit and try again.

An airliners.net rhyme for the ages...
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 8:16 pm

Dont be downhearted, I've had many rejection that in my eyes are perfect. But there is now point get yourself wound up about them. Your hobby is for you , not anet. Anet is just a rather nice thing on the side!

Now go re-edit and get them back in the que!

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 10:01 pm

Hi Philippe.

I do understand the sentiment behind your post - I reckon the majority of us who take this 'seriously' (i.e. don't upload rubbish) don't enjoy rejections if we are honest. It's worse when you can't see the problem (and I am sure if you had you would not have submitted it).

For me A.net is saying by the majority of its screening behaviour that it is striving to have only the highest quality photos accepted. I translate this as meaning:

* you really need to be using a DSLR for the majority of 'standard' motives, with decent quality glass - though not necessarily really expensive - to provide a good quality original

* you need to be proficient in post-processing

* you need to produce a result that the screeners will not think could be further improved

This is my take on your shots, for what it's worth - and I give this feedback with what I think would be a screener's hat on:

Swiss - generally a good quality shot. The lettering could be tackled a bit to remove what looks like oversharpening. So too with the tail and engine logo and that thin line above and just to the left of the wing on the body. So I would say slightly oversharpened rather than soft. And I would say this can be improved. This is a good example where the 'quality' rejection leaves you in the dark somewhat.

Korean - for me this sits slightly high in the frame, but let's not get into that debate! The wing and engine have a heat haze problem, so that would explain the quality rejection for me. It's a small problem, but enough for the high standards that I perceive are now required. The level might be slightly off and that contrast is high - e.g. the very black wheels.

Overview - this looks to need some slight CCW rotation to me and also has a slightly dark feel. I think this is one of those examples where - although it is a fine photo and there is nothing glaringly wrong with it - the screeners may have felt it could be improved further.

Embraer - this definitely needs some CCW rotation. But the heat haze is apparent again and the sharpening has led to some notable jaggies and a general feel of 'wobbly' straight edges, such as on the livery lines. I am not sure this one is rescuable.

I hope this feedback is of some help.

Cheers.

Paul
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 10:19 pm

The first two are a harsh I think. It's a sign that I haven't uploaded for a while that I think they're absolutely fine.

Some of the responses puzzle me. Listen to yourselves. There is little - if anything - wrong with either of them. It's the proverbial size of the hole in the doughnut.

Cheers


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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 8):
we do ask you to become competent in Photoshop

... and here is the grey area where too much manipulation will get you a manipulation rejection  Wink
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 11:32 pm

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 11):
An airliners.net rhyme for the ages...

You know the funny thing about it is I didn't even realize it ryhmed!  biggrin 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Sun May 14, 2006 11:57 pm

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 15):
... and here is the grey area where too much manipulation will get you a manipulation rejection

No such thing as a grey area, the rules on manipulation/editing are quite clear on what is allowed.

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 12:17 am

Quoting PipoA380 (Thread starter):
Things like these get me into a bad mood because it is ruining my hobby

I can't believe someone actually rejected YOUR photos....What ARE they thinking?
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:17 am

Bit curious why some shots are judged so harshly, when this obvious badcentered image of a common subject is let through? Too low and to the right. Double standards?



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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:31 am

It amazes me at times how many of the "screener bashing" threads appear.
If a pic is rejected, accept the decision and learn from it.
Screeners work very hard to screen our photos. Unpaid!
A rejection from A.net is not the end of the world. If you have a photo that is pleasing to you and meets the standards YOU are happy with, then isn't that what this is all about?
I have quite a high rejection rate. Does it bother me? No. I treat it as a learning curve and keep trying to raise my game.
So come on, we're all human,share an enthusiasm for this hobby and should bear in mind that without the screeners this site wouldn't be what it is.
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:36 am

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 8):
Of course if A.net makes you mad then perhaps you should find yourself another venue. I don't think a.net's worth losing any sleep over.

I agree for the most part, but the fact remains that a majority of people here ahve spent thousands of dollars on camera equipment for the sole purpose of getting shots on Anet. So it's understandable if there is a little bit of frustration from rejections, don't you think?
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:37 am

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 21):
people here ahve spent thousands of dollars on camera equipment for the sole purpose of getting shots on Anet.

Definately bad motive  Wink
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:41 am

Phil

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 21):
I agree for the most part, but the fact remains that a majority of people here ahve spent thousands of dollars on camera equipment for the sole purpose of getting shots on Anet. So it's understandable if there is a little bit of frustration from rejections, don't you think

Agree but that's not a screener problem. If they want to spend thousands just to get stuff added here then so be it. Doesn't make them any better than anyone else.

Regards

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 21):
I agree for the most part, but the fact remains that a majority of people here ahve spent thousands of dollars on camera equipment for the sole purpose of getting shots on Anet. So it's understandable if there is a little bit of frustration from rejections, don't you think?

Let's not forget that many photogs here get great results with inexpensive point and shoots. I started a thread the other day in which someone got a great shot of Slam Dunk One with a point a shoot. If someone spends X amount of dollars on a DSLR and good glass the fact still remains that the shot has to be captured properly and edited properly and you will get your shot in the DB here. All this other stuff about why Tim's shot got in when it's not centered and shooting for yourself and not shooting for here is all well and good but it's like a dog chasing it's tail. The frustration is understandable but counter productive to your goal.
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:54 am

Quoting Granite (Reply 23):
Agree but that's not a screener problem.

Oh, I agree. But I think it explains where the frustration comes from.

Hope all is well, Gary!

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:54 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 20):
Screeners work very hard to screen our photos. Unpaid!

aw now im sure they get a... orange, in the stocking at christmas  Smile
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:55 am

Quoting ChrisH (Reply 19):
Double standards?

Obviously not


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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 1:57 am

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 25):
Oh, I agree. But I think it explains where the frustration comes from.

Actually Philippe was implying he hadn't spent thousand of dollars on lenses.

Sure I can understand the frustration, but some people seem to let that frustration evolve into something far more serious, which I think is a shame.

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 2:01 am

Quoting ChrisH (Reply 19):
Bit curious why some shots are judged so harshly, when this obvious badcentered image of a common subject is let through?


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Quoting ChrisH (Reply 19):
Double standards?


  

Edit: Tim was faster than me

[Edited 2006-05-14 19:02:15]
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 2:05 am

What exactly is the issue with "heat haze" ? I mean, surely this is natural ? In my opinion, an untouched photo that has heat haze in it is far better than one that has been "modified".

I don't photograph airliners (I just film them), so perhaps I am not familiar with what makes a photo "acceptable" ?
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 2:11 am

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 27):
Obviously not

There's an obvious difference though Tim, I'm sure you can see it? Also, lots have happened in the last 6 months, I doubt that 757 wouldve gotten in today. Your shot doesnt focus on the trails, nor the plane... All IMHO though, and no breaks for a screener  Wink
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 2:17 am

A difference sure I can see that. Your shot is however much more of a "non a.net" type crop than mine, so I don't see why mine should serve as a example of double standards, while actually yours would be a better example (had I shot it). Anyone who would upload a similar shot to mine would have it accepted.

Quoting ChrisH (Reply 31):
Your shot doesnt focus on the trails, nor the plane

Funny

Anyway I'm sure that doesn't matter to you since you have had a beef with the screeners for a long time now.

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 2:31 am

Hi Phil

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 25):
Oh, I agree. But I think it explains where the frustration comes from.

Yes, understandable.

Regards

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 2:45 am

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 32):
Anyway I'm sure that doesn't matter to you since you have had a beef with the screeners for a long time now.

Oh so you keep track do you? But it never affects screening decisions! Alright then Timmy, whatever  Wink
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 2:49 am

Chris, stop hijacking this thread!
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 3:00 am

Quoting TomCollins (Reply 35):
Chris, stop hijacking this thread!

Tom, do you really expect Chris to say..."Oh, Tom wants me to stop hijacking this thread....damn, what was I thinking? I'd better stop now!"

He enjoys stepping on his crank.....I say let him go, it's fun to watch.

Quoting TG (Reply 8):
if A.net makes you mad then perhaps you should find yourself another venue. I don't think a.net's worth losing any sleep over.

Or money.....

Quoting BP (Reply 21):
a majority of people here ahve spent thousands of dollars on camera equipment for the sole purpose of getting shots on Anet.

I'll never understand that....
 
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Mon May 15, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 35):
Chris, stop hijacking this thread!

I thought it was a legitimate question? The shot to me is unbalanced, that's why I asked. Seen shots rejected for alot less. You may have a different opinion, then voice it why not?  Smile

Quoting JeffM (Reply 36):
He enjoys stepping on his crank.....I say let him go, it's fun to watch.

Yea exactly, it's a forum, I'll post what I please. Like you do JeffM (only alot more than I could ever find the time for  Smile).

It's leading nowhere though as usual.  Sad  Wink
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 3:14 am

The point of this thread is this, a photographer has expressed his frustration at some rejections. He has been given, on the most part, decent advice. Now he can go away and correct them and upload, no sleep lost. Hopefully.

Anyone who buys camera equipment solely to get photos on here either doesnt have a grasp of 'photography' or simply has alot of money to throw around. If not that, then he/she needs to dig deeper and do other meaningful things with their equipment!

C'mon people, this is an internet aircraft database! Put things in perspective!
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 3:20 am

Hi all

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 38):
Anyone who buys camera equipment solely to get photos on here either doesnt have a grasp of 'photography' or simply has alot of money to throw around. If not that, then he/she needs to dig deeper and do other meaningful things with their equipment!

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 3:28 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 36):
Tom, do you really expect Chris to say..."Oh, Tom wants me to stop hijacking this thread....damn, what was I thinking? I'd better stop now!"

I know - a bit of hopeless optimism on my part!
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 3:29 am

Hey guys,

Don't worry I was quite mad before and things got better now.  Wink

So yes I have appealed the decision of 2 of the shots, the Swiss one (rejected again ) and the Overview (accepted)..


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So anyway, no I'm not frustrated, no I'm not crazy, no I didn't buy my camera just to get shot on a.net, but the time spend editing pics and uploading them here that is lost is often quite annoying. If you get some shots accepted you say okay, but when abolutely none gets here, I guess you can understand it's a pain in the a$$.

Anyway, I'll rework these pictures when I've got some time. Thanks for the comments, some nice, some less (I'm sure he knows who he is).

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 20):
It amazes me at times how many of the "screener bashing" threads appear.
If a pic is rejected, accept the decision and learn from it.

I'm not bashing any screener here Cosec. I try to learn from it but sometimes I just don't get it...

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 28):
Sure I can understand the frustration, but some people seem to let that frustration evolve into something far more serious, which I think is a shame.

Ever had one of these days?  Wink
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 3:41 am

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 41):
(I'm sure he knows who he is).

he always knows  Wink
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 4:30 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 18):
I can't believe someone actually rejected YOUR photos....What ARE they thinking?

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 6:39 am

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 38):
Anyone who buys camera equipment solely to get photos on here either doesnt have a grasp of 'photography' or simply has alot of money to throw around. If not that, then he/she needs to dig deeper and do other meaningful things with their equipment!

That's the sound of the nail being hit on the head.

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 8:09 am

I agree with the fact that buying $$$ equipment just to get on A.net is a mistake.. well certainly not my motivation anyway.

In addition to that often heard lament I have seen many complaints that the hours spent slaving over PS, Elements or whatever to get a photo just right for A.net are wasted when photos are rejected.
That in my opinion is as silly as buying megadollar DSLRs and lenses just to get on Anet.

Photograph AND process for you!! Not for anyone else or any particular website.

I take 10s of thousands of photographs in year, many of those are Aircraft, many are not. I have relatively few on this site.. why? Because what I consider to be my style of photography and Anet's coincide only rarely. That is fine.

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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 8:13 am

Quoting TZ (Reply 44):
That's the sound of the nail being hit on the head.

...sounds more like a dead horse being beat.....
 
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 8:33 am

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 45):
I agree with the fact that buying $$$ equipment just to get on A.net is a mistake.. well certainly not my motivation anyway

Why are we talking about this again? The thread was about 4 pics that got rejected not this whole annoying thing about who and what we shoot for.

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 45):
In addition to that often heard lament I have seen many complaints that the hours spent slaving over PS, Elements or whatever to get a photo just right for A.net are wasted when photos are rejected.
That in my opinion is as silly as buying megadollar DSLRs and lenses just to get on Anet.

No matter if you have the most expensive equipment you still have to use it properly at the capture stage. A pic that takes that long in PS is not good anyway so why are we even discussing it?

No matter what the camera or lens, if it is captured at the right exposure and you level and crop, get rid of any dust spots, tweak the levels a little and then sharpen you should be fine. Motiv and such is a judgement thing.
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Stealthz
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 8:45 am

Ah Nik,

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 47):
A pic that takes that long in PS is not good anyway so why are we even discussing it?

Why are we discussing it again, because the thread starter raised the issue.

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 41):
but the time spend editing pics and uploading them here that is lost is often quite annoying

No one forced you to click on the thread or the posts.

Cheers
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RE: I'm Getting Mad!

Mon May 15, 2006 8:55 am

Was the Swiss A320 shot rejected for being soft again?

If so, it is a puzzler for me as it looks fine.

Tim.
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