I recently managed to get my first picture into the database after a row of rejections, so I learned how hard it is meet a.net standards.
Anyway, I just spend two nice weeks on the Greek island of Mikonos, where the approach to that airport should yield some spectacular spotting opportunities. However I did not check that out as we spend most of our time on the beach and didn't rent a car.
So I only managed to get some shots during arrival and departure, which I'd like some comment on:
I guess this will probably get a "motive" rejection, even though I quite like the closeup of the wing with the oblique late afternoon light. This angle resulted from the shuttlebus being parked a bit awkwardly right under the wingtip, which also explains why I couldn't get the tail or winglet into the frame...
Are those gangways enough to bring on a "clutter" rejection? I've had a different shot rejected about a year ago for what I believe was more or less that reason. From what I find in the database, this seems to be the case, even though I find it hard to understand. After all, airport equipment is an integral and vital part of an airliners "natural" environment. For this reason many of the shots in the a.net database of taxiing or parked airliners often look dead and uninteresting to me.
As to the framing of the second shot: It has been cropped out of this larger image, which I'm sure would get rejected for the light pole in the foreground.
Should I leave those shots in the queue? And if not, are they in any way salvageable? Are there other issues that I've missed?
Thanks for your help.