MidEx216
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Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:39 pm

**Not a "Will this make it?" thread**

This is mostly a question for screeners, or someone who knows the screening process well. I was wondering, in a shot like this, is there any chance the screener would look past the graininess due to the fact that there wasn't really a choice due to lighting? I shot at ISO 1600 because there was otherwise no other way the shot had any chance. Or would the shot just be rejected and never have a chance? (BTW, I know this shot in particular has no chance in the db, but bear with me).

http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs17/f/20.../8/Cover_of_Darkness_by_Pilots.jpg

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RE: Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:00 pm

Quoting MidEx216 (Thread starter):
I was wondering, in a shot like this, is there any chance the screener would look past the graininess due to the fact that there wasn't really a choice due to lighting? I shot at ISO 1600 because there was otherwise no other way the shot had any chance.

I would hope they wouldn't. There are always choices, and there isn't really anything that special to expect special treatment.
 
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RE: Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:54 pm

Quoting MidEx216 (Thread starter):
is there any chance the screener would look past the graininess due to the fact that there wasn't really a choice due to lighting?

Nope, the screeners look at the final result only and don't consider the effort it took you to get a certain shot.
However as the quality of the picture ain't too bad, disregarding the grain, you might stand a chance if you remove it; here's a little preview of what it could look like:
Grain removed


I don't know how much freedom of movement you have for the edit of your original shot but with some careful editing it might make it.

Thierry

[Edited 2007-07-03 10:56:35]
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RE: Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:40 pm

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 2):
Nope, the screeners look at the final result only and don't consider the effort it took you to get a certain shot

You think?  confused 
 
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RE: Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:47 pm

Quoting IL76 (Reply 3):
You think?

Well, Eduard, I have to as that's what I've been told here over and over again but I'd be more than happy to learn otherwise.

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RE: Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:04 pm

If a shot is very difficult, of course we take that into account in our judgement. It's all within reason... If the result is not too bad and the photo is an interesting shot in very difficult conditions, we will be more lenient. If it's a very common angle & aircraft, than probably not. There's no black and white, which is also food for all the consistency 'discussions' we get all the time.
We certainly do not screen expecting every shot to be as clear as a 50mm blue sky ramp shot.

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RE: Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:13 pm

Quoting IL76 (Reply 5):
If the result is not too bad and the photo is an interesting shot in very difficult conditions, we will be more lenient.

Ok, that's not the impression I got when I uploaded an A2A shot of an A340 in almost nighttime conditions some time ago but I'm glad to hear that it is how it is if it's really how it is.  Wink

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RE: Question About Screening

Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:25 pm

Quoting IL76 (Reply 5):
the consistency 'discussions' we get all the time.

?? I haven't seen one here for a long time now...

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 2):
Nope, the screeners look at the final result only and don't consider the effort it took you to get a certain shot.

Well I was of that impression also. I've now taken on board what you have said though, Eduard!

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