Jaypack44
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Acceptable Aspect Ratios?

Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:02 pm

Hi all, I recently had this photo rejected for "motive," because the fence was too distracting, and a tighter crop was recommended.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20131102_c1382562155.4272airliners-1-2.jpg

While I disagree, I can see how it could be perceived as such. However, the re-cropping recommendation got me wondering; would something with an aspect ratio other than 3:2 or 4:3 be acceptable, i.e. 16:9 (which I think would be a better crop for this photo, anyway)? The rejection guidelines are very clear about the fact that 3:2 and 4:3 are acceptable, but I find them a bit confusing with regard to other aspect ratios. To add to the confusion, I'm pretty sure I've seen 16:9 images here before, but of course, I'm unable to find any of them to illustrate my point, at the moment.

So, to make my question simple, would a 16:9 cropped image be acceptable, and if so, would doing so make the above image acceptable?

Thanks for any input

Josh
 
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RE: Acceptable Aspect Ratios?

Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:31 pm

Quoting jaypack44 (Thread starter):
would a 16:9 cropped image be acceptable, and if so, would doing so make the above image acceptable?

No, 16:9 is currently not acceptable. 3:2 is about as narrow as you're going to get. The fence is a little distracting, but at least it doesn't cover any of the aircraft so at least has a chance.

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RE: Acceptable Aspect Ratios?

Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:04 pm

It puzzles my how on earth you would be able to crop this shot (from this angle) any tighter :/
But like Darren says, 16:9 is a no-go here for now.
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RE: Acceptable Aspect Ratios?

Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:04 am

Hi Josh,

I haven't seen this one before, but you could try cropping either just after the second engine on the left side, or even after the first one, that will make the fence look much less obtrusive - if the quality is there in the original  

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RE: Acceptable Aspect Ratios?

Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:00 am

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 1):
No, 16:9 is currently not acceptable.

Sadly, no it isn't. Yet it's a ratio that would be particularly suitable for aviation. Most computer displays sold these days are "widescreen" format. Mine is 16:9.

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 2):
It puzzles my how on earth you would be able to crop this shot (from this angle) any tighter

Quite simply - as long as you don't include the whole plane.
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RE: Acceptable Aspect Ratios?

Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:42 am

Ah right, I didn't think that far ahead  
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RE: Acceptable Aspect Ratios?

Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:49 pm

I have tons of old 6x6 and 6x7,5 MF-slides of the B707 and DC-8 era and got them rejected some years back for "aspect ratio" ... I really wonder why A.net is not more tolerable here and sticks to these hard rules instead of deciding on a case-by-case basis.
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