This photo was previously rejected for motive, but after seeing a recent top photo from LAX, I surmised that something had clearly changed, and re-edited and re-uploaded this shot, only for it to be rejected again for the same reason. Both shots are included below.
I will be perfectly honest, there are numerous photos in the DB with objects in the foreground that are far more distracting to the viewer (in my opinion). Including this one, accepted into the DB less than 2 weeks ago:
In comparing the two shots, the accepted photo has far more sign than aircraft, whereas I feel my shot at least retains some semblance of balance. And (in my opinion) it is hard to argue that a sign with a mostly nude woman, text, and a semi-veiled double entendre is far more distracting than the top half of a train-look at the one comment the photo has already garnered.
Similar examples of photos that seem to have far more distraction, and far less plane than the rejection in question. All are fantastic images, and a credit to the photographers who took them:
I don't want to come across as bitter, I love the site and will continue to do so. However, I would just like some clarification into the factors at work here. I think fairness and perceived equality are all things we strive for and enjoy, and I guess I am missing something here it seems.
[Edited 2012-09-14 11:58:23]
Note: Edited due to my own accidentally deleting some text, twice
[Edited 2012-09-14 11:59:13]