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by combatshadow
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: A New Airline Doesn't Make Front News Page?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

RE: A New Airline Doesn't Make Front News Page?

Thanks dragonskiss, I appreciate the reply. While I already do share my photos by several different methods, including social media, I consider a.net to be the premier site for aviation photography. I'm not desperate for views, I just want the recognition for coming to a.net first with the photo. Su...

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by combatshadow
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: A New Airline Doesn't Make Front News Page?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

A New Airline Doesn't Make Front News Page?

Last month, I submitted the first photo of a new regional airline, <acronym title="Gloucestershire (Gloucester) - Staverton (GLO / EGBJ), United Kingdom">GLO</acronym> Airlines, which started ops back in December. I submitted it here first (and couldn't find photos of the airline on any other avphot...

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by combatshadow
Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An E-6 Currently Squawking 7700
Replies: 0
Views: 5778

An E-6 Currently Squawking 7700

According to Plane Finder, there's an E-6 (163920) currently squawking 7700 north of Newport News, and southeast of Washington DC.

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by combatshadow
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are You Still Recieveng Letters From Dan Bord?
Replies: 10
Views: 6013

RE: Are You Still Recieveng Letters From Dan Bord?

Had a couple not too long ago.

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by combatshadow
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At Turks And Caicos MBPV/PLS
Replies: 4
Views: 4443

RE: Spotting At Turks And Caicos MBPV/PLS

Well, the end result was this: I quietly took photos from the 2nd floor terrace that overlooks the apron and runway. There were not any signs that stated "no photography", except inside the terminal while going through customs (which is commonplace at all airports). While doing so, another person wh...

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by combatshadow
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At Turks And Caicos MBPV/PLS
Replies: 4
Views: 4443

RE: Spotting At Turks And Caicos MBPV/PLS

Ok, Roger that. Appreciate the reply, I wasn't able to bring that thread up in my search. I did see a sign that stated no photography, but thought that was just while inside the terminal and during the security process. Oh well, what a shame. I wonder if it truly has more to do with the private flig...

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by combatshadow
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At Turks And Caicos MBPV/PLS
Replies: 4
Views: 4443

Spotting At Turks And Caicos MBPV/PLS

I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge or experience in trying some aviation photography here. I noticed there are not a lot of shots in the database, and thought I might try it out. Obviously I don't want to go into this blind, so I was I hoping someone around here has tried it before. Any tip...

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by combatshadow
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Nothing from anyone???

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by combatshadow
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

I have some more I'd like some feedback on. This one has me a bit agitated. Sometimes I get so frustrated... This one was rejected for "soft" "grainy" and "category" I just don't see the softness, especially with all the oversharpened's I've been getting lately. There is no grain in this photo, and ...

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by combatshadow
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Another one I'd like some thoughts on. It was rejected for "level", and also for "category" with the personal message "not private". HOW is this not private category??? Air Med Services is a private/corporate company, and it's not a business jet... <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejecti...

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by combatshadow
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Thank you Vik, as always.

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by combatshadow
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Hello folks, once again I'd love some extra eyes to help me with some photo rejections. I try to sleep on a rejection and take a second look. If I don't see how I can improve it, I come here. The rejections reasons don't always jump out at me. As always, I appreciate the feedback. One "pre-question"...

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by combatshadow
Fri May 15, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 6
Views: 808

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Vik, Scott, Josh; thank you as always guys! It always help to get a second set of eyes and opinions on images and fixes!

[Edited 2015-05-15 13:06:22]

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by combatshadow
Fri May 15, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Hi folks. Once again, I'd like some objective eyes and thoughts for some rejections. This one was rejected for being grainy (grainy sky). I have a hard time seeing it, but does it need a bit of noise reduction? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20150511_g1430881744.2463c750_...

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by combatshadow
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 8)
Replies: 511
Views: 18227

RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 8)

I'm not receiving emails anymore for my accepted or rejected photos.

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by combatshadow
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

It disappeared because it's just been that long since rejected.

Thanks Vik, I'll use that tip in examining my photos in the future.

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by combatshadow
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Blurry
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

RE: Post Screening - Blurry

The Q400 doesn't look soft to me at all. Looks good. Maybe the numbers on the nose and the nose could use a slight <acronym title="Samui (Koh Samui) (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym>, but the rest of the plane looks good. But then again, in your first pic, the Growler didn't look blurry to me at...

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by combatshadow
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Thanks guys. I'd rather improve a picture if I can, versus appealing. Vik, on the last photo, I don't understand where you're seeing blur. I opened the original photo up and the entire aircraft is decently sharp with no blur except from engine exhuast. Even the wheel bolts stand-out on original. May...

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by combatshadow
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening (Centered) EWR762
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

RE: Pre-Screening (Centered) EWR762

I don't think any of those will work. I would suggest actually centering the aircraft. At worst, you lost the antenna and some glass. I believe there's enough of the terminal there to identify, plus, your information bar will tell everyone the location.

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by combatshadow
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Hi everyone. I would appreciate the feedback on the following rejections. This one was rejected for "dark" and "os". Does anyone else think it's dark, it is late afternoon, and aircraft has good light on it. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=y1424616079.2941n986sa_k...

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by combatshadow
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Hi gents, have another here I could use some guidance with. This one was rejected for "Dark editing halo around top fuselage grainy editing personal" <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20140825_m1408315100.7109h25b_800xp_n880qs_klit_2012-06-13_1024p_bxc.jpg" target="_blank">h...

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by combatshadow
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Julien, Vik, thanks for the feedback on those! I appreciate the help as always, and the additional set of eyes to see what I don't with my own images. On the A319, that turned out to be the sharpest and best shot of the series. Vik, would you say then, that the 'quality' is a bit of a judgement call...

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by combatshadow
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

RE: Post Screening Advice

For the most part, I think this is a great shot, beautiful image. I'm by no means a screener, but it's hard for me to find any problems with this. If anything, maybe the tail number is just a tad bit oversharpened. But this is much better than a lot of accepted shots.

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by combatshadow
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Just to follow up, for those that may have been curious, I found the problem with the last photo we were discussing, the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> A319. In <acronym title="Ukraine International Airlines">PS</acronym>, photoshop was already giving the photo a 25% sharpenin...

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by combatshadow
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Alright, so I decided to try a different pic from the series, deciding the glare was hurting me overall. What do y'all think of this one? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1407823984.2878n9011p_a319_klit_2014-07-02_1200p_b.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/...

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by combatshadow
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

I have other shots from the series, but this is my favorite because of the cumulus build up in the background.

Vik, this (the last one I posted) has only two passes of usm applied at 200% and 0.2 pixels.

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by combatshadow
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Thanks everyone, what's frustrating is that it was given a "soft" reject earlier. So I gave it another shot of <acronym title="Samui (Koh Samui) (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym>, and to me it did seem to need it. But if it's os, I don't see it, except maybe borderline if that.<br/><br/><font si...

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by combatshadow
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Kulverstukas, be specific about where you see jaggies. I have no idea what you're talking about on a "1px wide border around contrast element." If you're talking about the top of the fuselage, that is something that happens with this color scheme occasionally. You'll see it in other <acronym title="...

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by combatshadow
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening: Oversharpenned
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

RE: Post Screening: Oversharpenned

The nose gear and lights show oversharpened to me also.

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by combatshadow
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screen Tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

RE: Pre Screen Tips

On the Virgin A320, similar things. The crop needs to be redone, I wouldn't cut the horiz. stab off. And it's a good image, just a little bit oversharpened in some spots. But if you knock the whole image back in sharpening, you will be soft in other areas, such as the titles

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by combatshadow
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening (2nd Submission) WW2 Plane
Replies: 20
Views: 1373

RE: Pre-Screening (2nd Submission) WW2 Plane

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by combatshadow
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Len90: Pre/Post Screening All In One
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

RE: Len90: Pre/Post Screening All In One

I think a just a bit of CW rotation would get it perfect.

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by combatshadow
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Here's one more, I just got this one back. Another consecutive reject, and I'm a bit angry over this one. It's been rejected twice before, and once was because they said it needed a bit more sharpening. So I added some sharpening. The 2nd time I had missed a couple spots (dirty), so I eliminated the...

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by combatshadow
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

RE: Combatshadow (post-screening)

Thanks guys, as always, the feedback helps!

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by combatshadow
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Combatshadow (post-screening)
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

Combatshadow (post-screening)

I've hit a string of bad luck, and had more pictures rejected in a row then I ever have. Frustrated, as with any rejection, I gave them a day or two and looked at them again. There's a few I need some feedback on, I just can't see the problems. On this one, rejected for soft and dark. I do not agree...

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by combatshadow
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

RE: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot

Thank you Vik. Appreciate the help and feedback.

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by combatshadow
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

RE: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot

I just appealed it. Unfortunately I was told it was overall not a good image. Guess I give up.

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by combatshadow
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

RE: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot

So I did a re-edit, and even down-sized the image to 1024p. It was rejected and I was told the contrast needed a bit more work. So I improved the contrast. Now it's been rejected for "grainy" (again, I'm sure I can get this one dropped because of the rain...again) but also "quality". What changed? T...

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by combatshadow
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Post-Screening (combatshadow)

This one got a rejection for "contrast". This shot happens to be on a partly cloudy day, just when a cloud was covering the sun. So it's still bright outside, but contrast is reduced naturally anyway. Is there anything I can do to improve this, because I can't really improve the contrast much more m...

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by combatshadow
Thu May 15, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

RE: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the feedback from you all.

I'll re-edit and reduce size a bit and adjust the color/temp. Thanks again.

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by combatshadow
Sat May 10, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Post-Screen (combatshadow) Rain Shot

Since the current top photo for the last 24 hours is a rain shot, I thought I would ask what I could do to improve this photo. I've received good feedback on it, but I can't seem to get it accepted here. The reject reasons were "quality grainy oversharpened " I felt like this was a bit harsh, consid...

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by combatshadow
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Hi guys, I'd like to get some opinions on this image. It was rejected for blurry. The original has little to no blur in it, outside of the background and props. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=y1394231858.1253n53510_klit_012014_1200p_b.jpg" target="_blank">http://...

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by combatshadow
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 21
Replies: 402
Views: 79310

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 21

Civil Air Patrol will now be adding expertise in the search with their Radar Analysis Team. <a href="http://www.capvolunteernow.com/todays-features/?cap_joins_search_for_missing_malaysian_airliner&show=news&newsID=18283" target="_blank">http://www.capvolunteernow.com/today...an_airliner&...

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by combatshadow
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Collides With Skydiver, Both Survive.
Replies: 12
Views: 4791

Cessna Collides With Skydiver, Both Survive.

I found this interesting, and hadn't seen that it had been posted today. Apparently a Cessna 170 collided with a skydiver, while doing touch-and-gos at a small strip. And both survived. <a href="http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/24923080/2014/03/08/plane-collides-into-skydivers-parachute-mid-air" ta...

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by combatshadow
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Current MD-80 Routes
Replies: 85
Views: 14977

RE: AA's Current MD-80 Routes

DFW - <acronym title="Little Rock - National / Adams Field (Regional) (LIT / KLIT), USA - Arkansas">LIT</acronym> - <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> We get <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-83's 3x daily during the week at <acron...

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by combatshadow
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 11
Views: 905

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Ok, thanks Vik, appreciate it, as always!

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by combatshadow
Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 11
Views: 905

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Thank you Pete. One more I'd like to ask about. This one was rejected for "Soft and/or out of focus, over-sharpened to compensate". That was my personal message, oversharpened was the reject. The original image was pretty sharp, especially not bad for a moving aircraft, but it was a bit grainy, so I...

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by combatshadow
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 11
Views: 905

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Thank you Kulverstukas, very helpful, especially the jaggies on the engine. I couldn't see that at first. Helps to have other eyes view your work.

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by combatshadow
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 11
Views: 905

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Got another one I'd like some opinions or assistance on. This one got, what I thought, was a harsh rejection that was mostly not warranted. It was rejected for: grainy, soft, oversharpened, (and category, cause I must have forgot to mark special livery). <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...

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by combatshadow
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Finally To 100!
Replies: 11
Views: 3383

RE: Finally To 100!

Great job Len! Some great photos in there, can't wait to see more.

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