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by Shep
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help, Problems With My Eyes?
Replies: 27
Views: 4930

RE: Help, Problems With My Eyes?

Is this one level? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1194210/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1194210/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/1/2/1194210.jpg" alt="Click here for bigger photo!" bo...

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by Shep
Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Lectures On Global Warming
Replies: 17
Views: 2732

RE: John Travolta Lectures On Global Warming

It's real hard for me to be critical of John Travolta... Think about it - he's an actor - living his dream - He has restored an old jet and flies it around the world for everyone to enjoy... photographers are having fun photographing this old airplane... and when it comes down to it - John can fly t...

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by Shep
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Do Anet Standards Affect Your Personal Photography
Replies: 36
Views: 3313

RE: Do Anet Standards Affect Your Personal Photography

Centered and tight is acceptable... Sharp with good color is also acceptable - within reason... True artistic photos are accepted - as shown in reply 30... What more can be said ? If the screeners are not sure - Johan will display the photos here. One thing is sure - Airliners.net is - and always wi...

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by Shep
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Should I Crop This So It's Centered?
Replies: 9
Views: 3505

RE: How Should I Crop This So It's Centered?

Jeremy -

You have some nice shots in the Airliners.net DB - but this one is not very good - quality wise - compression - and a bit unlevel. The composition is interesting - but the quality is not quite there...

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by Shep
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steak, More Steak.
Replies: 53
Views: 2124

RE: Steak, More Steak.

Andreas-

Your wife is a good looking woman - and I'm a bit unfamiliar with snakes...

Life is a good thing - cooking on the grill is a great thing. I cook all year outside...  Smile

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by Shep
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steak, More Steak.
Replies: 53
Views: 2124

RE: Steak, More Steak.

I cooked a few filet mignon last August... <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536886029&filename=1175214406oNlzT6.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536886029/middle/1175214406oNlzT6.jpg" ALT="Bi...

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by Shep
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dirty?
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

RE: Dirty?

Big spot between tail and top edge.

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by Shep
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Another Tough Rejection
Replies: 31
Views: 4109

RE: Another Tough Rejection

I agree - cheers to Royal... there will always be negative crap folk who want to stir the pot...

Keep having fun Royal - that's what life is all about !!  bigthumbsup 

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by Shep
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Now This May Sound Ridiculous To Some But,
Replies: 17
Views: 3810

RE: Now This May Sound Ridiculous To Some But,

What kind of mushrooms have you been eating? I want some !!  Big grin

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by Shep
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Always Know When Johan Clears His Queue...!
Replies: 14
Views: 3344

RE: You Always Know When Johan Clears His Queue...

WOW - just when I thought "sense of humor" was dead in this forum - along comes this comment above... Royal - is this guy funny or what? A great memory he has for one of your remarks that leaked outside... I'm goin' to Florida soon - if you want - I could give this wiseguy a visit...  <img src=...

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by Shep
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Confusion Over How Much Wing/engine To Show.
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

RE: Confusion Over How Much Wing/engine To Show.

"Can a screener clear things up maybe for us?"

In a time, not long ago, I was a screener for this site....

So maybe things are a bit more clear now? Maybe...  Big grin

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by Shep
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Confusion Over How Much Wing/engine To Show.
Replies: 12
Views: 3805

RE: Confusion Over How Much Wing/engine To Show.

Spencer- Your photo looks great - but there is a void - too much dark (undefined) empty space bottom left - that takes away from the overall effect of the shot... the sky looks great - but the bottom left looks empty to me... Keep having fun - you are great at what you do here - but this photo falls...

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by Shep
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Alaska Airlines And Horizon Air Threats
Replies: 79
Views: 9146

RE: Alaska Airlines And Horizon Air Threats

Too many lawyers are now taking it all away... Back in the 'good old days' - lawyers were called upon to serve the people. But now - it seems the people are serving the lawyers, doctors, insurance companies, and so on... Government is "in bed" with all of those above... So what can we do? We gotta s...

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by Shep
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Always Know When Johan Clears His Queue...!
Replies: 14
Views: 3344

RE: You Always Know When Johan Clears His Queue...

Looks to me like Johan has a good eye - when he finally gets around to it...  bigthumbsup 

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by Shep
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can Someone Please Edit This Pic For Me
Replies: 4
Views: 4231

RE: Can Someone Please Edit This Pic For Me

Don't be discouraged - angle looks ok and the aircraft is centered... Keep having fun - that's what this is all about !!

I'm sure you will be showing great photos soon - as long as you keep with it - soon you will get into the groove...

Good Luck and have fun here !!

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by Shep
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can Someone Please Edit This Pic For Me
Replies: 4
Views: 4231

RE: Can Someone Please Edit This Pic For Me

Not very good - blurry, cluttered and the nose is cut off...

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by Shep
Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What Happens When Johan Dies?
Replies: 55
Views: 2467

RE: What Happens When Johan Dies?

Life is a gift.

Life is very uncertain.

Life gives and takes in alot of ways...

Who knows - who will live or die ?

Why question ?

Whatever will be - will be - and all that follows will happen for a reason...

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by Shep
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What Happens When Johan Dies?
Replies: 55
Views: 2467

RE: What Happens When Johan Dies?

Johan is not an old man - I think he will be around for a long, long time...  bigthumbsup 

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by Shep
Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What Happens When Johan Dies?
Replies: 55
Views: 2467

RE: What Happens When Johan Dies?

"What Happens When Johan Dies?" It will be a strange day. All computers connected to Airliners.net at the moment of Johan's passing - will turn into little "black holes". Next, there will be a giant sucking sound, and all of those sitting before these computers will be transported into "Johan's Worl...

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by Shep
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 5,000 Pictures For Mick Bajcar
Replies: 40
Views: 5336

RE: 5,000 Pictures For Mick Bajcar

Mick is a good man. He will respond if you send him an email - unlike alot of people here...

And he shares GREAT PHOTOS !!!!  bigthumbsup 

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by Shep
Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Great Job By The Screeners!
Replies: 1
Views: 3596

Great Job By The Screeners!

Queue is under 5,000.. It takes alot of unselfish dedication to keep things flowing on Airliners.net. The current photo screeners are doing an amazing job as of late... I see many great photos being added to the database lately - consistency is very good - as can be expected - more or less - being v...

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by Shep
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U2 Live In Chicago.
Replies: 21
Views: 2349

RE: U2 Live In Chicago.

No doubt - a great live performance - caught on tape - disc - whatever...

They go back in time on this one- Electric Comany - An Cat Dubh - New Year's Day...

PRIDE

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They mixed some good old "raw" stuff in Chicago - with the new.

Great performance - I like it alot...

u2 ?

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by Shep
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Help On A Motive Rejection
Replies: 6
Views: 5142

RE: Need Help On A Motive Rejection

Kevin-

The reject above is a bit grainy to my "old" eyes... and the terrain is not quite as interesting - in my humble opinion... nice but not as nice as the one accepted... also - contrast is off...

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by Shep
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Air Nikon Funeral Service...finally.
Replies: 3
Views: 3780

RE: Air Nikon Funeral Service...finally.

I still can't believe he is gone. He had alot of internet presence and he used to send me messages from time to time. I never met Mickey in person - but I feel a little bit like I knew him... I think on the Airliners.net page - where photo screeners are listed - they should keep his name on there - ...

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by Shep
Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Yet Another Noob Asking For Help...
Replies: 5
Views: 2874

RE: Yet Another Noob Asking For Help...

Not bad at all - knock it down to 1400 or a bit less - and I'm sure it will make the cut...

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by Shep
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "One Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow" Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 23285

RE: The "One Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow" Th

I like the photo by Chris Starnes in reply 7 - one of my favorites of all time. This one below is definitely a WOW photo... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/0897127/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/0897127/M/" target...

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by Shep
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is Anet Now Too Hard For New Photographers?
Replies: 71
Views: 7741

RE: Is Anet Now Too Hard For New Photographers?

NASCARAirforce said - "I think that the standards should be high, but not ANAL like they can be on airliners.net. For example they rejected my picture for dust spots that could not be seen unless they looked at them through photoshop filters to find them. They were not visible any other way and that...

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by Shep
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Motive Rejections- Can You Please Help?
Replies: 4
Views: 4146

RE: Motive Rejections- Can You Please Help?

I like the 2nd shot - very interesting and unique motive - however - I see a few dirt spots in the sky above the men on the wing... other than that - a great shot !!

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by Shep
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dusk Departure Sharpness Ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 2802

RE: Dusk Departure Sharpness Ok?

WOW - that's a beautiful shot.

Instant add - if I was a screener...  bigthumbsup 

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by Shep
Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Level Rejection?
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

RE: Level Rejection?

Looks perfectly level to me...

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by Shep
Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Inconsistencies.
Replies: 46
Views: 2733

RE: Screening Inconsistencies.

"Screening Inconsistencies" will always exist. Back in time, when Johan was the only screener, inconsistency was alive due to many factors - time, mood swings, whatever. Human brains are not machines. We are not talking about machines programmed to sort mail, or produce milk or beer. Beer and milk a...

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by Shep
Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Bad Motive, Now Acceptable?
Replies: 36
Views: 4303

RE: Bad Motive, Now Acceptable?

Exceptional shot - for this type motive.

Keep trying - one day you might capture one as nice as this...  bigthumbsup 

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by Shep
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away
Replies: 148
Views: 15568

RE: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away

Last time I talked with him - via email - he was pumped up about a trip he was taking to shoot planes and trains - about six weeks ago. He was excited about shooting in his words - "some odd-ball stuff". Planes and trains - that's what he's known for on the internet. Five years ago we were chatting ...

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by Shep
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is It Really Badcentered?
Replies: 12
Views: 4848

RE: Is It Really Badcentered?

Quality a bit marginal.

If you'd captured it a fraction of a second later - center would not be an issue...

Keep having fun !!

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by Shep
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Have Things Changed?
Replies: 42
Views: 4629

RE: How Have Things Changed?

From the top - Psych wrote - "What are your views?" Well, Airliners.net is a site that showcases photos of aircraft - nothing more or less... The staff here (all volunteers) - try as best as they can - to keep the photos flowing - thousands of photos submitted each week... You can speak as eloquent ...

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by Shep
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Screeners
Replies: 30
Views: 6353

RE: New Screeners

Yall new screeners are crazy and need your heads examined.....

Just kiddin' - Have fun !!!!!!!!!!!

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by Shep
Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Soft Rejection Help
Replies: 5
Views: 4005

RE: Soft Rejection Help

Damon,

Looks OK to me... when you sharpen too much - things tend to look kind of unreal - but that seems to be the trend here - they want REAL SHARP images...

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by Shep
Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 10671

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

Whatever will be - will be. You can toot your own horn as much as you want. Laborers were the "real men" - a long time ago... And then out of the darkness - jackhammers and backhoes appeared - making the job much easier... What am I saying here ? Well, I think you know. Some might not like it - but ...

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by Shep
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why Aren't Screeners Paid?
Replies: 40
Views: 4048

RE: Why Aren't Screeners Paid?

Dude above wrote- "Consider a traditional business. Wouldn't it seem strange if a fast food restaurant were employing 80 people to run the stores, spending significant time there, all doing their job for free - whilst the owner sat back and pocketed a nice profit?" And what's wrong with that? Ever s...

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by Shep
Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why Aren't Screeners Paid?
Replies: 40
Views: 4048

RE: Why Aren't Screeners Paid?

Jeff, You're right. Sorry. I forgot to mention those "volunteers" who upload their photos everyday - every other day - every other week - whatever...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> But that is understood - without the photos - the site would not be here. Jeff, ...

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by Shep
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why Aren't Screeners Paid?
Replies: 40
Views: 4048

RE: Why Aren't Screeners Paid?

WOW - I read things above - Why screeners not paid ? Why do they offer their advice for free ? Someone above even boasts of opening a so called "can of worms"... Sad , sad comment - that was... Airliners.net is made up of volunteers who are very skilled in what they do - Photo Screeners, Database Ed...

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by Shep
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Motive Rejection?
Replies: 9
Views: 3923

RE: Motive Rejection?

Sam - As always with your photos - this one is nice. Like you, I was once a screener on this site. When I look at this photo - I see TOO MUCH HUMAN FLESH in front of the airplane... I think this site is more about the aircraft - and less about the skin - HENCE - the rejection...  <img src="/dis...

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by Shep
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Motive!
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

RE: Motive!

Lots of "hot" colors added lately of Delta...

But then again, what do I know...

 Smile

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by Shep
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Identified Faces?
Replies: 34
Views: 2018

RE: Identified Faces?

Silver1SWA said - "It's unfortunate that noting these inconsistencies in the screening is such a big no-no around here and every time someone does bring it up, they are considered to be whining. Some of us would just like clarification." I think Airliners.net has been listening lately to alot of ide...

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by Shep
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Identified Faces?
Replies: 34
Views: 2018

RE: Identified Faces?

Joe has been around this site since LONG AGO

GREAT to see he is back...  thumbsup 

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by Shep
Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heat Haze Rejection
Replies: 4
Views: 3662

RE: Heat Haze Rejection

Edge of fuselage - top of nose and a few other places are a little questionable? Also - 79 photos of this reg in the <acronym title="Brit Air (France)">DB</acronym> - so it is slightly common - ya gotta put up a great shot for acceptance... I don't know... I'm just a hick who was born in West Virgin...

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by Shep
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejected Photo - Soft
Replies: 12
Views: 4134

RE: Rejected Photo - Soft

That's gotta be a mistake - Looks good to me...

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by Shep
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Motiv Rejection - Help Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 6359

RE: Motiv Rejection - Help Needed

Too much sky - also needs a little CCW rotation - other than that - a nice shot...

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by Shep
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sign Up To Become A Screener!
Replies: 130
Views: 14403

RE: Sign Up To Become A Screener!

Avsfan said I just took a look at the application and IMHO it doesnt really ask what type of equipment a potential screener has. I believe that the type of computer equipment can make a big difference as to how a screener judges a picture. Things like the following need to be asked: 1. Is the comput...

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by Shep
Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sign Up To Become A Screener!
Replies: 130
Views: 14403

RE: Sign Up To Become A Screener!

Another fellow - I believe would be a GREAT SCREENER - who obviously has alot of time on his hands - is that guy from Denver - he spends alot of time here - he talks alot of crap - but he also offers alot of help - as in his threads on various topics to make your photos better... He will jump on you...

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