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by dendrobatid
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: De-icing fluid creating heat haze?
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: De-icing fluid creating heat haze?

It is blurred.
No matter how steady the camera is, presumably on a tripod, the aircraft will have been buffeted by the jets of de-icing fluid during the exposure and any slight wind will also move the aircraft about.

Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

It is like the return of an old friend except that the information on the left is in the wrong order, start with the registration, then cn (MSN) aircraft type and operator.....for me anyway. I think that most of us could tell from a thumbnail that it was Iberia and an Airbus 320 so put the bits that...

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by dendrobatid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I think that hits are not counting at all on many images. They are evidently working on new images but do not seem to be counting at all on older ones. If you search for anything with a number, the number of hits features in any search which explains many anomalous results. I pointed this out a whil...

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by dendrobatid
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How the mighty have fallen...
Replies: 27
Views: 2244

Re: How the mighty have fallen...

John
Perhaps Gary Moore, 'Still got the Blues for you' might be more apt.

But at last the Blues are back :-)

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by dendrobatid
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How the mighty have fallen...
Replies: 27
Views: 2244

Re: How the mighty have fallen...

Revelation's point is that the site popularity has fallen dramatically since the relaunch and who can fail to agree with him? Looking at that graph the site fell about 2000 places in popularity in the ten months prior to the relaunch, another 1000 in the two months since it. I hope that the changes ...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious Fraud Office Investigating Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 4534

Re: Serious Fraud Office Investigating Airbus

Jumpjets and Sassiciai and Bongodog1964

You need to get out more :-)

Mick Bajcar (I am pretty old too - and a long-time reader)

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by dendrobatid
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

[quote="JohnKrist"]Joost, below every image there is a small envelope icon that opens up a contact form. If there is no icon the photographer has chosen to not be contactable. I have just tried this and it appears that the contact button only works to anyone who is logged in. However, if s...

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by dendrobatid
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious Fraud Office Investigating Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 4534

Re: Serious Fraud Office Investigating Airbus

Given the track record of the Serious Fraud Office, even if corruption was widespread, the likelihood of them finding it and proving it to the satisfaction of any court is rather low. It doesn't have the alternative name of the Serious Farce Office for nothing. Andy Sounds like you, like me, will a...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Kas You have been doing a great job keeping everyone informed and no one is blaming you but after five weeks, images displayed as they are for an AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY website is really unacceptable. As you know, I have spent an awful lot of time on the site one way or another but I can no longer bea...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I agree with Kulverstukas. Whilst the blue display does look better that is a merely a cosmetic change and images are still displayed clipped and portrait images are still not displayed (are they even being screened yet?) I am afraid that these changes, these improvements, are minor after five weeks...

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by dendrobatid
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Whilst Kas has clearly been doing a great job keeping everyone updated it is deplorable that he is having to try to get the portrait image issue brought to the attention of the Developers after a month. Surely a Screener should not be having to do that ? I have been unable to work out how to put an ...

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by dendrobatid
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Until the images are displayed properly I can only see further decline. Kulverstukas link to Alexa is already out of date with yet another decline since then. Page views are down by almost 20%, up by a similar percentage at the best known competitor, time on the site up a mere 68% at Planepictures. ...

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by dendrobatid
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I am staggered that after a month portrait images are still not displayed properly, images are displayed cropped at the nose, tail, fin or wheels and yet there is a poll for what colour forum text should be, grey or off white. Yes, the forums now look better (though only the forums) but there is an ...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The searches are still not working properly. Before the colour change if you typed a photographer name in the photographer box ( I was looking for a particular one of my own) the name would appear, though they did seem to be in an irrational order. Now it will simply default to all photographers mak...

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by dendrobatid
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The appearance of the forum is better to me but it now seems that it is a 'stand alone', almost not a part of the main site. The links to photos, searches etc have disappeared so that instead of lots of scrolling, you have to keep going back !

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by dendrobatid
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 327025

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

This site has taken a HUGE unmeasurable hit in quality, appearance, functionality, and there clearly is no customer service. When I visited the old site, I felt like I was coming home. I felt comfortable, welcomed, and familiar. Now it is corporate bland, generic, and overly commercial. Paraphrasing...

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by dendrobatid
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In Memory Of Patrick De Coninck
Replies: 28
Views: 4134

RE: In Memory Of Patrick De Coninck

We are totally devastated. My Wife and I had planned to meet him and his Wife Valerie next week in Luxembourg.

Patrick was a real Gentleman and our hearts go out to Valerie.

RIP Patrick .

Mick and Amanda Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Theft Solution
Replies: 23
Views: 4685

RE: Photo Theft Solution

Tim,

Hope you are well.

Thanks for this. I have a lot of images that have been taken without my permission too and I will give this a try.
The fee of 50% of any fees does initially seem rather a lot but they do the work and your 50% is still better than 100% of nothing !

Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Grey Cast
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

RE: Grey Cast

For internet you should be saving in sRGB.

I think that is your problem

Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing 'halos' Appearing When Resizing - PS CC
Replies: 12
Views: 5327

RE: Editing 'halos' Appearing When Resizing - PS CC

That does look better to me.

What camera is it and do you have any in camera sharpening set ?

Mick

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by dendrobatid
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing 'halos' Appearing When Resizing - PS CC
Replies: 12
Views: 5327

RE: Editing 'halos' Appearing When Resizing - PS CC

Are you re-sizing after sharpening ? If so, try sharpening after the image has been re-sized.

Sharpening is best left as the last thing you do before saving.

Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Museum Shots
Replies: 16
Views: 5691

RE: Museum Shots

If the camera is going to be on a solid tripod, use your lowest ISO and stop the lens down well, f8 or f11 for a good depth of field. Minimise the number of lights in the frame as they can often lead to flare and sometimes moving your position very slightly can avoid them. A lens hood is important t...

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by dendrobatid
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow! - Part 28
Replies: 43
Views: 11177

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow! - Part 28

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/angad84" class="quote" target="_blank">angad84</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i> Congratulations, Mick, on number 15000</i...

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by dendrobatid
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Green Streaks On Image
Replies: 7
Views: 3893

RE: Green Streaks On Image

Flare such as that is not necessarily light bouncing back from the sensor though it is usually as a result of a bright light source within or just outside the frame. The second point, just outside the frame, is why we should use lens hoods as subtle flare can reduce contrast and sharpness quite dram...

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by dendrobatid
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At ORY Without A Spotting Pass Possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 4881

RE: Spotting At ORY Without A Spotting Pass Possible?

I have not been for a few years now but the park at D on the link above is closed on Mondays. Using that map, zoom out a touch, where the A106 is shown there is a road marked in white on that map. You can park on there or a long-stay car park nearby and get shots like these by moving about a bit <br...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At ORY Without A Spotting Pass Possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 4881

RE: Spotting At ORY Without A Spotting Pass Possible?

The permit is only needed within the prefecture that contains <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> (and incidentally <acronym title="Paris - Le Bourget (LBG / LFPB), France">LBG</acronym>) so it is not needed at <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LF...

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by dendrobatid
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Military Registration Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3305

RE: Military Registration Help

Also, to be pedantic.....

Military aircraft do not have registrations, they have serials.
Civil aircraft have registrations.

Mick

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by dendrobatid
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Military Registration Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3305

RE: Military Registration Help

Peter I am pretty sure (though not certain) of the reason for this. The think that the first digit is not a 0, a zero but an O (Oscar) standing for Obsolete and it was used for aircraft that were over 10 years old and so they were Obsolete, past it. It was used to indicate whether an aircraft should...

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by dendrobatid
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Should Photos Be Rejected If No Registration?
Replies: 66
Views: 8365

RE: Should Photos Be Rejected If No Registration?

I understand what David is saying and for a pure database, the registration should be preferred but this site walks a tightrope between being a database and an aviation picture gallery. The end result is that it has become both ! The Civil Aviation Authority database at G-INFO actually requires that...

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by dendrobatid
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Odd Looking T7
Replies: 3
Views: 3612

RE: Odd Looking T7

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, clearly something went wrong and the image has now been removed and it will be re-screened once uploaded again.

I am now closing this thread

Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trying To Reduce Exposure, Tips?
Replies: 32
Views: 4639

RE: Trying To Reduce Exposure, Tips?

We all make mistakes with exposure on occasion but understanding what has gone wrong is important and that comes back to what Photopilot said - understand it all ! These days there is a place for 'spray and pray' and I do it myself at times. But it is never due to exposure only because of my obsessi...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trying To Reduce Exposure, Tips?
Replies: 32
Views: 4639

RE: Trying To Reduce Exposure, Tips?

Photopilot's answer is the only really accurate one here though in practical terms Megatop12 is close to the mark. I cannot understand why people talk about manual exposures as though it is some sort of holy grail. Many years ago we used to get a rough guide on a piece of paper included with the fil...

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by dendrobatid
Thu May 28, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Focus Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3764

RE: Lens Focus Question

I still suspect poor panning and it can be blur in more than one plane, up and down as well as side to side. However I think we also foget the camera as it is so easy to blame the lens. The position of the sensor is highly critical and if it is even very slightly out, a few microns, one side can be ...

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by dendrobatid
Thu May 28, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Three Reasons To Photograph GA Aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 5696

RE: Three Reasons To Photograph GA Aircraft

If you photograph light aircraft it is also far more likely that you will get known to the pilots and you known to them than at the big airports. Once you get known, you can often get access where others will not. It is strange, but I have been going to Heathrow and many other large airports since t...

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by dendrobatid
Thu May 28, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Focus Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3764

RE: Lens Focus Question

I would suggest uneven panning, even though you are at a reasonable shutter speed, the background is quite blurred as you would expect from a far lower shutter speed. This could explain why some images are ok, others not. Panning takes practice and it is important to start with your hips parallel to...

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by dendrobatid
Tue May 19, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening: People
Replies: 6
Views: 932

RE: Post Screening: People

You have the same photograph linked twice but surely it is clear that it is a case of a wrong box being checked ?

Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Thu May 14, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: "Blue Color Does Not Match"
Replies: 3
Views: 942

RE: "Blue Color Does Not Match"

It looks like abuse (use) of the shadow/highlight function to me which would also explain the increased noise(grain) too, though there is very little sign of the usual halos if that was the case. The underside of the aircraft looks too light, unnatural As Steve says, a few dust spots too ! Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Sat May 02, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Headscreeners Confusion.
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

RE: Headscreeners Confusion.

This matter will be discussed with Trevisan26 who did not need to start a thread, merely speak to the Headscreeners and this thread will now be archived

Mick Bajcar

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by dendrobatid
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Levelling Wide-angle Shots
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

RE: Levelling Wide-angle Shots

It does need a lot of CCW. I have explained my method before but it is a pretty foolproof way of cropping and leveling at one go. Open the image and with no presets to the crop tool open a narrow crop of the image. Go outside the box to the corner and by holding the right button down drag the box to...

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by dendrobatid
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening: - Screener-in-training?
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

RE: Post Screening: - Screener-in-training?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/angad84" class="quote" target="_blank">angad84</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Canon has ALO and HTP, which are similar... ...

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by dendrobatid
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening: - Screener-in-training?
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

RE: Post Screening: - Screener-in-training?

Sharpening is the most difficult thing to get right but we see an awful lot of good images that have been spoiled by either use of shadow/highlight or Nikon Active D. Perhaps there is a place for them in other photography but aircraft seem to be the worst subject for them and as Pete suggests, they ...

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by dendrobatid
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Way To Clean Slides?
Replies: 3
Views: 3970

RE: Best Way To Clean Slides?

I have used a blower brush (for lenses etc) and a compressed air blower from a distance to clean slides. The emulsion side (matt surface) of the slide is very delicate, silver salts suspended in gelatine. Unless the slides have been stored cool and dry, moulds often grow on them, especially if there...

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by dendrobatid
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection Reason Added During Head Screener Appeal
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

RE: Rejection Reason Added During Head Screener Appeal

I have checked and the image was high in the frame which was added to the rejection reason with a comment to the Screener that he had not picked that up. Appeals are used to help calibrate Screeners as well as to explain to the contributor ! One of the other rejection reasons, along with a personal ...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Severe Vignetting - What To Do?
Replies: 24
Views: 5089

RE: Severe Vignetting - What To Do?

Phil If you shot them in RAW the DPP software supplied with your camera has a peripheral illumination correction that I am sure will help, thought it can introduce banding to the sky. I sometimes use a Canon 5D, the first version and a 100-400 lens and I do not have problems as bad as these though I...

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by dendrobatid
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Double Rejection.What Is Wrong With This Picture?
Replies: 13
Views: 5457

RE: Double Rejection.What Is Wrong With This Picture?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spotterke" class="quote" target="_blank">spotterke</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Also they say that i should done ...

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by dendrobatid
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners/Database Wizards - Fairey Gannet
Replies: 16
Views: 4598

RE: Screeners/Database Wizards - Fairey Gannet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Elmdon" class="quote" target="_blank">Elmdon</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Thankyou for that Mick. Its just a shame i'll ...

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by dendrobatid
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners/Database Wizards - Fairey Gannet
Replies: 16
Views: 4598

RE: Screeners/Database Wizards - Fairey Gannet

Elmdon You should not get a rejection for getting it wrong and they are variously categorised as single engined prop and not. It is actually very difficult to create categories that cover every eventuality and I suspect most people would look at a Gannet and consider it single engined whilst you and...

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by dendrobatid
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Double Rejection.What Is Wrong With This Picture?
Replies: 13
Views: 5457

RE: Double Rejection.What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Marc It was also rejected for the cloning in the grass as a result of your appeal. You denied it but had apparently deleted the original file (as happens all the time) when asked for it by another Headscreener So now you get the chance for your peers to decide. Mick Bajcar<br><br>[Edited 2015-03-29 ...

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by dendrobatid
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Scanners For Photos, Slides And Negatives
Replies: 5
Views: 4484

RE: Scanners For Photos, Slides And Negatives

A388 I use a Scan Elite 1 for most 35mm scans and it is great quality - I love it and the results are better than the Nikon Coolscan I had before which prohibitively broke. The <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> gives the same results but is faster but I am certain that both...

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by dendrobatid
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: E Mails Not Being Generated
Replies: 56
Views: 5012

RE: E Mails Not Being Generated

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i> Everything back to "normal"? </i></font...

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