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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 !Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 !
That does look better to me.
What camera is it and do you have any in camera sharpening set ?
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.
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...Jump to post
<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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 BajcarJump to post
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...Jump to post
<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... ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
<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 ...Jump to post
<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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
<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...Jump to post