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by Kaphias
Wed May 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Toulouse pics
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Toulouse pics

https://goo.gl/maps/PvkHnLsaTtUmmh469
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Take a look in 3D Google maps view.... it's just the building: https://goo.gl/maps/PvkHnLsaTtUmmh469

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by Kaphias
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 4063

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Anyways, with the help of a couple of people who contact me offline, I decided to poke around Reddit and see what was up. It was eye opening to see that some people post *every* shot they get accepted here. That seems odd to me, but I decided to try linking a photo that I'm quite fond of (and was r...

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by Kaphias
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 226
Views: 55342

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

This will likely end up in my top 5 for the year.

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by Kaphias
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 4063

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If anything useful comes out of this thread it should be this - that airliners.net itself should be doing more to promote a wider variety and greater amount of photos. Maybe the front page needs redesigned with a scrolling ticker of recently added photos? Maybe it needs a 1 click link to recently ad...

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by Kaphias
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

I had to look up the E-mail thread and it still comes down to 'the end result has to look natural'. So I interpret that as HDR photos may be acceptable, but we will not open the gates for stacks/panoramas. Thanks. Disappointing. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I'll ask again down the line and ho...

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by Kaphias
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

airkas1 wrote:
It's currently being discussed, will get back once I have more info :)

Still under discussion? Might need an answer soon...

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by Kaphias
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?

Makes sense. I just like the look of photos when the plane is on the ground (nothing against planes in flight), so I wanted to get interesting angles and details that one can't really get from parking garages. At many airports you can find a fence you can poke a lens through (or up to). Just be pol...

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by Kaphias
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Making Caption Mandatory
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: Making Caption Mandatory

If you want to know more, shoot the photog a message/email.

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by Kaphias
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing
Replies: 7
Views: 3797

Re: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing

https://www.ktoo.org/2019/03/19/guardia ... -recorder/
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The search team has located an estimated 85-90% of the aircraft, and has recovered the CVR.
https://www.ktoo.org/2019/03/19/guardia ... -recorder/

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by Kaphias
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Senseless reediting/waste of time
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Senseless reediting/waste of time

I think "common" should take into account conditions/location and not just the registration.

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by Kaphias
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: About the New WEBP Picture Format
Replies: 7
Views: 2805

Re: About the New WEBP Picture Format

More info here. Probably a result of changing the hosting to Google's servers.

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by Kaphias
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Advice for new photographer
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Advice for new photographer

What else can be done from the perspective of taking the actual shots to reduce the blurring? I just invested in a high-end lens for this focal length, so beyond that, I'd love advice on how to improve. Besides holding the camera steady (or panning smoothly), you can play with your autofocus modes ...

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by Kaphias
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing
Replies: 7
Views: 3797

Re: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing

https://www.facebook.com/guardianflightak/
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Per Guardian Flight's Facebook, debris have been located, and the names of the three aboard have been released.

https://www.facebook.com/guardianflightak/

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by Kaphias
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2079

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

The gist is that some people only seem interested in taking photos of aircraft (and other things, for that matter) because of the exposure/views it gets them. Allow me to take this concept and turn it sideways, Karl. I take photos because I enjoy creating beautiful images. That's why I have many of...

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by Kaphias
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust Spots
Replies: 8
Views: 4135

Re: Dust Spots

Duplicate the layer your photo is on, equalize the top layer, select the bottom (original) layer, use heal/clone on the spots.

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by Kaphias
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 109
Views: 4998

Re: wiggys photos

With that camera, you need to shoot planes that are 1. close to you, 2. not moving, and 3. will lit, on a sunny day in the morning or late afternoon with the sun at your back. I used a similar camera (Nikon S6000) for several years and had to follow all three of those rules, with rare exception, to ...

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by Kaphias
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Resizing and DPI
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

Re: Resizing and DPI

Since you're talking about dpi I assume you're printing. Dpi is meaningless for digitally-displayed images. If you're resizing images for printing, switch from pixels to inches, change the dimensions to the size you want to print at, and change the dpi to the best resolution which your printer can u...

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by Kaphias
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 39
Views: 10523

Re: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)

https://www.ktoo.org/2018/12/03/post-ea ... k-instead/
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Follow-up article about the controllers experience: https://www.ktoo.org/2018/12/03/post-ea ... k-instead/

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by Kaphias
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 12209

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Quite soft. Are you shooting RAW? What sharpening settings/methods are you using?

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by Kaphias
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 226
Views: 55342

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

vikkyvik wrote:
Congrats Dara Z:

Image

Don't think I've ever seen that before. I definitely said "wow".

And PC too!

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by Kaphias
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening help.
Replies: 177
Views: 7205

Re: Screening help.

airkas1 wrote:
Dfine2 should be free, as it comes with Google's NiK software (which is free, just Google it).

DxO picked up NiK after Google dropped it... it's no longer free, I believe.

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by Kaphias
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening help.
Replies: 177
Views: 7205

Re: Screening help.

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 0405fb9e2e

Much.
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Crosswindphoto wrote:

Much.

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by Kaphias
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening help.
Replies: 177
Views: 7205

Re: Screening help.

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 533a91aa7b

Still oversharp. The edge of the open door, registration, trailing edge of the wing, and rudder trim tab all stand out to me.
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Crosswindphoto wrote:
Fixed everything (I think at least.) How is it now?
https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 533a91aa7b

Still oversharp. The edge of the open door, registration, trailing edge of the wing, and rudder trim tab all stand out to me.

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by Kaphias
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: Motive - crop

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 227963.jpg

It isn't. Just another example of the inconsistent screening which we all experience.
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dutchspotter1 wrote:
So how is the rejected Egyptair any different from this one that got accepted just a month ago?

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 227963.jpg

It isn't. Just another example of the inconsistent screening which we all experience.

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by Kaphias
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 15
Views: 2290

Re: Motive - crop

Leave the top, bottom, and right crop as is, bring in the left to just past the fairing. Distance from tip of vertical stabilizer to left edge of frame should be same as distance from tip of nose to right edge of frame.

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by Kaphias
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Musical Instrument
Replies: 26
Views: 1868

Re: The Correct Musical Instrument

As a longtime trumpet player... this

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
Is bass trombone.

is the right answer.

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by Kaphias
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening (Kaphias)
Replies: 29
Views: 5770

Re: Pre-Screening (Kaphias)

Runway28L wrote:
Looks passable to me.


airkas1 wrote:
Still passable for me.


beaverhunter wrote:
Absolutely passable!


Thanks gentlemen, but it was just rejected again for low contrast and over sharpened. Guess I lost this round of screener roulette. Appeal?

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by Kaphias
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen
Replies: 75
Views: 6361

Re: Pre-Screen

They would all be rejected for motive, I presume. Good eye though, I especially like the third, even more so if the focus point was obvious and purposeful. The first frankly isn't that interesting. The second may have been acceptable if it was portrait format to include the nose gear and not backlit.

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by Kaphias
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 502 Server Error
Replies: 104
Views: 7642

Re: 502 Server Error

airkas1 wrote:
Matthew, what are the ID's of the photos?

It appears they’re both in screening now. Thanks for following up.

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by Kaphias
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 502 Server Error
Replies: 104
Views: 7642

Re: 502 Server Error

I uploaded two photos about 12 hours ago and they are still "pending processing". Keep waiting or remove and re-upload?

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by Kaphias
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening (Kaphias)
Replies: 29
Views: 5770

Re: Pre-Screening (Kaphias)

Thanks Evan, Kas. Was rejected on appeal for OS and low contrast. Did some selective sharpening and raised the contrast a bit. I know the white paint isn't white, but if I bring them up anymore the sky just goes solid white as well and looks awful. It's already brighter than I'd like. Updated edit b...

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by Kaphias
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

Does "it's fine if the end result looks natural" help? With natural being a common sense natural look. Of course, and I wouldn't expect (or ask for) anything less. But as I said previously (quoted below), the methods used to produce these images from the iPhone XS (combining multiple expo...

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by Kaphias
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

airkas1 wrote:
We haven't discussed this yet.


:biggrin:

But I've sent a link to this thread to the HS and I'll report back once I know more.

Appreciate all you do, sir. Sorry for pestering. :veryhappy:

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by Kaphias
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

Would still appreciate some direction on this subject (even if it's, "we haven't discussed this yet").

The future of photography is code. With the latest release of smartphones, that future is here, now.

Thanks again.

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by Kaphias
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening (Kaphias)
Replies: 29
Views: 5770

Re: Pre-Screening (Kaphias)

Image

Previously rejected for (among others) soft, now rejected for oversharpened. I think I'd struggle to find a middle ground. Where are the jaggies I should be looking to erase? Or appeal? Thanks.

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by Kaphias
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen
Replies: 75
Views: 6361

Re: Pre-Screen

Also low in frame. But most importantly, it looks like you caught the fence you were shooting through on the left side of the frame, which unfortunately makes this one a non-starter.

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by Kaphias
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3995

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

b773 wrote:
I flew SEA-DEN in July 2017 on their special 'Portland Timbers' livery. Not sure if that one is still flying around.


I saw it in Gustavus over the summer. Lots of 73Gs still in Alaska.

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by Kaphias
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

Still looking for an answer on this... thanks. I'm not familair with the photos it takes or what the result is when taking such photos. Show me an 'A.net ready' edit and I'll be happy to give you my thoughts. I don't own one... still on my iPhone 6, will probably upgrade next gen. AFAIK equipment h...

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by Kaphias
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

Still looking for an answer on this... thanks.

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by Kaphias
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2503

Re: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?

iRacing... since 2011. Built a cheap cockpit last year: https://i.imgur.com/u2OjJPf.jpg What wheel is that? Been looking for something to play Forza with. I think it could be a Logitech G27? It's a Logitech Driving Force Pro. Current equivalent is the Driving Force GT, I believe.

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by Kaphias
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen
Replies: 75
Views: 6361

Re: Pre-Screen

Okay, so do you think my shutter speed and technique were okay? It's hard for me to tell, this is like my 5th time spotting and at a camera. :P We have some pretty cool arrivals and departures at 7:00-8:00, so maybe I'll shoot around then. Do you think my shots will improve? I'm unsure with myself ...

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by Kaphias
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2503

Re: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?

iRacing... since 2011. Built a cheap cockpit last year:

Image

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by Kaphias
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Need some help for dustspot search
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

Re: Need some help for dustspot search

Duplicate the layer your photo is on, equalize the top layer, select the bottom (original) layer, use heal/clone on the spots.
Then go clean your sensor.

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by Kaphias
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

Will photos from the new iPhone XS be acceptable here, considering the use of computational photography to create effects such as Smart HDR and the Depth Slider?

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by Kaphias
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 226
Views: 55342

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!


"I haven't seen this moment by my eyes in fact, just turn the camera downward, randomly keeping it at outstretched hand and took a series of shots."

Sometimes that's all it takes!

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by Kaphias
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa
Replies: 35
Views: 2291

Re: I've done something terrible... I made quinoa

This is the only thing I use quinoa for. Cooked with broth in the rice cooker. Absolutely delicious.

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by Kaphias
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 12209

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Also the plane is slightly not in frame please check the grid here >> https://ibb.co/mjqixK i would count the squared grids nose up and tail down you will notice its not centered in frame That's not how you center a photo. Consider the landing gear, darker green at bottom of frame vs lighter blue a...

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by Kaphias
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Staff members
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: Staff members

qf789 wrote:
and we as moderators will not tolerate this sort of nonsense.

You already have. For four years. Please stop tolerating it and remove this annoyance from our community.

Signed,
Everyone who frequents the photography forums

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