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by Deepgreen
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?
Replies: 78
Views: 12963

Re: Future Heavy Freight Aircraft (777X)?

There already is an outsize freighter in existence, based on an in-production design, that features front loading, that no-one has yet mentioned - the A330 Beluga. If the demand was there I'm sure Airbus would be happy to modify this design (slightly less extreme fuselage barrel for example?) to cr...

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by Deepgreen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 70
Views: 14628

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

I must admit that I hadn't realised FX still had any DC-10s (or, indeed, that there were any civil DC-10s still flying at all!).

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by Deepgreen
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 17883

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

Many thanks. The first one today was heading north from a take-off from LGW, while the second did several go-arounds there before heading to Southampton then Bournemouth to do the same, then landed at Bournemouth. Perhaps runway equipment calibration testing?

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by Deepgreen
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 17883

Re: A400M Update Thread 2020

At least two A400Ms have been at Gatwick this morning, with ZM419 on finals now, from Brize Norton. Is there an exercise underway?

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by Deepgreen
Sun May 24, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 62781

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

I flew to Singapore on one en route to New Zealand in 2010 and was disappointed with the seats. Still impressive, with a leg-stretch involving flights of stairs! I still haven't managed to catch sight of the China Southern visitors to Heathrow.

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by Deepgreen
Sun May 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 62781

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

I would be surprised if it hasn't been said before, but I haven't seen it so...if the de-commissioned A380s are de-liveried, it may be a case of two somewhat unsuccessful types - 'white elephants' (i.e. jumbos/747-8s) and 'white whales'. Sorry.

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by Deepgreen
Sun May 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7783

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Thank you for that. I imagine more than a few will be photographing the ensemble before long! Also, Maleth's 9H-BRE (737) is returning from Dublin to Bournemouth.

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by Deepgreen
Sun May 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7783

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Looks like there are about to be two 346s at Bournemouth with 9H-EAL en route from Cardiff. I hadn't thought of the 'HEAL' slant to it. Is there an HS-ICK (etc.) somewhere I wonder?!

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by Deepgreen
Sat May 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7783

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Thanks again. EAL almost passed over us here in east Surrey on its way east the other day, but was just too far away for an attempt at a photo.

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by Deepgreen
Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7783

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Thanks. Was the reg. a coincidence then, as the sticker looks fresh from the photo on FR24 accompanying the flight details?

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by Deepgreen
Sat May 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7783

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

I see the 346 is back at Bournemouth. The reg. is 9H-NHS - was this chosen for the NHS livery from options globally, or does Maleth have particular connections here (or was it re-registered specially from 9H-EAL)? Edit - a photo shows it having a sticker over the old reg. and the current one applied...

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by Deepgreen
Mon May 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Surrey Rarities
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Surrey Rarities

I hope this belongs here - today was a rather unusual day here in Surrey in that we had a Bangladeshi Air Force Hercules C130J en route from Cambridge to ?, and a Kuwait Air Force C17 en route from Newcastle to ? overflying. Perhaps these are not so rare but stood out owing to the dearth of other fl...

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by Deepgreen
Tue May 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7783

Re: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

Thanks for the responses. Crew training for 346, and for Newquay or Cardiff (or both)? If not for 346s, it seems an odd (and increasingly rare) choice for training. I think it's on about its 6th circuit of the day now. Those under the flight path must be wondering!

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by Deepgreen
Tue May 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles
Replies: 27
Views: 7783

Maleth-Aero A346 Shuttles

9H-EAL is shuttling between Newquay and Cardiff today - does anyone know the reason?

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by Deepgreen
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Re: Flightradar24 Anomalies

Thanks - sorry for the upset.

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by Deepgreen
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Re: Flightradar24 Anomalies

Thanks to both. Roughly how many flights' details are generically estimated by FR24 rather than using specific data for each flight? Edit - FR24 for GEC8175 (approaching Ireland )has a crossed arrows symbol between its origin and destination (Atlanta and Toronto) which shows "flight diverted to...

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by Deepgreen
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Flightradar24 Anomalies

I can't see this covered elsewhere, but apologies if I've missed it. Over the last couple of months I've noticed a very large increase in the number of flights shown on FR24 with erroneous route details. A particularly frequent one appears to be for flights crossing the Atlantic being described as i...

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by Deepgreen
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 Touring Southern England
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: C17 Touring Southern England

Many thanks for the replies. Can't recall seeing a C17 at Gatwick before. Odd that the message didn't mention Bournemouth.

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by Deepgreen
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 Touring Southern England
Replies: 3
Views: 795

C17 Touring Southern England

C17 ZZ173 has done a tour of England today, from Brize Norton to Bournemouth at around 3,000 feet, then what appears from Flightradar24 to have been a very low pass (150 feet) over Hurn, then to Gatwick at around 2,500 - 3,000 feet where it was on the ground for about 30 minutes before heading back ...

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by Deepgreen
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Thomas Cook'/Sunclass A332 en route Copenhagen to Newquay!
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

'Thomas Cook'/Sunclass A332 en route Copenhagen to Newquay!

G-TCXC of Sunclass Airlines is approaching Newquay, according to FR24. Forgive my ignorance, but is this one of/the largest civil aircraft to land here? Passed over me in Surrey at 40,000ft a short while ago. Edit - I've also just noticed BA 747 G-CIVJ from LHR to Kemble, which has just landed! Same...

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by Deepgreen
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.
Replies: 72
Views: 11874

Re: 777-9 has no red beacon light on top of fuselage.

Why would they convert the beacon light to LED? LEDs are essentially maintenance free, and may last the whole useful life of the aircraft? best regards Thomas I thought LEDs were pretty much maintenance-free too, but the large number of cars I have seen with failed LED light clusters has made me re...

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by Deepgreen
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Security Questions

Apologies if this is in the wrong area of the site. I'm interested in views on the level of security for flights recently. On my last two flights I have experienced what I think are major lapses on security, but others may view these as minor. The first was when travelling with my wife to Madeira fr...

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by Deepgreen
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

Thank you very much for your time and help. My photographic 'career' has been much more about railways, landscapes and wildlife, and aviation presents a special set of issues!

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by Deepgreen
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

https://imgur.com/a/i7w5IMc
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OK - here is the next (final?) version with highlights at 0. Do you think this is now suitable for submission?

https://imgur.com/a/i7w5IMc

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by Deepgreen
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

https://imgur.com/a/gPMm4zK
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Absolutely - clarity and texture to 0, remainder as was:
https://imgur.com/a/gPMm4zK

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by Deepgreen
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

https://imgur.com/a/MA0R0To

I think halos are my biggest blind spot so your help is much appreciated.
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Here:
https://imgur.com/a/MA0R0To

I think halos are my biggest blind spot so your help is much appreciated.

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by Deepgreen
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

A little highlight reduction and no shadow changes. What would be your recommendations for halo removal?

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by Deepgreen
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

Thanks to all once again. HIF is obviously easy and I've had another look at the halos with fresh eyes this morning!. The basic, un-edited image simply had the exposure increased by about 20%, with no definition increase and a 40ish% sharpness increase. Noise was reduced and contrast increased very ...

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

https://imgur.com/a/bVl6DqY
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I have tried a quick dabble in 'Lightroom' and came up with this:
https://imgur.com/a/bVl6DqY

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

Thank you Tim. I suspect 'Lightroom' will be way beyond my non-professional photographer capabilities!

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

Edited with 'photos' on MacBookPro and 'Pixlr'. Initially sharpened to around +95% then reduced to around +70% after your first thoughts. I initially took a dropper colour sample of the blue sky on 'Pixlr' and replaced the whole sky to guarantee elimination of the halos, but your view was that it lo...

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

I'll follow all this advice and try the 1200-1300px width range at 72dpi. All appreciated - thanks. I must have been fortunate with the two (yes, only two!) shots so far accepted, as they were at 1700-1750px width.

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

https://imgur.com/a/ThIbC4n
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Great - thanks again. Final version before I submit:
https://imgur.com/a/ThIbC4n

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

https://imgur.com/a/I2KtQnl
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Based on the thoughts from 'spompert' (for which many thanks), amended version here:

https://imgur.com/a/I2KtQnl

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

McG1967 - Interesting; thanks. Kaphias - I will do my best to cast aside my erroneous pre-conceptions! Thanks to both.

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

https://imgur.com/a/neOUUSL

Kaphias - many thanks for the advice - hope it works.
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https://imgur.com/a/neOUUSL

Kaphias - many thanks for the advice - hope it works.

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Re: Pre-screening, please.

I was hoping for pre-screening on a photo not yet in the A.net system, and therefore I simply tried to copy and paste my image into my message. Is this not possible on A.net? Do images that are seeking pre-screening somehow need to be in the A.net system before the viewing can take place? Sorry to b...

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1377

Pre-screening, please.

DSC03742gimp1850p300a.jpg
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I would much appreciate some pre-screening thoughts on the attached photo, please.

DSC03742gimp1850p300a.jpg

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by Deepgreen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

I will try going that small but it will destroy a lot of quality and therefore inevitably introduce different rejection criteria. I still maintain that, if I look at two photos that fill 80% of my screen, the quality should be obviously comparable.
Thanks again for the thoughts.

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by Deepgreen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

Agreed, but, assuming the average upload size is around 1700px, then my similar-sized ones should appear very similar when viewed at a similar frame size on my screen. My point was that they don't seem to and that claims of blurriness and/or softness in my shots don't seem right from my viewings. I ...

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by Deepgreen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

OK - the reverse also holds true - the aim for comparison purposes is to get similar-sized photo frames on my screen. If I am not to zoom in on an A.net shot, then I can zoom out of my shots to make them as small as the A.net shots appear, which increases my shots' apparent sharpness and clarity to ...

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by Deepgreen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening Please
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Post-Screening Please

OK - I'll try the 'command, click' route in future. I'll also re-upload at around the 1600p mark. I appreciate the responses - thank you.

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by Deepgreen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

Many thanks, but not all A.net shots look bad - some are in stunning quality even when zoomed. Wouldn't all photos, no matter what their source, be treated the same by my screen? As a further test, I compared the two photos I have had accepted by looking at them on A.net, and they appear considerabl...

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by Deepgreen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

JKPhotos - yes, agreed - A.net shots need to be enlarged/zoomed to fill my screen, but I did the same enlargement with those and my submitted shots for direct comparison. The enlarged A.net shots looked far worse (in general) than my enlarged 1920p or 1850p shots, for example, when both are equally ...

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by Deepgreen
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

'Newbie' - Basic Quality Comparison Question

I have been a member for seven years, but have only recently started to upload photos more frequently for consideration. I have had two accepted out of about 33. I am using a MacBookPro and its built-in editor, plus the 'GIMP' editor for scaling. I have been scaling to between 1700 and 1920p wide, d...

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by Deepgreen
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening Please
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Post-Screening Please

I use a MacBookPro. This is my latest attempt using the process suggested by 'airkas1', except right clicking (not available on MBP) replaced by copying URLs from address bar; https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-corner/photo/5817725 https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-corner/photo/5817703 Don't kn...

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by Deepgreen
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening Please
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Post-Screening Please

https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-co ... to/5817725
https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-co ... to/5817703
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Trying again to link to the photos:

https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-co ... to/5817725
https://www.airliners.net/user/photo-co ... to/5817703

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by Deepgreen
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening Please
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Post-Screening Please

DSC03678agimp1920p300.jpg

DSC03663agimp1920p300.jpg
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Hello -

I'm having a series of rejections for what I consider strange reasons of late. Would anyone be kind enough to give their thoughts on these shots, please?

Many thanks.

DSC03678agimp1920p300.jpg

DSC03663agimp1920p300.jpg

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by Deepgreen
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Very basic request!
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Very basic request!

Thanks airkas1 - that works fine. I really don't know why I'm finding this so hard - perhaps I'm over-thinking the process!

Thanks again.

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by Deepgreen
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening please.
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Post-screening please.

Again - I appreciate the response. My problem is that I very rarely need to reduce the size of my photos with such a high standard of recipient quality and am therefore somewhat ignorant of the issues that go with it. I don't use 'Photoshop' as such, but have yesterday tried "GIMP' which is app...

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