You mean 732s in Canada surely? As far as I know the last Canadian 727s (Cargojet) were retired at least a year ago.
Plus more banding, although it isn't as obvious as in previous images. My main issue would be that the primary subject, i.e. the aircraft, is underexposed. The horizon also isn't level.Jump to post
There is no doubt that both the above cloudy shots are superb given the conditions... but the key phrase is GIVEN THE CONDITIONS. The same shots with the sun momentarily out would have popped more and I think this is undeniable. The problem of course (considering Royal's shot specifically) is gettin...Jump to post
That Hornet looks oversharp on my screen also. I've never considered softness an image flaw as long as that softness isn't blur or camera shake. The line of what's acceptable and what's not here is way too narrow for such a subjective rejection reason. Marginal softness is one of very few 'flaws' th...Jump to post
I agree somewhat with dutchspotter1 about standard images that are, for example, shot in harsh midday summer sun, although I'm unsure whether that should be considered a flaw or grounds for a rejection. But harsh sunlight does undoubtedly affect the overall aesthetics of a regular side-on and brings...Jump to post
Some of those names have long since moved on to other things so a few of you wouldn’t know them. And herein lies the point: many of the best photographers are no longer here, because they felt their ability to capture the image was viewed as less important than how it's edited. photography has alwa...Jump to post
The get an image acceptable here (or anywhere else, for that matter) you only need a camera with sufficient resolution and your subject somewhere in the frame and in focus. Okay, that's a bit general but you know what I mean... When I started with film (and the odd roll of slide, when I could afford...Jump to post
Looks like part of the fence. Distracting but acceptable I think.Jump to post
The video specs have been hyped but in reality come with caveats (one being limited 8 and 4k use due to overheating). Since I don't do video it's of no consequence to me but it seems Canon has run into the same obstacles as Sony with video-inhibiting problems. For stills it's a different story. With...Jump to post
Paul, I think you're seeing posts and automatically assuming they're mine. I have NEVER said I dislike the beach shots (the opposite, actually), however when the flaws in some are things that even rookie screeners should be picking up on it's inevitably going to result in questions being asked. Ther...Jump to post
But how come this has only been picked up on in the last few weeks? Vignetting correction doesn't typically cause this effect unless it's been done manually/badly. I don't use peripheral illumination correction and many of my wider angle images still exhibit the phenomenon, albeit subtly. Besides, v...Jump to post
Guys, I have to respectfully disagree and think it's well within the tolerance based on current acceptances. If it were mine I'd lower it but centring isn't a fine art and to me it looks sufficiently balanced. If you run through this week's acceptances you'll find many, many very similarly centred i...Jump to post
Hi Amrit, The AF1 shot just doesn't work for me — I don't want to sound rude but the first thing I thought when I saw the image was, "I have photos taken when I was about 5 that look like that". In other words there's nothing to distinguish it from a simple holiday snap someone quickly too...Jump to post
Every so often we seem to have a new rejection reason that pops up out of nowhere that is subsequently used almost universally. This month's buzz-term is 'reverse vignetting' — which doesn't actually exist — so what's going on? As pointed out lately in other threads the use of wide-angle lenses (eve...Jump to post
Even in the 8 months since the start of this thread things have progressed. Canon has announced two new RF bodies, prices on the original two (R & RF) have dropped and a ton of new lenses are in the pipeline (including many more budget-friendly options). Nikon has been a bit slower with lenses b...Jump to post
Another HKT shot with some serious banding now TOTD. I thought this issue had been 'addressed with the photographer'?Jump to post
I don't think anyone expects perfection — or even 100% consistency — but let me give an example: https://www.airliners.net/photo/China-Eastern-Airlines/Boeing-737-79P/6034801?qsp=eJwljEEOgkAQBP/SZy5KYgI3%2BYAe/MBkttVNUDYzc5AQ/s4Kt0p3Vy/Q6Rv8xWMuRA%2BnmL7RoIjJx9EvkGxq8oxBPOsxO7dd18Ani2GuUpLgVZUlmHDkN...Jump to post
The original file isn't blurry but the tail does look softer than the rest of the aircraft. Generally it looks excessively sharp to me for an original file and I suspect resizing to 1600 pixels is, without any additional sharpening, going to render it oversharp by default.Jump to post
To reject for that sunflash seems a bit harsh - metallic surfaces will always reflect some light, without fail - it's very distracting when glare is highlighted by refracting around the internal elements of the lens but it's subtle enough here, surely? This site does puzzle me at times - I find heat...Jump to post
Okay, I get you now. Just to clarify, it is the general blur across the frame rather than the aircraft being blurry that's the issue? I can see both sides to be honest. Since the subject is such a small part of the scene to have so much of the frame blurry isn't aesthetic, but at the same time the a...Jump to post
I'm on my phone at the moment so can't really pick out the blur. Where was your focus point? To be honest at that angle you should have been able to achieve a shutter fast enough to get a sharp overall image but slow enough for sufficient prop blur (certainly with stabilisation). The issue with low ...Jump to post
I personally don't think the bird flock is impressive enough to justify the crop.
Yes, I see them now. Sorry, I thought you were referring exclusively to those specks that are obviously birds. The one above the lightpole is likely a bird but since it can't really be identified as such it should have been scrubbed. The one top-right is either an insect or dust spot on the sensor a...Jump to post
Hi dutchspotter1, the rules (used to at least) state that birds in the frame are acceptable if they are easily identifiable as birds (which in this case they are). I would have removed them personally as they are a bit distracting but it's not an issue per the acceptance criteria.Jump to post
Lenses do have an impact on colour since they are the tools by which light is gathered, filtered and projected onto the sensor. Poor quality optics can produce muddy and/or flat colours. The lens helps the camera determine what colour temperature to set (in AWB), since the lens is effectively the ca...Jump to post
All, A friend of mine had been using Elements 5 but has recently upgraded to Windows 10 and it's not 100% compatible. He's looked at buying Elements 2020 but he has a 32-bit version of Windows 10 and the system requirements state the need for a 64-bit system. What can he do? I suggested getting an o...Jump to post
Fair point re the soft nose, Jehan, but what would have happened had the nose area been sufficiently sharp, given that the sky in Royal's photo is no more distracting than in Andrew's latest beach shots?
Surely it would have to be pretty distracting to warrant a rejection?