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by JakTrax
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 198
Views: 72528

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

You mean 732s in Canada surely? As far as I know the last Canadian 727s (Cargojet) were retired at least a year ago.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

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.

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by JakTrax
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

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...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

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...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1285

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

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...

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by JakTrax
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Looks like part of the fence. Distracting but acceptable I think.

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by JakTrax
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thoughts on the new Canon R5/R6?
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Thoughts on the new Canon R5/R6?

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...

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by JakTrax
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

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...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking for a photographer in Anchorage
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Looking for a photographer in Anchorage

I hope your friend owns a 4,000,000mm lens.

If not, probably a bit too far from ANC... ;-)

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 195
Views: 13676

Re: Pre-screening

Looks better to me. Not keen on the colour but that's just the hazy nature of the skies where you are.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Reverse vignetting'
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: 'Reverse vignetting'

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening please
Replies: 190
Views: 33173

Re: Pre-screening please

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening: Air Force One
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Post-screening: Air Force One

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Reverse vignetting'
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

'Reverse vignetting'

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening please
Replies: 190
Views: 33173

Re: Pre-screening please

How exactly does one come to the conclusion that the first (Polar 747) is high in frame?

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 195
Views: 13676

Re: Pre-screening

Quality's just not there for me — soft, slightly magenta, low contrast...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR or mirrorless for stock images?
Replies: 5
Views: 8291

Re: DSLR or mirrorless for stock images?

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...

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by JakTrax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Unprofessional screener feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Unprofessional screener feedback

I've seen 'shittier' accepted here.

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by JakTrax
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Another HKT shot with some serious banding now TOTD. I thought this issue had been 'addressed with the photographer'?

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by JakTrax
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening feedback Rpd14
Replies: 30
Views: 12243

Re: Pre-Screening feedback Rpd14

Doesn't work for me, too much space in which there's nothing happening.

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening please
Replies: 190
Views: 33173

Re: Pre-screening please

I think the yellow's less of a concern given the obvious time of day but the clouds are taking on an unnatural pinkish hue. Regardless, the colour needs some work (although a moot point given the blur).

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

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.

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening please
Replies: 190
Views: 33173

Re: Pre-screening please

Blurry and way too red.

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by JakTrax
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?
Replies: 19
Views: 2210

Re: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?

Jehan, the ER4 has a grey/silver fuselage, not white — if you look at the aircraft behind the exposure looks fine.

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by JakTrax
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?
Replies: 19
Views: 2210

Re: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?

I must admit, the right side in both images (particularly the ER4) does look brighter than I'd expect and my wide-angle lenses certainly control the effect much better. That said, I don't think it should be grounds for rejection.

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by JakTrax
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening : WingsFan
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: Pre-screening : WingsFan

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...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: END OF PRIORITY SCREENING FOR COVID-19
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Re: END OF PRIORITY SCREENING FOR COVID-19

Another priority for COVID-19 on the front page. Have things changed again?

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by JakTrax
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New airline not newsworthy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: New airline not newsworthy?

Sorry, I thought it had been purposefully decided it wasn't banner-worthy, which struck me as odd.

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by JakTrax
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New airline not newsworthy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

New airline not newsworthy?

Uploaded a photo of brand new airline Animawings with a note to include on the news banner, however it seems to have been omitted and I can't understand why?

Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12544

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Top-lit if anything, but not back-lit. It could do with a boost in both brightness and contrast. Not a lost cause, although the light's not the best.

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by JakTrax
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle

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...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle

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 ...

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by JakTrax
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Any chance to get accepted although not centered
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Any chance to get accepted although not centered

I personally don't think the bird flock is impressive enough to justify the crop.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

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...

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by JakTrax
Sun May 31, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 197
Views: 33386

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

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.

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by JakTrax
Sun May 24, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast

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...

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by JakTrax
Sat May 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Reject - colour
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Reject - colour

It's not high in frame.

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by JakTrax
Thu May 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening RT145
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Pre-screening RT145

Learn about the camera and stay out of auto mode. Those images really are not reflective of those settings so I suspect you're either doing something wrong during processing or not using the 90D's maximum quality settings.

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by JakTrax
Thu May 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 195
Views: 13676

Re: Pre-screening

Low contrast and affected by heat-haze.

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by JakTrax
Thu May 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photoshop Elements / Windows 10 problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Photoshop Elements / Windows 10 problems

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...

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by JakTrax
Tue May 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening RT145
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Pre-screening RT145

Okay. Either you're doing something wrong during editing or your settings in camera are off. What aperture, shutter speed and ISO were they captured at?

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by JakTrax
Tue May 19, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?
Replies: 19
Views: 2210

Re: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?

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?

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue May 19, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening RT145
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Pre-screening RT145

What camera are you using? The original images seem to be very noisy and a little sharper than I'd expect straight from the camera.

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by JakTrax
Mon May 18, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening RT145
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Pre-screening RT145

The Learjet is a non-starter as it's blurry. The other two are noisy and I see editing artefacts/compression around various parts of the aircraft. Are you taking these photos at the camera's maximum quality? Are you saving them once edited at maximum quality?

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by JakTrax
Mon May 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 288
Views: 51761

Re: wiggys photos

Yes, blurry so no chance I'm afraid. Nice light though.

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by JakTrax
Mon May 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screen Feedback Please
Replies: 437
Views: 79434

Re: Pre Screen Feedback Please

The 737 looks blurry and both appear to have had a bit too much noise reduction applied, resulting in a high degree of fine detail loss. they also look a bit oversharp. I think the Sunstate stands a good chance with a more careful edit.

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by JakTrax
Mon May 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening RT145
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Pre-screening RT145

All three originals are pretty noisy and the Learjet is blurry. While the site only screens your 'finished product' (i.e. your final edit) it's far easier to pick out flaws in the originals.

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