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by dutchspotter1
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening questions
Replies: 23
Views: 5295

Re: Post-screening questions

Hello, This one got rejected for needing CCW rotation, but I'm wondering how to determine when the photo is level or not. There are no obvious vertical objects and it was not taken perpendicular to the runway, so I'm not sure what to use as a reference. Any suggestions or tips? https://imgproc.airli...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Thanks Daniel, let's hope the new guidelines will make things a little less confusing.

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Search registration by "XX-"
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Search registration by "XX-"

To answer your questions: no and no.
I believe this has already been reported several years ago, but the owners/developers are not able/willing to solve this.

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

The prio guidelines now say that if it's a first visit for a type and airline it qualifies for prio. As a general rule, if we don't have certain type of aircraft in the db from that airline at that airport, it can get prio screening. Hi Daniel, Thank you for your reply. Would you be able to comment...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Hi again dutchspotter1 We can't dispute you're right. It has been there a bunch of times before. That said, this image is the first photographed visit of that model by the operator to AMS which means it received priority screening in line with our rules. Please note: Photographed visit not just a v...

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1228

Re: Prescreening Advice

High in frame (when factoring in the tail), fuselage lacks contrast and is borderline overexposed.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Thanks, except that it wasn't a first visit of this operator/model combi. It's been at AMS a bunch of times before. The fact that there aren't any other photos of this combi at AMS in the database doesn't mean it's a first visit.

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Another one which I can't figure out:

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by dutchspotter1
Sun May 30, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

planespot wrote:
I think what you may be missing is that A.net has always been about image quality first and image aesthetics second.

It seems you hit the nail on the head there, thank you for the insight.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat May 22, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

If screeners were to not allow it, then no one would have any idea what that plane looks like, and there'd be no photos from KTTN's ramp area. Just out of curiousity, have you ever considered the possibility that perhaps not each and every location around an airport may be suitable for taking HQ av...

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by dutchspotter1
Fri May 21, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

planespot wrote:
Do you think a better shot could have been taken?

No, but is that the definition of a high quality shot? As mentioned, please disregard the fact that it's the first photo of this particular a/c.

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by dutchspotter1
Fri May 21, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Shooting from an airplane window
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Shooting from an airplane window

What exactly are you trying to shoot from an airplane window? Another airplane that is flying miles away or the wing of your a/c? All the factors you listed are important points but I would like to add one more: the less mm you are using, the sharper the results.

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by dutchspotter1
Sun May 16, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Thank you for your responses. I get that some of these issues are subjective (as illustrated by the contributions from Tim and JakTrax) and ultimately it is up to the owners/screeners to define the acceptance standards. My point is the discrepancy between the "mild" screening on motive/com...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun May 16, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Hi Paul, Thank you for your response. My comments indeed do not apply to vintage photos. Here are a few random examples where I think stricter screening could be applied (or at least considered) to ensure a consistent level of high quality standards. 1. Lots of distracting clutter (fence, ramp equip...

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by dutchspotter1
Sat May 15, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Dutchspotter1 you're referring to our Motive rule. Thanks but that seems to cover merely distance/centering/obstructions. I was more referring to things like distracting items (fences in the bottom, lampposts in the back, taxiway signs stuck to the a/c) general backgorund issues (hazy skies/flat li...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun May 02, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Here is a general question about quality standards: do photos ever get rejected for bad composition or are all photos potentially acceptable, regardless of angle of the aircraft, regardless of what the background/foreground looks like?

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by dutchspotter1
Sun May 02, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening questions
Replies: 23
Views: 5295

Re: Post-screening questions

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... e816bd7873





Many thanks for your help.
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Hi all,

Can anybody point out the difference in exposure between these three photos (of which the first one got rejected):

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... e816bd7873





Many thanks for your help.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat May 01, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 221
Views: 31085

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

We changed hands again about four years ago (maybe six months after the migration), and not long after, development to the site pretty much halted. I don't see that changing anytime soon. It's frustrating for all of us as well, but there's nothing we can do about it. Makes me wonder if anybody has ...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airport DB issue (quadruple entry)
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Airport DB issue (quadruple entry)

Looks like this has now been fixed, thank you!

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airport DB issue (quadruple entry)
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Airport DB issue (quadruple entry)

When I was searching for an airport in New Mexico (USA), I found out that the airport Santa Teresa - Dona Ana County (DNA / KDNA) is listed no less than four times when using the advanced search option. Can these entries be merged please?
Thank you.

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Compression rejection
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Compression rejection

Do you shoot in RAW? Can you post some examples of the rejected photos?

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I want to buy a new lens, but I don't know which one
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: I want to buy a new lens, but I don't know which one

There is not one answer for such a question. It depends on your personal quality standards, your budget, your photography style, which camera you have, what and where you want to photograph, etc.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 221
Views: 31085

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

It's the old Xtra Airways if I'm not mistaken.

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Critique Me Please -- Long Time Listener, First Time Caller
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Critique Me Please -- Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

I'd suggest to start with the basic skills of aviation photography first and not bother with panning shots and prop blur at this point.

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Critique Me Please -- Long Time Listener, First Time Caller
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Critique Me Please -- Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

I'm sorry but what exactly is your question? If you've been looking at the photos on this website for years it shouldn't be too hard to notice the difference between the photos on this website and yours. First I would suggest to read the manual of your camera and lens and make sure your settings are...

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 221
Views: 31085

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

Has Boutique Air been flying anybody on their PRC flights in the first month of service? Boutique is flying PHX/PRC/PHX? Since when? Either I didn't get the memo or I've forgotten (which is entirely possible!). I remember about their announcement to start PHX/PSP but not PRC. https://www.boutiqueai...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 275
Views: 63394

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Curious why this one isn't considered oversharped:

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: double photo
Replies: 0
Views: 1382

double photo

May I ask why this image was accepted twice:



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by dutchspotter1
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Multiple "oversharpened" rejections
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Re: Multiple "oversharpened" rejections

I'd agree with the screeners, all of them seem oversharped which is especially obvious around the titles/registration. Not a big surprise considering that you photographed mostly moving a/c in darkness/low light conditions. On the other hand, the screening pace has picked up significantly the last f...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screen Feedback Please
Replies: 453
Views: 98769

Re: Pre Screen Feedback Please

The colours look quite unnatural so it's pretty obvious it was shot through terminal glass.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening: speedbird52 UPS 747
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Re: Prescreening: speedbird52 UPS 747

All of them are poorly cropped.

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening questions
Replies: 23
Views: 5295

Re: Post-screening questions

Many thanks for the clarification! Will keep this in mind when editing my photos.

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening questions
Replies: 23
Views: 5295

Re: Post-screening questions

So what should be taken into account regarding centering: the tip of the rear end of the fuselage (i.e. nose-to-tail) or the tip of the horizontal stabilizer? Based on the first option it's actually left in frame.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening questions
Replies: 23
Views: 5295

Re: Post-screening questions

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 34dd456f48
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Curious if other people think this one is right in frame and underexposed:

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 34dd456f48

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: pre-post screening spompert
Replies: 257
Views: 72369

Re: pre-post screening spompert

I think the main problem here is heathaze; despite the low res and the "small' aircraft it's causing some softness.

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help for correction
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Help for correction

So did I and to me it seemed that the increase in exposure for the sky is larger than for the aircraft. Because, if I'm not mistaken, with the right slider you just brighten up the lighter parts of the image (in this case the sky) rathern than the darker/shadowed parts (in this case most of the airc...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help for correction
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Help for correction

jelpee wrote:
I took a look at the image in Photoshop. If you drag the right end of the histogram over from the current 255 to about 230 it should brighten up the aircraft without blowing out the sky.

Wouldn't this chiefly brighten up the sky rather than the a/c itself?

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help for correction
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Help for correction

This is a tricky one; I'd agree with the screener but if you increase exposure/brightness, the sky might become too bright and even more color will be lost. The light conditions just weren't in your favor and photo editing won't fix that.

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening: speedbird52 UPS 747
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Re: Prescreening: speedbird52 UPS 747

Both photos won't be accepted due to bad composition: the aircraft are too high in frame and the crop is too wide.

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 29
Views: 8367

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Any particular reason why this one was screened with priority?

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Absolutely BONKERS Screening
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

Re: Absolutely BONKERS Screening

The 787 was shot directly into sunset, the second is a 1/20th drag of an Airbus in complete darkness. Without having even seen the photos, I can already tell by this description that a rejection for noise and underexposure doesn't come as a surprise. Most photos on this website were taken during da...

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200
Replies: 9
Views: 2877

Re: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200

KPDX wrote:
I have read some say the 80-400 is a great lens but lacks the image quality of the 200-500

I think you're answering your own question here. I'd go for the 70-200 in addition to your 200-500. With two bodies you'll avoid the hassle of changing lenses.

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening gh6912
Replies: 68
Views: 16754

Re: Post-screening gh6912

The current guide says "If there are more than one aircraft in the photo, type the registration of the most visible aircraft (the registration(s) of the other(s) can be mentioned in the caption field)." .....We know that there will be gray areas. Exactly, this will leave too much room for...

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site wide issues at the moment
Replies: 24
Views: 13846

Re: Site wide issues at the moment

dutchspotter1 wrote:
Same here, thumbnails but also large photo versions that fail to load.

Looks like this problem has emerged again.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: News banner neglected?
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: News banner neglected?

That's mostly Emb135, not 145.

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 28686

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

xjetflyer2001 wrote:
6. Saudia 5 (Leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic?)
10. Max Air 2 (unsure if correct)

6: I believe these have been returned to the lessor and are now stored
10. I believe these are (still?) stored in the Arizona desert

but please correct me if I'm wrong :)

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening UPS 747
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Re: Prescreening UPS 747

high in frame.

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening gh6912
Replies: 68
Views: 16754

Re: Post-screening gh6912

Since there is not one obvious subject aircraft in these overview photos, wouldn't it make more sense to leave out the reg/aircraft type/airline entirely? Perhaps it's better to mention this in the comments section where you could include multiple (visible/known) regs and other details. That would a...

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority screening questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Re: Priority screening questions

Are you suppose to send the screeners an email as well when requesting priority screening? No Then second question, if you do request priority screening and the screeners feel it doesn't fit the criteria, I suppose the photo will remain in the queue but how do you know that it was "assessed&qu...

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