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by chuck9941
Wed May 03, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What do you take in your spotting bag?
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

Re: What do you take in your spotting bag?

Based on these replies a rebound of Nikon's sales numbers looks nonexistent. :fight:

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by chuck9941
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: For the Nikon users
Replies: 12
Views: 2459

For the Nikon users

The shutter on my D80 just went out after around 33k clicks. I had been thinking about upgrading from the 10 year old technology but now have more incentive to do so. At the time I was thinking making the jump to FF with the D750 and using the D80 as a backup but then of course along came the D500 t...

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by chuck9941
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help For Best Config
Replies: 4
Views: 4767

RE: Help For Best Config

There is an editing guide on the site that you may find of use.

https://www.airliners.net/faq/editing_guide.php

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by chuck9941
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Military Registration Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

RE: Military Registration Help

Thanks for the info. I started to figure it'd likely be another prefix and recall that there's typically a handful used. Good info on the wildcard function, I was hoping the site had something like that as part of the search engine but I think I was using - instead of *.

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by chuck9941
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Military Registration Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Military Registration Help

I am needing help finding the correct registration for a UH-60 for the US Army. On the tail is 0-23895 and I am unable to fine the registration on Scramble using the most likely prefixes such as 10-23895, 00-23895, etc. Any help would be great. I believe it may be part of the <acronym title="Air Chi...

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by chuck9941
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Examples Of DB Images With "Point And Shoot" Cams
Replies: 25
Views: 5976

RE: Examples Of DB Images With "Point And Shoot" Cams

Canon PowerShot SX230 <acronym title="Highland Air (Sweden)">HS</acronym> <br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/2332326/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/2332326/M/" ta...

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by chuck9941
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening- Oversharpened?
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Pre-screening- Oversharpened?

Just taking a look at this submission on another monitor and questioning myself if it might be a tad oversharpened particularly on the tail wheel and stripes. I've only used a few swipes of <acronym title="Samui (Koh Samui) (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> at 50% 0.3 so nothing too out of the o...

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by chuck9941
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Postscreening- Grainy/Soft
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Postscreening- Grainy/Soft

This was rejected for grainy/soft and I'd like to try to get some other feedback before deciding to appeal or not. I've reviewed the photo and believe the grainy rejection is due to the texture of the panel as the MFD and yoke has little to no grain. Those areas would have grain as well if it was gr...

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by chuck9941
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Assistance With Pricing
Replies: 1
Views: 1872

Assistance With Pricing

I have a non major low cost US airline interested in purchasing one of my photos of their aircraft. I would consider the photo rather common being a near side-on takeoff climb shot. The photo was taken nearly 4 years ago. Their initial request asked for a price for full rights. I have since gone bac...

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by chuck9941
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D80 . Still Good Enough?
Replies: 5
Views: 4890

RE: D80 . Still Good Enough?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WingsFan" class="quote" target="_blank">WingsFan</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Oh..and one more thing. I use D80 w...

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by chuck9941
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database
Replies: 6
Views: 5937

RE: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/derekf" class="quote" target="_blank">derekf</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I have these, taken with a Samsung Galaxy <acr...

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by chuck9941
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mobile Phone Photos In The Database
Replies: 6
Views: 5937

Mobile Phone Photos In The Database

I can recall many previous topics asking if photos taken from mobile phones had the quality to get accepted here on the site. The general consensus was that it would would take a bit of luck. Of course there were a few exceptions where some mobile shots had already been accepted for things such as n...

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by chuck9941
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Selling/Giving Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 4990

RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Sounds to me like a good networking opportunity. You're at an airport getting to know him he asks a favor to take some photos and you did it. I'd send them to him and keep the relationship going and maybe there will be an occasion where he offers to take you along for a ride. It could also lead to o...

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by chuck9941
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Buying Used
Replies: 17
Views: 3818

RE: Buying Used

I'm going to start with the- don't take this the wrong way but- You seem really eager to part with your $1400 and that's pretty apparent between your post here and your other post about the Nikon D300s. I that post there have been a number of people who have let you know your current setup is quite ...

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by chuck9941
Thu May 16, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airfield Photography At LAX
Replies: 20
Views: 9055

RE: Airfield Photography At LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/megatop412" class="quote" target="_blank">megatop412</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>I'm very skeptical that folks with o...

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by chuck9941
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening - Restored Bombers
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

RE: Pre-Screening - Restored Bombers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Newark727" class="quote" target="_blank">Newark727</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>the B-17</i></font></td></tr></table> I ...

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by chuck9941
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post & Pre Screening (Chuck9941)
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

RE: Post & Pre Screening (Chuck9941)

are all showing noise issues? for oversharpen I'm guessing you are talking about the Hawker which I'm not sure what to do about then since I only ran one swipe of <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (Koh Samui) (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> 50% .3 radius on the cheat lines. I then added a la...

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by chuck9941
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post & Pre Screening (Chuck9941)
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Post & Pre Screening (Chuck9941)

Getting hit or miss results with my last uploads. All photos of the same shooting day and processed at the same time but uploaded on different days resulted in one set with nearly 80% acceptance and the other with nearly 80% rejection. Puzzling but of the few rejected i could sense a few might be if...

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by chuck9941
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening (Chuck9941)
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Pre-screening (Chuck9941)

Since I've been in a bit of a rough patch with my uploads lately I thought I'd put these two up for some pre-screening. Seems most of my rejections lately have been for quality, grainy, high/low in frame and colour so want to see if I'm still stuck in the rut especially given that these shots are fr...

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by chuck9941
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Database And Rejections
Replies: 3
Views: 5837

RE: Photo Database And Rejections

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dlowwa" class="quote" target="_blank">dlowwa</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>There is leeway for new or rare frames of cour...

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by chuck9941
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Database And Rejections
Replies: 3
Views: 5837

Photo Database And Rejections

I've been thinking about this for a while now and thought it would be interesting to get the thoughts and opinions of my peers here on the site. It has been said and confirmed numerous times that this site is first and foremost a database for aircraft and within that scope a creative landscape exist...

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by chuck9941
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 Vrii Worth The Purchase On Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6427

RE: Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 Vrii Worth The Purchase On Sale

Thanks for the tips. There's no doubt it's a great lens. It's that decision of is it the right purchase for my current and future needs. It does seem to have much more practical use than just aviation which is a big plus but at the same time will probably keep me from having the long reach that woul...

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by chuck9941
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 Vrii Worth The Purchase On Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 6427

Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 Vrii Worth The Purchase On Sale

With the 11th hour approaching on the $300 Nikon rebate for the 70-200m 2.8 VRII I'm still debating if it's worth the $2k investment. Wouldn't mind some additional feedback in addition to most all other reviews saying great lens, hefty price. I'm using a D80 and have been waiting for the mythical D4...

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by chuck9941
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening Chuck9941
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Post-screening Chuck9941

I guess this is two-fold as these were re-uploads after rejections that were rejected for reasons completely different than their first rejection reason which was corrected prior to the re-upload. Each one had passed the first round of screening the first time and were immediate rejections the secon...

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by chuck9941
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - Bcaltabiano
Replies: 4
Views: 844

RE: Prescreening - Bcaltabiano

Actually looking at it again on a different monitor I'll rescind my low in frame comment.

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by chuck9941
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening- Chuck9941
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Post-Screening- Chuck9941

This was rejected for contrast and soft with the appreciated personal comment of 'low contrast.' Just curious how to best try to fix as I had initialy thought that there might actually be too much contrast when looking at how dark some of the downtown buildings were to the rest of the photo. I can s...

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by chuck9941
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - Bcaltabiano
Replies: 4
Views: 844

RE: Prescreening - Bcaltabiano

Looks a little low in frame and maybe slightly over sharpened around the nose and on the red stripes. Maybe even a slightly tighter crop.
Though keep in mind my opinions haven't been too correct on here as of late.

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by chuck9941
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening (Chuck9941)
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Post Screening (Chuck9941)

Would like some more feedback on these recent rejections. Rejected for grainy. I'm guessing on the green paint? I've looked over some of the other shots in the db and it seems to be consistent with those accepted. Keeping in mind this shot is from 4 years ago while the others are more current. <a hr...

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by chuck9941
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice And Tips For A Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 7962

RE: Advice And Tips For A Newbie

I use a D80 and most of my shots in the database are with the Nikkor 70-300mm <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym>. It's worth noting that there are two 70-300mm Nikkors, one has <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym> the other doesn't and there is a big difference in pri...

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by chuck9941
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Prop Engine/s
Replies: 5
Views: 4860

RE: Prop Engine/s

Just playing advocate here but having just had a few rejected with similar composition I would say that the aircraft looks low in frame. Since queue space is at a value you may want to look for further feedback or consider a new crop.

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by chuck9941
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening: Editing
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

RE: Post Screening: Editing

I don't know what your editing workflow is like but it look like when you selected the aircraft you didn't do so as detailed as you should of. The comment the screener made is about he are between the gear and fuselage where it's very noticeable that there are two very different colors of the sky. T...

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by chuck9941
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - Soft (JakTrax)
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

RE: Post-screening - Soft (JakTrax)

The tip of the horizontal stabilizer looks a little soft but I can't see that little bit being enough for rejection. Maybe try another round and ask in the comments to screeners to give a personal message where soft? I don't think another layer of <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Th...

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by chuck9941
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - People Rejection
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

RE: Post Screening - People Rejection

Most likely an error in the rejection boxes they check off. For me though the aircraft look low in frame. I'm pretty sure you did this to show the ocean and horizon but I'm not sure it does enough to he photo to justify based an the a.net guidelines. Also the tail of the md-80 is a little distractin...

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by chuck9941
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening- Level/Dark & Motive- Chuck9941
Replies: 5
Views: 995

RE: Post Screening- Level/Dark & Motive- Chuck9941

Thanks Dana, that's what I figured and no sense wasting time or queue space.
Apologies on the name misspelling. This time I'm blaming the auto fill function on one of those wonderful technology pieces manufactured by a piece of fruit.

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by chuck9941
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Night Ramp Color
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

RE: Post Screening - Night Ramp Color

The good news is you shot in raw and can at least attempt to fix it. I have too many from my days on the ramp before I became wise to shoot in raw that are only shot in jpg and not salvageable. Seems to me that for night shots here you need to have the white balance very cool. Might be wise to pull ...

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by chuck9941
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening- Level/Dark & Motive- Chuck9941
Replies: 5
Views: 995

RE: Post Screening- Level/Dark & Motive- Chuck9941

Thanks for the feedback guys. Nothing I can really do for the nose art and will have to look back and see if I got one with the nose in it. It was on display at an airship and was hard enough to get this withouth people walking through the shot let alone an unobstructed shot of the nose. Danna, I ta...

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by chuck9941
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening- Level/Dark & Motive- Chuck9941
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Post Screening- Level/Dark & Motive- Chuck9941

I must say this batch of uploads has been much more successful than previous ones. Some rejections are agreeable and others I'd like to get some feedback on that I've noted below. Rejected for Level and Dark. Comment for <acronym title="Air Marshall Islands">CW</acronym> rotation. I think with <acro...

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by chuck9941
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At LAX
Replies: 22
Views: 9620

RE: Spotting At LAX

Agreed with all above. I submitted a shot for priority Sat morning and was emailed that Endeavour was no longer eligible for priority screening. Shot is currently sitting in the queue but due to the terrible atmospheric conditions and my recent editing challenges will probably result in a rejection....

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by chuck9941
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thanks Andrew Hunt For This Photo:
Replies: 15
Views: 8571

RE: Thanks Andrew Hunt For This Photo:

Can't say I've been caught in those little guys posted above but I have been caught in this "Heavy" getting some extra shade under the hood....  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/hyper.gif" width="16" height="16" border="0"/>  <br/><center><font color=...

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by chuck9941
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D600 Has Arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 8219

Nikon D600 Has Arrived

24mp full-frame, iso 100 - 6400, 5.5 fps, $2,099.95 body
Thoughts?
http://www.nikon.com/news/2012/0913_dslr_01.htm

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by chuck9941
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening- Level
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

RE: Post-Screening- Level

Thanks for the feedback.
Dana, I checked the rejected photos section and this photo shows business under the category so it looks correct and matches with the cross data search of the one other photo in the db. Will try to appeal.
Andrew

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by chuck9941
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening- Level
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Post-Screening- Level

Rejected for level and comment "needs ccw rotation" Appreciate rejection comments all the time. I've taken an other look at the lines and having a tough time seeing what is not level other than the taxiway edges which run at an angle. Light poles and horizontal edges of buildings seem level as do th...

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by chuck9941
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SNA Spotting
Replies: 2
Views: 6451

RE: SNA Spotting

Off of Red Hill there is an ibusinessl park where you can shoot through the fence. It's hidden among the bushes but there is a small cut out that gives you access. You will be able to get aircraft lining up and starting their takeoff roll. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Hel...

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by chuck9941
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting - SLC
Replies: 2
Views: 3245

RE: Spotting - SLC

www.spotterswiki.com will give you a good overview

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by chuck9941
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 70-300mm Or Tamron?
Replies: 23
Views: 16989

RE: Nikkor 70-300mm Or Tamron?

Most of my photos here in the database are with the Nikkor paired with the D80. Many are at lengths between 250-300mm.

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by chuck9941
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Areas At LAX, IAH, DFW, And SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 9032

RE: Spotting Areas At LAX, IAH, DFW, And SEA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Canon <acronym title="Far East Air Transpo...

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by chuck9941
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Areas At LAX, IAH, DFW, And SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 9032

RE: Spotting Areas At LAX, IAH, DFW, And SEA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I just go park on Vista Del Mar (there is ...

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by chuck9941
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Chuck9941
Replies: 2
Views: 737

RE: Pre Screening - Chuck9941

That makes sense on the radius. I'll have to check the next time I edit to confirm the radius is at 1 pixel and then adjust down to .3 I think the one pixel now is the <acronym title="Ponce - Mercedita (PSE / TJPS), Puerto Rico">PSE</acronym> default setting and not what I set. Having the setting re...

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by chuck9941
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Chuck9941
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Pre Screening - Chuck9941

It seems I've caught the oversharpened bug with my last many uploads. Enough that even just one swipe of unsharp mask @ 50% and 1.0 is getting an oversharpened rejection. Haven't changed my work flow other than updating from <acronym title="Ponce - Mercedita (PSE / TJPS), Puerto Rico">PSE</acronym> ...

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by chuck9941
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Imperial Hill (LAX) Focal Length Required?
Replies: 8
Views: 5610

RE: Imperial Hill (LAX) Focal Length Required?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i> For smaller aircraft, I'll have to do mor...

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