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by KPDX
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 752
Views: 84365

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just my own personal experience, but flew 6 times in the last 3 weeks, and all 6 were completely uneventful and everyone was behaved mask-wise (AA/WN) and middle seat-wise (WN). A total non-event. Wish people weren't so horrified by the thought of flying right now.

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by KPDX
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 109127

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Ex Qantas 747-400 N953JM filed VCV-MCI 11AM - 3:34PM as N953JM. Despite all of the attention around VH-OEJ, this may be the final flight for a Qantas 747 (whether in service with Qantas or not). https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N953JM/history/20200730/1800Z/KVCV/KMCI I heard at least one of the ...

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by KPDX
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Fair of Texas Cancelled This Year
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: State Fair of Texas Cancelled This Year

Much more upset about the Houston Rodeo being cancelled than the State Fair.

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by KPDX
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy
Replies: 29
Views: 6737

Re: Italian airways - proposed new start up from founder of Air Italy

Getting some serious Sbarro vibes from that livery.

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by KPDX
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Accepted Photos Not Showing
Replies: 20
Views: 2808

Re: Accepted Photos Not Showing

Photo ID: #6056711 not showing.

Thank you in advance. :)

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by KPDX
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Jehan,

Thanks for your response. I too agree with the reasons for rejection. I should have clarified. My main concern was that if it was backlit, which I did not believe it to be, that it wasn't even fixable in the first place.

Dylan

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by KPDX
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/6/9/6031969.jpg?v=v4fbe60ceeb8 Hello, I'm facing another rejection. Here's why your photo was rejected: - Contrast - Personal Message - Soft - Underexposed The Screener left a comment regarding this photo: "Backlit. Despite the spikes on both sid...

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by KPDX
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

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 ...

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by KPDX
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle

It doesn't look like it because of the way I cropped the photo, but my focus point was centered on the P-3, which is why it's in focus/sharp.. But with the lower shutter speed (1/250 in this case), that's why some other places in the frame are not quite as sharp and show signs of blurriness. Suffici...

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by KPDX
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Lower Shutter Speed and Wide Angle

Hello all. I'd just like your thoughts on this matter.. I tried for a bit of a creative composition on this P-3 arriving at Dallas Love Field. It was rejected for: - Oversharpened - Blurry https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/0/4/6044403.jpg?v=v47ad667f386 First off, let me say I complet...

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by KPDX
Tue May 26, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39118

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

You can tell WN is doing the right thing by the sheer derangement people have towards the airline. Nuff said!

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by KPDX
Sun May 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Roger that. I'll make some changes and give the VS 744 a spin again!
Thank you!

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by KPDX
Sun May 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Sorry for the last response guys, but thanks for your thoughts from before. I appreciate it! A couple of rejections that I'd like your thoughts on! https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/8/3/6018383.jpg?v=v49c4c738c7a Rejected for oversharpened, common, and high contrast. I don't see it on...

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by KPDX
Tue May 19, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?
Replies: 19
Views: 2789

Re: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?

Kaphias wrote:


Should be acceptable like this?

Ahh nevermind, motive for blocking the aircraft...


I don't care what anyone says... that photoshop sums it up majestically.... :spit: :lol:

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by KPDX
Fri May 08, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast

Well,

I figured out how to fix it on Photoshop. But is there any reason why they shot all have this cast out of the camera?

Thanks again!

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by KPDX
Thu May 07, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 cyan cast

Hello all! I have the NIKKOR 70-200 f2.8 and while I am quite happy with the quality and sharpness, they all seem to have a cyan/green cast on them. My 200-500 does not have this issue at all on the same camera body. Any ideas? Also, what's the best way to go about correcting this? https://imgproc.a...

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by KPDX
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194055

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020



Caught AA's latest 788 arriving at DFW yesterday. Anyone know what the plan is for this bird? Is she gonna be parked until the madness subsides?

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by KPDX
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 18
Views: 3325

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

Hi Kev, You're talking about my photo which was added on March 22nd. On the priority guidelines, it says: - Priority screening is given up to 24 hours after the first photo was added. Was it in the queue within 24 hours of my shot being accepted? I know the screeners adhere very strictly to 24 hours...

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by KPDX
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19139

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

I apologize for the plug, but here's the AZAL bird taxiing in today for anyone interested! Anyone gonna try to get her departure? I heard conflicting information. One said 8 AM departure tomorrow (3/22) while the other said Monday morning.

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by KPDX
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

I am not a screener but you have amazing pictures bro! I planespot at PDX too! Thanks buddy! I grew up in Oregon and used to spot there from roughly 2004-2011. Have lived in Texas since. :) can't get the Norwegian to load (site issues apparently present yet again). Not seeing any red cast whatsoeve...

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by KPDX
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Well guys, I gave up with the E-4B. My very good friend was 2 feet away from me so we did get similiar angles. Mine now has a "red cast" and is not passable. Accepted (and rightfully so): https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/0/7/5919709.jpg?v=v4fa67452dc7 Rejected: https://imgp...

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by KPDX
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... df5ff84ccf
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I gotta run, but here's another stab at the E4B.

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... df5ff84ccf

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by KPDX
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

And here's the other photo that is giving me grief. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/7/3/5920377.jpg?v=v46068e90edb Rejected for: Oversharpened (There is no sharpening added on this photo whatsoever....) Low Contrast Underexposed Well, I tried again shortly after with the added expos...

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by KPDX
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Hello. I am in need of assistance editing this photo of the E4B departing KFTW. I feel the rejection reasons I'm getting are a bit much considering it's overcast.. Can't always have those beautiful blue skies. Also, I'm noticing a trend that when I fix a photo per a specific set of rejection reasons...

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by KPDX
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 6670

Re: Photographer's choice

Starting to get bogus PCs again.. Very interesting, considering where I'm currently taking photos at.

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by KPDX
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

Re: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Thanks for the responses all.

To clarify, my goto lens is the Nikkor 200-500. I love it, but will be going to Hyakuri soon to catch Phantoms up close. The 200mm is too much for many of the shots, so have been looking into renting the Sigma 60-600 sport for the trip.

Dylan

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by KPDX
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Replies: 13
Views: 6681

Re: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Bumping old thread. I am interested in acquiring this lens eventually, and was wondering if anyone has it and what their thoughts are on it? I am looking at pairing it with a D750 for now.

Thanks!

Dylan

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by KPDX
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA5920 - Diverted BUR to LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 3000

Re: UA5920 - Diverted BUR to LAX

It was due to winds. Other airlines had to divert for the exact reason.

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by KPDX
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9166

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

Holy hell... What is that.. 280 knots over the fence? ;) https://youtu.be/GJ2tfRyW4uQ Unless they survived a 2 second deceleration from 280kts, I'd say the video is sped up. I thought so too until I reviewed the control surfaces moving and when the camera falls and points upward in the cabin, the m...

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by KPDX
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9166

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

https://youtu.be/GJ2tfRyW4uQ
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Holy hell... What is that.. 280 knots over the fence? ;)

https://youtu.be/GJ2tfRyW4uQ

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by KPDX
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 6670

Re: Photographer's choice

And currently happening again! In the case you're referring to the BA 747s, there were a handful of us up on the tower catwalk and we uploaded them that same night we got back to the hotel, hence why they both hit the page at the same time. Nothing overly suspicious to me that they got PC, consider...

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by KPDX
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 6670

Re: Photographer's choice

And currently happening again! In the case you're referring to the BA 747s, there were a handful of us up on the tower catwalk and we uploaded them that same night we got back to the hotel, hence why they both hit the page at the same time. Nothing overly suspicious to me that they got PC, consider...

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by KPDX
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18976

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

Those living under the flight path of the CSeries/A220 would strongly disagree. It howls louder than any other plane, which I love!

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by KPDX
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 6670

Re: Photographer's choice

Hello Some has been said by the crew already. Yes, some campaign for votes others do not. It can be easily misused and I have had some photographers' contact me expressing their concern that images they believe are not worthy of being PC are being chosen for PC. So just because a photographer has a...

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by KPDX
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 6670

Re: Photographer's choice

Hi ChrisKen, Glad you spoke out. I've had a ton of the PC photos the last few weeks and it's quite the coincidence if you ask me. Let me start off with this. A particular member has been known to get the lionshare of Photographer's Choices for what seem like relatively vanilla (though nicely done) s...

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by KPDX
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Shame on those of you claiming it was all a fake and the overwhelming evidence was photoshopped and faked literally right up until the moment Iran admitted it. I have to agree with you on this. I was stunned at the number of posters who refused to see this for what it was: A civilian airliner shot ...

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by KPDX
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If a missile hits a plane with a full tank, don't you think that the plane would explode immediately? Or become a fireball? In that video no such thing is visible. Also, why should anyone record a video of the dark black sky without any purpose? In my opinion, it's definitely fake. No. This isn't H...

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by KPDX
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Alleged video of a missile hitting the aircraft. Can't confirm the authenticity https://twitter.com/NarimanGharib/status/1215334836937928705 Where are the navigation lights / strobes on the 737???? I knew everyone would have a cow about that. This is obviously taken with a shitty smart phone camera...

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by KPDX
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

That video looks pretty damn authentic to me... We will see, though.

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by KPDX
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your top 3 of 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: Your top 3 of 2019

2019 has been a big year for me. I have faithfully browsed Airliners.net since 2004 (joined in 05) and never dreamed of having any photos on the website. Last year, I finally tried my hand at photography and have learned so much over the past year in particular. Lots of growing pains, frustration re...

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by KPDX
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 7597

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

SUGGESTION: It is clear to me there are those of us who truly love the classic bizjets... I suggest making this a classic bizjets mega-thread. For example, I'd LOVE to know how many airworthy Lockheed Jetstars are left. It has to be single digits, easily. In sadly related news, Jetstar N313JS is bei...

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by KPDX
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Hello. I received a rejection for the following photo for blurry. Full disclosure, I don't use a great monitor for editing photos, but I'm having trouble seeing the blurriness. Is there anything that can be done? https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/9/0/5836093.jpg?v=v45894756806 Here is...

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by KPDX
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 7597

Re: 2019-2020 Active Gulfstream G-II and G-III (G-1159) Tracking Thread

I caught N17LK about a year ago at PDX. Looks like it has a new owner these days.. Anyone know if she's still flying?

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by KPDX
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Well... it was rejected (partially) for having halos, when in reality, it was in the original photo. The sun is directly behind the aircraft. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/9/9/5825991.jpg?v=v49a6988be17 Here is the unedited photo. The only thing I've done is equlized it. This is a...

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by KPDX
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

airkas1 wrote:
I was the one who initially rejected the first photo and still stand by that, sorry. I agree #2 looks nicer.


No need to be sorry. We all have different perspectives and standards. It would be boring if we all thought exactly the same all the time. ;)

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by KPDX
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

I was the one who initially rejected the first photo and still stand by that, sorry. I agree #2 looks nicer. I see some light colored halos around the aircraft in #2 though? The sun is directly behind the aircraft, so I believe that is what is causing that effect around the aircraft, sorta like an ...

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by KPDX
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

jelpee wrote:
I like # 2 better. It silhouettes the pilots very clearly. Comparing the two, the sun glare is distracting for me. I see some noise on the aircraft though. Otherwise, looks good.

Jehan


Roger that. Thanks for the advice Jehan!

Dylan

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by KPDX
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Here is the next photo in the sequence. Is this preferable?

Image

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by KPDX
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screen KPDX
Replies: 45
Views: 12992

Re: Pre-Screen KPDX

Hello all, This was rejected for oversharpened and because of the glare on the canopy. Ironically, I chose this photo because I think "eclipse" effect on the canopy is exactly what makes this photo artistic and a little bit unique (considering it's the world's only flying civillian F-4). I...

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