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by clickhappy
Thu May 28, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: END OF PRIORITY SCREENING FOR COVID-19
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: END OF PRIORITY SCREENING FOR COVID-19

Has something changed with regards to COVID-19 Priority Screening. I am referencing A7-ANE that was shot at MUC, taken and added yesterday.

Thank you.

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by clickhappy
Mon May 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SA 332s at TUS
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: SA 332s at TUS

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ys5kj1tvkdyg ... 0.jpg?dl=0
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Here are 3 of 4 SA A332's at MZJ. The 4th is parked in a different grouping. I took this image two days ago.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ys5kj1tvkdyg ... 0.jpg?dl=0

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by clickhappy
Sat May 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?
Replies: 14
Views: 851

wide-angle images no longer acceptable?

Just a heads-up, I had a wide-angle image rejected for “inverse vignetting” and “distortion.” Anyone who has ever used a wide-angle lens on a perfect blue sky will know that a uniform sky color is impossible, given a wide enough field of view. The appeal was rejected within minutes (“Screener reject...

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by clickhappy
Wed May 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: .WebP ruining quality
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: .WebP ruining quality

I don't think images get displayed as webp by default, that only happens if you right-click and save it locally?

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by clickhappy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 487
Views: 81409

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

PepeTheFrog wrote:

The 757 is not in production anymore. The tooling has been destroyed.



That is false. The tooling still exists.

Not that this has anything to do with a “new 757.”

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by clickhappy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejected
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Rejected

Sean - The rejection email should have a message that was left by the screener who rejected your photo. "Short final for 33L" was your caption.

You can always appeal, the Head Screeners might be able to provide some clarity.

Good luck :thumbsup:

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by clickhappy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What monitor's are we all using?
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: What monitor's are we all using?

Ryan, is that you? Hope you’re well, brother.

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by clickhappy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question about sharpening
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Question about sharpening

Honestly, it is both, IMO. It is important to establish a base-line, that way you have something to work with and can sharpen more, or less, based on a particular shot.

What program are you using to edit your photos?

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by clickhappy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Abuse of the Priority Uploading privilege
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

Re: Abuse of the Priority Uploading privilege

And he apparently thinks people will just buy that they are legitimate when they clearly are not. Dude, you stalk people and create Instagram accounts just to harass people that work @ PDX, and you want to call me out. Seriously, do you want to go there? You should ask your friends to get this thre...

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by clickhappy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Abuse of the Priority Uploading privilege
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

Re: Abuse of the Priority Uploading privilege

I was not aware that Sports Charters were eligible for Priority Screening, thank you for sharing that. With regards to the B-52, all I see is a small sticker, as you mentioned mil jets change all the time, I did not think such a change was eligible (still don't). But, all is not lost. I see your use...

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by clickhappy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Abuse of the Priority Uploading privilege
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

Abuse of the Priority Uploading privilege

I inquired about this in private, but was told that the screeners rely on information from the uploader; so I am creating this thread. At what point is an aircraft a priority upload? Certainly not a USAF B-52 arriving at a USAF base that does heavy maintenance. Are we at the point where, if an airli...

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by clickhappy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New camera decision - would like some feedback on what others have.
Replies: 18
Views: 2556

Re: New camera decision - would like some feedback on what others have.

Given the difference in price, and the huge jump is resolution (and file size) I would buy a D750 over a D850. Spend the rest on good glass. XQD cards are also expensive and difficult to find for sale, in a pinch. The 5D mk IV is D750 performance at D850 prices :thumbsdown:

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by clickhappy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL1216 return to KSEA?
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

UAL1216 return to KSEA?

It looks like United 1216 (N403UA) made an emergency return to KSEA - anyone know the reason?

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by clickhappy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First visits of new colors is Priority?
Replies: 3
Views: 7461

Re: First visits of new colors is Priority?

Kas - No worries, I'm just trying to keep up!

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by clickhappy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First visits of new colors is Priority?
Replies: 3
Views: 7461

First visits of new colors is Priority?

Seeking clarification - if an airline has a new scheme, and it is the first visit to an airport (not sure how you would know the difference between the first visit and the first photo) it counts as a priority upload?

Thanks

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by clickhappy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is the upload queue broken?
Replies: 13
Views: 8481

Re: Is the upload queue broken?

Thanks Paul!

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by clickhappy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is the upload queue broken?
Replies: 13
Views: 8481

Re: Is the upload queue broken?

Thank you for the update.

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by clickhappy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Font 1/4 of the aircraft out of focus, soft and/or blurry
Replies: 6
Views: 8073

Re: Font 1/4 of the aircraft out of focus, soft and/or blurry

I would take the camera/lens combo and mount it on a tripod (if you have one) and shoot a 3D object, like a chain link fence coming towards you or going away, with the VR off and check the results. You can also use a flat surface like a brick wall, but I think adding some depth will show you if any ...

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by clickhappy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is the upload queue broken?
Replies: 13
Views: 8481

Is the upload queue broken?

I uploaded a picture several hours ago and it’s not showing up in the queue (info is there but no photo).

Anyone else having the same issue?

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by clickhappy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 8841

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Classic. Attack the messenger and ignore the real issue.

If the photos were screened correctly, and more importantly, consistently, this would be a non issue. Thus, my original question.

Also, important to keep in mind, the content creators are volunteers too.

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by clickhappy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 8841

Re: Does correct info no longer matter?

Kas - Thank you for taking the time to reply. It does not go unnoticed that you (and Jehan) are the only active screeners in the forums. It is a sad state that the screeners who are entrusted with maintaining the standards are unable, or unwilling, to follow the guidelines needed to have an image ac...

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by clickhappy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does correct info no longer matter?
Replies: 21
Views: 8841

Does correct info no longer matter?

I've seen quite a few new images added with incorrect information, including screener uploads. If the standard can't be enforced evenly, perhaps it is time to do away with info and/or category rejections?

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by clickhappy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 157
Views: 27320

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

What Kas is trying to say is that there are a few losers who constantly vote my photos, to make me look bad. It is ridiculous that so many standard shots of mine make PC. If there was a way to make my shots ineligible I would be all for it. Hopefully Paul can work with the Devs to see who is doing t...

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by clickhappy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 157
Views: 27320

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I think you can see the actual results. Some photogs (and screeners) upload actual garbage that gets accepted. The average shooter, lets use me as an example; I would never have such images accepted (I would also never even upload such shots, but that is a different story). I personally see rejectio...

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by clickhappy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 14054

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

Just to clarify, the aircraft involved wasn't a Cessna Citation 560, but a Cessna Citation Excel (N91GY - 2003 build).

Glad everyone made it out safely.

In before any "Are Cessna Citations unsafe?" or "is it a write-off" comments

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by clickhappy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening issues
Replies: 16
Views: 9131

Re: Screening issues

No mystery. Soft and Oversharp often go hand in hand. The rejected image also looks blurry and the contrast is way off; take a look at the main landing gear, its just a black blob, no shadow detail at all. Easiest thing to do is look at previously accepted images of the subject in question and go fr...

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by clickhappy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 63
Views: 7581

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

HND has a hotel at the International terminal.

CTS has a hotel in the terminal, between Domestic and International.

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by clickhappy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni 767 N378AX caught fire in SNN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: Omni 767 N378AX caught fire in SNN?

Thanks Ben - I browsed and searched and couldn't find anything.

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by clickhappy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni 767 N378AX caught fire in SNN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Omni 767 N378AX caught fire in SNN?

Several news outlets are reporting that Omni International flight 531 caught fire while landing in Shannon (SNN) carrying US troops?

Any details on how serious this was?

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by clickhappy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 27
Views: 11790

Re: Motive - crop

Crops that are way too tight I think look worse than those with perhaps too much breathing space... yet there doesn't appear to be much in the way of a rule governing too tight crops. I agree with this, my opinion of images is cropped like that is that they're that way because they weren't level an...

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by clickhappy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected for distance
Replies: 11
Views: 9240

Rejected for distance

I had a new reg rejected for "Distance." I thought it was a mistake; the HS confirmed it was not a mistake, and that it was "an easy fix." https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/9/7/5638791.jpg?v=v459b765bce1 Could this image be cropped tighter? Sure, i could crop it ri...

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by clickhappy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 26
Views: 5979

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

The SBD jet bridge is not connected to the FBO in any way. Large charters use air stairs.

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by clickhappy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Eddie Gual has passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 9424

Eddie Gual has passed away

Just heard that longtime aviation photographer Eddie Gual has passed away. Sad news for sure.

RIP Eddie

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by clickhappy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon d500 dynamic area af
Replies: 1
Views: 9139

Re: Nikon d500 dynamic area af

Pedro - I would stick with "Single-point AF" or "Group-area AF." I am a big fan of manually setting my metering, but would suggest highlight-weighted metering if you want the camera to be in-control. Protecting the highlights from clipping should be the goal.

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by clickhappy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hyakuri Planespotting tips.
Replies: 16
Views: 8655

Re: Hyakuri Planespotting tips.

Please see this image: http://fearofaflatplanet.com/images/Hyakuri.png (if you can't view the image right-click it and select "view in new tab) You will drive up to the gate, your choices are to go straight (through the gate) or left, towards the spotting location. When you turn left you will b...

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by clickhappy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 7121

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Dan - I went with the LG 34BK95U-W 34" 21:9 UltraWide 5K2K WUHD Nano IPS Monitor. Whatever that means :laughing:

Stitch! What are you doing slumming in this forum?

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by clickhappy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 7121

Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Anyone running a 5k monitor? If so, how do you like it? Any learning curve from what you see on screen to getting an image accepted here?

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by clickhappy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image standards slipping?
Replies: 128
Views: 30538

Re: Image standards slipping?

No reason for that photo to be uploaded at such a large size, and the quality is lacking everywhere :twocents:

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by clickhappy
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 367444

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

https://www.flickr.com/photos/royalscot ... ed-public/
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777-9 has taken the runway for the first time. Airliners.net has rejected my uploads so, here you go:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/royalscot ... ed-public/

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by clickhappy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 5066

Re: How do screeners determine level?

Based on feedback from this thread I appealed the United 737 shot, and it was accepted.

Thank you for the encouragement.

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by clickhappy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 5066

Re: How do screeners determine level?

I guess the opinions are as varied as they get. Nothing wrong with that, it just highlights the challenges in getting an image accepted here. With regards to my own shots, I do agree the 767 was slightly HIF (which is why I did not appeal). However, given that it was a new frame, and the amount of s...

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by clickhappy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 5066

Re: How do screeners determine level?

Lately I've been the recipient of some harsh centering rejections, its just the standard of lack of consistency argument that's always existed: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/8/7/5480789.jpg?v=v45545ba19a5 https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/2/6/5565629.jpg?v=v4d0b020b...

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by clickhappy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: General announcements & discussions
Replies: 297
Views: 108858

Re: General announcements & discussions

Awesome. Thank you for communicating this.

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by clickhappy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Eastern II fail?
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Re: Why did Eastern II fail?

“Havana Air”

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by clickhappy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 5066

Re: How do screeners determine level?

The flip-side to the argument that the hangar is leaning (it isn't) and the photo is level (it isn't) is that all the other shots from that location, correctly leveled using the building as a guide, are now "unlevel."

You don't get to have it both ways.

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