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by locsta
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?
Replies: 80
Views: 11335

RE: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?

I am using the same equipment for almost 5 years, and my acceptance ratio is as bad as its ever been. Shots from a given shooting day 3 years ago would be accepted with no noise reduction or other special editing, and now an upload attempt from the same shoot will usually get a grain rejection or so...

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by locsta
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Exposure Of Sorts?
Replies: 6
Views: 6082

Exposure Of Sorts?

I was just curious what other people's opinions were on the topic of both viewing and uploading multiple similar images at a given time? (i.e. Vacation to <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), St. Maarten">SXM</acronym> - Upload all 30 beach approach shots at onc...

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by locsta
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Agency Info?
Replies: 5
Views: 7701

RE: Photo Agency Info?

Thanks Gabriel (and Royal    ) for the info! Appreciate the response.

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by locsta
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Easier: Take Off Or Landing Of Plane Photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 9110

RE: Easier: Take Off Or Landing Of Plane Photos?

Also on landing speeds are fairly consistent, compared to accelerating speeds during t/o.

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by locsta
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Cannot Get Photo Accepted
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

RE: Cannot Get Photo Accepted

Is that the original? If so, the cut wing is distracting and throws off the balance. Would need to do a tight crop (maybe portrait) and that results in a lot of the image being lost, thus lessening the impact of all those planes.
Too bad, as its a really cool scene.

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by locsta
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Agency Info?
Replies: 5
Views: 7701

RE: Photo Agency Info?

That's weird, he said they were looking for unique and original shots?   

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by locsta
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: More Rejections Than Ever Before?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

RE: More Rejections Than Ever Before?!

check monitor calibration too!

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by locsta
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Agency Info?
Replies: 5
Views: 7701

Photo Agency Info?

I was approached by an editor in regards to image use through this agency
http://www.rexfeatures.com/

Anyone have any experience with them?

Cheers,

Kevin

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by locsta
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Images Brighter After Upload
Replies: 6
Views: 4947

RE: Images Brighter After Upload

I just resolved a similar problem. Using windows 7 there was a color profile that was showing images on my machine differently than the web posts.
I deleted the profile and images look the same now.

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by locsta
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers, Please Vote!
Replies: 118
Views: 8471

RE: Photographers, Please Vote!

I think it would be nice if the editors choice section was updated and maintained! As for PCA there is certainly some cronyism at play here, and unfortunately there is not a good way to change that without some sort of moderation that will certainly lead into a gray area where someone else is making...

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by locsta
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ‘Illustration/explanation’ Versus ‘hit-seeking'
Replies: 46
Views: 5263

RE: ‘Illustration/explanation’ Versus ‘hit-seeking'

Good point Jim. I clearly hadn't thought this through.  

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by locsta
Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ‘Illustration/explanation’ Versus ‘hit-seeking'
Replies: 46
Views: 5263

RE: ‘Illustration/explanation’ Versus ‘hit-seeking'

While we're at it there should also be a ban on comments about medical emergencies and other passenger related issues on standard landing shots. These clearly generate hits and there is nothing visible in the photo to substantiate the comment.

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by locsta
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Discussion About Filesize
Replies: 41
Views: 3728

RE: A Discussion About Filesize

i had a simple " [1600px] " comment removed from an image recently, and this thread explains it. Of course you can easily see what the image size is if you click on it, but if I want to do a unique search for photos of 1600px dimensions only how would that be acomplished if it is not written in the ...

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by locsta
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.
Replies: 159
Views: 7775

RE: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SAA738" class="quote" target="_blank">SAA738</a> (<a href="#100" class="quote">Reply 100</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I think the add...

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by locsta
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.
Replies: 159
Views: 7775

RE: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.

isn't it conceivable to think that a photog that takes a popular shot would also be one to click on that same shot as a casual viewer if someone else had taken it? (Popular = regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general.) Some people make it sound like if they had the chance to h...

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by locsta
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Let It Snow!
Replies: 43
Views: 6963

RE: Let It Snow!

here's a couple I am happy to have taken. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Boeing/Boeing-777-F28/1493306/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Boeing/Boeing-777-F28/1493306/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><img src="/aviation...

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by locsta
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: A Ban For Trying?
Replies: 34
Views: 1453

RE: A Ban For Trying?

Keep in mind that an over exposed image will be inherently soft as the details and lines become blown out. Also, the more an image is cropped the more sharpening in can take. I don't know if you have a standard sharpening regiment, but mine differs per image and is always done on a layer so you can ...

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by locsta
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking Photo At Flying Fighters
Replies: 11
Views: 5234

RE: Taking Photo At Flying Fighters

Teo, I would recommend to shoot as fast as possible on fighters, especially if you are not used to photographing them. 1250/1600 or faster if you can get away with it. There are of course benefits to a slower shutter like lower iso, better DOF, nicer looking afterburners, and higher chance of catchi...

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by locsta
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is It Official? Remark Responsible For More Views?
Replies: 31
Views: 6179

RE: Is It Official? Remark Responsible For More Views?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/clickhappy" class="quote" target="_blank">clickhappy</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> I haven't seen this movie, but a qu...

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by locsta
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Slightly Shameless But I'm Very Happy!
Replies: 5
Views: 3087

RE: Slightly Shameless But I'm Very Happy!

killer pic! Congrats  

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by locsta
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Using A Canon 1D MkIII?
Replies: 21
Views: 6624

RE: Anyone Using A Canon 1D MkIII?

check the custom functions for AF. There are 17 or so different settings and some can greatly effect your ability to consistently get sharp shots.
Auto WB is very good on the MkIII and in natural light conditions it is usually spot on.

Cheers,

Kevin

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by locsta
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: This One Caught Me Eye....photographer's Choice
Replies: 66
Views: 6892

RE: This One Caught Me Eye....photographer's Choice

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sovietjet" class="quote" target="_blank">sovietjet</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> That sums i...

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by locsta
Tue May 25, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My Best Propeller Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 7691

RE: My Best Propeller Shot

Here's mine. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Nolinor-Aviation-Cargo/Convair-580(F)/1692173/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Nolinor-Aviation-Cargo/Convair-580(F)/1692173/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><img src="/aviat...

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by locsta
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 1)
Replies: 538
Views: 12381

Report The Bugs Here (Part 1)

choosing "your great photos" doesn't work anymore. After a short amount of time it reverts back to your top 5 most viewed.

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by locsta
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 200000 For My Top Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 4685

RE: 200000 For My Top Photo

one of my favorites on the site!

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by locsta
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: High FPS Camera Question?
Replies: 3
Views: 4349

High FPS Camera Question?

Hi, Does anyone know the amount of time it takes for the shutter to close and open again during a high speed burst (10fps)? In particular, the 1D mk III. I imagine no matter what shutter speed you use there will be the constant of the actual time it takes the shutter to close and reopen for the next...

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by locsta
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A.net Photographer Arrested?
Replies: 20
Views: 6640

RE: A.net Photographer Arrested?

I've never heard a more dangerous sounding description of a scanner.   

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by locsta
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5194

RE: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?

I just noticed that the last batch of comments that finally showed up has disappeared again? Its weird because it doesn't seem to effect every uploaders comment section. (i.e., 2 different uploaders from the same day, 1 has comments still showing, and the other's have disappeared) It also appears th...

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by locsta
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tips For Successful Shots
Replies: 21
Views: 6328

RE: Tips For Successful Shots

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Silver1SWA" class="quote" target="_blank">Silver1SWA</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Well said S...

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by locsta
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5194

RE: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?

Thanks Paul,

At the time of my last post, there were still no comments showing up. It appears to be sorted now.

Thanks,

Kevin

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by locsta
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5194

RE: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?

Why won't any crew members respond to the actual reason this thread was posted.......??? "Comments and ratings" It's been hijacked several times and the crew only responds to the hijacks that have nothing to do with the topic . Are we to assume that means all comments/ratings since the "upgrade" are...

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by locsta
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5194

RE: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?

what about the comments???

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by locsta
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5194

RE: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?

so are the comments left over the past week in the pipe or have they been lost?

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by locsta
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?
Replies: 31
Views: 5194

RE: Comments+Ratings Off For Last Bunch Of Uploads?

comments are still not showing up, and there appears to be some photos in the photogs choice that no longer have rating stars available.

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by locsta
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Comments And Questions Re: Jan/Feb 2010 Release
Replies: 396
Views: 10333

Comments And Questions Re: Jan/Feb 2010 Release

looks like counters have stopped for images added prior to today.
Also, photo counter in que stats is not counting accepted images from today, and view sum is not updating.

Cheers,

Kevin

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by locsta
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Comments And Questions Re: Jan/Feb 2010 Release
Replies: 396
Views: 10333

Comments And Questions Re: Jan/Feb 2010 Release

Would it be possible to have the mods edit the original post with a list of the bugs currently on the list from this thread. I don't have time to read them all, but I noticed a couple things. 1) #5 on the front page "Top 5" shots is blank 2) Acceptance email links to "recently added" instead of the ...

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by locsta
Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Something Got Me Thinking About HDR.....
Replies: 28
Views: 5621

RE: Something Got Me Thinking About HDR.....

I'm pretty sure a.net code adds a unit or 2 of saturation to the thumbnail. Or the compression somehow adds saturation? The thumbs always "pop" more than the large versions.

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by locsta
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Quality (LOCsta)
Replies: 3
Views: 565

RE: Post Screening - Quality (LOCsta)

thanks for the feedback guys!

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by locsta
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Quality (LOCsta)
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Post Screening - Quality (LOCsta)

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=20091108_v1257140952.1075164026-b.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...91108_v1257140952.1075164026-b.jpg</a> Rejected for quality and color, after it was originally rejected for level only. I don't see color or...

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by locsta
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Queue Limit Now In Force?
Replies: 91
Views: 7187

RE: New Queue Limit Now In Force?

i just filled all my slots with blurry, backlit side-on's with the noses cut off  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/bigthumbsup.gif" alt="bigthumbsup" border=0>  Can't wait for them to be rejected so I can do it again! Seriously though, if the worst thing that happens is people c...

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by locsta
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening - Motive (Whales)
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Pre Screening - Motive (Whales)

i think the second 1 is cool!

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by locsta
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Unauthorized Use Of Photos On Postcards
Replies: 35
Views: 7849

RE: Unauthorized Use Of Photos On Postcards

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by locsta
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aliners, Documentation Or Photography?
Replies: 11
Views: 3769

RE: Aliners, Documentation Or Photography?

It is apparently a site to find out what the seat you will be traveling in looks like  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> Seriously though, I use it for the database, but browse for great pics. BTW, you got some awesome shots on here which are both artistic...

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by locsta
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Specific Grain Reduction
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

RE: Specific Grain Reduction

can your editor reduce noise on a duplicate layer? If so then you can erase the areas where you don't want NR from that layer thus revealing the original. Or just laso the areas you want to NR first. I would still recommend doing this on a duplicate or adjustment layer.

Cheers,

Kevin

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by locsta
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Do You Also Feel Discouraged?
Replies: 150
Views: 8385

RE: Do You Also Feel Discouraged?

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by locsta
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The One Picture You'd Like To Be Remembered For?
Replies: 43
Views: 8402

RE: The One Picture You'd Like To Be Remembered For?

I guess I would choose this one because its a fighter in afterburner, and shot in less than ideal conditions. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/USA---Marines/McDonnell-Douglas-F-A-18D/1522165/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/...

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by locsta
Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are Viewing Patterns Different Now?
Replies: 185
Views: 9417

RE: Are Viewing Patterns Different Now?

sometime around mid-september I noticed a big drop in views (at least on my stuff). Unless there is actually less traffic to the site, which certainly could be a possibility, then I would agree with Stil and say the main cause is adding images too fast. It's still possible to get high views, you jus...

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by locsta
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Acceptance - Post Screening (Locsta)
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

RE: Photo Acceptance - Post Screening (Locsta)

thanks for the feedback! Especially about the obvious need for a longer lens, I'm sure my wife would agree. <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> I usually take the rejection reasons in advisement and make the noted corrections, but I can't really see how it i...

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by locsta
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Acceptance - Post Screening (Locsta)
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Photo Acceptance - Post Screening (Locsta)

Hi All, Was looking for some critiques on this shot that has been rejected twice for distance. I thought the pic was pretty nice in both rejected examples, but I feel if I crop any further it will loose the balance of the mountain and quality will begin to suffer. 1. <a href="http://www.airliners.ne...

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by locsta
Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (TupolevTu154)
Replies: 13
Views: 2809

RE: Photo Acceptance - Pre Screening (TupolevTu154)

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