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by clickhappy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Inconsistency
Replies: 14
Views: 2520

Re: Priority Screening Inconsistency

They were linked off the front page with a banner for the Anniversary Sticker applied. But they’ve been on there for a couple months and there are other frames in the database wearing it.

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by clickhappy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any film shooters?
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Any film shooters?

$6 a scan for a true drum scan is insanely cheap. I’ve got a friend who does mine on a Heidelberg Tango and he charges me $25 each (normal price $35 each).

I do mine at 6000dpi which results in a file size of about 600mb. Each.

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by clickhappy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any film shooters?
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Any film shooters?

I still shoot slide film. Usually a mix of Ektachrome 100 and Provia 100F, on my Nikon F5. I have a few images I’ve edited for upload here, but haven’t done so yet.

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by clickhappy
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

our only natural source of light is typically the sun.

I guess a fill-flash using a suitcase nuke is a bit extreme?

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by clickhappy
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v83d82k7xc4iu ... 2.jpg?dl=0
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I’m sure we can all cherry-pick outliers to prove a point.



I’m sorry you went all the way to Japan and encountered poor weather. That must have been a massive disappointment.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v83d82k7xc4iu ... 2.jpg?dl=0

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by clickhappy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Post-screening questions

UAL 777 looks fine to me. My United shots seem to have the same color cast. Those three other rejections look fine quality wise to me, but they do seem a bit high in the frame for the current screening standards (I’ve had a couple of rejections for the same). As a result I’ve started making an effor...

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by clickhappy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

Quality photography is all about good light. Open up a magazine, turn on the TV, or walk through an airport. You’ll see some great photos (or video) all shot in great light. We have all seen spectacular shots in poor weather; But, is that what we are talking about? I don’t know how shooting somethin...

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by clickhappy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

the times of the 30D or the D70 my D100 and D70s were both 3000x2000 size images. And the images had quite a lot of noise. You couldn’t push/pull 6 stops like you can a modern DSLR (or the like). You couldn’t crop something heavily either. We also walked barefoot to the airport. And sometimes we go...

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by clickhappy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What makes a high quality photo?
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Re: What makes a high quality photo?

Photos with bad lighting, bad weather, poor angle/composition, distracting objects, etc. have been accepted whereas photos with perfect lighting, good angle/composition, clean backgrounds/surroundings have been rejected due to minor and often debatable editing issues (sharpness, contrast, color, et...

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by clickhappy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19329

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates do not fly NetJets. They both have G650’s based at KBFI.

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by clickhappy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 84449

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

All the 737 Max stored at VCV will be coming north to MWH as soon as the rest of the DL 739's leave MWH.

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by clickhappy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice for blur on photographs!
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Advice for blur on photographs!

The easiest thing to do is to start with the basics. I would take your rig and take some pictures of static subjects at different focal lengths and go from there. I would also check things like your focus point(s) and what your AF is set to. If you have another lens and or body you can swap things a...

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by clickhappy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Reverse vignetting'
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: 'Reverse vignetting'

Also, I wanted to add; I've been using a Luminosity Mask on the blue channel (quick mask on the sky) in Photoshop on my last several wide-angle uploads.

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by clickhappy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 'Reverse vignetting'
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: 'Reverse vignetting'

A few random comments. My previously rejected wide-angle shots have since been added, and I have had a couple others added since then. I will link them below. I am of the opinion that the current screening team is not familiar with wide-angle photography, the same as various people who have commente...

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by clickhappy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Seriously, if there was ever a frame worth going to jail for...

Some things are worth the stretch. A 707, especially in the scheme, is not something you’d want to leave on the table.

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by clickhappy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 198
Views: 33607

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Common doesn’t mean that an image won’t be accepted, it just means that the subject is well-documented and that only the highest quality shots will make it.

To me the UPS seems blurry around the reg number - possibly from the exhaust but it is noticeable.

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by clickhappy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?
Replies: 19
Views: 2247

Re: wide-angle images no longer acceptable?

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 042535.jpg

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 042461.jpg

So yeah, wide-angle images, at least those with a blue sky, are no longer welcome at airliners.net

Good job.
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Two more wide-angle rejections for "Vignetting."

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 042535.jpg

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 042461.jpg

So yeah, wide-angle images, at least those with a blue sky, are no longer welcome at airliners.net

Good job.

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by clickhappy
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: END OF PRIORITY SCREENING FOR COVID-19
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

Re: END OF PRIORITY SCREENING FOR COVID-19

I don't think the Priority Guidelines are followed at times, for instance shots of a Delta A350 at PDX added today, yet there is nothing in the guidelines that says such a frame would be considered newsworthy (the plane was doing a Troop Charter).

It is what it is.

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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: 7
Views: 1820

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: 1507

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: 19
Views: 2247

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: 9
Views: 1886

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: 615
Views: 110534

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: 2202

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: 2845

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: 1824

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: 2082

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: 2082

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: 2082

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: 2757

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: 1654

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: 7576

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: 7576

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: 8627

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: 8627

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: 8210

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: 8627

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: 8986

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: 8986

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: 8986

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: 198
Views: 33607

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: 198
Views: 33607

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: 14133

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: 9301

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: 7687

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: 1049

Re: Omni 767 N378AX caught fire in SNN?

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

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