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by clickhappy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hyakuri Planespotting tips.
Replies: 16
Views: 8738

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: 7237

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: 7237

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: 30826

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: 369430

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: 5130

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: 5130

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: 5130

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: 109960

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: 2240

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: 5130

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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by clickhappy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 5130

How do screeners determine level?

As someone who has had several level rejections lately I am trying to understand how the current screening team decides if an image is level or not. I came across this image: 5539531 The runway is clearly "level," but obviously the background is not. Given that the image is from a screener...

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by clickhappy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: When is an aircraft considered to be "common" in the database?
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

Re: When is an aircraft considered to be "common" in the database?

Obvious error on the part of the screener(s).

I would address the other rejection reasons and reupload.

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by clickhappy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 25784

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

zeke wrote:
Where are these links and quotes from media reports to demonstrate the existence of such news ?


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-secures-order-8-dreamliners-120412947.html

The order needs shareholder approval, due in September.

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by clickhappy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 50498

Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

The Air Current is reporting that Bombardier and Mitsubishi are “deep into exclusive negotiations” with regards to Mitsubishi buying the CRJ program.

What a crazy story. I wonder if they would move the line to Japan?

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by clickhappy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 74
Views: 17817

Re: Why upload here?

Limiting uploads is NOT they way forward here - uploads are around 400 images a day.

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by clickhappy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: issure when sharpening photos on photoshop
Replies: 6
Views: 3432

Re: issure when sharpening photos on photoshop

I've had the same issue - so I no longer go with what I see once I've uploaded an image. If I get a specific rejection I will adjust my post-processing based on specific feedback.

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by clickhappy
Thu May 30, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: issure when sharpening photos on photoshop
Replies: 6
Views: 3432

Re: issure when sharpening photos on photoshop

Wiggy - Are you saying the sharpness looks different from what you upload to what you see locally?

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by clickhappy
Thu May 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection feedback please
Replies: 70
Views: 17619

Re: Rejection feedback please

Congratulations on your first acceptance.

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by clickhappy
Tue May 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MIA holes to disappear.....eventually
Replies: 6
Views: 4638

Re: MIA holes to disappear.....eventually

The good news is that the holes were recently damaged, and subsequently closed. There was a lot of outrage and the airport admin office reopened the holes. Everyone owes Bruce Drum (former KMIA director now runs worldairlinenews.com) for getting the holes set-up way back when. Thanks Bruce :airplane...

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by clickhappy
Sun May 26, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help with a unlevel rejection
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Re: Help with a unlevel rejection

Thank you for the feedback :thumbsup:

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by clickhappy
Sat May 25, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help with a unlevel rejection
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Help with a unlevel rejection

I've just received the following rejection for unlevel (needs CCW) with the same result when I appealed to the HS: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/4/3/5538349.jpg?v=v4e2dff7e525 I've used the water tank as a reference, and it looks level to me. Any idea how much rotation to make thi...

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by clickhappy
Tue May 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pelican 1510 case under seat on American Airlines?
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

Re: Pelican 1510 case under seat on American Airlines?

No chance a 1510 will fit under a seat. When they say "carry-on" they mean in the overhead (unless you're on a CRJ). If you want to ensure overhead space I'd either look for an upgrade or explain your situation to the gate agent(s) and let them know checking it isn't an option. Ask if you ...

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by clickhappy
Sun May 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 9
Views: 4587

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

vikkyvik wrote:

Sorry in advance for the self-plug...



If you look at Mark's example (A380 at V1) you'll see his example is just a tad more difficult than a plane taxing (or possibly even not moving).

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by clickhappy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4857

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

If it’s that important buy early bird - it will check you in at +36 hours.

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by clickhappy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 3365

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

Good point - it’s something I learned 20+ years ago and have stuck with it.

I think most people would rather have a slightly underexposed shot to work with, vs overexposed. With the ISO capability of OP’s camera noise won’t be an issue.

But again, to each their own.

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by clickhappy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 3365

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

If you shoot center-weight on a white plane, with a dark background, the background will be underexposed.

My use of -1/3 of a stop has nothing to do with my cameras metering, if you reread what I typed above I shoot in manual 100% of the time.

But, whatever works for you, great.

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by clickhappy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 3365

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

Easy - don't overexpose. It is easier to lift the shadows vs restoring clipped highlights. In film we called it push vs pull. Once you shoot for a while you can meter pretty quickly from general knowledge - there are also stand alone handheld meters you can use. There are also some phone apps but th...

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by clickhappy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 3365

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

I'd learn how to do it manually and take control of the metering and the "film speed" (aka ISO). Always try to expose for the highlights because once they're gone they're gone*

*not as true as it used to be if you shoot in RAW formats, but the goal still applies.

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by clickhappy
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Nikon D500 issue in a new application
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Re: Nikon D500 issue in a new application

Sounds like the camera thinks you've attached an external flash and is limiting the shutter to the flash synch speed (which is 1/250s on a D500). But, if you are in manual you should be able to override it. When you say "manual" do you mean manual focus or manual settings (shutter speed an...

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by clickhappy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

I emailed the site manager several days ago asking him to look into this (not the first time I asked). He choose not to respond. It should be pretty easy to see which user account(s) are voting for what photos. I see another one of my photos has made PC again. It is a shame that someone is selfish e...

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by clickhappy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Miami Spotting Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Re: Miami Spotting Tips

Unfortunately June is about the worst month to visit South Florida - lots of rain, very high humidity, and a sun that is directly overhead most of the day. You can see a few older planes at Opa Locka (although there are some massive building projects taking place there and most of the old Russian pl...

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by clickhappy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

dutchspooter1 - Sorry, I missed that in your original post. Thank you for sharing your opinion.

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by clickhappy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

dutchspooter1 - what exactly is "poor" about my Skyvan shot? As mentioned above, I posted it on Reddit. Judging by the amount of likes and comments, it is a popular photo. Surprising, for sure. But, it also didn't receive 750 photo views in a couple of hours (like the photo I questioned to...

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by clickhappy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If you read above you’ll see I mentioned having done it in the past - and experienced something like 200 extra views. It seems to have grown a lot - maybe their aviation forums are much more popular than they were?

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by clickhappy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Thank you for everyone who has taken the time to read and/or reply to this thread. Karl, you are spot-on with your thoughts; thank you for sharing them. One thing I have noticed in my 20 years here (didn't sign up until September 11, 2001 - which was a tough day to be an aviation enthusiast) - some ...

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by clickhappy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 21726

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Interesting that DL isn't putting the A321 on routes out of KSEA yet. Any idea if there are plans to?

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by clickhappy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210658

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

In the prior thread I estimated it was over-served by 50 to 70 aircraft just as it is now under-served by 50 to 70 aircraft. Growth is fast in India, so another 8 to 14 additional aircraft are needed every month. So while over 50 additional aircraft will serve the market by end of summer (mostly Sp...

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by clickhappy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If you want to take pictures in poor light - more power to you. But, cheating to get views is weak.

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by clickhappy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Kas - Guess I was wrong.

Thanks for following up.

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by clickhappy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

I see the photo in question has since been promoted on Facebook, so that brings perfect clarity to this: its a non-issue and will actually be rewarded.

Actions do indeed speak louder than words.

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by clickhappy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Kas - Thank you for replying with an "official" position. Honestly - as a community nobody needs to be banned, or have their images removed. But, the front page traffic should be organic - promoting a shot that wouldn't make it on merit just denies the next photog that opportunity. It woul...

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by clickhappy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Mark - I believe it is much more than "promoting" photos on sites like Reddit (which I believe has cracked down on this by the mods of certain forums). Personally I've plugged my own shots on Reddit and gotten 200/300 views in a day or so. I view photos on a.net everyday; I usually start a...

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by clickhappy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If you can post an example of me uploading a photo and getting more than a couple hundred views in an hour, aside from something that’s being promoted as new, then please do. I do have a lot of pictures that make the front page - that’s a result of the barrier to making the front page is less than 2...

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by clickhappy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 6923

Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

An observation and a question. Last night two images of a new Scoot 787 (9V-OJI) were added, very close to each other. At the time of this post these images have views of 104 and 110. 5487731,5487749 Earlier this morning a third image was added (about 3 hours ago). That image now has over 700 "...

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by clickhappy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Using an iPhone Xs MAX in place of a DSLR?
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Re: Using an iPhone Xs MAX in place of a DSLR?

but was wondering if the iPhone Xs MAX's camera matches the capabilities for a DSLR

No, not even close. You might be able to pull off a decent static shot, close-in, in perfect light, but that would be all.

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by clickhappy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Change in Priority Screening guidelines?
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Re: Change in Priority Screening guidelines?

Thank you for the quick reply, glad the photo made it in :airplane:

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by clickhappy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Change in Priority Screening guidelines?
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Change in Priority Screening guidelines?

Has there been a change in Priority Screening guidelines? The first image of ZS-ZCB (Comair 737 Max) was taken on the 9th and accepted on the 10th. Another image, also taken on the 9th, was accepted overnight (the 13th). My understanding is that there is a 24-hour window for new images to be accepte...

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by clickhappy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Are the screeners all using the same display?
Replies: 9
Views: 4208

Re: Are the screeners all using the same display?

What's up Justin? We had some crappy Dell 21" cheap_LCD from DM, they weren't very useful for screening. My personal experience with a wide-range of monitors is that the cheap ones show jaggies a lot easier, and color dithering. I use a BenQ 2700 I bought a couple of years ago. It's not the bri...

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by clickhappy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2794

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

The quality of the images being accepted are nowhere near what they were ten years ago, good or bad that's just how it is. While not nearly as bad as other places, I see a lot of images where I can't even believe the person was at the airport, much less taking pictures. Then I see comments like &quo...

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