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by derekf
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Old Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Post Screening - Old Photos

I've had this rejected for level and on again appeal. I am struggling to see how to level it. Every vertical in the middle of the frame is exactly that - vertical. Am I missing something? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/APPEAL_20120413_k1333627618.3504egcd_1994_gbufi_p9990...

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by derekf
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire
Replies: 10
Views: 9246

RE: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire

It weighs a lot more so panning is trickier. If you have <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> to contend with you need to know how to get the best out of the lens. If you don't have <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> then you may have to alter your ISO to avoid camera shake i...

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by derekf
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire
Replies: 10
Views: 9246

RE: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire

A word of caution. Using lenses like these requires practice. Something you aren't going to get a chance to do when hiring them for a short period.
I speak as a former owner of a Sigma 170-500mm and hirer of a Nikon 80-400mm.

Is 500mm essential? Would 400mm be enough?

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by derekf
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: A Clean Sweep?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

RE: A Clean Sweep?

The picture above I knew had issues but thought it might be rare or unusual enough to warrant consideration. Around 80% of the pictures I uploaded I thought would be fine, 20% a bit more marginal. I use the same selection criteria and workflow as previously and of course they require a lot more inpu...

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by derekf
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: A Clean Sweep?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

RE: A Clean Sweep?

I've only realized this is not the forum I originally posted it in. I am not wanting or expecting "feedback". It was posted as a way of lightening the mood in the photography forum.
Point missed completely.

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by derekf
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: A Clean Sweep?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

RE: A Clean Sweep?

I'm not sure there will be many more I'm afraid. The last lot have been almost all rejected. To have 9 accepted out of 40 is pretty bad and is very discouraging. I have another 200-300 which I have ready and as I don't want to waste time and effort, I am just debating what to do with them A sense of...

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by derekf
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: A Clean Sweep?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

A Clean Sweep?

Thought I'd share this rather embarrassing picture. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20120313_h1331039207.1136egcd_2001gorjx_2004517_04_f.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...136egcd_2001gorjx_2004517_04_f.jpg</a> Rejected for ........quality blurry m...

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by derekf
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Just Thought I'd Pass This Along
Replies: 9
Views: 4477

RE: Just Thought I'd Pass This Along

I don't think it would take a genius to work out that it isn't a time-lapse but it's a pretty neat montage though.

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by derekf
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 14
Replies: 244
Views: 33085

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 14

Just like the very first post in the thread. This is truly stunning quality. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Lufthansa/Boeing-737-130/2064568/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Lufthansa/Boeing-737-130/2064568/M/" target="_b...

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by derekf
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: "Awful" Rejection
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

RE: "Awful" Rejection

Thank you for the reply Mick. It is appreciated. I have to say that it isn't a nice feeling to be ridiculed behind my back after spending many hours getting old photos in a reasonable state. I know I don't always succeed but I don't think it calls for such a comment - even in private Anyway, thanks ...

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by derekf
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: "Awful" Rejection
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

"Awful" Rejection

I've been uploading a lot od old photos recently with reasonable success. I uploaded this one and although it isn't the best image it was quite rare. Anyway it was rejected with the helpful comment "Derek, requires some sharpening and has a bit of a yellow cast. Thanks. soft colour personal" <a href...

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by derekf
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 120-400 Vs Tokina 80-400?
Replies: 2
Views: 8553

RE: Sigma 120-400 Vs Tokina 80-400?

I'm using a Sigma 120-400mm and after a bit of a learning curve I am very pleased with it. I used a Tokina 80-400mm a few years ago, probably the older version and didn't keep it long. I wasn't that impressed. I got the Sigma secondhand with a year's warranty so I think I did all right. These were t...

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by derekf
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: This Aircraft In My Image Destroyed In Crash
Replies: 16
Views: 8932

RE: This Aircraft In My Image Destroyed In Crash

In a sadly all too long list. Written off in a fatal accident at Gosse Bay in 1985 <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Northrop/Northrop-F-20A-Tigershark/0708180/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Northrop/Northrop-F-20A-Tigersh...

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by derekf
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Replies: 99
Views: 11109

RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?

This beauty was taken on the 15th May 2000 and accepted on May 19th 2000. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Untitled-(Premiair-(Airtours/Airbus-A330-243/0083594/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Untitled-(Premiair-(Airtours/A...

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by derekf
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Request To Be In Android App For 1000+ Club
Replies: 25
Views: 7866

RE: Request To Be In Android App For 1000+ Club

Well I said yes. Can't see what harm it would do and it may do a lot of good. As a Nokia user a free Android app isn't much use to me though.

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by derekf
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos Onboard BAe 146
Replies: 2
Views: 3817

RE: Photos Onboard BAe 146

Front is better but depending on the series, maybe only the first two or three rows are useable. I don't know if Seatguru will have details of the airline you're flying with.

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by derekf
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 5036

RE: Nose-art

I don't see why there couldn't be a special category for close-ups of any art-work that adorns an aircraft; nose-art, logos etc. I think it would prove to be a very useful resource for all sorts of people.

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by derekf
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Contrail Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

RE: Pre-screening - Contrail Shot

Thanks for the help folks. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Turkish-Airlines/Boeing-777-3F2-ER/2043884/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Turkish-Airlines/Boeing-777-3F2-ER/2043884/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><img src...

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by derekf
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 2)
Replies: 518
Views: 11536

RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 2)

I deleted a couple of photos from the appeals queue but now want to resubmit them but I can't. They no longer appear on the list. Would it be be better if the link to appeals list was on the rejected photos list?

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by derekf
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Contrail Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

RE: Pre-screening - Contrail Shot

Had another go (well at least Paul has  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> ) How about this? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/s1325073482.0614egcc_221211_tcjjp_dsc_2318_2editpm.jpg" target="...

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by derekf
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Contrail Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

RE: Pre-screening - Contrail Shot

Is this any better?

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...cc_221211_tcjjp_dsc_2318_2.jpg.jpg

If not I'll forget about it.

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by derekf
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Contrail Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Pre-screening - Contrail Shot

Caught this the other day. I can see it might be a bit grainy but is it interesting enough?

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...6528egcc_221211_tcjjp_dsc_2318.jpg

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by derekf
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Appeals Confirmation
Replies: 4
Views: 649

RE: Appeals Confirmation

It was. I think for some reason it didn't happen last night, whether it was a glitch or muppetry on my part I don't know. I resubmitted it this morning.

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by derekf
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Appeals Confirmation
Replies: 4
Views: 649

RE: Appeals Confirmation

That's odd, it's even in my internet history for yesterday. I'll give it another go. Thanks Dana

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by derekf
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Appeals Confirmation
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Appeals Confirmation

I appealed a rejection last night and this morning, checking the stats, I have no photo in the appeals queue and no e-mail either. Are e-mails not issued for rejection on appeal or do they just take ages to arrive? It is a while since I appealed a photo.

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by derekf
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Confirmation Needed For Old Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 573

RE: Confirmation Needed For Old Photos

Thanks for the offer Dana. The first batch probably doesn't include the best photos so it maybe isn't too surprising that so many were knocked back. I guess i was just surprised at the reasons.

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by derekf
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Confirmation Needed For Old Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 573

RE: Confirmation Needed For Old Photos

I guess they are really dire then. I've spent too long on them already so I'll leave it. Thanks for the info Dana.

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by derekf
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Confirmation Needed For Old Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Confirmation Needed For Old Photos

Can a screener please confirm that photos around 20-30 years old are not being judged against the same stringent criteria that recently taken photos are? I've just had 9 rejected for the usual contrast, blurry grainy etc. Some of the registrations are, or would have been unique to the database. It's...

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by derekf
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Way To Stop Blurry Rejections
Replies: 1
Views: 4519

The Way To Stop Blurry Rejections

I think this might help. If can nearly stop light itself, an airliner should be OK.
I'm not sure how portable it is though.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16163931

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by derekf
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RonS" class="quote" target="_blank">RonS</a> (<a href="#82" class="quote">Reply 82</a>):<br/><i>Quoting derekf (Reply 79): And without people li...

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by derekf
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/INNflight" class="quote" target="_blank">INNflight</a> (<a href="#76" class="quote">Reply 76</a>):<br/><i>How would a site like this continue to...

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by derekf
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JakTrax" class="quote" target="_blank">JakTrax</a> (<a href="#74" class="quote">Reply 74</a>):<br/><i>I'm sorry that you feel this forum has los...

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by derekf
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

Thanks Karl - you've reminded me why I and I suspect many others lost interest in this forum. If you had actually read all of the thread then you would have realized that I have no problem with the picture at all. Where I do have an issue is its acceptance on this website. Similar images were remove...

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by derekf
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JakTrax" class="quote" target="_blank">JakTrax</a> (<a href="#64" class="quote">Reply 64</a>):<br/><i>I can't be bothered to read most of the po...

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by derekf
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FYODOR" class="quote" target="_blank">FYODOR</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>why not to have them to make more men happy?...

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by derekf
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

Well, well. I remember now why the forum ended up the way it did. Nowhere have I said I didn't like the picture. What I said was that I don't think it was appropriate image for this site - I still don't. I think it cheapens what airliners.net is. As I said before I do not believe for one second that...

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by derekf
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

It seems to me that disagreement is not particularly well-received among some. <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Interesting that a similar and, I think, much better picture receives many many less hits. I wond...

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by derekf
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

It seems to be that it is popular because it has a female in it - that's all. I would guess the vast majority of vistors to a.net are males aged 15 to 35 therefore any image with a female form in it is going to appeal to those people. Clearly a similar image with a man in it would have not generated...

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by derekf
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>Well, what are your rules for shots that...

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by derekf
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

The site may have accepted it for its photographic merits but the hits are for an another reason and hits are very important to this site. The obsession with statistics shows us this. The posts above and indeed the thread title have in general confirmed why the picture is getting views and as I said...

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by derekf
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

No bitterness here. I hope you don't see a problem with who dare to take an opposing view to the majority. I'm not keen on seeing the "database" ruined by the inclusion of photos which are accepted for purely commercial reasons. Having that photo on the front page will , I'm sure, have proved financ...

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by derekf
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

And the 50000+ views are checking out the excellent composition and the adherence to the rule of thirds ? Yeah right.....  

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by derekf
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

If it was a fully clothed male spotter/photographer at Manchester would it have been accepted? I wonder....


Some of replies here confirm that there is one reason and one reason only why this photo is liked and it has very little to do with aviation.

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by derekf
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?
Replies: 87
Views: 10302

RE: Where Is The Plane In This Picture?

I have to say I'm surprised by the inclusion of this image. Images with similar motives have been rejected or removed in the past. I'm not sure it furthers the "database" in the slightest and panders to a certain audience. Images with aviation related engineers, pilots etc are rejected but images li...

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by derekf
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Derekf
Replies: 8
Views: 795

RE: Pre-screening - Derekf

Many thanks for the offer of help Dana. I've got an idea of where I'm going wrong, (I think it is in the sharpening) but the limits of my knowledge of the software it may take me while to sort it out. Contrast or grain rejections were rare for me in the past. It was almost always soft rejections. I ...

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by derekf
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Derekf
Replies: 8
Views: 795

RE: Pre-screening - Derekf

Thanks for the advice Darren. It is appreciated. The work flow I use is perhaps too simple. I normally adjust the exposure and contrast within the RAW conversion itself. Very little is done in <acronym title="Palm Springs - International (Regional / Municipal) (PSP / KPSP), USA - California">PSP</ac...

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by derekf
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Derekf
Replies: 8
Views: 795

RE: Pre-screening - Derekf

Thanks for the comments folks. Back to the drawing board (again) I honestly don't know where to go now. I shouldn't have to apply noise reduction to a sunny day ISO 200 picture but it appears a.net needs the grainless photo. After the last rejections I downloaded other people's accepted images and c...

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by derekf
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening - Derekf
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Pre-screening - Derekf

Trying a new work flow. Any thoughts on these? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/p1322255097.541xs709_egxc_12112011444_e.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...97.541xs709_egxc_12112011444_e.jpg</a> <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/s13222...

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by derekf
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Contrast Mostly
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

RE: Post Screening - Contrast Mostly

Point taken. I know when I'm beat. It is as noticeable in mine as in many other images that have been accepted, including my own, but there you are.
Sadly it seems Airliners.net is all about image processing rather than picture taking nowadays.

Anyway, thanks for all your help.

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by derekf
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Contrast Mostly
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

RE: Post Screening - Contrast Mostly

So do screeners equalize images as a matter of course then? Looking at the monitor from a normal distance no grain is apparent - if you stare at the screen a few cm away then you see some noise - as always.

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