I don't think anyone expects perfection — or even 100% consistency — but let me give an example: https://www.airliners.net/photo/China-Eastern-Airlines/Boeing-737-79P/6034801?qsp=eJwljEEOgkAQBP/SZy5KYgI3%2BYAe/MBkttVNUDYzc5AQ/s4Kt0p3Vy/Q6Rv8xWMuRA%2BnmL7RoIjJx9EvkGxq8oxBPOsxO7dd18Ani2GuUpLgVZUlmHDkN...Jump to post
The original file isn't blurry but the tail does look softer than the rest of the aircraft. Generally it looks excessively sharp to me for an original file and I suspect resizing to 1600 pixels is, without any additional sharpening, going to render it oversharp by default.Jump to post
To reject for that sunflash seems a bit harsh - metallic surfaces will always reflect some light, without fail - it's very distracting when glare is highlighted by refracting around the internal elements of the lens but it's subtle enough here, surely? This site does puzzle me at times - I find heat...Jump to post
Okay, I get you now. Just to clarify, it is the general blur across the frame rather than the aircraft being blurry that's the issue? I can see both sides to be honest. Since the subject is such a small part of the scene to have so much of the frame blurry isn't aesthetic, but at the same time the a...Jump to post
I'm on my phone at the moment so can't really pick out the blur. Where was your focus point? To be honest at that angle you should have been able to achieve a shutter fast enough to get a sharp overall image but slow enough for sufficient prop blur (certainly with stabilisation). The issue with low ...Jump to post
I personally don't think the bird flock is impressive enough to justify the crop.
Yes, I see them now. Sorry, I thought you were referring exclusively to those specks that are obviously birds. The one above the lightpole is likely a bird but since it can't really be identified as such it should have been scrubbed. The one top-right is either an insect or dust spot on the sensor a...Jump to post
Hi dutchspotter1, the rules (used to at least) state that birds in the frame are acceptable if they are easily identifiable as birds (which in this case they are). I would have removed them personally as they are a bit distracting but it's not an issue per the acceptance criteria.Jump to post
Lenses do have an impact on colour since they are the tools by which light is gathered, filtered and projected onto the sensor. Poor quality optics can produce muddy and/or flat colours. The lens helps the camera determine what colour temperature to set (in AWB), since the lens is effectively the ca...Jump to post
All, A friend of mine had been using Elements 5 but has recently upgraded to Windows 10 and it's not 100% compatible. He's looked at buying Elements 2020 but he has a 32-bit version of Windows 10 and the system requirements state the need for a 64-bit system. What can he do? I suggested getting an o...Jump to post
Fair point re the soft nose, Jehan, but what would have happened had the nose area been sufficiently sharp, given that the sky in Royal's photo is no more distracting than in Andrew's latest beach shots?
Surely it would have to be pretty distracting to warrant a rejection?
Even at 50mm on a FF body you can get the 'reverse vignetting' effect in the sky. Atmospheric conditions and the limits of physics by themselves should not be grounds for rejections. There are thousands of images in the database in which the subject is equally or more distorted than in Royal's shot....Jump to post
When shooting wide angle the sky at the top is going to be darker as the blue light is filtered through less atmosphere. I could understand if the rejection was down to optical or mechanical vignetting (which is down to the lens) but, in this instance, it's a natural and unavoidable phenomenon, attr...Jump to post
Would be much better if you cropped on the right by the same margin as the left (the gap between the aircraft nose and right frame-edge equal to the gap between the sun and left frame-edge). Looks unbalanced as is. Everything else looks good, save for perhaps a contrast boost.
I emailed the crew but each response was increasingly vague and evasive; I'm sure your colleagues could show you the email in which I actually stated a reluctance to make an issue of this in the forums? Ultimately the best I got was a forum acknowledgement to say that the banding issue had been reso...Jump to post
There is an unwritten rule, certainly at my local (MAN, UK): if you arrive before anyone else you can pick your spot; those arriving later will need to work around you. So if these guys arrived after you, you have a right to be annoyed. Likewise if they were originally stood with you but decided to ...Jump to post
You could ask 'why not?' about almost anything. Kittens framed with planes should be left to http://www.fluffykittens.net. The site's focus is still (allegedly) aircraft. The rules until recently were quite clear but an oligarch is obviously now in full control of the site and is manipulating the ru...Jump to post
If people are coming here to see such images then the site is going in the wrong direction, wouldn't you say? Worth noting is that these images are mustering around 6k views on average, whereas a new airline or type for an airline will get 12-15k. Odd how these shots appear not as popular at that 'o...Jump to post
There's a option named "Night / Dusk / Dawn" which is suitable for this kind of situation ( When the sun is lower than the horizon). Selecting this option would make us to re-consider the standard that we would make toward your photos since the photographying conditions have been changed ...Jump to post
PanAm_DC10, I get your point but, in that case, why wasn't the post that originally veered off topic deleted? I didn't create it; I only added to it. Anyway... Credit where credit's due — I do actually like this one as there's more to it than just someone posing. I think the site should be accepting...Jump to post
Try adjusting the colour temperature using manual white balance. You can do it in camera or in processing (if you shot RAW). Nikon always had a reputation for leaning towards blue/green whereas Canon was always more red - much like Fuji film/slide was always blue/green to Kodak's red. It's just the ...Jump to post
My issue isn't actually the motives of these beach images — it's that the rules appear to be being bent (or even totally changed) recently to suit the styles of a handful of contributors. This basically means that your shot getting in can depend on your name. If there are rules, they either need sti...Jump to post
Photos don't always have to tell a story; they can set a mood too. That 'screener discretion' we hear about a lot lately certainly seems to benefit some more than others... Isn't this all quite irrelevant anyway when most of the HKT beach shots have visible banding in the sky? And wasn't it only the...Jump to post