Hello and Good day guys.
I normally avoid posting topics related to rejected photos such as this particular one. But lately I have been experiencing a lot of rejects; most which I honestly believe were acceptable.
I don't understand why I have to struggle THIS MUCH just to get a few pictures up here. I find it sad and a disgraceful waste of time to continuously go through this tedious process of uploading my photos in vain.
If I recall, some of you screeners recommended a large amount of time to scan and post process photos before uploading. But what if this large amount of time and skill used is all for nothing?
I must say that I am starting to get a little fed up with all this hardship I am going through. Its like I’m a Koulak being oppressed by Stallin and his collectivisim + purges. Except that uploading to a.net won't cause possible death without trial.
Anyways here are a few of my rejected pictures which I would like to share with you so I can read what your inputs are. The rejection reasons vary from quality, badcommon, baddouble, badblury, and badsmall.
3 or 4 of the rejects in this pile may be quite agreeable but the rest I ask myself why I bothered to waste my time working on these in the first place.
For the amount of time I spent on these photos, I coulda done my Math and Chem homework! Gah!
To be honest: I am feeling a little frustrated about all this. Partly because I have been uploading photos to this site since the beginning of 1999, and I am STILL STRUGGLING to maintain a satisfactory acceptance rate. There are people who scan prints that have much higher acceptance rates than myself. Then there are the digital guys. At any given week; like a hundred picts are added per photographer yet contributing to the ever growing list of photos in this database. Like some sort of a Revolutionary Big Leap.
If I was desperate, I would buy myself a phat D60, S2, F707 etc..
Convert all these to CDN currency and I could buy myself a decent used car to drive to school. Then again my airport of YYC doesn’t get enough diversity of airline traffic to make a digicam suitable for myself. At times I don’t even use half a roll of film when I am out there spotting because of the 3400 hectares of blandness.
Another reason why I am frustrated is because its September. I assume that most of you regulars on the photo forums are aware that I am a student.
My life hangs in the balance of academic performance, skill and my individual well being.
With no spares and a full semester of Senior Gr12 Level Course Subjects PLUS: Senior Grade 9 level Piano, Work, AND Flight Training, How in the name of Humanity can I waste so much time just to get 1 or 2 measly pictures added/Rejected?
So far I have felt fortunate enough to allocate some time to at least have a few picts uploaded. I do get 1 or 2 photos added from time to time. So what? Uploading for nearly 4 years and the best I can do is get low single digit success?!
This website is truly an Aviation Politburo..
In the future, I may consider being increasingly reluctant to upload additional photos of airliners that I took.
Oddly, the good thing is that the pictures I take at my unpopular airport of YYC seem to be a favorite for hundreds of fellow local spotters and plane fans. I have also been somewhat recognized by a few airlines serving this city. Because of this, I have in a way reached new heights; I’ve gained things that I couldn’t gain before such as advanced information on special arrivals 1 week in advance. Such aspects is the fuel that helps me fight the troubles of rejection and it also continously tempts me to upload more and more picts of the material at my home airport. Its not because I want 100% acceptance rates as that is just about impossible as Everybody gets rejections from time to time. I only want Fair Game so I can continue to share my work with others and at the same time to keep the Calgary/Alberta section of this airliners.net database updated regularly with a display of interesting stuff aside from the regular AirCandas,and WestJets.
So If you’ve held your breath long enough to read all this, or at least read what I have typed:
You have a Lung Capacity of a big blue whale.. Or I would like to say thanks for putting in some of your time to address this issue I am facing with.
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