As the title suggests, the purpose of this thread is to gain a better understanding of the centring rule.
I recently had this one rejected for 'badpersonal centered soft' on appeal.
What has added to my curisoity was the ''Asses on the beach' thread...
Asses On The Beach (by ivandalavia Mar 1 2014 in Aviation Photography)
.. where it was agreed that the photo in question captured the 'scene' of the airport. With that in mind, I feel my shot captures the 'scene' of SYD, where departing aircraft lift off over (in front of) aircraft parked for the day. There is one difference though.
In my shot the objects in the lower part of the frame (the parked aircraft) are in the background, whereas in other examples the lower objects are in the foreground. Could that be the reason why the crop doesn't work?
But what about shots like this...
Photo © Steven Austen
Why does this work? Is it due to the orientation of the shot?
I'm not interested in disputing the rejection, just hoping to gain a little understanding of why this centreing is 'badpersonal' and why similar centered shots are OK.
Thanks for the feedback