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Old Feb 3, 2010, 2:30 PM   #1
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I had posted the shot below in the Transportation thread a few weeks ago. At the same time, I had submitted for consideration to a well known site that features images of aircraft. Just a got a note today that it was rejected due to "lack of sharpness." I'd like to get some feedback on the issue of sharpness. My own thougts (based on what I see on my monitor) are that anymore sharpening would result in the dreaded "jaggies". Anyhow, I'd be much obliged if some keen eyes on this forum could provide some feedback.

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Old Feb 3, 2010, 3:26 PM   #2
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one thing before we move forward, is this the size of the photograph that was submitted, or being used. or do they have a standard size.

if they have a standard size they want submitted, maybe link us a sharpened version at that specific size. as sharpness of any other size is kind of irrelevent.
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 4:24 PM   #3
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one thing before we move forward, is this the size of the photograph that was submitted, or being used. or do they have a standard size.

if they have a standard size they want submitted, maybe link us a sharpened version at that specific size. as sharpness of any other size is kind of irrelevent.
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Here is the link to the rejected image:
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewreject_b.php?id=2857526
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 4:53 PM   #4
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well since this is an image designed for view on the web, i think you can get away with more sharpening than you could on a print. also, again since this is for web view, you could have also went a little stronger on the contrast and saturation as well. maybe they would have preferred that.

honestly, it seems a strange comment, i am viewing some of the images that are popular over the past 2 days, and they are no sharper than your image, and some even less.

see this one
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...6766800&nseq=2

that is noticeably softer.

seems like it may be a little bit of luck on what judge you get.
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Problem may be that the pick, tho good, is like a common place in aircraft picks. So it must be outstanding, irreprochable from a techical point of view.
Now let me say that I've seen some mediocre pictures in that site, not even comparable with yours.
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I have to agree with Hards. Your photo is sharper then the air france 777 shot. But you may want to give it a bit more contract, as it seems they like the photos to be have the contrast in the colors form some of the photos I looked at.
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Thanks Dustin, Ordo and Shoturtle:

I just wanted a sanity check. I think all of you comments play into the selection..the high contrast (eye poppers), aircraft type. But as you have observed, it is a bit disheartening to see lesser images selected. The Air France 777 for instance (IMHO) has a terribly distracting reflection on its fuselage that I would never consider submitting as my own.

BTW, they also rejected the image of the DHL B767-300 freighter as well for some other reasons which I still do not understand...http://www.jetphotos.net/viewreject_b.php?id=2855433. But it seems to have been rejected for some technical reason vs. photo quality. Either way is am 0 for 2

Thanks again for your comments.

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Very very strange. But keep posting them here, I enjoy looking at you aircrafts. Now if I ever decide to get a scanner. I can really give you a tour of a 747-400 and an A340-600 in the hanger that I got a complete tour of. And shots of them taxiing at the airport.
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that DHL shot is quite great.

i would keep sending them shots, your photos really do deserve a place there, and i am sure you will start having success.
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Shoturtle and Dustin: Thanks for your vote of confidence!

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