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  • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
    I will just give myself a big face palm and apologize for my mistake. Attached you will find the correct size files.

    Looking for feedback on these two photos. With evening photos, looking to make sure, contrast and exposure are satisfactory and making sure that there are not any issues of softness. Thanks.

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    1. dark, contrast. probably not fixable
    2. borderline contrast/vignetting

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    • Worried about contrast and lighting for these photos. I would love your insight please and thank you

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      • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
        Worried about contrast and lighting for these photos. I would love your insight please and thank you

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        On both the shadows are too strong, more on #2 than on #1
        My photos on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/geridominguez

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        • Would these re-edits be more sufficient? I decreased the amount of shadows while attempting to not hinder the contrast on each aircraft. Please let me know if these fixed the issues from above. Thank you.

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          • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
            Would these re-edits be more sufficient? I decreased the amount of shadows while attempting to not hinder the contrast on each aircraft. Please let me know if these fixed the issues from above. Thank you.

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            With the light as it was in both images, don't think you will be able to get better than borderline now matter much more editing you do.

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            • https://www.jetphotos.com/viewqueued_b.php?id=8247178

              Before I appeal the photo I wanted to reach out and understand what was the issue with this photo. I measured the fuselage in the photo and I didn't not get an unequal amount for 'bad composition' and as for the window glare/dirt. There were two C-130s that took off before this aircraft which may account for the added stuff underneath the aircraft.

              Please let me know your thoughts before I submit an official appeal. Thank you.

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              • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
                https://www.jetphotos.com/viewqueued_b.php?id=8247178

                Before I appeal the photo I wanted to reach out and understand what was the issue with this photo. I measured the fuselage in the photo and I didn't not get an unequal amount for 'bad composition' and as for the window glare/dirt. There were two C-130s that took off before this aircraft which may account for the added stuff underneath the aircraft.

                Please let me know your thoughts before I submit an official appeal. Thank you.
                Centering is fine. I will talk to the screener involved, since he is still in training. The glare rejection is for the harsh reflections off the nose and winglet and is within reason.

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                • What I don't understand is how it can be designated as a window glare/dirt if I am standing outside and there is no dirt visible in the photo? If there is harsh light, wouldn't that be more of a contrast or exposure rejection?

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                  • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
                    What I don't understand is how it can be designated as a window glare/dirt if I am standing outside and there is no dirt visible in the photo? If there is harsh light, wouldn't that be more of a contrast or exposure rejection?
                    Maybe the guidelines aren't clear enough, but it does say "Glare from the sun and reflections on windows are the main culprits here.."

                    Clearly your example is of the former rather than the latter, so being outside has no bearing on this decision.

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                    • I do believe the guidelines explicitly have it as the glare/dirt section, but focus on a glare through a window. It does not build on why a photo may be rejected of just the glare of the sun directly on the aircraft versus through a window. Thank you for your clarification, although I am still unclear why this rejection is under 'window glare/dirt' when it should be more elaborate under a specific glare category.

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                      • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
                        I do believe the guidelines explicitly have it as the glare/dirt section, but focus on a glare through a window. It does not build on why a photo may be rejected of just the glare of the sun directly on the aircraft versus through a window. Thank you for your clarification, although I am still unclear why this rejection is under 'window glare/dirt' when it should be more elaborate under a specific glare category.
                        Ok.. let's try this again:

                        4.4 Glare/Dirt

                        Glare from the sun and reflections on windows are the main culprits here...

                        Glare from the sun (off of the surface of the aircraft) and reflections on windows (including glare from the sun) are two different things. The former may cause a rejection because it is distracting, and quite frankly, kind of ugly, not to mention avoidable - the same as with reflections/glare on images taken through a window. In the same way, we may reject an image taken at night if there is lens flare visible due to light entering the lens from a certain angle even if the photo was taken outside with no window in the frame.

                        Hopefully you can understand now that this rejection reason doesn't apply only to images taken through a window.

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                        • Got it. Additional clarification had cleared things up. I must've wizzed thru guidelines. Apologies. With that being said, what what you suggest be the best way to counteract this type of glare on the aircraft?

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                          • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
                            Got it. Additional clarification had cleared things up. I must've wizzed thru guidelines. Apologies. With that being said, what what you suggest be the best way to counteract this type of glare on the aircraft?
                            Shoot when the aircraft is not at such an angle to the sun as to cause such glare.

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                            • Looking for feedback on this photo. I want to know if contrast, exposure, and sharpness are sufficient. If any other issues are visible please let me know. Thank you

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                              • Originally posted by bgkicks49 View Post
                                Looking for feedback on this photo. I want to know if contrast, exposure, and sharpness are sufficient. If any other issues are visible please let me know. Thank you

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                                Borderline for vignetting/contrast, though acceptable for me.

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