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Michael Rodeback
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:39
Joined: 2018-04-04
Location: Salt Lake City
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  • To quote section 3.3 of the photo upload guidelines, "To ensure your photo is level use a vertical reference point such as a building to straighten things out." A taxiway centerline is not a vertical reference. As previously stated, the building on the right can be used. Taxiway edge lights can also be used most of the time. But if you get four telling you the photo needs rotation and one telling you it doesn't, rotate the photo until the majority is level....
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  • This happens to me every time I upload a photo. It's just the preview on the upload page. If you look at it in the queue or in the database there is no pixelation or compression. I don't know what causes it but that's just how it is....
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  • Small Plane Crash in American Fork Canyon

    https://www.ksl.com/article/46772907...an-fork-canyon
    There isn't much to go on at the moment. All four people in the plane are now confirmed dead. The most I can say in my limited knowledge here is that having just been in that very part of the canyon, four people in that small plane seems like it would cause some maneuverability problems when pulling tight canyon turns like that.
    My brother and I hiked to Silver Lake this morning. Which is only a few miles north of the crash site. We can't say for certain, but we're pretty sure we saw this plane flying around during our hike. On our way out of the canyon, we saw emergency helicopters, ambulances, and news trucks parked just north of the Tibble Fork Reservoir. While seeing this plane flying around I thought it would be really nice to take a friend and fly through the canyon in a couple years. As you may imagine, I'm having second thoughts about that now. And I'm definitely not taking three others up there with me....
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  • The rules for the night shot category don't make any sense to me either, but that's just the way it is. So you're looking for long shadows and the red-orange glow in the photo if the sun was up.
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  • The addition/removal of a subsidiary logo is the same size, or maybe a little bigger, than the Skyteam logo. At least the SkyWest logo is....
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  • The aircraft is low in frame, and this is easy to fix unless it's also very low in the original.
    My best guess as to how to fix the underexposure is just to bring up the shadows. Maybe something along the lines of the attached file.
    The minimum acceptable size ratio is a 16:9. Yours is thinner. Anything between a 4:3 and 16:9--or their vertical equivalents--is acceptable.
    I can't really point out any compression artifacts, but from my experience, saving at anything other than maximum quality will introduce the artifacts and cause a rejection. Shooting in Jpeg is fine. Shooting raw is good. I know a lot of people who shoot RAW 100% of the time, but I only shoot raw if I have nice colors that I want to enhance and show off (a particularly colorful or special livery, sunset/sunrise, etc,) or some exposure matters with very bright highlights or very dark shadows (night, bright pavement in bright sunlight, etc). RAW files take up valuable space, so that's why I don't always...
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