alex326: Not happy with the white scheme, as I didn't like iOS7 pastel color scheme, Windows 8 tile menu, MS Office ribbons, Windows 10 light grey on grey scroll bars, the yellow/light grey on white maps unreadable on screens in bright light, the new Airliners.net white scheme. Sometimes people want to change something that really works and is well trusted, just for the sake of the change. The new white scheme just makes things somewhat more difficult to use in a low lit environments and the use of the awful Apple inspired grey or light blue fonts on white just makes things more difficult to read in all lighting conditions.Still, thank you for keeping the light/dark switch button handy.
It would worth try light grey on light yellow. :)
Not happy with the white scheme, as I didn't like iOS7 pastel color scheme, Windows 8 tile menu, MS Office ribbons, Windows 10 light grey on grey scroll bars, the yellow/light grey on white maps unreadable on screens in bright light, the new Airliners.net white scheme. Sometimes people want to change something that really works and is well trusted, just for the sake of the change. The new white scheme just makes things somewhat more difficult to use in a low lit environments and the use of the awful Apple inspired grey or light blue fonts on white just makes things more difficult to read in all lighting conditions.Still, thank you for keeping the light/dark switch button handy.
fzrTom: Are A7 + LA-EA4 adapter allowed in this challenge ?
That would be a bit odd situation but still we are considering a mirrorless camera body, so you should be fine.
lightgrabber: I'm rather new to challenges so I hope you'll bear with me. I'm looking at some of the entries and, while they show shutter speed, f-stop etc. I can't seem to find the type of camera specified is this available somewhere?
Also. the lightbox feature on the side looks like a great idea, but I can't figure out how to use it.
During the upload and voting phases of the challenges, the camera types and the user names are hidden, to avoid the deformation of the voting (i.e. people giving good or bad votes to a specific camera or user). After the voting phase is finished, during the showcase phase, all the hiden details will be visible.The lightbox usage is fairly simple, you hover the mouse over the picture and in the menu that apppears you click on the "Add to lightbox" button.
ak1981: what about SLT? it's allow?
Unfortunately, the SLTs are not included in the scope of this challenge, as they have a translucent mirror.
The A7 cameras are part of the Alpha family and are welcome to the challenge.
A620er: Is this purely for the Alpha branded cameras or does NEX brand qualify also, please?
Al the NEX series cameras are welcome (they are part of the Alpha family anyway).
Bing Chow: Is stitching considered a composite? Or do you mean multiple exposures or sky replacements?
Stitching to create a panorama is fine.Replacing parts of the picture or adding elements from other pictures is not accepted.
Buzz Lightyear: Your sample picture has TWO guitars. Is it acceptable to include more than one guitar in the entry?
You can have as many as you want :)Alex
MiG-21MF - I flew so many times this type...
The challenge is open for human made flying drones / UAVs. Many of us are using them to take pictures, different other jobs or just for fun. I don't think that the actual bees can take any picture."An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, and also referred to as an unpiloted aerial vehicle and a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard." - Wikipedia
"A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer." - Wikipedia
Airliner is an aircraft intended for carrying multiple passengers or cargo in commercial service.
Buzz Lightyear: I see "savonie" has been busy trying to discredit some of the entries that are "training" aircraft, rather than official "fighter" planes. However, he (or she) has not even made comment on a few entries that are WW I trainers, or a couple that could be trainers, but are not identified - or identifiable - by just what can be seen in the photo. Perhaps it would be helpful if the real host makes a ruling here. Are military training aircraft allowed in this challenge?
Unfortunately the trainers were not allowed to this challenge and were disqualiffied, along bombers and cargo aircraft. Too bad that a lot of real fighters from different countries are missing.
jeffbottman: Any chance of allowing a few more entries?
Extended to 60 entries, but too bad that you missed it.
Jack Sofield: You deleted my entry because you said it did not have the 1400 pixels on the long side. The rule was "at least 1400 pixels on long side." Mine had 1600. Why the disqualification?Jack Sofield
I apologize for the inadvertence - the picture is back int challenge.
Buzz Lightyear: Alex: great shot. Whatever aircraft you were flying in to take this photo must have had a clean windshield!
Thank you Buzz. It was another F-16 and unfortunately the canopy was not as clean as I would liked to be. Also, I missed my 30mm prime that day, along with my beloved polarized filter.
RuthC: This is no ordinary shot of a plane in the air! It's a very unique capture by you, alex326, of an F-16, with incredible sharpness and detail. We on the ground can only admire your courage and skill to be up there in the blue skies, flying an equally speedy jet, AND taking superb photos at the same time! A fabulous picture, and deserving of a top place in this weekly challenge. Ruth :-)
Thank you Ruth, you are so kind as usual.Best regards,
Actually a Mitsubishi F-2.