alex326

alex326

Joined on May 22, 2010

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On Classic airliners challenge (1 comment in total)

Airliner is an aircraft intended for carrying multiple passengers or cargo in commercial service.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Classic fighters challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
On Moonscape challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

jeffbottman: Any chance of allowing a few more entries?

Extended to 60 entries, but too bad that you missed it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
On MiGs challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On mig 15 in the MiGs challenge (1 comment in total)

MiG-21MF

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 1st comment
On F-16 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 05:49 UTC
On F-16 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)
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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,

Alex

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
On F 16's Japanese version . in the F-16 Fighting Falcon challenge (2 comments in total)

Actually a Mitsubishi F-2.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

F.

In the lower part of the image, underneath the EXIF information, on the right side, there is a "Withdraw" button. It's your call to use it during any phase of a challenge upload/voting/showcasing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 08:39 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

F.

You have always the option to withdraw it yourself. The only thing I can do is to disqualify an image (if is not compliant with the rules of the challenge). You provided an explanation and I accepted that, cancelling the DQ.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

F.

It is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 15:47 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

F.

Again, the individual was obviously not the main subject and there is nothing to say that is a pilot. I will requalify the picture if you insist an let the people vote on that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

FrankS009: My photo was disqualified because the pilot, pictured loading the plane herself with supplies for delivery to a remote location, did not wear a uniform. Bush pilots seldom do, especially in the heat of July. The pilot pictured is also owner of the freight company to whom the Beaver belongs.

As for the crew not being the central focus, I think loading the plane is a story that includes both crew and aircraft.

F.

1 - the person who is loading the airplane is on the left edge of the picture and about one quarter of the body is outside of the frame.
2 - there is nothing in the picture or in the notes to say that that person who is loading the box is the pilot - could be anyone else.
3 - it is obvious in that picture that the main subject is the actual airplane and the presumed pilot accidentally happened to be in the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:36 UTC
On Aircrew challenge (13 comments in total)
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Steel City: Not sure how my pic doesn't meet the challenge rules (main subject and wearing flight gear/uniform). Looking at some shots posted, you can barely see the "aircrew" which definitely violates the "main subject" rule. I am an aircraft mechanic which is definitely not part of the aircrew (as we have no inflight duties) but since you listed them I chose a shot featuring mechanics performing a pre-departure inspection. They are wearing what a mechanic wears and have a reflective vest on which is part of the ramp rules. Good luck with your challenge.

Hello,
Maybe I should have made thing a bit more clear on the mechanics. I was considering the onboard mechanics / flight engineers who are part of the actual aircrew (not the ground crew).
As I'm a pilot myself, I have a great respect for alll the ground crew, but simply this challenge was focused on the aircrew. I had an Aircraft mechanics challenge in the past, that was not really successful see http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=7514
I will try another one in the near future.
Coming back to your picture, the main subject is obviously the aircraft - the people around are barely visible. There are some other pictures that don't meet the challenge rules but I simply did not have the time yet to analyze them yet.
Thank you for understanding.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On Our Zeplin Pilot in the Aircrew challenge (2 comments in total)

Zeppelin

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On - Warm Winter - (Full Rich Colours + Border) challenge (9 comments in total)
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eaa: I got a PM feedback from the challenge Admin, saying one of my entries have been disqualified because it (quote pm) "It's too silhouette like".
Sadly the PM cannot be replied to as a system account (?), so I resort to asking here...

The picture showed a scenic sunset landscape, shot during cold winter conditions, with a very vivid and warm natural lighting. The foreground is two big birches, standing in silhouette towards the evening sky. Why that is not in compliance w/ the challenge rules, I don't understand. The rules do not say anything about silhouettes....

The picture (in a smaller version) can be seen here:
http://www.pbase.com/eaaseth/image/90657528/original

Can the host please elaborate?

The rules are lax and confusing, and unfortunately poorly enforced. I wonder how many pictures with grass still green and flowers are taken at temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius, as requested in the introduction of the challenge. To be honest, I have no clue how the host could judge would judge what was the actual temperature when the image was taken. One of the pictures has in its description a statement that says "...unusually warm winter in Poland" and it is in stark contradiction with the "< 15 degrees Celcius" (sic!) rule.
Personally I just gave a 1 star rating to all the pictures that obviously do not comply with the challenge rules, although some of them are nice images and would get high marks in other context. Those images should have been disqualified by the host from the very beginning.
Apparently the only rule that really applies in this challenge is the last one "The 's action (or inaction) is up to him". This is not a proper way to host a DPR challenge!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 08:50 UTC
On Family Christmas challenge (1 comment in total)

The winning picture was the subject of unfair voting, probable from multiple accounts. There were 10 scores of 5 stars were recorded on Jan 4, 2015 from 16:16 to 16:41, from different users who voted solely on that specific picture. This was the users first participation to a challenge and should not be the way to proceed like that in the future. That was an obvious fraud and I decided to disqualify the picture. I disqualified cheaters in the past and, although I don't like to do this in the voting or showcasing phases, I will not hesitate to do the same for future fraud attempts like that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 06:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Pentax K Series challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

Solar Ben: I really enjoyed voting in this challenge. Lots of pictures that i like!

Many great pictures indeed. One of the best challenges this year.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 08:20 UTC
On MIG 19 in the Reaching for the Skies challenge (1 comment in total)

Actually a MiG-17.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 06:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Hanging with the clouds in the Reaching for the Skies challenge (3 comments in total)

Very cool! It reminds me how I started my carreer many years ago...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 00:19 UTC as 2nd comment
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