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« on: September 05, 2015, 01:06:44 pm »

The site standard currently reads:
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The ship must be the main subject. Distant views and shots where the ship is a small part of the image may be considered for deletion. Members should understand the limitations of their camera.

Can the size of the ship  or “main subject” be usefully described?  

Would inclusion of examples of acceptable/non-acceptable images be helpful?

Please add your views on this topic below, before 5 October 2015.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 02:10:32 pm »

This is clear enough. At the same time, this is a ship spotting forum, for ships/shipping enthusiasts - this also means that occasional bird (hint, hint) in the frame should not be considered a distraction. If something distracts somebody from the view of a ship (which remains the obvious main subject), one should ask him/herself if the ships are really that interesting to him/her.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 08:10:51 pm »

Agree with lappino. The bird deletions were perverse.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 08:43:41 pm »

GENERAL SOUNDS GOOD WITH ME,, HOWEVER WHAT ABOUT THE SHIP FOR EXAMPLE ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE OF THE PICTURE AND IN THE LEFT/RIGHT CORNER IS A LIGHTHOUSE ETC. THAT MAKES IN MY OPINION THE VESSEL NOT ANYMORE
THE MAIN SUBJECT OR DIMINISHES IT AS SUCH A LOT
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 11:11:35 pm »

Ted, I'd say such "artistic" shots should be acceptable as long as the ship occupies not less than 50% of the frame, is in focus (with details visible), not cut off.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 04:56:14 am »

Oh yes, my birdy pic  Smiley. IMO, wildlife and navigation objects are ok as long as they don't dominate the photo. The problem may be how to describe the "dominate". There are quite a few pics here with nav objects in it and they, IMO, add value to the photo, again, as long as they don't dominate. Few examples would be great.
Cap. Ted, it all depends how big the lighthouse is. I have a few of them but the lighthouse is far in the background.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 09:13:43 pm »

If a ship is within a ports environment then I would prefer a bit of background to the ship. I know when I go away from my home port I always use the site to look up the port concerned and see what ships frequent the port, what berth they use, from what view and if known what cargo they are carrying. When I post I usually add this sort of information for other users.

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 02:35:04 am »

I agree with Ted, that photos with the ship in one part of the photo and something else that is picture-worthy on the other part: lighthouse, tugs, etc.

Photo examples: (all photos credited to Ken Newhams)
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 02:46:29 pm »

the above three shots do help to get an idea of the size of the ship, so for me these three shots are acceptable.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2015, 08:05:06 pm »

Agreed with pieter
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