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A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..  
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

Hi there,

As most of you know, I live about 4 miles from FZO and so when I heard that G-BOAF was coming here to be preserved I was pretty much ecstatic. I was going to make sure I most certainly nailed it when it arrived on November 26th. Unfortunetely, like most things I try and do, it wasn't as simple as that.. I was given a ticket to stand inside the airfield with some competition winners which I assumed would give me a good view.

After all, the police said they'd be moving people on from the perimiter and I didn't really know anywhere else. Seemed good enough to me, I assumed we'd be outside the hangars where they hold the friends and family day. But instead we were put on the North Side by the Royal Mail building. Add to that, my lift was 1 hour late so we had to stand back from the fence, and a plethora of other things that went wrong that day (my 75-300mm packed up too).

So in the end, I was left with only a few poor photos and a broken camera. I found out the next day it was possible to get up by the radar and look down on the whole crowd, and that everyone there had a really good view of everything. How pissed was I.

So anyway, one photo got accepted, but obviously it wasn't very good. I knew the others weren't up to standards and they weren't anything near as good as what i'd wanted, but they got rejected.

Just wanted to show you this, pretty much summed up my day, dark, wet, sad, and behind a crowd of ignorant tossers.

http://eggd.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/G-BOAFminglecopy.jpg

I feel like crap, what a waste...

Cheers

Dan

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

At least you got this:


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Photo © Daniel Hamer



Looks great  Big thumbs up

Josh


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Dan,

The NYBoyz have a saying that fits your day perfectly...."Welcome to Bill's World"

Michael


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Dan,

A brick would have been handy for you!

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

I don't get it  Big grin

I blame murphys law  Big thumbs up.

Hey i'll get a photo of the aftermath of the biggest hailstorm i've ever seen that we were subjected too while we were waiting..


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2852 times:
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Dan

Still a nice pic with atmosphere.

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Here's a better one:

http://eggd.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/wet2.jpg

 Big grin

thanks Gary.. as I said, I was just changing lenses after that photo to zoom right in (that one is cropped loads from a 105mm shot), but my lens packed in so I couldn't get a good picture.

It was so dark (pretty much 1/80th even at wide angle)they probably wouldn't have come out anyway.


User currently offlineEGBB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Dan

Never ask me to go to an airport with you with your luck  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Just think how lucky you are now living so close to one and the fact you were one of only a few people who can say I saw the last ever Concorde land!

BTW I am very impressed with your other airport!

Derek


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

You are?

Do you take back all the crap you've said about it in the past then?  Laugh out loud.

Did you see any deer on the runway?  Big grin


User currently offlineEGBB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Did you see any deer on the runway?

I left the 'deer' wife at home that day  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I will take back all the crap I said about BRS if you do  Big thumbs up

Derek





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