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Boeing 747 As A Gate Guard?  
User currently offlineSkymaster From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3822 times:

I was just wondering about this picture

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Photo © Derek Hellmann


Looks like it is a king size gate guard, although Derek Hellmann claims it a true air-to-air picture! Has he cleverly cloned out the plinth on which the aircraft is placed, just like this F-104?

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Photo © Erik Frikke



Just before everybody is nagging at me, I can inform you that I have mail Derek and said "Congratulation" for this fine air-to-air shot!! By the way. It is also his debut shot on A.net!! What can we expect from Mr. Hellmann after this shot?
This proves that one of the key factors in photographing is to be at the right spot at the right moment, and have your camera ready!!

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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Nice shot by Derek there!  Big thumbs up

I can see what you mean though Erik, with the shadow it looks very close to the ground... the pilot sure got his gear up quick eh!

Cheers!

Rez
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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Knowing Derek quite well as a fellow CO slide shooter, I can say that the way he got that was flying with his friend in a Cessna overhead LAX and with a Canon L lens on his EOS630, nabbed that and another 10 or so shots of it climbing out.
Good to know that slides can still be posted as I get ready to someday get my shots going on this site....

Jeffrey



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User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

It's real as can be and a slide, not digital:

http://www.auctiontransportation.com/item.cgi?show_item=0000043497

Joe
ATR Team


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

But where was the shot taken at LAX??? I dont see anything that i recognize in that shot.

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Those are the hills just before the beach at the far west end of the airport. They used to be a great place to watch airplanes from but are now fenced off as a sanctuary for something. (El Segundo Blue Butterfly I think...)

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

It's real. It looks like Derek might have been flying the Shoreline route towards Santa Monica in a little prop.

The route takes you right over the western edge of the airport.


FSP


User currently onlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1696 posts, RR: 65
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
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May be the photo is just too good, but i can tell you all derek's photo is all real and i doubt he got the time to do all those fake things, i will be going with them next week around LAX to look out somthing nice, just hope get a shot without being told is fake  Big grin

sam narita


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Hey Sam,

That photo is as real as a Virgin Blue 737 landing at SXM  Big grin

Michael


User currently offlineSKYMASTER From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Please stop yelling about fake photo. If you are reading my comments to the photo, I think I make myself clear that I admire this AIR-TO-AIR shot. What I find interesting is the way the aircraft is as IF it was placed on a plinth as a gate guard aircraft. At least Mr. Mazoori / Rez knows what I mean. I also like the way the aircraft is "struggling" to gain height.
I will also congratulate Derek for the top scorer of the day with over 14.000 views.
Derek, please do a lot more racing back and forth over the runways at LAX in your Cessna!!!!


User currently onlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1696 posts, RR: 65
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2617 times:
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Hi Erik

sorry i did not read your post very carefully, being a good friend of derek, i just came to defense for him automatically...now i just re-read again, i understand your meanings now...sorry
what a fantastic shot! (from a fine kodachrome shooter too!!)
sam


User currently offlineSKYMASTER From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

N178UA.
It is OK. Just to play with the gate guard thought, it could be fun to clone out the plinth on this one and claim it to be an air-to-air shot! Maybe something for www.myaviation.net?

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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2585 times:
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Something like this Erik? Smile

http://www.pbase.com/image/25516955

Tim



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4005 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Tim, you still have to put a pilot in it......  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Kas


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2571 times:
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I'm afraid that is beyond my skill

Tim



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User currently offlineSKYMASTER From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

You can not see the pilot as he is down at the cockpit floor, searching for his roadmap!
Thank you for the nice work, Tim


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