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User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

I have seen so many great photographs on the internet. Many have been of airplanes. The photographers on Airliners.net are second to none. I say this of their work - incredible. Composition is second to none. Also - the scanning of some of these photographers who are obsessed with capturing these flying machines on film is also second to none. It is not easy to transfer the energy of these amazing machines to a picture that is viewable on this internet thing. This may be a little off topic - hope it does not warrant deletion... but to some of the better photographers on this site - and YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE - how about sharing some non-aviation pictures with us. You all have demonstrated a talent for airliner photography - but life goes beyond airplanes. Airplanes fly from place to place. Culture is the real mix. Culture is the lifeblood. I hope in the future to see links from photographers here such as - should I mention names ? Gerry - Eduard - Mike - Diane - Vasco - Gary - Stephanie - Luis - Jan - Joe - Sunil - Jason - and whoever else I didn't point out -
anyways - I hope we all soon become as obsessed and sharing with the cultural elements around us as we are with our pictures of airplanes. Life is culture - airplanes merely bring cultures closer together.

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User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

This is what I meant the topic to be - but somehow it did not happen....... I am just trying again here.....

User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Interesting topic,

Yes. Besides airplanes I like to shoot skylines, life in a city, landscape etc....

A lot of fun can be people if you either have the right moment or a good model.

As I am not home right now I only have limited access to pictures but I found 2 interesting ones.

1.) Guadalajara, Mexico

As soon as I saw this I had to take a picture. It almost could like a picture out of a tourguide for GDL.

2.) Also GDL, Mexico


User currently offlineDsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

I think this is an excellent topic!

I do all kinds of other photography: Portaits, cityscapes, weather (tornadoes especially), aurora borealis, wildlife, and railroad. Of course aviation is by far my favorite, but these other styles really broaden and sharpen your photography skills as a whole.

I wish I had more non-aviation photos scanned, but I usually save those photos for slide-shows and such.

But, here are some rough examples:

Black Rhino @ Omaha Zoo

Union Pacific Engine @ UP Museum in Omaha (at night)

Aric Thalman
Omaha, NE

To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
User currently offlineAus_spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

I take photos of roller coasters. Some of my early ones aren't that good since all I had was a point and shoot 35mm...but since I bought my SLR and digital camera it's a different story.

Also starting to take pictures of scenery and animals... but don't have many and don't have any scanned.


Jason Knutson - Austin, TX

User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

I have a nice picture of an old wooden roller coaster that I captured at Cedar Point - close to Cleveland, Ohio. I will send it to you. I think you will like it. Thanks to all that have replied to this post. This means alot to me - fore without culture - airplanes would not exist - if you don't believe me , ask the Wright Brothers......

User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

those are beautiful pictures - you have a good eye

I hope to see more

User currently offlineNscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

I also don't shoot exclusively aircraft. Whenever I travel with the specific purpose of shooting aircraft at faraway airports, I try to set aside some time to 'tour' the city and shoot other photos as well.

On my recent trip up to the Bay Area, I was able to spend one morning away from the airports and took these (among many, many others):


http://www.loebdesign.com/images/alcatraz-1.jpg (sorry for the jpeg compression on this one) Note Alcatraz hidden in the fog.

Here is a photo that I took at the State Farms Women's Tennis Tournament of Lindsey Davenport:


These are just some of the other kinds of photography that I enjoy. I think that one of the problems that the new photogs here have, is that they start out with aviation rather than end up at it. They don't understand the use of light, composition and subject. Take that bridge shot for example, it may only be me, but I love the way your eye just follows it from the left to the right to the "main" part of the bridge that so many others will only shoot.

Anyways, this is a fun topic.

Saul Loeb

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Well, I tried a few night/sunsets shots taken from my terrace with a (distant) view of Manhattan:


and of course, being a father of 2 young children, plenty of child photos:



User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3199 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
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I like traveling a lot and try to see many parts of the world and of course I always have my camera with me. Unfortunately, I don't have those photos anywhere online yet, but you would see architecture, landscape, sunsets, and what I really like, everything to do with the sea. What I'm not so good at (yet), is taking photos of people. At least my girlfriend always complains about that when I take a photo of her - but maybe it's her fault?!


Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

WOW - the Alcatraz photo is amazing - and the photo of Lindsey Davenport is very interesting - the look on her face is great. Well done !!! Somehow I knew there was life beyond airplanes. Life is good. I hope a few more of the Airliners.net photographers send a few our way. Need I mention names ? Richard, Mark G, Joe, Henry, CKW, Cabbot, Martin, Jorge, Frank, Andy, Glenn, Olav, John Stewart, Mark A, Pierre L, Chris, and that nikon guy - Air ? Along with those I mentioned earlier - I love to point yall out - and I know I have missed many - pixair - and tons of others - man - I could go on all nite...... Airliners.net is full of great photographers - and the folks who run it are pretty cool 2.... but sadly - we will never see a picture of the administrator....  Crying

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (15 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
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Hi all

Thanks for the mention Planeboy!

This is a nice topic.....granted away from aircraft........so I hope Johan will allow this to leave.

I like city skylines also. Some of my recent good ones have came from Hong Kong, Sydney, Perth, Singapore.

Infact, if I have a camera with me and something looks good, I will shoot it, whether it be a cityscape, people, dogs, birds etc. Also strange weather effects. If I see a funny looking cloud, I will shoot it Big grin

On my own website I am possibly planning to add cityscapes etc to be downloaded along with the aircraft. As a taster, go to:


This is a wallpaper I made from a shot of Hong Kong. Ignore the error message. It should download OK. If not, give me a shout.

It's just a pity that we all could share our shots somewhere.....or is there?

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (15 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
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Hi again

Saul, nice shot of the Bridge. Never been to that part of the world.......yet.

My passion for travelling is to Asia. I love it there.

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (15 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 1945 times:





are just a few. Also do other stuff as well  Smile/happy/getting dizzy not just airplanes and animals.

These were a few I took 2 days ago.


Glenn Alderton

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (15 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

I'd love to share some of my other stuff - I guess aircraft make up about 15% of my collection, but its so hard to find the time! One of the reasons I like A.net is it seems to have a purpose - hence adding pics to A.net has taken priority over building my own site ... but one day I'll get it done - I've already designed a lovely home page!



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (15 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

As I'm travelling a lot both private and for business, I've got a lot of pictures at my album list for example Amsterdam - The Netherlands, Kos Island - Greece, Lago di Garda - Italy, Madrid and Toledo - Spain, New York and San Francisco.
Just surf through and have fun. If you look close to the San Francisco Album there's even one of me.

User currently offlinePropfreak From Switzerland, joined Mar 2000, 157 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (15 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

hi all
nice topic. I do take lots of pics of other stuff than those metal things in the air, especially when travelling. But, as is the case with Colin, I never managed so far to find some time to build my own website. Sooner or later it will happen.
thanx for mentioning my name anyway, planeboy

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (15 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Great topic.

I take a lot of landscape/flora/scenic pictures, but haven't found a good way of presenting them yet on the net.

I've got a lot of photos which would probably do pretty well as postcards. Does anyone know how to get in touch with postcard publishers? Is there a web site that caters to such interests?


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (15 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

I'll shoot animals sometimes. I was spotting, and found a gator sub bathing, and a little rabbit chewing on a flower, kinda cool looking. Um....sunsets at the beach, which I did in LA last month. My job is a photographer at a theme park, so I always have a camera at hand.

User currently offlineEduard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (15 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Hi planeboy and all the others

fine topic indeed. It's great to surf through the albums, to find some amazing shots, and to learn about the other interests of the photographers ... this topic lifts off a little bit the curtain behind some anonymous names....

Myself I love travelling and taking photos of landscapes and cities, but so far I never got the time to create my own homepage , but as soon I have a little bit more spare time I will do it.

kind regards

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5615 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (15 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 1882 times:
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Hi Justin

Had to laugh at the first line of your post:

'I'll shoot animals sometimes'

I will have to report you to the authorities Big grin

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (15 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

ok, ill bite-



I wish I had more time to do more non-aviation but the airplanes take up most of my free time.

User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (15 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 1903 times:

Nice thread Planeboy!
Here are some examples of what I do when I don't shoot aircraft

some nature

and wild life


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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (15 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 1872 times:

sorry bout that Embarrassment

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25 Post contains links and images Chris28_17 : Alright, although geocities is messed up, copy and paste these links... i dont have too much time right now to post a bunch but here are a few you guy
26 Chris28_17 : Okay, like i said, you'll have to copy and paste, guess you cant make links anymore... bigC
27 Mirage : I love to shot sunsets with strange clouds formations, also I like to shot birds and people in bizarre situations and when traveling I shot everything
28 Post contains images Thom@s : Thomasphoto60, that's exactly how I imagined you looked. Thom@s
29 Tomh : And I thought most aviation shooters were only interested in aircraft! Try my pages at www.sover.net/~tomh Tom Hildreth
30 Post contains images Nscaler : Gary, Glad you liked the shot. I wish I had an 18mm lens for it - probably would have been more dramatic! Is that a hint you have a trip planned? Saul
31 BO__einG : When I can.. I take shots of my friends.. Girls are probably my most favorite subject.. They're Beautiful.. Teenage ones in High School.. I dont reall
32 Dazed767 : I wrote that when I woke up, sorry. I don't "shoot" animals haha.
33 Post contains images USAir_757 : haha Bo C. Wassell
34 Mirage : Well after making a search using the words "photo albuns" I discovered the site I was looking for, it's Zing. Let's see if this link works, it's just
35 Post contains images Chris28_17 : You mentioned taking a shot of a school dance.... set up a tripod in a dance hall (you might feel like a goof ball though, i probably would) and take
36 Post contains images Thomasphoto60 : Hey Thom@s, Yeah, thats me in a self portrait of sorts. Not easy on the ol' eyes!
37 Post contains images BO__einG : hahaha. Chris! Well.. the dance is a good idea despite the potential image that ppl will see me especially for girls that I know of already. But If I
38 Post contains images Granite : Hi Chris Absolutely beautiful shot of the palm trees. You don't see too many of them in Scotland Regards Gary Watt Aberdeen, Scotland
39 Granite : Hi all (again) Well you have got me going. I have tons of non-aircraft shots so last night I started to design a few pages to add to my own site. My s
40 Tomh : So Gary, I take it you offer the tours of your photos in your attic? "Gary's Attic Gallery," what a novel approach! Hope the ladies don't get caught b
41 Post contains images Tim : Gary, As a Perth resident I would like to see your photos of the Perth City Skyline if possible!! I have seen your photos at the AN terminal at Perth.
42 Post contains images Thom@s : My dad is a professional photographer and has loads of that kind of self portraits. Thom@s
43 Post contains images Granite : Hi all TomH: No monster in my attic or so the girls have said Tim: As a matter of fact, I was scanning some of the Perth shots last night which includ
44 Post contains images BO__einG : .. Gary ::were those shots taken in Aus for that one trip where you went to meet with Craig Murray? At Sydney.? OR did you go thee more than once.. Lo
45 Post contains links Thomasphoto60 : Hi Tim and others, Here are some pics that I took when I was living and working in Aussie....circa 1994. http://freeweb.pdq.net/t2m@pdq.net/perthskyli
46 Post contains links and images Sunilgupta : I’m honored to make your list Planeboy, thank you! I don’t get nearly as much time as I used to for non-aviation photography. You can see
47 Planeboy : I saw your nite - skyline pic and it is nice. If and when you post some Loch Ness and other shots please send me a link. I would love to go there but
48 Post contains links BA : I'm into bird photography aswell (go ahead, laugh at me). I also like shooting sunsets and automobiles aswell. Kind regards, BA MHAP http://www.mhap.c
49 EDIpic : I've just sussed this one Terry! What a thread! Thanks for the mention, you're too kind. I'll get something special you asked for last week and send i
50 USAir_757 : Does anyone have any Indianapolis, IN night skyline shots?? thanks C. Wassell
51 USAir_757 : OK, my non-aviation shot... http://www.geocities.com/aviationspotter/butterfly-1.jpg More to come... C. Wassell
52 Post contains links and images Planeboy : I talk too much sometimes.... but glad I did so here. You all have made my day. I love all the positive words and images you have posted to this topic
53 Chris28_17 : planeboy>> i like that train picture, its cool
54 Planeboy : This one goes to Australia- Craig, Frank, Raymond and Steve - Come on mates - give it up !! Show us a few when you find the time !!!!!!
55 BO__einG : I got a picture of a Goat! Wanna see it? Bo
56 Post contains links and images Rindt : I'm insulted that you didn't add me to your list... just kidding. If I see something nice, I shoot it.... whether it's aviation or not... here's one.
57 Post contains images Granite : Hi Bo I was in Sydney for 4 days but was based in Perth. Met Craig and Frank for the one day. Remember........Loch Ness is REAL.......the monster may
58 Post contains links EDIpic : Hi planeboy and all. A short walk down from where I live. A national monument. Cheers Gerry/EDI http://www.g.j.hill1.btinternet.co.uk/bridge2.jpg .
59 Post contains images Mirage : King Afonso III who took Faro from the mourish about 800 years ago. Fantastic sunset The best motorcycle meeting in Europe is here in Faro. Luis
60 Post contains links Granite : Hi all Thanks to Planeboy for starting this post and to Johan for allowing it to remain. Granted, it's not aircraft related but it has let us talk abo
61 TomH : Is that the Firth of Forth bridge?
62 TomH : Planeboy, As a guy who has contributed occasional photos to railroad magazines, I must tell you how impressed I am with your photo of a train at PIT.
63 Post contains images BO__einG : Nice shots Gary.. So that means that you went to Aus just once and were lucky enough to meet both Craig and Frank. Thats gotta be cool.. Team up and s
64 Planeboy : Would love to see the swans on the river by the hotel but I could not get there. Maybe Rob can make this one easier to see. YO BO - where's the pictur
65 Post contains links Planeboy : Here are some pics of the family if you care to look... Thanks for your time.... http://content.communities.msn.com/isapi/fetch.dll?action=get_album&i
66 Thomasphoto60 : Interesting comment "Battling hypocrisy to no avali.." You find any hypocrites here Terry ? Thomas
67 Planeboy : I guess you have read my profile. I am still reeling from paying high gas prices. Somebody has to pay for the low market. Unfortunate. Stock market lo
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