Planeboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2146 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.
Dsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1680 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.
Planeboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1642 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......
Nscaler From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1637 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):
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.
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3148 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
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...
Planeboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1640 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....
Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
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
On my own website I am possibly planning to add cityscapes etc to be downloaded along with the aircraft. As a taster, go to:
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1603 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!
Propfreak From Switzerland, joined Mar 2000, 157 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1579 times:
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
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1569 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.
Eduard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1553 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.