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"Hardest" Airline For You To Photograph?  
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

I'm wondering what is your hardest airline to get a photo of. Always I have trouble or mess up with Lufthansa, KLM, and British Airways. Don't know why but It seems I always chop the nose or tail off of them.

Still going for BA but I got LH and KLM surpricingly well the other day......


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What are your hardest Airlines to take a photo of?


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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

BMI Hybrid 'gray belly' colours, and Flybe Q400's in glossy white. The finish on the aircraft seems to be so smooth that all the detail is incredibly hard to pick out in many lighting conditions, and it's easy to blow the highlights.

I got a q400 I was finally happy with recently accepted, but I think the BMI livery will evade me..



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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

Which BMI livery are you talking about? I thought the old livery was replaced? (show a pic please Smile)


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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

This scheme:


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Never caught one on the ground, and when they've been in the air, I've never got the underside looking sharp either.

In the interest of a shameless plug, here's the Q400.


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I understand that it just looks like a regular white aircraft, but the finish is so smooth they almost look like buffed plastic. 146's on the other hand have so much craggy detail that they photograph really well.




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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

Icelandair - I've noticed on a few occasions at MCO it's come in with a little daylight left. Summer time is the best chance to get it here though.

User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

no doubt about it ..... , the caption says it all  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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robin



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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Yep the old BMI Gray & Blue for me aswell. I must have taken about 50 photo's and everyone comes out to dark !!!!


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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

BA and Varig. Because of the contrast between belly and top.

Roel.



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4155 times:

Any B737-200, B727.... almost none around here  Sad

regards, Florian



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4127 times:

Hardest for me is probably UA old scheme in questionable weather. The grey just blends right into the background.

User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 4118 times:

Old & new BMI and (now old) UA... Somehow they almost never come out nice for me.
Cheers,
E


User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 4102 times:

The brigth green of Song makes the shots look overexposed, and the gray of United jsut makes all the blue/gray/yellows in the shot look wrong.




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User currently offlineTxiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

As soon as I saw this thread I thought "BMI".

I am glad that someone else is having problems with BMI's livery. I have never got any worth putting up for screening of either the old or the new. Having said that, I have got two of theirs in Star Alliance livery.

The old just comes out too dark on the underside and the new is very difficult to get right with the contrast and highlights., though I do like the contrasting blues on the main fusalage logo - it looks great when it reflects the light sometimes.

a.


User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

US Airways has been my nemisis. The white lettering on black never seems to come out sharp. I guess I should be glad I don't live in Pittsburgh, Philiadelphia, or Charlotte.

From the looks of this thread, if I lived in Europe, I am sure BMI would be difficult for me as well.
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

People used to moan a lot about the JMC colour scheme and how hard it was to get the green tail to look right, on prints especially.


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Hardest one for me is LOT at Manchester. It comes in at 9:50pm so just about all the year it's dark when it lands. Hard for me to get to the airport early for when it goes as well.

Andy



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User currently offlineMriya From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Malev. For one thing, it's only found in one place in this country thus far: JFK. I can only get shots of the magyar airline when I'm actually in Hungary or at least elsewhere in Europe. It's a pity too because I'm Hungarian and I can rarely get good shots of their aircraft!


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