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What To Do With This One?  
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

It snowed in Connecticut last night, and I decided to drive out to Bradley Airport to get my first snow shots of the year. Unfortunately, I found out quickly enough Runway 6 was the active, not good news as there are really no good spots to work in some background scenery on that runway. I did manage to find a hill that allowed me to work in the runway and approach lights, but the aircraft from that vantage point are quite distant and are going away from you. Nonetheless, I decided to take some pictures to see what the results would be like.

Overall, I'm happy with how some of these turned out, but I'm not sure if they're a.net material. Here's an example:

http://airshots.homestead.com/files/runway_6.jpg

This was created at 800x600 with high .jpg compression so I could post to a message board, so don't critique it on that level. What I'm more concerned with is composition. In a shot like this, is it still a requirement that the aircraft be perfectly centered? Centering the 757 chops off either the runway or many of the approach lights, which I think are the most appealing elements. How about the "going away" aspect of the photo? Is a higher-resolution version of this even worth uploading or should I put this in the "personal collection" category and go on to bigger and better subjects?

Thanks!!

John

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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4762 times:

John,

I think in terms of motive and composition it is acceptable, a nice shot you have! Let's see a 1024 wide version - and if the quality is there, give it a go!


Krgds,
Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4733 times:

I like it, but I think it would need a more "dramatic" background, not just a plain blue sky, in order to be accepted.

See examples:


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Photo © PixAir
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Photo © Ismael Jorda



You might give it a try, though, as Florian says.

j



"Be prepared to engage in constructive debate". Are YOU prepared?
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

Thanks, guys. Here's the one I ultimately uploaded - we'll see if if makes the cut:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/runway_6_7346.jpg


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

Hi John.

The one on the Q seems to be a different photograph. I know you could have cropped off some sky and some runway but the plane looks lower...Anyways , good shot  Big thumbs up

Here is one that I got accepted
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Photo © Zak Economides

Although , it does have a different atmosphere to it  Big grin (Sorry for the self plug )

Rgds
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

With 44,000 hits on your shot, I don't think any apologies are called for in posting it here. Excellent picture!!

Yes, the one I ultimately submitted was different than the earlier link. The plane was a bit lower at that point, which I thought made the approach lights stand out a bit more. I snapped off about 8 pictures of the approach sequence, so I had some choices at my disposal.


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

Yes , I was going to say it looks a lot better. Very nice shot. Good luck  Big thumbs up

Rgds
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Thanks!............................................


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

Ah well - she got rejected for "baddistance". Kind of tough to zoom in on the aircraft AND show the surroundings, so I guess this was an experiment gone awry.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/runway_6_7346.jpg

[Edited 2004-11-18 18:27:41]

User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

Oh thats a pity  Sad . Untill you get a nice long lense you can go back and get a better shot  Big thumbs up

Better luck next time!

Rgds
SA006



Proudly South African
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