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Should I Upload Any Of These?  
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3669 times:


I was going through my Zurich pics from last week, and found these. I was at the heliport parking lot, and a heavily loaded MD-11 lifted off just opposite (usually they are already well off the ground by then).

I think the pics are rather dramatic - it almost looks like the plane is going down. What do you think? Should I include these or not? If so, which one?


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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Just upload the one you like more.


User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

I like the 1st one personally.


User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

None. Each scan has distinct vertical banding on the left side of the pic.

User currently offlineWillL From Australia, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

If those lines wern't there I would say the first one becaue you can see the wing flex better which looks cool.

User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1541 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

I like the first one..Not because you may think "it looks like it is going down"...I like it because it shows a slice of life at the airport you go to....It gives me a quick and nice view of what you yourself may see at your local airport and thousands of miles away from my airport, BOS
Neat Picture..I like it alot
Mark G

User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

(i assume the lines will be gone in the uploaded version) duh!

anyway, i think those are pretty sweet... the first one grabs my attention the most, you can really feel the atmostphere of that parking lot, you can practically hear the plane roaring past...

the only bad thing i would say is that it looks like the type of shot anyone with a disposable would take just in spite; ("oh look betty, an airplane, lets take a picture") but that wasnt my first impression, i say go for it, looks pretty cool...


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3273 times:

Thanks guys for the input. 1st one it is, mainly an "atmosphere" shot rather than an aircraft portrait.

By the way, those lines are what I get with my Coolscan III when it isn't warmed up. I need to run anywhere between 3 to 20 quick scans for those lines to steadily disappear. The lines show up in different spots each time, and I use compressed air to clean it out every once in a while, with no effect.

But after a few warm-up scans, the lines eventually disappear and they don't come back, at least until the next day.

I have no idea what that is about.


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

YEAH! ZRH at its best. Cool pics! But I wouldn't upload any of them. I think, you have to be familiar with ZRH to "understand" those pics better. And - as FastGlass said - there are some distinct vertical bandings on the left side of the pic.

My 0.02


dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

yeah and most pictures that have parts of the aircraft obstructed don't get accepted.

Nice pics but i get that feeling that the aircraft is not the main part of the picture, if you get what i mean.


User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Upload at least the first one!


User currently offlineDavus From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Hi all!!.........

Charles.......did you upload this shot?..........if so did it get accepted?.

Anyone else know of its status?.

TOP SHOT!!.........for some reason i REALLY REALLY like it alot!!

Dave Faulkner
Melbourne Australia

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

The first one would go into my "nearly brilliant" category - had you caught the aircraft as it passed the umbrellas, I think it would be fantastic - as it is, I'm afraid the composition just doesn't have a focus. I'm sure if it were mine, I'd be tempted to upload, but objectively I don't think it works.

The banding appears to be due to OVER illumination of the Nikon's LEDs. The only explanation I can think of are faulty LED's, though these are pretty much binary devices - they work or they don't, or some kind of problem with the power supply ... surging? If this is the case, I would get it serviced pretty quick, as it could lead to more serious (and expensive) damage.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

I haven't uploaded it yet. I've been working on my slide database system, and uploading has been a side show. I have about 600 slides that I still have not processed yet.

I did upload this morning a first batch from Zurich.


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Hi Charles!
I tried to get those accepted:

and they where rejected,. So I wish you all the best for yours. May be your chance is bigger because of the MD-11

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5606 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
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Hi Peter

Ahhh, the viewing area at ZRH........I remember it well  Smile

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Well, I tried to get the first shot in, but Johan rejected it.

Oh well, it was a long shot anyway.

I guess Johan's in the middle of exams too. Not many pics getting processed these days...

Given the fact that this site has grown so much over the past year, and that nice summer photo-weather is just starting (in Europe, anyway), I think I can guess where Johan's going to be spending a whole lot of time this summer.



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