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We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...  
User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3150 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4655 times:
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... and no prizes for guessing who it might be...
Furthermore, I don't think anyone might be able to catch up to him again.

Congrats to Sam!


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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4574 times:
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Good work Sam, it has been a long time in the making I know Big grin

Not only does sam has most views now, but also a very impressive average!

Now that you made it though Sam I want some more of these again Big grin


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Cheers
Tim



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User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Indeed... especially L1011s -
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- 50mm side on is the ONLY way to photograph an airplane, period.

-Rob



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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

congrats to Sam, he's been a real inspiration to me and he deserves his place at the top of the ladder! well done Sam! see you again in Sydney soon, shit, maybe even Anchorage or in J class on a UA flight in may!  Smile

from the guy that you dedicated this shot too!  Big grin


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User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

Congratulations SAM!
Great Work! You make very enjoyable and important photos.
Mark


User currently offlineLhrsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4414 times:

Ok I am somewhat puzzled. He has the most views and good photos, but if he has the most views even for side ons why are you guys plugging his shots when basically everyone looks at them anyways otherwise perhaps he may not have such a good average view. Or maybe they look because the majority are different shots.
So there is no need to plug them is there if they are most viewed lol. Just had to get this off my chest.



Getting back into it
User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4373 times:
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Congrats Sam,

I've been dreaming in front of your pics for months now.

Keep up the (very high) level  Big grin


FB.



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User currently offlineSkyline From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 54 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4350 times:

Quoting Rindt (reply 2):
50mm side on is the ONLY way to photograph an airplane, period.


Well Rob.... King Sam would tell you this statement is not true.  Smile  Smile

I still remember back to 1995 there's a website promoted something called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" which states only 50mm with main-gear-line-up full framing using a Kodachrome KM25 (or KR64 if you can't get KM) under a lower sun light no cloudes in the background.... etc. is acceptable. But I find there're many heart-touched images on this site not like that.  Smile  Smile


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4350 times:

Quoting Rindt (reply 2):
- 50mm side on is the ONLY way to photograph an airplane, period.

-Rob


Fortunately, most photogs don't adhere to your 50mm rule. Wouldn't that be boring.  Insane



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

I go for 60mm shots including sideons! Big grin

Mainly because I don't have a 50mm lens and that the closest is a 60mm which in part is the lowest focal length of my zoom lens. But it still works; you can barely tell the difference.
Regarding Sam's achievements, I too very much enjoy viewing his photos whenever they are added; they're almost all the time on the top 24/48/week list too.

I got many of his shots saved as my wallpaper especially the SXM, Phukets, LAX closeups, and the aerial shots. I look forward to the continuing traveliing photos that will be produced by Mr Sam Chui within this year..



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4310 times:

Congratulations Sam  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4303 times:

Quoting Bronko (reply 8):
Fortunately, most photogs don't adhere to your 50mm rule. Wouldn't that be boring.


Hm I think it would be quite interesting, a real database - with all aircraft pictured the same way  Smile A side-shot with the aforementioned conditions and some interesting aircraft can be more beautiful than any action photo.

Congratulations, Sam.



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineCpn360 From Belgium, joined Mar 2004, 200 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 4270 times:

Congrats Sam,

And hoping that your chain of Samchoy restaurants are doing it as well in Hawaii....

Serge



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User currently offlineEGOV From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 100 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Congratulations Sam,Keep up the good work.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9625 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4253 times:
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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4231 times:

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind side shots, in fact I have some in this db.

But to suggest it is the only way to photograph planes, is a disservice to the uniqueness and power of the subject. Aircraft are far more interesting and photogenic than what any single one angle can portray.

Isn't a beautiful woman best viewed from many different angles and perspectives? It would be a shame if supermodels were only photographed while sitting in a chair, and from their side.  Smile

Congrats Sam, I enjoy your shots, especially your action shots taken airside.



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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Congrats Sam on this achievement.
Keep up the good work and 1 day I hope you would be congratulating me on a similar achievement . Smile I wish haha



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User currently offlineKnighty From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 207 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Congratulations Sam!

Knighty



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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

Congratulations Sam!

A very good achievment! I would be happy if i got to half of your views!

Am off to NRT and Haneda soon so i will use your shots as inspiration! Big grin

Chris



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User currently offlineSkyline From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 54 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

Quoting Bronko (reply 15):
Isn't a beautiful woman best viewed from many different angles and perspectives? It would be a shame if supermodels were only photographed while sitting in a chair, and from their side.


Well said... well said.... If I see profile shot of a super model I would guess that was taken by a forensic photographer.  Smile

IMHO, "Air"craft is supposed to be in the air, not just sitting on the ground. I have many KR side on shots in my collection but I don't prefer them over other action shots. There's no correct or wrong answer in this issue. However, there are definitely more than just one way to get nice pictures of an airplane.  Smile


User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

In case you couldn't tell, I was being rather facetious with my "50mm only" remark - it was in jest. Don't lose any sleep over it... I like action shots just as much as the next guy.

-Rob



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User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

The globe trotting Mr. Chui... is there anything that can stop the guy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Great shots and hope to see you again in Hong Kong soon (Yeah I know it will not be for the photography)


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

The globe trotting Mr. Chui... is there anything that can stop the guy?

Personally, I think the guy is 'Just getting started... the best is yet to come!'


Crank up the heat Sam...

BN747



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User currently offlineEbos From Belgium, joined Jul 2001, 520 posts, RR: 49
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

Congrats Sam and please don't stick to 50mm side-ons Big grin

Sven



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User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

Quoting Skyline (reply 7):
I still remember back to 1995 there's a website promoted something called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" which states only 50mm with main-gear-line-up full framing using a Kodachrome KM25 (or KR64 if you can't get KM) under a lower sun light no cloudes in the background.... etc. is acceptable.


That so called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" website did more to put me off civil aviation photography than anything else! If everyone followed those rules then photography would be a sterile anodyne subject with no room for creativity or expression whatsoever. As always I am puzzled as to why a proportion of people seem hellbent on making us conform to their petty rules. Fortunately the A.Net screeners seem a bit more relaxed on this thank heavens!



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