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User currently offlineBaldurSveins From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

How can such a thing as getting your photo on the front page of A.net make your 63 year old heart go all mushy? After tens of thousands of photos, photos in magazines, books etc.

This morning when I looked and saw the formation photo slowly climbing in views, I said to myself "could this one make it to the top?".  crossfingers 

Slowly during the day I agonized over it, and even being unable to look for three hours, because my little grandson who is living with us had an 8 years birthday party made the wait worse. The feeling is somehow indescribable.

There is no money involved here, just a deep happiness in having the appreciation of the good people that view the photos on A.net.

There is also the fact that this photo mission was my first air-to-air photo opportunity, and I had two cameras, one with b/w and its mirror broke, the other a Pentax MX with only a 50mm and 135 mm. lenses, no zoom, no autofocus, no computer inside.

The photo was a bitch to scan and work. It was somewhat overexposed to begin with, what with all the snow, and also as with many Kodachromes from this time had a very bluish cast when scanned.

I can only say that I sent it in with tongue in cheek and waited for the rejection with anxiety. Which makes the joy even greater.

The only other thing about this is that I sincerely wish that I did not cheat anyone into clicking on it, by way of the subject airplanes being so small that you simply had to enlarge the thumb to be able to see what the photo showed.

One last thing. I have flown with many pilots, but this one was by far the best for me as a photographer. He had an uncanny way of stationing me in exactly the right spot in the sky for an effective shot. And if anyone thinks that the pilot is not important, let them try with a pilot that has no feeling for what you are trying to accomplish.

I also have some people to thank, mainly Gary Watt, whose helpful advice on some photos that he looked over for me pointed me in what I hope is the right direction. Also the discussion going on in various forums on these pages are an inspiration. One is never too old to learn new tricks.

Enough rambling, I just had to share these feeling with those who might have similar feelings. footinmouth 

Baldur

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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Baldur
I have only 3 words to say about this pic.
Dam Nice Pic.!
Keep them coming no need to apologies for making us click on it i found it very pleasant also.



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
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Congratulations Baldur. Excellent work. I can only dream of reaching the dizzy heights of being at the top of the Front Page.

All the best.

Paul


User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1290 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Congrats Baldur. After hearing how happy it made you, I can't wait till my day at the top  Smile.


You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 367 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Congratulations

I know the feeling of anticipation & then excitement when my photo also made the No 1 spot last week

Keep up the good work  bigthumbsup 

Cheers

Ian



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User currently offlineJAT74L From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Baldur,
Not only has this photo made the front page but, in my humble opinion, it is one of the truly greatest and most unique photos ever to appear here on a.net

Thank you for sharing it with us and many congratulations to you!

Regards

John



I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Quoting BaldurSveins (Thread starter):
Slowly during the day I agonized over it, and even being unable to look for three hours, because my little grandson who is living with us had an 8 years birthday party made the wait worse. The feeling is somehow indescribable.

 Big grin I think more people than you think know perfectly what you are trying to describe.

Looking at your work I see you have lots of fantastic shots, thanks for sharing!!!

j



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5576 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
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Hi all

Nice work Baldur!

Hope the advice helped. Always great to screen and see your images from Iceland. Love the stuff from Reykjavik. Never did get to photograph any stuff from there, only Keflavik  Sad

Keep up the good work.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineFL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Hello Baldur,
This is the thing I like the most from A.net, seeing old pictures that were hidden or lost somewhere in a shoebox, A.net is a good way to show the aviation world some stuff that could have died without being seen.

I appreciate your work and I hope you still have some stuff like that to share.

Cheers

Fabrice



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User currently offlineBaldurSveins From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Thank you all for the uplifting comments, and yes I have a lot more.
Most of it will not make it to the top because although some of this stuff is new to the database, it is otherwise unremarkable.

There maybe one or two that are good stuff, but then you will decide.

Then I still have to master the settings of my Canon 10D to minimize the digital rework. biggrin 

Thank you again for a nice Easter.

Baldur  cheerful 


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Great work Baldur, some stunning unique photos you have!

Best congratulations, and not only because I was allowed to experience that top feeling during the last few hours.  Wink

Florian



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