Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 439 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
For me this is pretty much it, it catches the airplane at the moment where it is doing what it was designed to do. Perfect angle and perfect lighting. I only wish I had the chance to get this angle around Colorado.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3457 times:
For me the perfect photo varies.
On the ground: Morning Spring light, 50mm, side on, clutter free, good eye level.
Approach shots: from the usual side on or quarter front angles that we always see, I like to get a little bit under the plane and go with a photo which accents the wingspan of the plane showing the flaps and slats at work as well as the length.
Takeoff shot: well the first post said it all.
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1649 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3393 times:
You have been very kind to post such a thread. I am honored.
Just like Harry said
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1): Stunning photo, another great one from Sam. I wouldn't quite say perfect, though, as there is always room for improvement. Even for Sam Chui.
I think we go to airport to take picture, mainly is for our pleasure and enjoyment as enthuasists and spotters. Each time I go out taking picture, I would like to exceed my previous time, in terms of getting picture that I am happy with, I think my UA777 picture can hardly be called perfect, as everyone have their own perfect picture composed in their mind. For myself, I am simply enjoying what I do, and try to improve on everytime. If someone like my photo, that make me extra happy! Thanks
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3355 times:
Guess we are all hunting for the perfect shot with the knowledge it does not exists.
For sure i hope never to make "the perfect" one because i know it would be the end of my hobby, what's the point of it if there is nothing left to achieve ?
Suppose this is the paradox of our beloved hobby.
Luckily we all have a different eye for "the perfect" one as this thread shows and Sam already mentioned.
Although i appreciate Sam's work a lot and this image is (of course)good and nice to watch i don't see anything special or even close to perfect.
Infect you can make at least 10 a day at AMS even without ramp access, just mount your 70-200 or 100-400 and off you go.
Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3193 times:
The shot above just doesn't really do it for me. Unless you are very familiar with airplanes you can't even tell what it is. Don't get me wrong that is a cool shot because it is different, but the angle is just sorta odd as it doesn't show the whole plane off. The ones above in Amsterdam are great. They show the side, they show the front they are my favorite angle.
Here in Denver it is tough to get anything other than stuff like this.
Even these shots are becoming hard to get with all the off limits areas they recently created. I still have fun with them from time to time but can only imagine how much fun those other kinds of shots would be.