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The Pefect Photo  
User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3586 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.



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Photo © Sam Chui



Good job Sam! Mind if I ask what equipment and settings you used for this one?

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

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.  Wink

Harry



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User currently offlineXpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Quoting Atomother (Thread starter):
I only wish I had the chance to get this angle around Colorado.

Even those of us in California and the LAX area wish we could...Sam plays his cards and gets ramp access.


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5042 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

You used to be able to do that kind of photo at Houston - keep praying that they re-open that photo spot.

bruce



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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

I think this is what you call the AMS angle  Wink

We have it down here in JNB Big grin

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Photo © Zak Economides



Atomother , untill Sam replies I know that he uses a Nikon D100.

-SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3491 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.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1660 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3427 times:
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Hi Tim

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.

Harry

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

Sam


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1660 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3413 times:
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Sorry Tim I forgot to reply to your Q, I use a D100 the lens on that particular shot was 80-200 Nikon f2.8 ED

Thanks


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3389 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.


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Photo © Tim de Groot - AirTeamImages



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Photo © Eduard Brantjes
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Photo © Harm Rutten



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Photo © William van Wanrooy
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Have fun,
Willem



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User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 972 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

As for perfect angle and lighting this has to be one of the best I have seen for a while  Wow!

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Photo © Anthony Jackson



Jid



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User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3227 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.
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Photo © Tim Samples

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.

Again, good job guys!


User currently offlineBIGDEN From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Tony's shot is great!

You need a 27 take off to get one at SXM

The crew usually oblige by giving a flat TO and climbing after the beach.

Crew usually know they're being photographed and it seems they also like to catch the BEACH CANDY on the way by!

We were at the fence at the same time but I waited for the crew shot....hmmm. reject...reject...



BIGDEN



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User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Nice little photo but i wouldnt go as far as to say the perfect photo?

this one i believe deserves more credit:-


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Photo © Christopher Hammarborg



Ryan



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting Ryangooner (Reply 12):
this one i believe deserves more credit:-

Ryan,

I totally agree with you there, I congratulated Chris about that shot. Simply beautiful.

Cheers,
Simon



Simon - London-Aviation.com
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