Rindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2927 times:
Personally, the only one that stands a chance is the KLM shot... Had you been on the other side, with the sun behind you, it would most likely be easily accepted. The AirFrance is a little "soft" and is in overcast conditions... there's nothing worse than a white plane, with a white background. As for the AC 320, same deal as the KLM, and if the tail wasn't chopped off, it would certainly stand a chance...
Just my .02 cdn cents...
What other people think of you is none of your business!
Bodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
I agree with Rob about the KLM 747. With better lighting (the sun behind you rather than the plane) it would have a good chance. 55th avenue is a great place to shoot from but at the time that KLM's flight leaves you're shooting right into the sun. I learned the hard way (many wasted shots at first) that unless you're trying for a particular effect you really need to be conscious of the lighting and not force the issue just to get a shot. It means that you will occasionally miss something exciting like a 747 liftoff but the shots that you do take will be much more consistent and more likely to get accepted.
I go to a variety of locations at Dorval depending on the runway that I want, the wind direction, and the time of day and in just about every case the primary consideration is the lighting since it can make a huge difference to the quality of the shot. I was in the same position as you this time last year when I had almost no luck getting photos accepted and now I am getting photos accepted consistently and placing lighting as a matter of prime importance made an amazing difference. If you like check my profile and e-mail me if you want some tips on how to improve your chances of getting photos accepted and also if you feel like shooting at Dorval together some time.
Sonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2869 times:
Yeah Felix, I know what you mean. Dorval can be a tricky place to get those good shots, especially around 55th. BTW, saw your KLM shot - you must have been shooting oposite to my location that day or thereabouts. I just thought that the effect would be kind of neat with the orange sky and all. Been to a few locations around the airport and saw an opportunity or two slip by - didn't have my camera with me. How many times does that happen..