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User currently offlineCliffie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Recently I had the opportunity to try my luck at Faro Airport in Portugal (thanks to Luis for the spotting guide btw!).

I only sent 4 pics of the bunch of 200 to A.net - and to my surprise, even the 4th got accepted w/out warning:

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Photo © Ingo Richardt

Am I just a lucky dog or is there something in the blur?

Ingo Richardt

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User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 680 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

#1 Great shot. I like that angle. #2. I think it is blury only because of the daytime heating there in Faro. That happens sometimes in some U.S. Cities as well.

#3 I think it got accepted because it was a nice shot besides the blur and its a great angle for the picture. Overall it looks neat!


Aaron Mandolesi
Denver, Colorado

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Hi Ingo,

I hope you have enjoyed your trip here. In late May the temperatures were extremly high for the season, now it's not so hot.

I like the photo, the blur was caused because of the very high temperatures on the runway and the use of 400mm I guess.

all the best from sunny Algarve

Luis, Faro, Portugal
P.S. Do you have 200 photos taken here? I would like to see.

User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Hello Ingo,

You are a "lucky dog" !!!! However, I must say you are very good in what you do. You captured a nice photo here. The human eye does not have ZOOM capabilities as do the cameras we all like to use. Had you captured this image from the vantage point it suggests - it would have looked different. I realize I am stating the obvious, maybe I have TOO MUCH TIME on my hands. However, one thing is certain, ZOOM is a true gift that should not be taken for granted - and you have used it well in this instance by capturing the energy of an airliner...

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

That's a pretty cool photo. It might have been better without the surface heat distortion, but hey, it's a different flavor, and the tire smoke looks good, and the fact that the cockpit area looks good compared to the rest of the plane.

I'm glad Johan accepted it. I would class it as an "artsey" photo.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Actually I like the heat refections on the aircraft.

Good job.

User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Normally, I hate heat haze in a picture as it distracts from the image of the aircraft and makes the aircraft appear soft. However, in this case the heat haze makes the picture - it is different and rather imposing. Obviously, the photo would not have worked without the long-lens view.



User currently offlineCliffie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1010 times:

I think that makes the bottom line, Andy. I thought about uploading this candidate too, cause it shows half of the runway on the lower fuselage, including Rwy number, stripes, wing reflection and some more details (sorry Gary  Wink/being sarcastic), but that just makes not up for the overall (lack of?) quality.

Thank to all,

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