Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3027 times:
Yesterday I was out photographing, facing the north-east in the evening. From where I stood, I could see the planes arriving and touching down on RWY 11 (west-southwest). Touchdown was obviously completely backlit, but by the time the planes were slowing down and reversing thrust, they were in front of me under good lighting conditions. I may upload some of those later - when my 5 slots are freed up...
Nevertheless, I made some completely backlit shots, and it turns out they don't even look that bad after some editing turning them black&white.
I understand and accept that this site is rather a database of identifiable planes, with wonderful high-quality detail shots, mainly in colour. So would pics like this be acceptable? If so, any ideas to further improve the quality? Oh, they were shot in Nikon raw format, and then underexposed with -2EV.
GPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 827 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2944 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW DATABASE EDITOR
For these shots, no this is not a good motive for Airliners.net, but could make a nice editorial background for, for example, a magazine article. If you had a rich orange-red sunset behind with a dramatic sun sinking below the horizon, yes, this would be much more acceptable here.