Spartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2744 times:
I need opinions on a photo that was taken during an actual in-flight emergency that occured yesterday while I was riding in the aircraft. To make a long story short our right engine was having trouble so the crew shut down the engine in-flight. In the picture you can actually see the prop feathered. Its the best result I can get as I was strapped in pretty tight. Is this picture worthy of being uploaded? check the link below.
Spartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
Well the problem started enroute to COS. It had something to due with fuel being distributed to the right engine. ATC was notified of the situation but a emergency was not declared yet. We ended diverting to APA because weather was alot better. ATC informed us that they would roll out the equipment at APA just as a precaution. We landed at APA safely and I'll tell you what those last 45mins of the flight were veeerrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy long. A mechanic was flown in from Tulsa to repair the part. Fellow photographer Danny Fritsche also came along so we enjoyed a couple of hours of great spotting at APA. Hours later we were ready to go so we left APA for RVS and about an 1hr out the right engine was beginning to show the fuel/power problems again except this time it was getting worse. It finally got bad enought that my instructor declared the emergency and informed ATC that the right engine would be shut down in-flight. When the engine was shut down it was very smooth. Barely any yaw was fealt, the actual landing was beautiful and smmmmooooth. After rolling off the runway I told my instructor that his one engine landing was better than his 2 engine landings. Danny sorry you had to go through all that yesterday.
I have one photo in the queue of us on final to APA. In the distance you can see the crash/rescue
Fiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2666 times:
Haha...there were a few tense moments especially at 17,000 feet near Enid! Besides that, it was a GREAT experience, one that I won't soon forget! I would go again without hesitation! It was a great day at APA standing next to our plane by the taxiway. Nice spotting there! Anyway...unfortunately I wasn't able to get any decent inflight shots. I got plenty while waiting for our mechanic to be flown in while at APA. Brian and Chris did a hell of a job bringing our wounded bird down! Well done.
Please don't get defensive or feel hurt Ralph. You asked for an opinion and all I have done is express one. As I said, I can appreciate the difficulties you faced, but unfortunately even if a photo is difficult to take, it doesn't lower A.net standards.
And remember, you know the details of what is going on. Put yourself in the position where you have no idea what the photos portray. Would you still make sense of them.
Imagine if you will, posting the photos without ANY info what-so-ever and asking this forum, "Can you tell me what's happening in these photos?" And honestly, nobody would probably get it right. For sure NOBODY would spot the emergency vehicles or know this is an emergency landing. The photos simply don't provide the info in a visual way. And the quality is less than A.net standards.
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1318 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
Very interesting story Ralph, I am glad all involved are ok, except maybe the aircraft . As for the photos, I agree that even though it is a rare shot and situation with a camera involved it is marginal at best, I have seen all of your shots and enjoy your work, but these two are not your best. Talk to you later.
Vzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 846 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
Quoting Photopilot (Reply 7): Put yourself in the position where you have no idea what the photos portray. Would you still make sense of them.
Imagine if you will, posting the photos without ANY info what-so-ever and asking this forum, "Can you tell me what's happening in these photos?" And honestly, nobody would probably get it right.
Steve, I think the view that the photo itself must always convey everything may be unnecessarily restrictive. The database contains numerous photos that may be of sub-par quality but depict an unusual aircraft, event, or incident, even if the unusual aspect isn't obvious in the shot itself. Properly used, the "remarks" field can be a great enhancement.
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