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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

Hi all, I admire all the photos on this website and it's amazing the stuff people produce. I have a stupid question though...

How do people take mid-air shots like the one of the JL 744? Obviously, the shooter is in another plane. But is the shooter likely to be purposefully be in a plane just to capture the aircraft in question? Or...??

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Thread starter):
How do people take mid-air shots like the one of the JL 744? Obviously, the shooter is in another plane. But is the shooter likely to be purposefully be in a plane just to capture the aircraft in question? Or...??

AJ is a 767 driver for QANTAS I believe.


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

In most cases they are pilots with cameras ready for other traffic they meet.

Ivan


User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

Pictures like these...you get lucky when you fly...

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Photo © Josef P. Willems



Pictures like these...you fly to get lucky ...

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Photo © Daniel Werner



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Cheers!
--Vas



One Lucky shot deserves another!
User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4659 times:
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Quoting Vasanthd (Reply 3):
Pictures like these...you get lucky when you fly...


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Photo © Josef P. Willems



Pictures like these...you fly to get lucky ...


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Photo © Daniel Werner

Nicely put Vas!  Silly

It's got real advantages to have panorama windows in the plane and a TCAS to tell you quite exactly when and where another plane is gonna cross your path  Smile All you need to make that perfect is a good camera with a small zoom!

Thierry



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

The Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) has reduced vertical separations from 2,000 to 1,000 feet. GPS and intertial navigation bring airplanes closer to centerline on the track. If you are in the cockpit, Traffic Collision Alert System (TCAS) will give you a heads up on what is coming. All that is left is to have clean windows.
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 4):
All you need to make that perfect is a good camera with a small zoom!



Quoting F4wso (Reply 5):
All that is left is to have clean windows.

I wish it was that easy...

j



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4539 times:
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Quoting Javibi (Reply 6):
I wish it was that easy...

Define "easy": shooting the other bird is in fact quite easy!
Having this birdie fill the frame and become sharp and balanced in lighting and colour is less easy.
Than having done this, getting this shot accepted by A.net is far from being easy!  Wink
Of all my A2A shots uploaded to A.net - about 20! - only 2 were accepted!  Sad


Thierry



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User currently offlineBrettdespain From United States of America, joined May 2005, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

Good air to air shots are tough to photograph. Next time you go spotting have one of your buddies hold an inch thick piece of plastic slanted at 25 degrees in front of your lens and see how good your images are. Not to mention vibration or turbulence.

This shot took six attempts before it finally got passed the screeners.


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My acceptance rate on air to air shots is about 14%. But, once in a while you get lucky and it's worth the hassle.

Brett



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