Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
I always ask for window seats, and the first thing I check when I get to my seat is how clear the window is. I'd say 80% of the time it is not good enough for any decent pictures. Then of course it depends where you are flying to/from whether a window shot is interesting. Basically, I'd expect that I will maybe get a "keeper" once out of 15 or 20 flights.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
Oh, yeah, one last thing. If the sun is such that you get glare (50% of the time), there really is nothing you can do, except wait for the next flight and hope for better luck next time.
One picture I have been dying to take is a good picture of the terminal at Geneva, as you get a great view of it taking off. unfortunately, the runway is north of the terminal, roughly running east-west, so the terminal is practically always backlit. I've seen the view at least 100 times, and I haven't had any luck yet.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5025 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
I haven't had too much problem with glare out the plane windows. I do get a lot of glare shooting out the airport terminal windows though.
The main problem I've noticed with out-of-window pics is that the sky is so damn hazy that everything looks fuzzy on the ground. And, a lot of planes do have bad windows.
That reminds me: I have seen lots of plane windows very badly scratched. why? why do people "scratch" all over AIRPLANE windows? they wouldn't do that in the window of a Greyhound bus or the window of a rental car, so why are people so rude and feel that it is fun to destroy a plane window that could give someone else a great view?
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 1455 times:
Bruce, over here people scratch the windows in busses and trains. In the past, you couldn't find a bus without some torn seats that had been out of maintenance for more than a few days.
It is the same as kids with spraypaint, painting grafitti on everything for some kick only in a plane you don't have paint so you use a pen or the knife from your foodtray.
It is sick, but some people don't seem to know the meaning of property, thinking if something does not belong to them it does not belong to anyone and is therefore OK to damage.
A380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
...why do people "scratch" all over AIRPLANE windows...
I have noticed that when I press my lens to the window when taking window shots that the front of my UV filter (that has a serrated edge) does sometimes leave a small scratch mark on the plastic inner window.
Maybe you're only sitting where many other photogs have previously taken window shots
I did once notice (en-route LJU-LHR) that the outside of the window was very badly scratched on an Adria A320 - how that happened I have no idea.