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I Think I've Never Been As Pissed As Today!  
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Hello fellas,

I want to tell you my spotting day today:

I went shooting just before noon, biked where the biz-jets are on RKV, and shot them, there was no problem. I biked home again, put 20D's battery in the charger, and went survin' A.net. When I thought it was time to go to the airport again, I put my 20D in its bag, checked if the Ixus i and phone were in my trouser-pockets, and biked to the airport. I saw that Dagfinnur Stefansson, the owner of the ex-German Air Force Do-27, TF-LDS, was preparing to go for a flight. I asked if I could go with him, and he said no problem. I put my bike inside his hangar and then we started the engine and so so so..you know how it works when you're going for a flight.
While climbing away from runway 01, I saw a beautiful view of the city on the right, so I rushed to take my 20D out of the bag, and then focused and shot But... Nothing happened! I tried again, but same thing. I then openedrnthe battery-door, and saw that there was no battery inside! I had forgotten it in the charger! I went mad (of course inside me )! I found the Ixus i in the pocket, so I tried to use that for photograph the beautiful view. We then flew over South-Iceland, and landed at Fludir airport. The pilot's friend was there and went with us to look at the town. It was fine, and then we flew over Geitamelur on our way to Mulakot. There, we wrote TF-LDS and our names in the guest book, and the pilot made himself a coffee. I talked to one guy I know which was plantingrnsome plants near his apartment. One our later, LDS' pilot and me went to Litlioddi, a beautiful little private airport near Hella. There, the airport's owner took us to his house where we drunk coffee and milk and ate cookies. After 1 and half hour there, we went home to Reykjavik. All this trip took about 6.5 hours.

Then I came home, and thought of how stupid I was of forgetting the battery in the charger, as I could have made loads of superb shots on this trip.

So for any photographer: NEVER FORGET YOUR BATTERY IN THE CHARGER, WHEREVER YOU'RE GOING!

Please tell us of similar stories...

Regards,
David

PS: Here is the aircraft at Mulakot airport in 2005 with some info:


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Photo © David Alfred Eliasson - Reykjavik Spotters



[Edited 2006-05-07 22:25:21]

35 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Thread starter):
Please tell us of similar stories...

Fortunately I do not have any.  Wink


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 1):
Fortunately I do not have any. Wink

'

You're very lucky!

-D


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 2):
You're very lucky!

Well, I wouldnt call it being lucky.  Wink


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 3):
Well, I wouldnt call it being lucky. Wink

All right... Should I then say: "You're a genius which doesn't forget anything and takes superb photos" ???
 drunk 


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

I once took about 300 photos at ISO 1600. I wasn't very happy when I got home.

I learned though, and check all the settings of my camera every time I shoot.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Thread starter):
the airport's owner took us to his house where we drunk coffee and milk and ate cookies.

sounds lovely up in iceland!

Quoting Aero145 (Thread starter):
I asked if I could go with him, and he said no problem.

if only i had thought to ask old trumpy last week...

but storys yes.

well not batterys i'm normally ok with them. compact flash card on the other hand...

after a trip i take it out and put it into a little card reader in the back of my laptop to download them to the computer. fine and dandy, until something is about to land at the hospital or a urgent gulfstream comes in and i rush out with my bag all prepared, take a shot, check it on the lcd..... to be confronted by the ''NO CF CARD'' banner over the middle of it.....

heart does indeed sink.  Sad


User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 4):
All right... Should I then say: "You're a genius which doesn't forget anything and takes superb photos" ???

Or maybe "He's a guy who thought it worthwhile to buy a spare battery to put in his camera while recharging the first one."  Smile



Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
User currently offlineJat74l From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Jeez I thought you had hit the booze when I read the title!

You probably would have if you didn't have the ixus!!!

Regards

John



I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

Gary: This is similar, and sounds sad!
Yes... Iceland can be nice. Especially in 18°C temperature, which is over the summer average temperature, when it's only spring!

Kukkudrill: Well, I've thought of buying a new battery, but my budged doesn't like that, batteries are so expensive!

-David


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

Quoting Jat74l (Reply 8):
Jeez I thought you had hit the booze when I read the title!

You probably would have if you didn't have the ixus!!!

Regards

John

Oh yes, that is right. My Ixus can often be called a "photograph saver".  Wink  Smile

However, I'd stick to the 20D.  Smile

Regards,
David  bouncy 


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
I once took about 300 photos at ISO 1600. I wasn't very happy when I got home.

Sorry to hear this David... for sure you'll never forget from now on..
About the ISO I had same problem as Harry. You finish like an idiot, I even was amazed how fast I was shooting! The 10D doesn't shows the ISO settings in the viewfinder..

Cheers

Enrique


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 11):
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
I once took about 300 photos at ISO 1600. I wasn't very happy when I got home.

Sorry to hear this David... for sure you'll never forget from now on..
About the ISO I had same problem as Harry. You finish like an idiot, I even was amazed how fast I was shooting! The 10D doesn't shows the ISO settings in the viewfinder..

Cheers

Enrique

Hi Enrique. I had the same problem when spotting on 31th of March this year. The camera was 99% of the time on ISO 800!  Sad

The 30D does show ISO settings on the viewfinder, but not on the little screen...

-David


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 5):
I once took about 300 photos at ISO 1600.

Need help with post-processing them Harry?  Wink



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineMalandan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

I had a recent flight from a grass airfield with an opportunity to photograph Durham and it's cathedral - but had no card in the camera.
Always carry a spare battery and card in your pocket, not just in your camera bag, but even then you have to be sure the battery is charged!

Malcolm.



My interest lies in the future as I am going to spend the rest of my life there!
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Quoting Malandan (Reply 14):
I had a recent flight from a grass airfield with an opportunity to photograph Durham and it's cathedral - but had no card in the camera.
Always carry a spare battery and card in your pocket, not just in your camera bag, but even then you have to be sure the battery is charged!

Malcolm.

Durham... Hmm, sounds like an airport with many old aircraft...

At least, this was sad!

What type of camera do you use?

Regards,
Daviid


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 13):
Need help with post-processing them Harry?

If you can figure out how to recover deleted files you can have a go at them.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

When I read the thread title I wondered if this was about how much booze you had been drinking today Big grin

User currently offlineMalandan From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

David,
there is no airport in close proximity to the city of Durham, the nearest being over 20 miles to the south, what used to be known as Teeside but for commercial reasons, the name was changed recently to Durham Tees Valley.
Sadly we have no sizeable aviation museum in the North of England and in terms of live warbird activity we have Austers, Pups, Moths, Chipmunks etc, mostly aircraft capable of using grass strips. The preferable places to view them are to the south in North Yorkshire at places such as Breighton and Sherburn in Elmet.
Like so many others I now use a 20D with a 17-85mm IS for ground shots and a 100-400mm IS which I am just about getting to grips with.

I feel a coming plug on!


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I also have a Canon Powershot Pro 1 which has a hingeable LCD viewfinder - very handy for taking cockpit shots from outside of the aircraft.

Malcolm.



My interest lies in the future as I am going to spend the rest of my life there!
User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4695 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

Sounds familiar, I've been at CGN with flat batteries. I now have no less then 8! of them, so even if I find 2 that are not charged, I have plenty left.


For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Yeah I did that today, fortunately it was only some wildlife in my Garden, but I was pretty pissed when I got back downstairs and set up for a lovely shot and then realised the CF card was still upstairs in the reader. Grrrr!!!

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Quoting LGW (Reply 17):
When I read the thread title I wondered if this was about how much booze you had been drinking today Big grin

Haha! I drink, but not alcohol.  Smile

Quoting Malandan (Reply 18):
David,
there is no airport in close proximity to the city of Durham, the nearest being over 20 miles to the south, what used to be known as Teeside but for commercial reasons, the name was changed recently to Durham Tees Valley.
Sadly we have no sizeable aviation museum in the North of England and in terms of live warbird activity we have Austers, Pups, Moths, Chipmunks etc, mostly aircraft capable of using grass strips. The preferable places to view them are to the south in North Yorkshire at places such as Breighton and Sherburn in Elmet.
Like so many others I now use a 20D with a 17-85mm IS for ground shots and a 100-400mm IS which I am just about getting to grips with.

I feel a coming plug on!



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Photo © Malcolm Clarke




View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Malcolm Clarke





I also have a Canon Powershot Pro 1 which has a hingeable LCD viewfinder - very handy for taking cockpit shots from outside of the aircraft.

Malcolm.

Thanks for this, Malcom. I share with you the 20D and 17-85mm IS lens (an amazing combo  Wink) and my friend will come with a BG-E2 grip from England this week. 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS is a very good lens, nice to see that you have it.

You maybe know that PowerShot Pro1's lens is an L lens?  Wink

Regards,
David


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2964 times:

I thought this was a thread about drinking at first Big grin

On Thursday I nipped down to DSA for half an hour to see an An12 that had been in and I realised both my batteries were pretty much flat, so as a bit annoyed. Normally I put them on charge as soon as I get in, so they are ready for next time, but I must have forgotten on Good Friday, the last time I went out.

In the end, I ran for half a mile down the side of the perimeter fence to see it parked in front of me, but it had started and moved as I was 50yds away. Of course, by then I was miles away to see it take off and couldn't get back in time. A complete balls-up, but as I've just said in another thread, you win some, you lose some.

Regards,

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2936 times:

About a month ago on a Friday night, I had just about given up plans to get in an early-Saturday morning shoot at DAL. The forecast was calling for cloudy weather and I wanted no part of that.

Woke up fairly early the next morning and checked my weather radio to decide whether to climb out of bed. Amazingly, the sky was clear. I practically jumped into my jeans, threw down breakfast, grabbed my camera bag, and headed out the door for the 50-minute drive to the airport.

I was gonna shoot from the parking garage, so I got my ticket and pulled into my favorite spot. This was going to be great! I unzipped my camera bag and discovered...there was no camera. I had taken it out the night before to pull the battery and charge it. I had not retrieved either item or even thought of them.

My wife thought it was funny. She just doesn't get it.

But I think I cured myself. I now triple-check everything.



II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Reply 23):
About a month ago on a Friday night, I had just about given up plans to get in an early-Saturday morning shoot at DAL. The forecast was calling for cloudy weather and I wanted no part of that.

Woke up fairly early the next morning and checked my weather radio to decide whether to climb out of bed. Amazingly, the sky was clear. I practically jumped into my jeans, threw down breakfast, grabbed my camera bag, and headed out the door for the 50-minute drive to the airport.

I was gonna shoot from the parking garage, so I got my ticket and pulled into my favorite spot. This was going to be great! I unzipped my camera bag and discovered...there was no camera. I had taken it out the night before to pull the battery and charge it. I had not retrieved either item or even thought of them.

My wife thought it was funny. She just doesn't get it.

But I think I cured myself. I now triple-check everything.

That's sad, Sleekjet! Forgetting the camera itself. I think you have learned now to never forget to look in the bag, double-check.  Smile

I'm still pissed after yesterday... Sad

-David


25 Malandan : Yes, it has an f2.4-f3.5 28-200mm (35mm equivalent) non interchangeable lens so no sensor dust blobs, the only drawback being slow focus but overall
26 Post contains images Gary2880 : a CF card or a battery is one thing, but the whole camera! i normally enjoy lifting up my camerabag with no camera in it because it weighs like 1/2 t
27 Javibi : So you had a fantastic day flying all over Iceland and drinking free coffee and you are pissed?!!!! Strange, to say the least... Too much coffee maybe
28 Viv : Not just coffee, but also milk and cookies!
29 Post contains images Maiznblu_757 : Forgetting the whole camera and remembering the camera but forgetting the batteries is all the same.
30 Post contains images Aero145 : Javier, I'm pissed because I couldn't make good shots, my Ixus i is good, but not when it's not very sunny and especially not for wing-shots. The fli
31 Post contains images Lindy : Luckly, I never forgot to take batteries with me while going to the airport. But I can tell you one thing - Before you are going for 8 hours drive to
32 F4wso : Not unlike the old axiom is there are two kinds of pilots...Those that have made a gear up landing and those that will. Your story may keep me from m
33 Post contains images Gerardo : Does that count? I was at the airport last saturday. Everything was prepaired to get a few shots of the Hapag Lloyd / SWISS A300. Everything? It came
34 Aero145 : Gerardo. That's pretty sad, but also funny... I would check always before you go to the airport, that the battery and memory card are in the camera, a
35 Post contains images Gerardo : David, I forgot to mention: it was at least one step to the better. Last time, I made something similar (about 1-2 months back), I made your mistake a
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