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The Kick From A Beautiful Picture  
User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

After reading all the threads about the screening process, the frustration, the unfairness and whatever more which might not be fair or not right about this site and after reading the (great) thread about the screening process, I just asked myself do I really care? And guess what...the answer is no!

I like planes and I like photography and more than that I like it when those two things come together in the perfect picture. I'm a planner and so normally have a plan when I go to the airport. I try to execute that plan and usually it works out for 50 or 60%. But sometimes I get the full 100% and then I receive "The Kick" and usually I know it at the moment I press that shutter button.

I know for sure that at least some of you feel the same. So let's forget the screening process and acceptance rates for a while and show some of your pictures which gave you The Kick. Plugging is allowed but share the story. I'll start:

I was trying for a while to take the ultimate take-off shot in dusk or dawn light. A shot which is done so very well by Wietse de Graaf and Luis Rosa. After struggling with the right exposure, time of day and position along the runway I got it finally right! It's by far not my picture with the most hits but I got a kick from it.


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Roel.


Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Nice jumbo shot.  Smile

Quoting Diezel (Thread starter):
I got a kick from it

Good, that's what it's about.  Wink


User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4058 times:
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Good for you Roel!

See you sometime at that same place during winter Wink

Tim



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3043 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4050 times:
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I'll get a kick if the 6 that I have currently in screening get through  biggrin .

I still enjoy it when the screeners say 'yes' to my photos.

Cheers.

Paul


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

Quoting Psych (Reply 3):
I still enjoy it when the screeners say 'yes' to my photos.

I think we all do and despite all thats been said in discussions over the past couple of days, is why we are all here.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

The trick is to not be bothered by when they say no, which as we all know, is a feat very difficult to achieve.

Still, This one felt pretty good:


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 5):
Still, This one felt pretty good:

You could add that to the "self pics" thread on non-av  Wink


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 5):
The trick is to not be bothered by when they say no

 yes 

http://static.flickr.com/74/184870890_0dad9b8f28_o.jpg


User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Quoting Diezel (Thread starter):
was trying for a while to take the ultimate take-off shot in dusk or dawn light. A shot which is done so very well by Wietse de Graaf and Luis Rosa.

Now that you mention it... felt really good there, having a great time with Luis and snapping away. No chance I'd consider any of the photos I took my ultimate one though.  Smile


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Jet Visuals
User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
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Quoting INNflight (Reply 8):
took my ultimate one though

is there such a thing Florian? Smile

For me that's the great thing about photography, trying to get a "better" shot every time.

Tim



Alderman Exit
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 7):

Why this space in the bottom?  confused 


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 9):
that's the great thing about photography, trying to get a "better" shot every time.

I agree but you should come to Manchester.  Sad  Big grin


User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 9):
is there such a thing Florian?

No chance Tim.

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 9):
For me that's the great thing about photography, trying to get a "better" shot every time.

Very right. Imo I'm just starting out with photography. The 300D I still use remains my first camera I took serious pics with... and hopefully more great days to come like these  blockhead 




Jet Visuals
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

I was guiding a free lance photographer who was going to shoot some images for our biggest newspaper The Telegraph.
After telling him the story about the aircraft and showing him both in- and outside he went to work............. well sort of.
His camera bag did not have the separate spaces we all have, no lens caps neither sun hoods were there to be found.
It looked like he picked anything at random just to smack it back in without any clue what to do next and on top of that his equipment didn't work as advertised(what a surprise).
Which annoyed me to the max, irritated(or was it frustrated) I picked my own gear and although I could not see behind the QAPS paint shop I could hear an aircraft starting it's take off run.
Quickly selected my trusty 70-200 and ran away for about 30 meters turned around and guided by instinct took position waiting another 2 or 3 seconds.

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That's the way to do it.......... dumbo.



The truth lives in one’s mind, it doesn’t really exist
User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

You know what bugs me?

Not having the opportunities at the airports you guys have. There is only so much I can do with Flybe and Easyjet from outside the perimeter fence

Regards
Colin  Smile


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

I can very much relate to you Roel. I was getting lazy for a while, going during the day, shooting the good pic every now and then, but it didn't give me that kick. Then I went to ZRH this summer, got up really early on the sunday morning to shoot the arrivals starting at 6am. From the moment the first rays of sun touched the skin of the aircraft I knew what I missed all that time. It weren't killer shots in terms of motive, but technically superb.

So now I go to the airport in the early morning, feeling like shit when I get up (boy do I hate not being a morning person), getting in the car, drive out and knowing it is going to be a good sunrise. Then when you get to the runway, see the planes landing and great light I am truly happy. And after, getting home and viewing your pics on the screen getting that kick of the shot you wanted.

It made me (truly) enjoy taking photos again. Got so much more things to try, photo's to make but I know the effort will be worth it

[sentimental off]

Jurgen



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 offlineLHRsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3906 times:


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Cheers Dom



Getting back into it
User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 12):
hopefully more great days to come like these

Nice picture. I'm working on the security vest and the badge coming along with it. Opens up more opportunities  Wink

Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Quoting Psych (Reply 3):
I'll get a kick if the 6 that I have currently in screening get through

At least 3 of them got in...


User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
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HEAD SUPPORT

Definitely this one:

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Great spotting place for landings when RWY24 is in use but we had RWY06 that day. And then it all becomes a game of hazard cause the place is on the last quarter of a 4km runway and if you don't know how heavy a certain plane is you either change sides and try to get a boring but certain taxi shot or you stay there for a nice rotation shot and take the risk of ruining it all due to the plane possibly being light and very high already when passing by.
That day though I intended to finally get that rotation shot I planned quite some time ago already and it couldn't have worked out any better.  Smile

Thierry



"Go ahead...make my day"
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3827 times:


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WN's Lone Star One is a plane that I had alwayyys wanted to capture. I've only seen it probably 2 or 3 times my whole life. Well I was up at my favorite spot at SAT one day. I was pretty much done shooting... light was getting pretty low. I saw a WN 733 on approach (we get wayyy too many of these). I got in the truck to drive off, and something told me to get back out and capture this one last plane before I leave. Well as it got closer, I realized it was none other than Lone Star One... My heart lept! This is the resulting exposure... IMO, my best shot.


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This shot gave me a HUGE kick. First off, 747s at SAT are very rare. So that in itself was a big deal. But second, this plane hadn't flown in over a year. Anddd it's in a half-Virgin livery. Which was pretty cool. So ya, this shot isn't too much quality-wise... but that was probably the biggest Kick I've gotten. I was literally cheering for myself in the truck. haha

Oh, and excellent thread idea Roel... thanks!

-Mike


User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3808 times:


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I had already flown for about 7 hours that day in an old, poorly ventilated 172 on an 90*F day; all I wanted to do was get back to some air conditioning. I was on my final leg, crossing the local airbase when approach said I had a C-5 crossing 1000 feet under me. My camera was in the back seat, I grabbed my 170-500 and D60, put it together quickly and took three or four shots. My heart was beating hard all the way home! It didn't make the front page, but ended up getting quite a few hits.


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Sorry to post two photos, but I couldn't choose one. I got a text message from a friend of mine at 5:30am asking if I wanted to run down to the Outer Banks and back for fun; which is about a 400 mile round trip. I'm surprised the short text ringer woke me up, but by 7am we were on our way to Manteo, NC. We landed down there and it was such a beautiful day we decided we'd fly back VFR up the coast and look for airports to visit one day. We flew right over FFA at about 4500 and at that instant I knew it would become my 1000th shot at a.net!

Alex.


User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Great pics guys!!! Big grin  Wink

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 14):
Not having the opportunities at the airports you guys have.

I agree 100%. I shoot in AEP and it´s always the same two airlines and always the same spots. Luckily the local market is opening up, so now traffic will be a bit more diverse.

Cheers!
Lanas.-



"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

Just appreciate what you have. You could always be stuck with me in southern Delaware, two hours from any airport with airline service shooting, Cessna after Cessna!

Alex.


User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 972 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I must admit I remember watching this shot as it progressed through the queue

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It certainly was a kick when it got accepted.

Jid



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25 Post contains links and images Psych : I remember being rather nervous about this shot getting through, even though it was a long time ago. I would be even less confident now. I was really
26 Post contains images Linco22 : Great shots guys, A bit off topic but this morning I was greeted with that crisp cold winters type morning this morning. The soft of light that makes
27 B78710 : that Vs 747's still there isnt it? or it was around a year ago when i was there, do you know if tehres any plans for it?
28 Post contains links and images Philhyde : For sure, I know exactly what you mean! View Large View MediumPhoto © Phil Hyde I am very proud of this photo, which involved more luck than pla
29 Post contains links and images LHRSIMON : Do i get a kick when i try something a little different and it pays off ....... Hell yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or just end up in the right place a
30 Post contains links Scottieprecord : It actually left about a week after its first test flight... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N705TA Havn't heard or seen anything else about it. T
31 Post contains links and images Ptrjong : Planned shots? That would be this one for me. View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter de Jong It's exactly what I envisaged when I read when and on w
32 Post contains links and images IL76 : It's nice when you get off the beaten path and get the shot you were hoping for. I can go for safe and get more of the well know AMS angles, or I can
33 Post contains images EWS : I have a couple which i've really followed, and i believe to be my all time best. Lew
34 Post contains links and images B78710 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Jungle King mine
35 Post contains links and images AdamWright : When I took this one I didn't think it had potential to be one that I'd go home and treasure as being apart of my collection.. but after looking at it
36 Post contains links and images Spencer : I must admit, this gave me a little tingle down the old pantaloons when I realised what I had captured, looking at the LCD! View Large View MediumPhot
37 Post contains links and images TransIsland : View Large View MediumPhoto © Stephen B. Aranha Yeah, I get a kick out of many photos... but there are some emotions that a photo can convey only
38 Post contains links and images McG1967 : I had went out specifically to get some shots of this seaplane. Just before I got to where it's based a shower passed through creating a nice rainbow
39 Post contains links and images Digby : Jungle King, I never saw that image when it was first posted, and I must say, a fantastic shot! My mind thought about how difficult it must have been
40 Post contains links and images Walter2222 : I like this one: View Large View MediumPhoto © Walter Van Bel On one of the hottest days of the year, it was very difficult to shoot acceptable s
41 Post contains links and images Sleekjet : Speaking of kicks, this one booted me all over the place: View Large View MediumPhoto © Tim Perkins Tim
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