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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1947 times:
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Hi all

Below is a link to a picture taken by my MOTHER when she was in Gibraltar in August:

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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Gary Watt


It was taken with a Minolta Vectis APS camera on 200 speed film.

As you can see the quality is great and goes to show that low cost, budget cameras do take good shots under the best conditions.

If she gets more 'hits' than my pics, I might ask Johan to delete the pic Big grin

Hope you like it anyway.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


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User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Gary,

You shoud have given credit to your mother... you're cheating  Big thumbs up
Anyway, congrats to her for this wise shot.

Yann


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Gary,

Are you allowed to upload this pic??? I hope you got the photographer's permission! And why is it in your name???? I do so hope you didn't use your screeners or travel list privileges to get this pic accepted!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Andy

PS: Not a bad picture Mrs Watt


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Gary,
Copyright violation!!  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile
Mark G


User currently offlineAndyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Now I know where you got your photography skills from!!

Andrew



Full frame always beats post processing
User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

It's a shameful trick to increase artificially your stats !!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Johan, you should correct the name at once Big grin

Yann



User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

I'm going to upload some photos of the Martinair DC-10 crash at Faro back in 1992 taken by a friend of mine, as I didn't photograph at that time. I'll give him full credit as the photographer on the remarks field.

Luis
P.S. BTW, Gibraltar is unique

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Photo © Luis Rosa



User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Great pic! A road is crossing the runway!!!

Sorry to say that Gary but my EOS IX Lite that was an APS SLR sucked. Even the most primitive 35mm camera gave better results. YES to cheapER cameras but NO to APS. Take a look at my photos (75 photos) on the dadatbase. I am sure that you will distinguish the ones taken with 35mm and the ones taken with APS!

Paris Tsantis


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
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Hi all

Andy(EMA)
the screeners don't screen their own pics.
Just putting the record straight.

Yann
I don't care for 'hits' so make of it what you want.

Glad you all liked the picture anyway.

Regards
Gary Watt
Alias Mrs B Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland




User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Gary's been lying to you all along.

ALL 'his' shots are really taken by his Mother! Big grin


J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineB727adv From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Your mom is a "natural". Great study pic of the airport.
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Regards,
Daniel


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Gary,

Yeh... I know that the screeners don't screen their own - there was a  Smile/happy/getting dizzy after my comments!!!  Big grin

So, the question is, did you upload the pic just to illustrate that cheaper gear can deliver results, or do you really see your mother as a budding airliners.net contributor?  Big grin Big grin

Andy



User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

"I'm going to upload some photos of the Martinair DC-10 crash at Faro back in 1992 taken by a friend of mine, as I didn't photograph at that time. I'll give him full credit as the photographer on the remarks field."

hhmmm now I remember I already made this but received a rejection email saying that the photos MUST be taken by ourselfes..... fair.

Luis


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

If she gets more 'hits' than my pics, I might ask Johan to delete the pic

Looks like Gary's going to be making a request to Johan pretty soon now!  Big grin Big grin

Shame on you Gary Watt - your mother's pic is more popular than around 600 of your own shots!!!  Nuts

Andy


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

PS: Gary, has your mother considered applying for one of the vacant screeners positions?  Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1759 times:
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Hi all

Andy, when my mother goes on holiday I always ask her to take a few shots when she is at the airport.

I never expect her to produce something fantastic. I have some pics from Boston, Palma, Malaga, San Fransisco, Los Angeles......all are crap Big grin

I was very surprised when I was looking at her Gibraltar shots. Two came out perfect.

She will not become a regular so she decided not to register onto the Airliners site. She also has no e-mail address hence me uploading the pic under my name and my e-mail address. However I did credit her.

I am happy that Johan liked her picture and she is happy too.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I think the aircraft is too small in the frame.

Longer lense needed.

Regards

Dan Big grin


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