INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 62 Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
I noticed that he achieved 1000 just hours ago and am very amazed by the latest one! His work is absolutely breathtaking, and the low-level (worms eye view Paul? ) wide angle shots never cease to amaze me.
Je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2327 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2180 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW PHOTO SCREENER
Thanks for the compliments everyone, really appreciate it!
I've enjoyed many spotting sessions at SIN with the Singapore guys, dodged security at various airports (sometimes failed), missed countless opportunities, and even got myself soaked with oil while trying to get a shot . . . but it will definitely be things I never forget! It's not really about getting as many photos online as possible, but rather having fun with what you're doing and spending time with the people who love the things you do.
I hope to meet many new faces in the future! Until then, happy shooting!
Don't worry, it took a long time for me to get there too. Ahh, I remember the days of torturing Johan with my horrible uploads, averaging a strong 100% rejection ratio.
Quoting Ellehammer (Reply 14): Do all those photos on Airliners.net result in any photo sales from time to time?
Yup, I do get requests for prints, cards, or for presentations, etc., from time to time.
I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments about my photos. I really appreciate it!
However, one thing I found frustrating was looking through one of the incoming links for photo #1,000. http://www.foxalpha.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13207
In that discussion (which is in French, but the thread title says enough), some took the time to write paragraphs, full of details, explaining why the photo was fake. You can guess what their conclusions were.
Now I don't know French, but thanks to a translator, I was able to understand everything they were saying. Quite sad.
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2214 posts, RR: 16 Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
Quoting Je89_w (Reply 18): Now I don't know French, but thanks to a translator, I was able to understand everything they were saying. Quite sad.
Mate I've had them too, but don't worry. Usually those discussions come from people who wouldn't even be able to take a photo as half as good as yours, because of a large appendage hanging from their forehead!
Don't let some stupid discussion get in the way of your 1000th photo celebrations!!
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 16 Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1849 times:
Congratulations Jerrold . . . I have long admired many of your shots and drooled over them. Your signature dusk shots caused me to flip each time and I never tire of seeing them. Many of them belong up there with the best on a.net and would have made great posters and calendars. But what is even more important is the fact that you are such a wonderful person . . . I have enjoyed every single jaunt we made out there at Changi.
As we celebrate your 1000th shot on a.net . . . I think that I should also mention that Jerrold has the love and support of his family in pursuing this hobby. What wonderful folks you have behind you all the way!!!
Not one to normally care too much about any numerical milestone, I think this is an exception based on the fact that so many within that 1000 shots are nothing less than spectacular. So keep them coming Jerrold. Never mind if someone tells you they think its a fake. I've had all manners of insults thrown at me for some of my shots. My advice: each time someone hurls insult at your shots, treat it as a good reason to be an even better photographer!! And have fun doing it too.
Three cheers to a wonderful chap and his works of art!!