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Murphy's Law- I Hate It!  
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

So here is the scoop:

I went to the Elizabeth Ikea with my friend Blaine Iler. We found a nice spot where we could get some good shots of planes after departure from 22R. Now, after an hour of picture taking, I said, "I am really in the mood to see the BA Netherlands." Sure enough, it landed a few minutes later.

I was standing at a fence with the plane taxiing into the frame as the cop showed up. He didn't seem to care, but had to see ID and crap because the people in Ikea were nervous that we might be taking pictures of cars on the highway  Confused or worse yet... planes  Pissed

Of course, then an AA 757 that I was waiting to shoot on departure left, right before the Lufthansa 747-400 landed. Why couldn't he wait just 10 more minutes????

Plus, i have 19 more shots and nothing to photograph now, so I don't know when I will get these developed. They are my first shots of planes in motion and I wanna see how I did.

My current mood:  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed  Pissed

Jeremy


Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Was the Officers name Murphy??  Big grin

User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

I don't think so... but he did check out my high school ID, and take my name, b-day, phone #, and address...

Now I have to find another time to get some shots so I can get them developed!!!!


Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

Staffan,

you haven't even been close, in being exposed to the "Murphy's Law of Airline photography" yet......that's a good start,,,but since you're young, just wait. There was an article in one of the very early 'Airliners' magazines that describes all the nuances of Murphy's Law airliner photography....but one airport is the King of Murphy's Law, and that is LAX. I usually video tape more than I photo jets, but LAX is King of all Airports for something getting in the way. I used to think HNL was, but LAX is tops..!

SJC Alien


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

SJC, actually I can't really remember a time when Murphy's law has hit me during airline photography. But in the kitchen Murphy's law seems to be rule number one, the most recent one was when I took out a nice pizza from the owen, and dropped it, face down...and when I tried to recover it all the cheese and ham was stuck to the floor and I was basically left with a piece of dough and a messy floor...

Staffan


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Worst I've had was in Siberia.
Two Su-15s were scrambling on full burner, but even opening your camerabag there would (will?) get you arrested for spying...
Lots of other aircraft as well.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

But the best ones came right with the cop... he was good luck... but I couldn't get the shot!!! And now I gotta find some way to use 19 pics and get the roll developed.

Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Take some photos of your dog or something... Big grin

User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1058 times:

I used to think HNL was

really?? i cant imagine HNL being prone to murphys law?? its pretty much "take off 8R, land 8L"

now ORD is a bitch and a half


Chris


User currently offlineYdelta From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:

It's one of the features that make me love digital shooting : you don't need to wait the end of the roll to have your shots 'developed' Big grin

Yann


User currently offlineBiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1046 times:

Hey guys,
I was there with Jeremy. It's so true that everything came with the officer. I was just in focus for a great shot of a BA 777 with the Netherlands tail when he pulled up. Then as we left we saw the Lufthansa 744. The officer seemed very nice as he seemed to understand that we really aren't terrorists, but teenagers doing what they like to do (contrary to the belief of the IKEA security guards). The officer seemed to talk under his breath because the IKEA security was right behind his car. I think he liked us . All in all, it was a great time until we missed those great shots of the BA 777 and the Lufthansa 744. I had a great time, but I do understand that the IKEA security officers did get a bit nervous, and I respect that. However, I do wish that they could have asked us what we were doing so we could have a chance to tell them that we were just having fun. Oh well...for now we might as well not be involved with aviation photography. When things settle down a bit, we'll go back and have the times of our lives.

Blaine


User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1043 times:

I don't have a dog!!! But today marks a year since i got my tortoise!!!

Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Airplanenut and Biler, I see what your situation is like (becasue I have the exact experience like you said a week ago)? But I would like to ask you where did you go in IKEA, is it the cargo container side behind IKEA or the unloading area or the parking lot...The cargo container side seems a nice place with no fence but it's too quiet, not good for me(only one guy)

User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

No, we were in the parking lot right near the main entrance... we got t/o shots... if only they were using the 4s... I guess you have a good idea of where not to be bugged...

Jeremy



Why yes, in fact, I am a rocket scientist...
User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

My first time at LHR I was really wanting the Iran Air 747SP. My friend and I were taking shots with no problem and Iran Air was due any time. To bad that time happened to be during the famous runway switch at LHR......not a problem for most except they changed runway direction also!!!!!
Steve



CEOs should swim with cement flippers!
User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Chris...;

Yes,,HNL from the terminal walkways was what I should have said,,,seems like an anthill down below on the tarmac,,,,

Alien


User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Airplanenut, nah I wish I have a good idea of where we will not be bothered too Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Dont even try to go by the fence in ORD. I promise you that you will be riding inside a US Customs Chevy Blazer on your way home.

User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 970 times:

forgive me for being so naive, but would somebody please spell out "murphy's law of aviation photography" for me?

thanks,
jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 968 times:

Murphys law sounds like somebody or something getting in the way of your shot...

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Murphy's Law:
Anything that can go wrong WILL go wrong, and in a way which will cause most disruption to all concerned.

Also known as Sod's Law


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 964 times:

ahhh...thanks Craig...i shoulda known that one as it's happened to me a lot!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Oh god if you'd called it Sod's law i woulda known right away!!!

Regards

Dan Big grin


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