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25 Years of Aviation Photography  
User currently offlineFYODOR From Russia, joined May 2005, 653 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3901 times:
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Hi folks,

I just want to share with you my small anniversary - 25 years since my first aviation shot was made.

It was marine pathfinder Il-14 flying over us when we were at ice fishing. Those time it was regular practice. Quality is low but I used nice but very primitive small camera Smena 8M. Even with altitude of 100-150 meters Il-14 was too far for my lens to make it better. Pluse I was young and just a beginner at photography.

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My first aviation shot. Made at March 1984. Ice pathfinder Il-14 over Gulf of Finland.


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Regards,

Fyodor

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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1633 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

I'm going to dig out my first shot, from the late 70s. This could turn into an interesting thread! Congrats on the 25 years Fyodor, you've certainly come a long way. Loving that IL-14 as well!
Spence.



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User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Wow, thats pretty brilliant Fyodor! Its amazing how much technology has changed since then and whats more amazing is how perfectly us humans have adapted to the change.

Great pictures!

Warm regards
Nitin



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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3884 times:
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Kinda like that one better than the recent stuff fyodor Wink

Nice milestone, been about 17 years since my first pic.

Tim



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User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3823 times:



Quoting FYODOR (Thread starter):
25 years since my first aviation shot was made.

Congrats with that milestone, Fyodor!! Nice picture and great memories!!

Quoting Spencer (Reply 1):
This could turn into an interesting thread!

 checkmark  I would love to find my first aviation shot as well, but it will be very difficult to determine exactly which one was the real first... My father taught me about photography and I remember that I used his camera during the first air show visits (late sixties - early seventies), I am still searching for the oldest slide in my collection. I hope to be able to show it here soon  Smile

Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Not sure what my first photo actually was, but this is in the right time frame.

Taken on a 110 camera and sometime in the mid 1970s. There's an Air France Caravelle, F-BHRA, hiding behind PH-DCU with cargo door open.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/oly720man/ph-dcu_alongtimeago.jpg



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User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3794 times:
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Just one year older than yours, Fyodor  Smile .

This was one of my very first aircraft photos, and definitely the very first one taken purely for the sake of the aircraft in it (others before that were snapshots of me and my friends in and around airplanes).

It was taken from the balcony on the top floor of a building situated near the end of the runway of the Tashkent airport. I used the FS-12 "Photosniper" camera based on the Zenith-ES SLR, with the Tair-3FS (300-4.5) lens; I borrowed the set from my uncle. The quality of the film and photographic paper was fairly low, hence the quality of the photo.

Andrei


User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

Congratulations Fyodor, great to see you're still into the same thing!!

I'm going to find one of my earliest ones too, probably a dusty print somewhere in one of those boxes in the basement......mmmmh could take a while  Smile



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5610 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3667 times:
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Quoting Chukcha (Reply 6):
FS-12 "Photosniper" camera based on the Zenith-ES SLR, with the Tair-3FS (300-4.5) lens;

I lusted after one of these back when I started out... early '70s
Just saw them mentioned on a tech blog that made them out to be one of the secret Soviet spy tools of the cold war.

Cheers



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineChukcha From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 1971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3648 times:
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Quoting StealthZ (Reply 8):
Just saw them mentioned on a tech blog that made them out to be one of the secret Soviet spy tools of the cold war.

Yes, I've read it somewhere, too.

However I must say, they were a little bit too large to be a "secret Soviet spy tool"  Smile .


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5610 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3638 times:
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Now for my "25 Year" contribution, well 31 years in fact.

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/110324037.jpg
Touching down on RWY 07 with the then 'new" tower in the background

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/110324036.jpg
Long gone airline taxis out towards a RWY34 departure.

Both these photos were taken in Jan 78 and from an observation deck that was then located at the Southern end of the International terminal at SYD.
This was IIRC the first time I had gone to SYD specifically to photograph aircraft. Equipment was Olympus OM-2, Vivitar 70-210mm Series 1 lens and uprated Ektachrome.

Cheers



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User currently offlinePRM From Ghana, joined Apr 2002, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Ooh a flashback thread!

Not quite 25 years, but 21 for me, and back to my early days at Gatwick's spectator deck in the late 1980's watching the processions of Dan Air 1-11's, Delta TriStars, BCAL and BA widebodies, Air Europe B737's.

First shots were with an Olympus RC35 compact, but quickly replaced by the time of this shot with my first real camera; a Canon AE-1 Program using a borrowed 135mm F2.8 prime  Smile Alas plenty of ''sky'' in my shots of that era Big grin


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Never imagined there'd be a site like this to share pictures from around the whole when I started out.....well done to one and all for sticking with it through thick and thin!

Cheers, Paul


User currently offlineRG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3588 times:
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Great thread!

Its been 31 years since my first shot! It was a close-up of a PW JT9 that I took as we walked off a PanAm 747 in Guatemala in 1977.
I´ve had that picture for years until it got lost  Sad

The next oldest is this one I think:
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Departing ANC on a Varig 707 bound for NRT, 1978



Can´t remember the exact details - it could have been 1977 as well - but we were beginning the final leg of the tortuous GIG-LIM-LAX-ANC-NRT Varig flight 830. I´ve always loved flying, but this trip was reaaalllyyy tiring for little kids like me.
I was 6 or 7, depending on the year! I remember a beautiful LH 707 taxiing right in front of me as we waited to board our 707 in ANC.
Camera was probably a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm f1.8 lens.



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User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3563 times:



Quoting Walter2222 (Reply 4):
I am still searching for the oldest slide in my collection.

The oldest I have found so far is this one:


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Since it is a slide scan, I am not sure about the exact date (the last show of The Slivers was in 1975, so I now asked the database editors to change the date to early 1970's) and recently, someone who is writing a book on the Slivers, also contacted me with the question whether the location was really KB... That started me doubting again (I did find the slide in a box with other Starfighters from KB, but that is of course no guarantee since over the years, my boxes of slides have been subjected to several moves)... I am now trying to find other slides from the same time period/same aircraft to find a 100% match, but this is not easy...

If I remember correctly, one of the real first aviation pictures I took - with my father's camera - was when the Thunderbirds visited Belgium with their Phantom's. Don't remember the year  Sad Anybody who can point me in the right direction? If this thread is still alive when I find these slides, I will try to post them!

Best regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Congrats on 25 years!  champagne 

I've lost a whole box of prints and negatives while moving apartments...  Sad

However, this is what I still have from my early 1980s photos:


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User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

Great to see some of the old aircraft. Thanks for starting this thread.

I am not sure which one is my first aviation shot but I have these from very early in my photography experience. I had my first experience with photography in the late 1950s when I borrowed my mums Kodak box brownie. I wished I had a slr and good lens then as Operation Deep Freeze Globemasters would fly over our house to Whenuapai. A B29 flew over too but it was probable the tanker version.


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Last time I spotted in Sydney and Bankstown was 1973!


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Time I went for another visit!

Colin   

[Edited 2009-03-17 15:19:51]


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User currently offlineFYODOR From Russia, joined May 2005, 653 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
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Thanks to all! Realy happy the thread had attracted people's interest. Always interesting to see men's starting points.

Quoting Spencer (Reply 1):
I'm going to dig out my first shot, from the late 70s.

I'd spent a certain time to find it amidst the mountains of old papers, photos and films. I was almost sure I'd lost it after I'd changed my apartments. But lucky I'm - I'd got it.

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 3):
Kinda like that one better than the recent stuff fyodor

Yeh... Great times, great planes. While we scanned it with Sergey Tsvetkov (http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Sergei+Tsvetkov+-+Russian+AviaPhoto+Team&distinct_entry=true&sort_order=views+desc&page=1&page_limit=25) we talked how great would be to go with current experience and equipment to 60-70-80s with time machine  Wink

Btw - we have to be thanks to the Soviet Union collapse - otherwise hardly to imagine we still would have Tu-134, An-24 etc. at operation. Crisis after 1991 freezed local aviation transport for the years and didn't give a chance for Il114, Tu204, Tu334 to replace old staff. Not good for industry but somehow good for aviation photographers.

Regards,

Fyodor


User currently offlineDanielW From Germany, joined Aug 2008, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Hey Fyodor,
congratulations to you and i take my hat off to your 25 years of experience in aviation photography! I have just begun my career as an aviation photograph. keep it up

regards daniel


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