Spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1631 posts, RR: 18 Posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5383 times:
Hi all. I've noticed a few of you on here have a certain style you seem to like. It could be side-ons, dusk shots, rampers, rotations or even contrails. But some of you always seem to return now and again to your, what seems to me, favourite kind of image. I'm not sure what kind represents my style of photography, as I have tried so many different things over the years, but I quite like the sunrise ILS stuff, where multiple ac are on the approach. What's yours?
I like ramp shots too, although obviously they are harder to achieve for various reasons. Not being restricted means you can use wider angles and get into more prime positions, resulting (in my opinion) in much better blue skies and better overall colour and contrast.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 59 Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5337 times:
Back in the old days, when the database had far fewer images, I began uploading a number of images characterised by their low perspective and 3/4 type of angle. I don't know where it came from, but I began to refer to them as a "worm's eye view", and that stuck.
Even though there are now even more photographers at MAN than before I am still suprised that more don't make it though the undergrowth to get this perspective. For me the closeness to the taxiway, plus being level with the wheels, adds to the drama of a taxiing shot (and is a real bonus for Manchester photographers).
This same position also allows this kind of close crop, which has always been a favourite of mine:
I doubt anyone will recognize this as my style, but I'm fond of this afternoon spot in AMS, the touchdown zone of Rwy 18R. Somehow not too many people make it there, probably because it involves a bit of walking/cycling.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
Jspitfire From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 308 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5046 times:
For me the background plays a huge part in the photo. I like different angles and trying to show off the beauty of the north. Working at the airport allows me a lot more freedom to wait until the aircraft are in some nice lighting with a great background.