You might want to share one that you can say you devised that particular style, or one that tells a story. Whatever.
I've gone for this one as I feel this kind of picture is, at present, my favourite type. I really enjoy the satisfaction a line up of heavies gives me when all the elements come together. And at my favourite airport too, it's a bonus.
EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3069 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7045 times:
I am tempted to go for a photo of my 'Worm's eye view', not least because the area I used to frequent to get those shots is now rather difficult to get to with overgrown shrubbery. At least at the time I was associated with that kind of photo, and that was fine with me.
Today marks one year ago that the photo was taken. And as I spent the day yesterday at the same airshow, I heard a few comments from spectators recalling the surprise 747SP visit last year and what a smile it brought to my face when I overheard someone actually make reference to this photo.
A once in a lifetime moment with a classic and now very rare subject...I couldn't be happier to be a part of it.
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1) Sunny side on shot (still my favourite)
2) Tu154 - becomming a rare plane now
3) Kodakchrome K25
4) Back in the 90's it was an exotic place for photographing
5) Great memories of a great spotting trip with a good friend
6) Herpa just released a model of this plane with this picture on the box
7) One of the very first pictures of me getting accepted here
Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2875 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6917 times:
Well this one would have to be it for me. So much work went into the planning and manufacturing of the camera boom to attach to the wing, then actually putting the aircraft into the position I wanted before releasing the shutter. And of course, the awards this photo has won. Shot on Fuji RVP-50 in the good old days of film.
Vishaljo From India, joined Aug 2006, 476 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6882 times:
That Special Photo i havent uploaded yet, i'm saving a lot of special shots for later BUT, of the ones i've uploaded, this is the one - My Remarks on it & the Visitor Comments would let you know why............
Sluger020889 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6786 times:
For me it pretty much has to be this one. Cheap I know, but I guess that was the right place to BEE and the right time to BEE there.... (Sorry bout bringing that one back, I was a 17 year old smart ass at the time, sadly not much has changed)
But it was a really awesome experience - the whole water cannon salute. I loved it and was fortunate enough to get this shot in. I still hate the A380 windows as it was cropped quite a bit to get rid of the last corner. Home airport, inaugural commercial A380 flight into New Zealand. It just made it so much more special being at my home airport. I nearly forgot that they'd have a salute until I saw the fire engine out the window spraying water in front of us! I nearly didn't upload it either but looked online to see that there weren't many photos in the db taken from inside the plane during a salute. But I must say experiencing it in real life is much more enjoyable than any still shot produced.. It also looks like the water's getting sucked into the engine.
EGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6710 times:
Well I kinda have two...
I really like the photo of the Qantas A380, it only got accepted today. But as I am so passionate about Concorde and all things Concorde, I have to go with my picture of Alpha Charlie, MY Concorde at Manchester. I am pretty confident that I will take many better photos in the future, however at the moment I only have 5 photos in the database.
Only as I write this do I realize that it was nearly 10 years ago now that I first came across A.net. At the time I thought, "Hey, I've got aircraft pictures I could send to this site!." The one above was my first upload, and is from the first flight I took on an Mi-24.
"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
Coninpa From Luxembourg, joined May 2005, 246 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6686 times:
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All of yours are superb shots! Thank you for sharing.
Definitelly these 2 shots for me, not for the photos themselves, but because they remind me an extraordinary 2-weeks journey as a participant to the 25th rally "Toulouse - Saint-Louis du Sénégal" with a single engine A/C, flying the route that St-Exupéry, Mermoz and other pioneers in aviation were following in transporting mail to South America. A fantastic adventure with some sketches like bird strike on a wing while flying "not that high" over the beach, 2 litres of water in my fuel tank, coming out of a manually pumped 100LL from a barel, a RWY partially closed without NOTAM with the resulting mess when 25 aircrafts are closelly following, etc...
Well, it worked, because whenever I see your names I always associate you with those photos.
As for me, it would probably have to be this one (out of all my uploads so far). Shows that bad weather isn't always that bad for photos. It wasn't 100% how I had it in mind, but I'm very happy with it nonetheless.
I'd first spotted this photo opportunity almost a decade earlier flying Ghana Airways DC-10 down to Accra from London, and had done the trip many times since, but either the weather was cloudy, or the flight delayed so that it was already dark by the time we reached the desert. This day, I had the right side of the aircraft, a clear day, sunset, and a good view!
LHRsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6618 times:
Havent uploaded anything in a long while but probably along the lines of this photo. It made me happy and since it was a struggle to capture photos from that location back in the day and near impossible now it makes it all the better.