Sharpshooter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4877 times:
Quoting BeakerLTN (Thread starter): It's not particularly good quality and I'm sure a DC-9 into LAX certainly isn't anything uncommon.
You have to understand that back when this photo was accepted, screening standards were nowhere near their current requirements. The site was much younger back then. Not to mention, widespread use of the DSLR wasn't the reality we take for granted today. Even so, this shot would probably make it in today considering that is is a scan and somewhat historical (given Midwest's recent demise). I believe the flight in question was headed to Kansas City (MCI) and that's certainly a long-haul for that type.
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4900 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4868 times:
Quoting Conoramoia (Reply 2): As far as I kow that was chosen for ''editor's choice'' when Johan(set up a.net) was in charge.It probably caught his eye.Alos I don't think ''editor's choice'' is added too anymore.
I think that's it but I'm sure someone else can provide a better reason.
I believe that is correct. Back in the early days of airliners.net, Johan picked his favorites and displayed them in the "Editor's Choice" section. However today, the function does not work/is no longer used so the same old photographs turn up on the home page. There has been some talk recently that a revamping of the Editor's Choice section is in the works. Honestly, I don't understand why they bothered to include it in the current homepage design if it doesn't work and is so outdated.
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BeakerLTN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4774 times:
Thanks for all your replies. I wouldn't read too much into my comments about the quality, I appreciate it's from a scan and somewhat historic. I was more curious if there was some story behind the image that I wasn't aware of, causing it to be of such interest.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4738 times:
I like the photos from that period; just before digital started to creep onto the scene. We owe a lot to those chaps that were doing this before it was so easy. It still blows my mind that someone can now shoot, download to a notebook, edit and 3g images straight onto the 'net from the airport shooting spot, if they so wish.
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
Well I can tell you that Joe is one of the best photographers in the world when it comes to aviation photography. The man has been everywhere twice I think and his reputation precedes him. Though, I doubt that has much to do with the photo being an "Editors Choice", but he is world renowned with many of his shots. Just like many other photographers from the "older" days of ANet.