Ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4127 posts, RR: 17 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5921 times:
To complement this thread Your Favourite Of 2009. (by 747438 Dec 17 2009 in Aviation Photography)
I'd like to ask about your own favourite one photo, taken and/or uploaded to Airliners.net in 2009. And please tell us why if there's a little story to tell!
A year of trying to get a St Elmo's photo that showed some real intensity you get in the tropics.
Far from easy as you normally get lots of turbulence which makes time exposure stuff the most difficult ive ever tried to do.
Pretty stoked with this one which now hangs in the board room of the company i work for.
Look forward to seeing some great images..
When I saw the runways being used that night I just couldn't contain myself. I knew I had an opportunity to capture the amazing view offered by that departure in a way I haven't seen before. Apparently luck does exist in Vegas!
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5892 times:
From my whopping 9 photos accepted this year, I was very happy this one got in, as it breaks a few 'rules' in the screening process. My thanks to the screener(s), who saw the appeal of the photo before checking the rule book.
Edit: I forgot "the story to tell". It was shot in a 10 minute "photo shoot" from my kitchen balcony, after finishing to pack my bag for holiday. I saw the awesome clouds and decided to have a shot, while waiting for my wife to get ready to go out for dinner. I was hoping for some heavies, but none came and this little bugger came out nicest.
McG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5881 times:
My favourite image of 2009 is this one of a Tornado F3 exiting the HAS at the start of a sortie.
I like the way that the sunlight illuminates the front of the aircraft while the rest remains hidden in the darkness of the HAS. By going for a tight in crop using the 300 F2.8, I have tried to portray the F3 as being menacing.
Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2956 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5874 times:
Some great shots from people this year, lets hope next year is as fruitful.
For me, the following is my favorite of 2009. It might only be a boring side on rotation shot, but I love the wintery lighting and feel of this photo. It was taken on a freezing cold morning at Manchester when the low cloud and fog meant temperatures never got above -3C all morning. It was my first proper day out with the 50D and I had a great day. It's more the memories the photo brings rather than the photo itself, but I love the wintery feel of the photo.
Flying in the Mauritania desert and landing on dirt strips in my Paris-based PA28 was great
This airstrip was the deepest inside Africa we went to and quite isolated. Flying back to the coast took about 2 hours over sand and stones...
Stuart1044 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 93 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5853 times:
I don't have many in the database, but this has to be my favourite so far. It was a horrid day at Manchester and the first time I was visiting this location. On the way the heavens opened, but I carried on and stood there in the cold and rain. The rain stopped and my luck came in as the 'Bearbus' appeared to make the trip worthwhile. Certianly brightend up my day.....however my feet were bloody freezing and wet
I spent a long day at DAL and DFW, was thinking about going back to the hotel as the light was 'going off' and was getting 'pretty fed up' of American Airlines aircraft.
I'd never managed to get any dusk images to look good so after messing with the settings in my camera and hoping that any shots would be ok, I was very pleased with the results.
My main reason being that I find it rather difficult to get anything a little 'different' at Manchester, given the restrictions placed on me by access and my 70-200mm lens. So I was pleased that this slightly different motive from the 23L threshold seemed to work - particularly the juxtaposition of the clarity of the Virgin and the hazed, shimmering American 767 underneath the wing, through the jet efflux.
'A fitting subject for my 2000th photograph. Over 30 years ago in the sleepy Herefordshire town of Shobdon a very young boy went to his first airshow. A Vulcan displayed, creating indelible memories of overpowering noise and a huge alien shape leaping skyward. A lifelong passion for aircraft was born in an instant. But it was not until Cosford 2009 that I would see a Vulcan flying again...'
I've been waiting to get a decent shot at this baby for ages and when it was finally announced to arrive at Hahn which is only a 1h drive away from my home I was pretty excited.
Sadly the weather wasn't as exciting but I was lucky enough to pull out a good one out of it.
I wanted this shot so badly after seeing the similar ones already here on A.net. I didn't know it would be so easy to get though, but after looking on Google maps and talking to the security guys at Caticlan, it couldn't have been any easier. Although the traffic is smaller here, it's much much lower than SXM and witnessing this approach is just awesome!
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
Jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3017 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5671 times:
Although this year was one of my better years for getting picture accepted, they were all rather boring and none really stick out.
This one, though, I planned a month and a half in advance. I chose the MEM flight because I wanted a ramp overview of the FedEx facility, I chose this side because there weren't many pictures of the west ramp on A.net, and I was gambling and hoping that we would land on 18L. The only thing I did wrong was my seat wasn't far enough back or forward to minimize the wing in the shot. The seat map was misleading!
It did make 2nd place for Top Of The Day, so I was glad about that. It also has another interesting story, I had a prescreening thread about it, and a screener told me it was going to be rejected because the aileron was cut off a bit. I thought I had deleted it from the queue, but turns out I was imagining that, and was surprised to wake up to an acceptance email a week later!
The inaugural commercial flight into AKL of the A380, EK412 Feb 2 2009. I was hoping for a water cannon salute and I did get one! Luckily for me I spotted the fire trucks just in time and had the camera poised. But knowing the A380 windows, this was an extremely difficult shot to make with the equipment I had (If I had anything wider, it would have made the picture much better!) and involved a lot of cropping. The intention was to include the winglet but alas, there was a corner of window in my picture. But I'm glad it made it onto the site and into second place for the day!