Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5476 posts, RR: 21 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
My first aviation picture was taken at Munich, Germany. It's my best so far, but I still have to upload it. It's of a Delta Airlines 767 taken right before you enter Terminal C (or whatever that new ground level terminal which looks really nice and has all Lufthansa Europeon flights in it, stationed between Delta and USAirways, you have to take a bus to get to your plane from there. GREAT TERMINAL!) It's a great picture, shows the plane getting loaded up for it's flight back to Atlanta. (I would've got a picture of the 767 going to JFK, but it was behind the USAirways 767 going to PIT. I also would've gotten my first picture to be a United Airlines going to IAD, but it was behind the DL 767! Anyway, it's a great shot, and I can't wait to get it up!
CleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
Mine was taken on December 25th, 2001. It was a TWA/AA MD-8?. It was taken at Cleveland Hopkins. I was standing on "The Mound" and very close to the active for landings. It was coming in and about 100 feet off the ground.
KingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 21 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
My first shot is a TAP A310 on finals for 27R at LHR. It's a really bad cloudy day but you can't usually pick and choose your first shot! Anyway, for a laugh I've just submitted it to try to get it uploaded. I doubt it will make it though
KingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
The D30 was bought because I needed it for my motor-racing stuff in the summer. One day I figured I might as well go to Heathrow and take the camera with me rather than just watching the planes like I had before. And a new hobby was born!
The D30 had almost paid for itself with the motor racing work it allowed me to do before I even thought about shooting planes.
Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 15 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
My very first photo of an airplane was an Ozark Air Lines Fairchild Hiller FH-227B, N4221 shot at my home town airport (Sterling/Rock Falls, Illinois-KSQI) in 1975. That would have been when I was about 8 or 9 years-old. I have the photo but undfortunatley the quality of the shot isnt that great as its an evening shot...If i locate it I shall scan and upload it to airliners.net.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
Don't remember what it was, probably a F-104 or NF-5. I started about 20 years ago at Air Force open days here using a Kodak 110-format camera with black&white film.
Lens poorer than current single-use camera, negatives less than half the size of APS, grain more than double that of current ISO-800 film in a 100.
Might have them somewhere, if they didn't get lost during a move.
Mark2102 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1028 times:
My first aviation picture was on June of 2000. It was of a Continental 737-800 pushing back to Costa rica from Gate 70. It was with a Fuji 1.3 megapixle camera. That picture did not get accepted. It was just simply grainy quality.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1022 times:
Here's my first aviation picture, April 8, 2000. I was trying out a new camera I bought (I've been into other forms of photography for 20 years) and took pictures of my daughter's soccer game. On the way home, past the airport, I thought I'd finish my film, and knew there were planes visible nearby. This is the first plane I saw that day - an Air Icelandic L1011, with elements of its old Cathay Pacific colors still visible.
Nobody believes me that my first pic was such a rare aircraft - most tend to start with Lufthansa or Swissair or something common. But believe me, it is. lack of experience shows - I shot it at too slow a speed and it's a bit blurry. Would never get accepted nowadays. Since that day I never have managed to catch another Air Icelandic L1011.