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Your First Aviation Picture  
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2076 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!

Continental

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User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2004 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.

Jake



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User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2006 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  Wink/being sarcastic

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/CS-TEH_2.jpg

J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

KingWide, are you kidding me? That pciture is incredible! It will definately get put in the database. What equipment do you use?

User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

ILS:

I don't want to hijack this thread with my equipment details but you don't have an e-mail on your profile.

Canon D30 + Sigma 70-200 f2.8 on that one.

J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

You never took a photo of an aircraft before getting your D30??





User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Nope,

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.

J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1933 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.

Access-Air



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Looking at your photos I always assumed you had been doing this alot longer, great going!

Staffan


User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

When I've been doing it as long as Chris Sheldon, my photos will be .......well, as bad as his probably!  Big thumbs up

J



Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

I think my first one was a cockpit shot of Britannia's B767-300 G-OBYG while in flight between Stockholm, Sweden and Natal, Brazil, it was taken with a Canon Ixus Z70.

Alexander


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1904 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.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineLanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
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The first aviation photos, I took them at Zurich Airport on December 6, 1969. A Caravelle of Royal Air Maroc and a Tupolev 124 of OK jet Czechoslovak Airline. They are in the airliners.net database.

Pierre


User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Maybe a BA 747, maybe 1987, B&W film...Logan Airport's RWY22L photographed thru a tire that was stood up on the beach left for trash...Wish I could find the negative...
Mark G


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

My first aviation photo, in June 1995, using a Minolta 500si and Minolta 35-70 lens, one day after I've bought the camera. Location, as usual, sunny Faro in south Portugal, my birth town.

Luis


User currently offlineMark2102 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1860 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.

Mark


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Back in the late 80's, UAL 721 (old colors) and a Peidmont/USAir F-28 at MCO. I must have been 7-8 years old at the time?? I still have both photos  Smile

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 1854 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.

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Photo © Charles Falk


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.

Charles


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5575 posts, RR: 63
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
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Hi all

Haven't scanned it yet but my first picture, I think, was an Air Malta Boeing 720 at Luqa Airport, along with a Dan Air 727 (flight home), Alitalia 727 and Air Malta 707.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


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