Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 2968 posts, RR: 60 Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
Hopefully this will be an interesting thread.
On reading your intro, I thought of this photo which - fortunately for me - proved to be my most popular on the site, despite it being taken on the occasion of probably the worst weather whilst out at the airport. I met up with a couple of photography friends that day - had I not been doing there is no way I would have considered making the effort to go out with the camera (there is a lesson there embedded in that!):
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 44 Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
Quoting Psych (Reply 1): On reading your intro, I thought of this photo which - fortunately for me - proved to be my most popular on the site, despite it being taken on the occasion of probably the worst weather whilst out at the airport. I met up with a couple of photography friends that day - had I not been doing there is no way I would have considered making the effort to go out with the camera (there is a lesson there embedded in that!):
Well Paul, that's one of those great photos - deserves every one of those 180,000+ views it has. Sometimes the days with the worst of weather provide you with great photos.
That post was completely unmotivated. Jradier did not post in this thread, so why bring thay up? We all know you're jealous of the fact that he bas found ways to get into the cockpit (we're jealous, too) but try and keep the thread on topic, ok?
Here is one shot I always wished I had submitted, but didn't because of the quality of the image, even though I love the panning effect.
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 44 Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2326 times:
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10): And please stop making silly assumptions like that. T
Flo's just stirring the pot a little bit.
Quoting ghajdufi (Reply 11): I really liked the side-on too but with the invaluable help of Paul I eventually uploaded this shot:
The 3/4 view is much better - it shows that lovely wing-flex so well. I can't wait to see the 787 sometime soon without having to jump on a plane and fly halfway across the world. My job doesn't require international travel, so any travel I do is funded by me - and hence is quite costly. My only trip coming up is to Paris.
Quoting INNflight (Reply 3): Great stuff Chris, lovely light you had there - I'm dying to come back!
We'd love to have you back here - with better weather than the last time. I seem to remember that afternoon the light faded very quickly, we both ended up with photos that had horrible green light or we had planes park in front with the APU running.
Now the desalination plant works are progressing, all of the construction at the end of RWY07/25 at Sydney has finished, there are no more pipes and Barton Park is no longer a wild jungle. So you can get easy access for great photo ops that were previously quite difficult:
Just a shame 35mm cameras need minimum 500mm or 600mm lenses (or 800mm) for some photos. 400mm+1.7x TC was only just adequate yesterday and even then I had to crop some photos. After taking those, I realised I could have gotten a better location still for a better angle - but that's for next time.
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 44 Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2320 times:
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 14): Sounds like we could be in for some more Sam Chui-esque photos from that location then!
But he goes up on the ATC tower observation deck. I think you can get into it easily enough - but it's costly. It could be worth it though.
At least Barton Park is now no longer a wild jungle, there is no trekking through mud and grass that is as tall as I am, and no worrying about dangerous snakes and venomous spiders. Some people stand up on top of the closed top sewerage canal, which must be good - it's at least 100m closer and a much better angle.
EGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1686 posts, RR: 14 Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 2284 times:
Quoting cpd (Reply 15): no worrying about dangerous snakes
Had I known there were snakes in there I'd have gone looking for them too! It took me forever to find some wild snakes to photograph in Australia, ended up finding 2 Tiger Snakes near Melbourne...
Anyway, slightly off topic there... I've not really had a photo yet that has had a big number of views (aside from 2 cockpit shots with 4,000 and 3,000 respectively) but there are so many pictures I tried to upload and failed with, but this one I didn't try to upload because I don't feel the quality is there. You may disagree and if so I may still upload it... But it's not quite right to me.