ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8715 times:
Which of your own photos would you regard as your personal photo of the year? And how was your spotting year in general?
For me, it was awesome - some great snow&sun sessions in HAM in February / March, a week at MIA / FLL / OPF in March, the An-225 visiting HAM in April, going to MAN in June, a total 4 trips to LHR - I won't complain..
Plans for 2011 include SXM in April, at least 1 day in AMS, and maybe ZRH. And certainly another few trips to the UK.
My personal photo of the year 2010 is from the Florida trip in March, taken at OPF:
spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8655 times:
2010 was indeed a busy one for me. A few assignments and a whole load of fun down in Belgium too
Unfortunately I have to wait to post any images from one of the A2A rides but this was certainly a shot I was really happy with...
moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2311 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8643 times:
Quoting SNATH (Reply 3): From a subject point of view, I have to choose this one (it's not every day you get to see the inside of a lunar module!!!):
Nice shot - I don't see it every day, but I've been to the Cradle a bunch, it's the closest aviation museum to me. I remember that place when it was a few old airplanes in the back of a dark, dusty hangar - it's come a long way.
teopilot From Italy, joined Jul 2010, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8624 times:
Your images are all beautiful!!!
Now it's my turn...
I'd like to start saying that this 2010 has been the year of the change: as a matter of fact, in July (for my birthday), I bought my first DSLR camera, a Canon EOS 450D, whose kit included the standard Canon 18-55 and 75-300, both non-IS.
Well, from then on, I started taking pictures at everything that caught my eye or my imagination (photography takes out of me my hidden creative side): but my favourite subjects are the aircraft. So, I started going more frequently to the local airports (LIN/LIML and MXP/LIMC) and have some practice. My first results were not so good, but time by time, with in trial by error way, I got more experience and my shots were getting better than the first ones.Then, I finally decided to join Airliners.net in order to upload some pictures and see other people's opinion about my shots and to share them with the rest of the world.
I got a lot of rejection in these months (my acceptance ratio is about 30%), but I have never gave up, and I bet in the next year I'll get even better at photography!
As a good take off point I decided to buy the Canon EF 70-200 f/4L USM, as I was suggested by many people: I'd like to thank them very much (there are some here on the forum, see the related topic ), as they have made me do a very good purchase.
Talking about my aircraft shot, this year I have been to Paris Charles de Gaulle, where I spent about two hours spotting nearby the Concorde static display (I still have to edit and upload a lot of shots of that day!).
Then, I have been to Rivolto Air Force Base to join the celebration of the 50th years of Frecce Tricolori Aerobatic Team: I was very disappointed for my inexperience and for my gear, as I had to waste a lot of shots that would have been surely better with a better lens and more experience. I'll do it again next time, with more experience, and, of course, results will be better!
Here I have a shot to post: I like it very much, and it's important for me, despite it is not perfect.
lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8580 times:
Most everyone else's photographic skills blow mine out the water, but I've definitely had a good year spotting and with my uploads. I've had some productive outings at SFO, SJC, STS, and SAN this year; the only regret I have is not having had a chance to get back to Europe in 2010.
As far as the photos go, I guess my favorite, due to the subject matter, was this one:
eksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1300 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8536 times:
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Quoting ZakHH (Thread starter): Which of your own photos would you regard as your personal photo of the year?
Good question..It is like asking a parent to choose which of his/her kids are the favorite.
That said, I have a personal attachment to this shot because of the human side of it. I had got the chance to discuss (albeit briefly) with the commander about cameras/lenses during a shuttle ferry flight. At that time he was training for his upcoming flight. Almost a year and a half later I got him on short final. A few weeks ago, he left the astronaut corp to go back to the Navy. So this is Alan Pointdexter on his final moments of his final shuttle flight...hence the human dimension to it.
GavinConroy From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 33 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8490 times:
I have a handful of experiences that remind me of a great 2010 and can't include one without the rest.
We started planning the flight below several weeks out from the day of the flight with four helicopters but the RNZAF came up with six.
Finally, New Zealand's four flying Beavers, when the pilot of the lead aircraft saw this photo he said "I have been waiting for a photo like that for 49 years, great stuff, well done" That comment alone made the whole year more than worth it.
Seafleet From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8455 times:
My proudest moment was this picture taken at Salinas Airshow in CA I went to San Francisco Fleet week to try and get the traditional insanely low and fast Blue Angel singleton picture but some guy in front of me hoisted his child onto his shoulders just at the wrong moment for me BooHoo.
airkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3979 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8349 times:
Holy crap @ Darren and Chris. Those shots are gorgeous! May I ask the setting that were used?
As for myself, it was a very meager year for me concerning uploads, with only 76 photos accepted in 2010. However, I recently refound the joy to travel more around Europe like I did a few years ago, so I will probably have more good material in 2011.
When it comes to the shots, these are some of my favorites:
Sometime we get a 747 for a low ILS approach as part of a checkflight after maintance. For an airpor tthat has a 1800m runway and not that many heavy movements, it remains a wonderful sight. In september, things FINALLY got together the way I had hoped for so long. A low sun, from the right angle and a 747 making the above mentioned approach. I couldn't be happier! Here's a photo from one of the local spotters which shows me taking my shots.
Like the caption says, it reminds me of one of the best holidays EVER. This place is just so friggin' beautiful. Luxury resorts and only accesable by boat or airplane. It doesn't take a lot of brains to realize that this place will be stunning then. I guess you could say that I'm also a bit of a fan of remote airports like this, so it was a no-brainer for me that I wanted to visit this "airport", while the rest of the group went into the small town of Tortuguero.
On my way to the airport, I was walking on the beach (which is right beside it!) and I encountered a few baby sea turtles who just came from their nest and were making their way to the ocean. For a moment I seriously was the happiest person on the world. I can't even begin to describe how awesome that feeling was.
unattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8338 times:
One of the aircraft I have been wanting to capture for some time. It visited Nashville several years ago and from what I understand, left with a bad impression of the airport services. Recently, it stopped into Atlanta for a few weeks. I rearranged my schedule and went down there to capture it. Thanks to a couple of close friends, I was able to get some great shots!
I post this, not for the creativity involved, but for the simple fact that I have been wanting to capture this bird for some time, and I did in 2010.
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2069 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8307 times:
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Quoting airkas1 (Reply 22): On my way to the airport, I was walking on the beach (which is right beside it!) and I encountered a few baby sea turtles who just came from their nest and were making their way to the ocean. For a moment I seriously was the happiest person on the world.
That's what it's all about!
"Go ahead...make my day"
: Doesn't surprise me I wish I had A380's around here to try night shots as well. Darren's shot is a beauty also. Cheers, j
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