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The Beauty Of The Last Light Of The Day.  
User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6884 times:

I know a lot of us aren't too keen on taking photos during the high sun times of the summer. Waking up early to grab the first light of the day or waiting for the sun to go down are good times. Add to either of those the passing of a thunder storm can give some glorious skies.
This happened here a few weeks ago, so I grabbed my camera, but sadly not the bigger lens.
Managed to capture this, sadly not good enough for here, but I like the atmosphere of the sky.



So what dusk/dawn shots do you have that please you, but wouldn't make it here ?

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User currently offlineteopilot From Italy, joined Jul 2010, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6871 times:

Yeah... my favourite light.

If you shoot at dusk/dawn light, with the light coming from your back, you could get some good reflections.
But those are good times to take backlit shots too.

I treid several times to upload something here, but only one passed. other ones were rejected for different reasons.

I have got a kind of "special" picture: I took it one evening, from my balcony... I just looked out and saw how spectacular was the sky in that moment.
But let the image speak for me:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/6036974...856969040/in/photostream/lightbox/

I think that this one will never make it here... just because it's too distant.
But if I had the chance to zoom more, the whole effect would have probably been lost...
So, I prefer it in this way!  


User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

I love sunrises and sunsets... I really wish I had a camera capable of taking a decent airplane shot at these times of day!




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User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6845 times:

Quoting teopilot (Reply 1):
I took it one evening, from my balcony...

Mine was taken from my garden.


User currently offlineteopilot From Italy, joined Jul 2010, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6811 times:

Quoting 747438 (Reply 3):
Mine was taken from my garden.

I suppose you live near a big airport... big enough to be suitable for 744s...
So... which is the airport?

Mine one is Linate, in Italy (LIML)... practically I see aircraft at about 3-4 miles on final...  


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10031 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6787 times:
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Here are a few of mine:

Two from LGB-ANC on Jetblue:

http://vksp.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Chasing-Sunset-Long-Beach-to/i-gD8N2jC/7/XL/IMG2237CS5-6-26-11-XL.jpg



One from Imperial Hill:

From Sunset - Imperial Hill, 4/21/11



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User currently offlinestevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6752 times:

Taken just last night (since it was the day before full moon):


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Full set on flickr


User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6726 times:

First and last light is always good. This one I liked:



That was very early in the morning, but I had to get up even earlier to get out there in time - as I live far away from the airport.

Otherwise, I like making use of every little bit of "last light", where ever it comes from, the sky, or the plane, or background light for that matter:



That was F/4.5 at 1/15sec. I used manual settings to avoid the camera getting confused by the port lights in the background. Unfortunately, I don't really have enough focal length to adequately get those shots absolutely full frame. It's the reverse of my other famous Emirates B777 takeoff shot. There is another angle I'll try for that one that will get a very different look.

I don't really care if they wouldn't make it here - even though they might if I spent some time editing them. I just put them straight on my site with the minimum of editing needed.

[Edited 2011-07-14 17:27:34]

User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6695 times:

Some amazing shots here.  
Quoting 747438 (Reply 3):
Quoting teopilot (Reply 1):
I took it one evening, from my balcony...

Mine was taken from my garden.

Mine was taken from my bedroom window.

(Do I win?)



Flown on: C150, C172, C206, Beaver, Otter, Jetstream 32, Q400, CRJ7/9, E135/40/45, A320, B732/4/7/8/9, B744, B752, B763
User currently offlineraedervision From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 63 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6675 times:
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Hell er Bust 2010
Hell er Bust 1010


User currently offlineraedervision From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 63 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6672 times:
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Hell er Bust 20 min after sunset.


User currently offlineteopilot From Italy, joined Jul 2010, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6620 times:

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 8):
Mine was taken from my bedroom window.

(Do I win?)

May be... LOL
Also because you have less steps to walk!  


User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

One from me..

http://www.vortexaviationphotography.com/Civil-Aviation-Photography/Melbourne-Tullamarine/sunset-330/1142339826_E3t2e-L.jpg

love this time of day..



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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6405 times:

Nice shot Darren!

One more from me, that I didn't expect would work:



The shutter speed was so slow, it was like click....(wait) .... click. I expected to get nothing more than huge motion blur on everything. So the result was quite pleasing. Fortunately, Air New Zealand sends three A320s and they seem to arrive within minutes of each other some days - so it's always possible to photograph at least one of them.

It was very dark when I took that photo, with only a small bit of light remaining - if you could even call it that. The 1/3sec shutter speed makes it appear much brighter than it was.

[Edited 2011-07-17 06:01:52]

User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

Cool shots Chris!!
Love the Emirates and ANZ shots..cool,



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 6324 times:
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Hello Chris.

I always love seeing your panning shots. That Air New Zealand is a real stunner - surely the screeners would accept that one here, as the overall quality and sharpness of the main subject is apparent for all to see? One third of a second is somewhat astonishing for an amateur like me! I would love to have just one shot like that one day.

All the best.

Paul


User currently offlinejavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6301 times:

Quoting Psych (Reply 15):
surely the screeners would accept that one here

I wouldn't place any bets on that. Very cool shot!

j



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2070 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6291 times:
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Quoting javibi (Reply 16):
I wouldn't place any bets on that.

Javier, you're too negative; I'd accept it.  

Thierry



"Go ahead...make my day"
User currently offlinejavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6287 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 17):
Javier, you're too negative; I'd accept it.

  I am glad to hear that, but my countless rejections over the years make me still doubt  

Cheers,

j



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2070 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6278 times:
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Quoting javibi (Reply 18):
I am glad to hear that, but my countless rejections over the years make me still doubt  

Try us, you might be positively surprised.  

Thierry



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User currently offlineEliaLechner From Switzerland, joined Oct 2007, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

Amazing stuff Chris & Darren!

User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6192 times:

Awesome stuff on here.

These are not nearly as spectacular as some of the shots you guys posted here, but I still liked the evening light at the last MAN meet:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/5902034527_a18103673f_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5902596416_696cee07dd_b.jpg


User currently offlinerjhawkin From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6173 times:

I agree about the sunset light. It softens and warms the white on many airframes. The only thing I've had trouble with is keeping keeping the sun glare down on the polished planes like the ones at Airshows.

User currently offlineRonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 13):
The 1/3sec shutter speed makes it appear much brighter than it was.

Nice photos here, but that's amazing Chris. Well done, bravo!



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User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6123 times:

A couple more from my favorite time of the day..

http://www.vortexaviationphotography.com/Civil-Aviation-Photography/Sunrise-and-sunset/n809nw270706dehowie3L/587779392_HxVhr-L-5.jpg

http://www.vortexaviationphotography.com/Civil-Aviation-Photography/Sunrise-and-sunset/bigkalittaL/587779295_zJG5X-L-4.jpg

http://www.vortexaviationphotography.com/Recent-Uploads/Recent-Uploads/i-skxV5Nr/0/L/767fog3bigs-L.jpg

A blurrer for Chris

http://www.vortexaviationphotography.com/Other/webposting/737rot/793243763_wLMGu-L-1.jpg

cheers



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25 Post contains images cpd : Thanks all for the nice words. Darren: Love that JAL B737 image - absolutely beautiful! I like the lights in the background blurred and the lights on
26 Post contains links and images RonS : I love seeing the reflection of the runway approach lights on the bottom of the fuselage, great work Darren. Here's an aviation shot that I thought h
27 Post contains links and images NicolasRubio : Some from two weekends ago... The fourth one was accepted here but with another crop: View Large View MediumPhoto © Nicolas Rubio - Argentina Spottin
28 Dehowie : Wow Nic and Ron super shots! I love the images with big sky small aircraft showing the amazing skies to the best! Great photography!!!
29 Post contains links and images vikkyvik : I think this one of Ron's was posted in the "Shots that make you say WOW" thread, but goddamn do I love it: View Large View MediumPhoto © Ronald J St
30 Post contains links and images Silver1SWA : I was happy with this one... LAX Sunset [Explore] by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr
31 Dehowie : Hey Ryan what time of year is your 73 shot. Great light and sun position!!! Lovely shots...
32 Silver1SWA : Thanks, Darren. That shot was taken in January.
33 Post contains images NicolasRubio : Thank you very much Darren! I love that type of pictures too, but unfortunately they are not accepted here...
34 Post contains links and images Silver1SWA : I took this one last night during the last bit of light after sunset... Vapor Effects by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr
35 Post contains links and images Scooter01 : We do get some nice ones at MyAviation.net too.... MyAviation.net photo: Photo © Rick Ingham Scooter01
36 Dehowie : Thanks Ryan that 73 is a ripper... Love em..
37 Post contains links and images cpd : Some great images there Nicolas, Ryan and Ron! One more from me: [Edited 2011-07-20 22:58:36]
38 Post contains links and images FYODOR : May 2011, over the Gulf of Finland: and from the same flight: View Large View MediumPhoto © Fyodor Borisov - Russian AviaPhoto Team We were waiting f
39 NicolasRubio : Fyodor, that is amazing! Although the one I like the most is the one which is not in the DB! Chris, that's a very nice shot! Glad to see the new equip
40 Post contains images FYODOR : Me too.
41 cpd : Gosh - beautiful photo Fyodor! Much prefer that one to the one in the DB. Thanks Nicolas!
42 Post contains links and images sleekjet : Dawn at Love Field in Dallas. Incoming a/c flight near the downtown area.
43 Post contains links and images RonS : Two more to share that have the last light of the day but not Anet photos: StellaSWA20110226-IMG_0790px1200 by Ron Stella, on Flickr StellaN764US20101
44 Post contains links and images sleekjet : Dawn at DFW.
45 Post contains images cpd : Wow indeed! Very nice atmosphere and colours.
46 Post contains images spencer : Definitely my favourite times of the day to shoot in! Here's a B747 I got at AMS recently, as the Sun was coming up. Was thinking about adding it but
47 Dehowie : Love it Spence!!!!! To me its all about that the aircraft only flies because of interaction in the most amazing environments that are picture worthy i
48 ThierryD : Most probably yes, Spence but a closer crop might work. Cheers, Thierry
49 Post contains links and images javibi : I call those small aircraft shots japanese style shots, as in this amazing Kazutaka Yagi's shot: Be sure to check his gallery; outstanding work that
50 Dehowie : Hi J thanks for the link and good point. I love the photography of Luke Ozawa of Airliner Magazine fame and his own three books and his stuff is a rea
51 Post contains links and images Dehowie : Well its not an aircraft but the time is right!
52 vikkyvik : I thought that was one of those de-motivational posters at first. Was trying to figure it out! Thanks Ron. I actually like that one without an airpla
53 Post contains images spencer : Just dug another out. Spence
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