RudyC From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 23 posts, RR: 5 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
First of all I would like to thank all of you. I have been enjoying all your pictures for years. All of you are an invaluable asset to aviation and the airline industry. I am truly humbled by the response my photos are receiving.
I'm basically a guy who knows a little about photography who has been bringing his camera and, "cheap Nikkor lens" to work almost every day for 25 plus years. This scanning and digital darkroom stuff was all new to me. Your advice in this forum, screener comments and about $2000 later I think I'm getting the hang of it.
Working for Airport Operations I do have full access to Logan Airport, but there is also a huge responsibility that comes with that. I'm sure I don't have to get into the details. There are some days that I wish someone would chase me off the airport or tell me to go home.
I now have 102 pictures posted, 11 of which are digital from a Cannon G-1. The Midway 737 at the hold line is one of them. I do use Elite Chrome 100 now, but some of my older photos are a mix of K64 and some negative and Ectachrome 100.
Again, Thanks to all. I never expected this kind of response. Thanks Chris & Vasco.
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
Rudy, what can I say. I am jealous that's all!
Not that you have ramp access, no no.....you live and work at an airport which in my opinion is one of the greatest for aviation photography. Some of you guys may disagree but just check out Mark's, Rudy's and James' work. A lot of stunning photographs.
The combination of the ocean, great light conditions, airplanes and skyline is hard to beat. Frankfurt or some other European airports may have the traffic but they certainly don't have the scenery.
Anyway enough of this!
Rudy welcome to the forum and keep those great shots coming. It was good meeting up with you while I was in Boston and watch out for my Boston shots ( Maybe not as good as yours as I am just a SECOND CLASS PHOTOGRAPHER)
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5254 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1523 times:
I just take some time to see your 104 photos! The are just GREAT!!! Definitely now I know why Vasco like BOS a lot!! Specially the DC8 from United landing, more than excellent!! Keep them coming!! But please give priority to all the Slide/prints than digital...
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5084 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
I understand if there's some sensitive details of your job that can't get out and of course you've been at it for so long so you're not "entry level" but what kinds of careers are available in "airport operations"? so many of the aviation-related "entry level" jobs I've seen pay astonishingly little (well, here in the USA anyway - some of you foreign guys get paid better). What's involved in "operations"? I know, besides the guy who has to mow the lawn between the runways or plow the snow!!
Do you find that a lot of your co-workers are to some degree enthusiastic about aviation?
Home airport = HSV
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens