Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3779 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
Ahhh..the poor under-appericiated narrow body. It is no surprise that no one selected any of these airframes (save for the 757). We all want glamour! and it cannot be denied that a big, powerful, frame filling 747 excites even the most jaded of us. But, I'll go waaaaay out and say that the 727/737/707 as well as the DC-9 and DC-8 and MD 80s are some of my favourites, simply becasue they are a challange to photograph.
Granted they do not have the size and bulk or shear power of a 747 or a DC-10 or even the grace and elegance of a 757, but that is where the challange is for me, as a photographer to give these often ingnored beauties their '15 minutes'.
But, if I had to make a pick it would certainly be the 707/DC-8. These first generation jetliners have always held a special place in my heart.
I only wish I had taken up aviation photography when I was in High School and College. I have travelled though many of the world's most famous airports LHR/SYD/BKK/HKG/JFK/CDG/BOS ect.....never bothering to point one of my camreas at the ramp and now the 707s are almost extinct, HKG closed, Braniff gone, PA gone (the REAL Pan Am!)....bummer...... If I had started shooting planes in say'78' instead of '94' I would probably have a somewhat more intersting portfolio
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 49 Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2342 times:
I could say the same thing especially the DC-8/707, but I am still some years younger than you but I was fortunate to travel to all kind of nice places when I was younger, I had tons of cockpit flight with Aerolineas Argentinas ( my dad used to fly for them ) and then there were tons of photo opportunities at SJU, SDQ, CCS, MIA, LAX, SFO, PMI, LAS, etc......I was out on the ramp in FRA visiiting the B74F a couple of times. I missed all these as I always was into airplanes but had no relationship to photography and I have seen and flown many many nice airliners over the years.
Somehow this makes me a little mad, but there is nothing you can do.
No too long ago, probably 2 years ago and then I just had a point of shot camera, I was invited by AA BOS to take a look at their first 777 visiting. Hmmmm the photos turned out not to good.......but anyway....
Normally I prefer "heavies" but with the correct light and angle you can create some dramatic photo even with a narrowbody, i.e 737, MD-88, Canadair etc....
Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3120 posts, RR: 15 Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
I tell you the plane I don't like to photograph, the MD-80 or DC-9 series, not photogenic for my taste. On the other side, all the heavies make nice photos and can make very nice photos, like the 744 or MD-11.
Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 44 Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2328 times:
A340/767/777/747.........Heavies all the way!
Nice light and/or interesting weather conditions too!
Hi Vasco....wow you travel alot...
It is 7 degrees fahrenheit here in Boston
Cheers all/Happy Holidays
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
I agree, Heavies indeed.. I can't wait till the A380 rules the skies, man I want a pict of it so bad..
If anyone at Toulousse, keep monitor of A3XXS process and take picts of it right when it rolles out.. Any version will do fine..
Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..