Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3146 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, 2535 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3139 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, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3132 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, 1541 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3125 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, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3119 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..