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Amazing Photo By Tommy T  
User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

This is incredible - what timing this guy has !!!




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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3938 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

This goes way beyond timing..this is skill!

Obviously the photographer Tommy T knew what kind of image he wanted, and like any good photographer he probably scouted out this area in advance and knew what to expect, a fast motordrive probably came in handy as well.

I agree this is an incredible shot ! And a great example of going beyond the cliched 'profile' shot.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineIflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1851 times:

Now if he only had the airport shuttle train also!

User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Yeah, And maybe the QE2 in the background !!!!
 
Gorgeous photo Tommy T.

APP.


User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Skill has nothing to do with this shot, it is pure and simple timing with a lot of luck.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3938 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Skill has a lot do with this shot, as does timing an a small precent of luck!

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Of course you need tons of skill!!! you cant have "luck" without practice and skill. I never got "lucky" shooting right away, i had to get at least a bit of skill first...

anyway, sweet shot!


CHRIS


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

This is pure luck, i bet he has loads of this type of pic which he MISSED timed...

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

It's takes the skill and knowledge to set-up the shot and (in this case) luck to make it work....

Michael


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 731 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1799 times:

Luck is the aircraft, weather etc. co-operating for you ... skill is being able to take advantage of the situation when it arises.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3938 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

That may be true, but I would suggest that you look at his submissions. Then you would know that this man is a SKILLED photographer! He knows how to handle a camera, and knows what to anticipate from his subject....namely aircraft!

Luck plays such an infinitesimally small part in his work, it is not even worth mentioning. Do you consider Mark Garfinkle's or Vasco Garcia's work ..luck ? I certainly do not, the same rules apply.

Granted Tommy T's selection of film(it would appear to be print) leaves a lot to be desired, still this guy knows how to take pics.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

I was not questioning his skill as a photographer. Just the timing was all luck. What skill do you need to find the spot to take the shot. Anybody with a little intelligence would have known that it was going to fly between the building and it would have been all timing and luck from there. For those of you who don't know, the nmirror lifts before the shutter opens, at this point you are not looking at the subject, then the shutter opens or slides depending on the camera and then the exposure is made. To take this shot, I would guess he hit the release button as soon as he saw the nose and by the time his reactions had taken place and the camera had done his thing, a few little milliseconds, perhaps longer would have elapsed and the aircraft proceeded a little further, I like the shot and wish I had taken it however, being a photogfrapher myself I know when I have jagged a shot and when I have used real skill

Glenn


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