What has changed? Well, I got hold of a digital camera for one. That is definetly a quality improvement. Stnadards are much higher now, so it makes sence that the newest additions are better looking than the old ones.
Right, your turn.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
JetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6078 times:
Ok...my turn. This looks like fun.
Before I get to the shots though I'll say this, and this is directed at everyone who is still fairly new to this hobby.
There was a time when what I now know to be seriously soft and really quite horrid shots really did look, to my then untrained eye, damn sharp! I look at them now and cringe. Those shots obviously aren't here to view and it was some time before I had my first shot accepted. I used to get pretty mad at the constant rejections but with time I got there...now approaching 600 shots in the database.
I suppose the message is that we all improve over time and if you are prepared to spend a little time and to listen to advice available from many here (special thanks here to Gary Watt who helped me enormously in those early days!) then you will eventually reach the required standard.
I still have bad days when I just delete a shot in disgust after trying to get it just right in PhotoShop...but these days I just relax and move on to the next shot - some shots just weren't meant to be.
Ok...I've bored you enough...now for the killer blow...
My first shot on the left taken back in March 2000 and scanned from a slide (don't remember what brand but probably Fuji Sensia), the most recent on the right, D60 digital
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6029 times:
This was my first shot on airliners.net - it was the first picture I ever tried to upload and it got accepted - thats been a hard act to follow! At the time it was uploaded, it was also the first pic of DC-8 HB-IGH on the database:
One and a half years and 801 photos later, here's my latest on the database. Another first, this was the first picture of G-OBMP in BMIBaby colours, and also the first picture of the "Extra Terrestrial" logo-jet:
One thing that strikes me immediately... In the year and a half or so that I have been uploading pictures to this site, the number of photographs in the database has doubled - around 142,000 to 287,000. If the number of submissions keeps increasing at the rate it has been doing, I wouldn't be surprised to see the site reach half a million pictures in the next year and a half.
I am now trying to get two planes through the moon because I think some may start to get tired of seeing the same type of moon silhoutte....
Last night in Boston, one plane (DC-9) climbing out of 4ooo feet was "in" the moon and a departing MD-80 was climbing out of 1500 feet and was "exiting" the moon....SO frustrating! One more second is all I needed..The photo shows the higher DC-9 "in" the top half of the moon and only the tail of the MD-80 with the rest of the fuselage "out" of the moon...UGHHHH!
Differences are only in film and scanner.
I've not become a better photographer (don't need to ) but I've exchanged amateur printfilm and a cheapo slidescanner for professional slidefilm and a midrange slidescanner (though the CRJ was taken on amateur slidefilm I tried as an experiment).