I am certain that this person is online here and reading, and just wish to say that if he does not like a picture, just don't download it.
There is a recent spate of such hate-mails received by one other photographer I know . . . and comparing these mails, I can detect several common indications of where this person is based and who he is.
Does anyone else receive e-abuse for their images posted?
Bangkok . . . to all those who are madly and passionately involved in aviation in whatever form, I am glad to share your hobby!
USAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 994 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
Probly for the image quality. However, the backdrop makes the image quality not an issue....quite a shot. I've always loved scenes like that, where the foreground is bright, but the background is dark as hell in daylight.
-Cullen Wassell @ MSL | Pentax *istDL, Sigma 28-80 AL DG Macro II, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 16 Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1324 times:
Thanks Tony and USAir_757,
for your comments and thoughts. While such mails does create a little disturbance, I derive far greater enjoyment from others who share their positive experiences . . . and the greatest thrill is when I meet other A.net photographers in person during our travels.
Anonimity . . . not sure. A friend has just shown me that is is possible to trace the two hatemails to a university in a European country (deliberately left unspecific just so that others from the same university are not unknowingly offended or similar branded).
In the short span of 20 minutes of dark brewing angry clouds (it poured in buckets thereafter), I had the greatest aviation photo moments . . . shooting through a fence makes it quite a challenge when the shutter speed drops dramatically . . . but it was just great fun.
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3480 posts, RR: 34 Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1315 times:
I had different mails already, but so far no hate mails. The most enjoyable ones were, when a friend of mine happened to be in one aircraft, which I took a picture from during take off (SWISS MD-11) and another one, when the pilot of a Belair aircraft, wrote me, that he was flying his first commercial flight on exactly that flight which I captured on film ... errr ... on megabytes.
But I can't understand, why somebody would write hate mails because of a picture. I like them both, specially the 2nd one.
dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 52 Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1256 times:
Finally got around today to catching up on the forum chatter I've missed out on in the last couple weeks.... read this particular thread and two phrases stand out to mind here regarding a.net hate email.
MUC-PIX From Germany, joined Aug 2002, 178 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
Everything to do with senseless hate-mails is: Ignore, delete. Any other comments welcome, no question.
I recently had a very nice mail , sent by a DL captain. I shot his retirement flight MUC-ATL prior to departure on Oct. 26, 2002. Not a great, even not a real good photo, but for him a special one. Some relatives notified him of the MUC-ATL photo and the date - so he wrote. Nice event for me.