KLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
I'll see when I hit the ramp at KVNY this summer. Id unno but Side-on shots really bore me. I'm convinced that the whole point of digital photography is trying weird and new angles and having your own style. What I like goes into my camera.
I hope they still have the B-25J there
I had to search through 12 pages of recent uploads to find this one, so it appears as though many photographers have deliberately avoided this view.
Lately I'm trying to use the greater field-of-view of my wide angle lenses to include additonal interesting matter, such as human interest subjects. This to me is better than a wide angle shot that simply distorts the proportions of familiar aircraft-a common theme here lately.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11960 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
I assume from your picture that you didn't take it standing straight up. I've started taking pictures from a lower perspective lately, and hope someday the effect will provide a very nice photo. This is all I've got so far.
Tomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
I didn't take that picture, it was just the first example of a "3/4 front" view that I found. The Hutchings photo is quite dramatic. One thing to be careful about when taking shots like that is to ensure the ramp in front of the camera is clean. In the pre-Photoshop days, I had some similar shots ruined due to cigarette filters and other small pieces of trash becoming a distraction in the foreground. Also, concrete ramps where the slabs are joined by asphalt seams produce a pattern that more often than not is harmful to the picture.
Unfortunately, I'm usually in such a hurry that I don't try artistic views too often. My first priority in any given shot is to hide background distractions, usually by lining the subject aircraft up so they are behind it. Ramp access helps provide the time for creativity, and I don't have ramp access much anymore. Come to think of it, when I did have it I was often in a chemical warfare suit working on munitions, so it didn't help much then either!
Avroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1811 times:
When I can get ramp access around anything unique, I just go around the whole thing and snap all sorts of angles as the mood hits me and usually out of 12 photos I get 3 or 4 that really strike me after the fact. I kind of like the 3/4 rear view with some horizon visible, but that sort of shot typically isn't welcome here. It does make for some good wallpaper on the home PC though.
Unfortunately my usual ramp routine consists of bellying up to the fence and trying for any angle I can get by sticking the lens through and not damaging it.
Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.