Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 42 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
I know this is going to be one of those "plug your photos" threads, but instead of meaningless plugging, I'd like to see the 3 photos you have taken which you are the most pleased with. (Note that they don't have to be a.net photos.)
Also, write some words about why these photos in your mind are elevated above the rest of your work.
I like this because when I took it, I never thought it would look as sharp as it does. It was dark, windy, and snowing. Plus the temperature had me shaking so much I couldn't hold the camera. In the "chaos", I placed the camera on a brick wall nearby, and pressed the button. I love the calm and quiet surroundings in the pic, especially considering what it was like standing there as the photo was taken.
I was really surprised that this didn't become more popular on this website. It is the result of low sun, rainy storm in the distance, patience, and a really crappy 2.5 Mp camera... I was very fortunate that the conditions turned out like this, as the weather forecast predicted rain. Several aircraft passed on final in this incredible light, but this one turned out the best in my mind.
No doubt, my favorite. After a 30 minute walk from the building I lived at in the Air Force base, I stood and enjoyed the sunset on the end of rwy07 at Bodø. I knew the swedish planes would return soon, and just hoped I would leave with an "OK" shot. As I fired up the camera for the fighters making a flypast, I noticed the battery level was getting low. When this plane approached I must have been thinking "oh my god oh my god oh my god", though to be honest the moment is a complete blank to me now... I do remember saying to myself afterwards "That is one of the best photos I have ever taken." When the remaining fighters approached and I attempted to photograph them, the batteries died. But I didn't mind at all. I just stood there in the sunset and looked as the planes glided over my head and landed. The remark for the photo are the words that went through my head while standing there, on that wonderful evening in march...
Ok, those were my top 3 favorites, now let's see yours.
And remember, there is nothing wrong with being proud of your own images.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
I took this shot after seeing an oppurtunity to get some ineteresting terrain and ground objects in. The "pie-charts" give this shot a nice effect and ofcourse the DANGER sign on the engine is a nice extra. All in all , tried something different and I am happy with it.
I never thought this picture would ever make it. I was snapping away at this point still learning how to use my 300D. I hadn't made any settings on the camera and shot fully auto since I wasn't fimiliar with it. All in all , the sun gives a great effect and a nice sillouette for the engine.
Well , what can I say about this one? I didn't have my Canon 18-55mm to take a full shot of this aircraft. So I included the engines in this pic. The exposure was brilliant and the colours came out well. Timing and a bit of luck in the fact I was walking past it when it was starting up , contributed to this being my favorite shot.
I would've liked to include this but its only 3 pics allowed
QantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
Thom@s, that last Myaviation photo is an absolute stunner! I know many people have already complimented you on this photo in your thread about in over in AvPhotog, but it really is superb and it's a shame it wasn't accepted. Excellent work!
It's hard to choose, but here are my modest top three: