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Webshot Picture Of Landing 747  
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1036 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Anyone else see the Webshot's Daily Picture of the 743 landing? It looks like they deliberately altered the photo to remove the name of the airline. Am I wrong in my opinion?


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User currently offlineBoeing73G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Beats me! But I am sure that the photographers wanted it not to be specific, as the title does not mention Boeing 747-300, it just says "Airplane".

looks weird w/o markings  Nuts

User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Quoting Flybynight (reply 0):
It looks like they deliberately altered the photo to remove the name of the airline. Am I wrong in my opinion?

If so then rather neat job!! Why would they do that? Copyright!!
BTW! I had to download that awful photo to have a closer look  Sad

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User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

We all know it's Corsair . . . . I think.

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Quoting RamerinianAir (reply 3):
We all know it's Corsair . . . . I think.

I'd say that would be a fairly safe bet, KLM would be more complicated to PS...I looked through a few websites' shots of the Corsair 743 @ SXM but wasnt able to find an exact match though...


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

It could be either Corsair or Air France, and I'm leaning towards the latter.

Using Photoshop on examples of both, it was easiest to maintain sharp edges on the tail and isolate the titles between the windows on each deck with AF, though not impossible to do with Corsair with a fine eye to detail.

According to the database here, AF sent both -200SUD's and -300's to SXM, and we don't know the age of the photo that was altered. It could have come from a stock photo agency. Since KLM doesn't have a white belly, it would take too much time to reshadow it, so KLM is only a long shot to me.


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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5069 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

It's most likely AF, and not Corsair, as Corsair's 743s have P&W engines, while this one has GEs.

User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

The credit says that they got it from a stock footage place, so that company most likely did the altering. As for why they did it, it makes it easier for somebody who needs a pic of a plane without worrying about paying the airline for usage of their logo. For example, a magazine might want to write about SXM and use a photo. They would use this picture so they wouldn't be showing a bias towards an airline and they don't have to deal with copyright of the airline's logo.

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