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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17575 times:

Don't know if I should put this in the photography forum, but visited this website earlier and there are some truly amazing photos of abandoned jets taken at night.

His use of coloured flash and long exposures make for some truly haunting images!

Cheers.

http://www.designshed.com/lostamerica/aircraft.html

[Edited 2007-07-19 20:27:25]


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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17529 times:

Those are really great. Rather surprising that the photographer hasn't tried to upload them to this site (or even more surprising, if they were rejected by screeners).


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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 17472 times:

I've never seen anything like them I must admit, it's a truly different perspective to the normal images you see!


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17397 times:

Very cool pictures . . . thanks for the link.

Great lighting effects as well. . . .


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17388 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 1):
Rather surprising that the photographer hasn't tried to upload them to this site (or even more surprising, if they were rejected by screeners).

He's a professional photographer, not a plane-spotter. I would be surprised if he knows or even cares this website exists.



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17370 times:

I think he is, website of all his work here:-

http://www.designshed.com/lostamerica/

Some stunning stuff in there...........



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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17324 times:

If you look around there are some other nice pages. It makes you realize the US has room to leave things behind & forget them for 80 yrs without somebody protesting / intervening.. unthinkable in western europe..

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9628 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17251 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Chatted with Troy many years ago, he has no interest uploading to A.net, but his stuff is great to look at. He changed LostAmerica.com a couple of months back, which is a shame, because his writing is almost as good as his photos.

User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17251 times:

You are not kidding. These are some of the most interesting aviation images I've ever seen (and after being on here for 3 years I've seen plenty of interesting aviation images).

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3099 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17140 times:

I've probably flown on the AI 742 some time in the past....  Sad

User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2531 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17126 times:
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Very kool stuff! Awesome!

Someone is certainly brave as it can get kind of "snakey" out in the desert after dark.



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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1344 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 17067 times:

I was sad looking at the Air India 747 and to see the spiral staircase! Nice pictures although FedEx never had MD-80's I can't tell who that once belonged to.

Quote:
DB COOPER STAIRS 2003
FedEx MD80 tail section at the Mojave Airport boneyard. Night, full moon, 100VS film 5 minute exposure, red-gelled strobe flash.


[Edited 2007-07-19 21:28:29]


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User currently offlineDHHornet From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16941 times:

Nice pictures. He likes his red light bulb!

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16877 times:

Hi!

I think truly and genuine aviation enthusiasts love these type of pictures!!! Awesome work indeed, really fascinating and congratulations for sharing this page!!!
Regards


User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 16761 times:

There's a short interview with Troy Pavia here explaining his inspriration:-

http://www.studentfilms.com/film/view/play.do?id=1995



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 16574 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 11):

Thats because it isn't an MD80. It is a former FedEx 727. MD80's don't have a bulkhead above the stairs.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 16297 times:

Quoting Keesje (Reply 6):
It makes you realize the US has room to leave things behind & forget them for 80 yrs without somebody protesting / intervening.. unthinkable in western europe..

Yes, because we all know that KLM certainly doesn't have any abandoned 747 sitting in the exact same desert. Odd... somehow, our junkyard is an appropriate place for your country to dump its own refuse...

Those pictures are truly amazing. I wish I was that kind of photographer!


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2692 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15898 times:

Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):

Nice stuff Cumulus! Perhaps you would be interested in these as well?

High Quality A/C Graveyard Photos (by JetMech Jul 19 2007 in Civil Aviation)

Direct link; http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimsumranch/sets/72057594059564284/

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 15350 times:

I want that spiral staircase in my house. there so many things just lying around as junk that i would love to have in a bar at home, airline seats etc.

I think the coloured lighting spoil some of those photos


User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 798 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 14448 times:

Those photos are very nice. I find pictures of broken aircraft very interesting, it's a shame a.net doesn't have a category called "Scrapped aircraft" or something.

I noticed that some of the photos show colours which are not natural. I assume he changed the flash or something. Would photos like that be rejected on a.net?

- RichM  Smile


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3332 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 14282 times:

Has anyone noticed that the picture titled 707 Tail shows an aircraft with the same tail livery as the 707 blown up in the movie Speed?  spin 

User currently offlinePohakuloa From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 11801 times:

Even though some of the aircraft may have been mislabeled (as some have already pointed out), the photos are truly unique and awe inspiring. My addition to the mislabeling of aircraft is the Hawaiian 737. I am pretty positive HA has never operated one of those.


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User currently offlineAirTran717 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10114 times:

I've scrolled through the photos many times now... where is the Hawaiian 737?

User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9511 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 11):
FedEx never had MD-80's I can't tell who that once belonged to.

It's a 727. The remains of the center engine mount are still slightly visible. You can tell the guy is a photographer and not an airplane nerd. he was mostly right though.


User currently offlineRB211TriStar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9350 times:

Does he sell prints? I would LOVE to have that TWA shot with all the L10's.  Wow!

25 Breiz : Nice piece of art. How refreshing, away from the usual mine-is-bigger-than-yours stuff. Thanks a lot for posting the links.
26 Vasu : WOW. Just wow. I may try to print some of the images onto photopaper myself...
27 NEMA : I always think these aircraft storage areas and graveyards are sad and untimely ends to such fabulous airliners of our time, all sporting some great a
28 NA : Fantastic. Thanks for posting! Troy Paiva is an excellent photographer and has found a field on his own. Thats not what more famous photographers can
29 Post contains images RIHNOSAUR : Could you or did he give you reasons why he would not be interested in uploading to A net??? just curious... agree completely, I mean come on guys...
30 AirSpare : I just spent a few hours going through all of the photos. One thing I found interesting, to quote him: "Many of the film images on this site were shot
31 DEVILFISH : It'd be very nice if one could acquire that spiral stair and build a cabin around it. Would make a very interesting focal point and conversation piec
32 BOACVC10 : hi, perhaps you may want to purchase an official print from the photographer himself, giving credit where credit is due? At least he has spent some $
33 YOWza : Amazing photos, perhaps a little too artistic for A.net. I think you're missing the point of Keesje's statement. YOWza
34 XA744 : What an artist.... Pristine, exquisite and flamboyant sensibility !!! I am amazed at this fantastic work !!! Best regards
35 Desh : Nic Pictures ! Thanks for sharing !!
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