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Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:27 am

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

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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:32 am

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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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:41 am

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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Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:49 am

Very cool pictures . . . thanks for the link.

Great lighting effects as well. . . .
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:50 am

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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cumulus
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:53 am

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

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

Some stunning stuff in there...........
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:57 am

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..
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:05 am

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.
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:05 am

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).
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:15 am

I've probably flown on the AI 742 some time in the past....  Sad
 
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Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:16 am

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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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:22 am

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


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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:37 am

Nice pictures. He likes his red light bulb!
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:45 am

Hi!

I think truly and genuine aviation enthusiasts love these type of pictures!!! Awesome work indeed, really fascinating and congratulations for sharing this page!!!
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:03 am

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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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:36 am

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.
 
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Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:44 am

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!
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:54 am

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/

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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:52 pm

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
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:58 pm

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?

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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:11 pm

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 
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:15 pm

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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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:12 pm

I've scrolled through the photos many times now... where is the Hawaiian 737?
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:44 pm

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.
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:53 pm

Does he sell prints? I would LOVE to have that TWA shot with all the L10's.  Wow!
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:23 pm

Nice piece of art.
How refreshing, away from the usual mine-is-bigger-than-yours stuff.
Thanks a lot for posting the links.
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:24 pm

WOW.

Just wow.

I may try to print some of the images onto photopaper myself...
 
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:41 pm

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 airline names and worldwide famous logos etc. Thanks for the link though, really great pics.
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:48 pm

Fantastic. Thanks for posting!
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 7):
Chatted with Troy many years ago, he has no interest uploading to A.net,

Could you or did he give you reasons why he would not be interested in uploading to A net??? just curious...

Quoting Captoveur (Reply 23):
You can tell the guy is a photographer and not an airplane nerd. he was mostly right though.

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agree completely, I mean come on guys........not every one knows every detailed aspect about airliners in general...
I mean for a non plane NERD... confusing a mad dog for a 727 is not bad at all....

by the way amazing photography and quite a different style than the usual spotting style you see at A net.....very artistic and unique indeed. It seems that the scrapped plane pictures bring a whole lot of emotion and are very thought provoking

.........I wonder if I was on board that delta L1011.......I still remember those flights.........
its cool to think about that..!!
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:45 pm

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 with a $40 swap meet '60s vintage Canon FX body. In 1999 I moved on to 80s vintage Canon T90 bodies. A much nicer camera, but still, hopelessly outdated in the digital age. I used 3 off-brand swap-meet wide angle prime lenses- 20mm, 24mm and 28mm."

Proof positive that a good photographer doesn't need expensive equipment.
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:57 pm

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 11):
I was sad looking at the Air India 747 and to see the spiral staircase!

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 piece.
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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:03 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 26):
I may try to print some of the images onto photopaper myself...

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 $ to take photographs, so if you like, why not buy it or at least give him a contribution ? However if he has given the public the authority to print out without any royalty, then there should not be any problem.

Personally, I would try to see if I could order some larger prints from the original media, to frame up as a poster for a wall.

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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:41 am

Amazing photos, perhaps a little too artistic for A.net.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 16):

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...

I think you're missing the point of Keesje's statement.

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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:42 am

What an artist.... Pristine, exquisite and flamboyant sensibility !!!

I am amazed at this fantastic work !!!

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RE: Amazing Abandoned Airliner Photos.

Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:53 am

Nic Pictures ! Thanks for sharing !!
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