planeboy
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Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:10 am

This is incredible - what timing this guy has !!!




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thomasphoto60
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Thu Jan 04, 2001 11:13 am

This goes way beyond timing..this is skill!

Obviously the photographer Tommy T knew what kind of image he wanted, and like any good photographer he probably scouted out this area in advance and knew what to expect, a fast motordrive probably came in handy as well.

I agree this is an incredible shot ! And a great example of going beyond the cliched 'profile' shot.

Thomas
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iflycoach
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Fri Jan 05, 2001 7:19 am

Now if he only had the airport shuttle train also!
 
APP
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Fri Jan 05, 2001 8:32 am

Yeah, And maybe the QE2 in the background !!!!
 
Gorgeous photo Tommy T.

APP.
 
Glenn
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Fri Jan 05, 2001 11:41 am

Skill has nothing to do with this shot, it is pure and simple timing with a lot of luck.
 
thomasphoto60
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Fri Jan 05, 2001 12:01 pm

Skill has a lot do with this shot, as does timing an a small precent of luck!

Thomas
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chris28_17
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Fri Jan 05, 2001 12:19 pm

Of course you need tons of skill!!! you cant have "luck" without practice and skill. I never got "lucky" shooting right away, i had to get at least a bit of skill first...

anyway, sweet shot!


CHRIS
 
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Luck

Sat Jan 06, 2001 3:51 am

This is pure luck, i bet he has loads of this type of pic which he MISSED timed...
 
mikephotos
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Sat Jan 06, 2001 4:40 am

It's takes the skill and knowledge to set-up the shot and (in this case) luck to make it work....

Michael
 
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Sat Jan 06, 2001 6:36 am

Luck is the aircraft, weather etc. co-operating for you ... skill is being able to take advantage of the situation when it arises.

Cheers,

Colin
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thomasphoto60
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RE: Luck

Sat Jan 06, 2001 7:43 am

That may be true, but I would suggest that you look at his submissions. Then you would know that this man is a SKILLED photographer! He knows how to handle a camera, and knows what to anticipate from his subject....namely aircraft!

Luck plays such an infinitesimally small part in his work, it is not even worth mentioning. Do you consider Mark Garfinkle's or Vasco Garcia's work ..luck ? I certainly do not, the same rules apply.

Granted Tommy T's selection of film(it would appear to be print) leaves a lot to be desired, still this guy knows how to take pics.

Thomas
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Glenn
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RE: Amazing Photo By Tommy T

Sat Jan 06, 2001 7:33 pm

I was not questioning his skill as a photographer. Just the timing was all luck. What skill do you need to find the spot to take the shot. Anybody with a little intelligence would have known that it was going to fly between the building and it would have been all timing and luck from there. For those of you who don't know, the nmirror lifts before the shutter opens, at this point you are not looking at the subject, then the shutter opens or slides depending on the camera and then the exposure is made. To take this shot, I would guess he hit the release button as soon as he saw the nose and by the time his reactions had taken place and the camera had done his thing, a few little milliseconds, perhaps longer would have elapsed and the aircraft proceeded a little further, I like the shot and wish I had taken it however, being a photogfrapher myself I know when I have jagged a shot and when I have used real skill

Glenn

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