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A Little Beauty!

Wed Feb 07, 2001 11:29 pm

Hi all

Well after the initial sad faces about the new BMI livery (including me) I have to say this shot has changed my view:

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Photo © Dean Barnes


Don't you think it looks good?

My good mate Dean was blessed with sunshine as the aircraft was rolled out. Nice one Dean  Smile

Look at the way the lines of the livery flow from the tail to the fuselage.

Makes all the 'Euro White' liveries look dull.

I am now looking forward to shooting the BMI fleet in the new colours. Only the ERJ145 operate into Aberdeen but I'll get my chance to shoot the other fleet members at EDI, GLA and LHR.

See you at LHR Dean........I bags first try of your new directors chair!!

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
Thom@s
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Thu Feb 08, 2001 12:13 am

I agree with you Gary, I guess we only had to get used to it.
Nice picture. If you see Dean, tell him he's got a great picture.  Big thumbs up

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Sasha
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Thu Feb 08, 2001 1:55 am

What was wrong with new BD colours in the first place? I liked the new livery the moment I saw it. It's modern (colours and lower-case letters) - all reflect trends that have been probably imposed by... the WWW, yes websites. It all started from there, this lower-case syndrom. No-one seems to write in caps anymore.
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Thu Feb 08, 2001 5:12 am

Hi everyone,

Thanks for highlighting my shot Gary - you definitely get first go in the directors chair at Heathrow for this!!

I was very lucky today (Wed 7th Feb 2001) as I had no plans to go to EMA today fearing it (G-BVZH) would be hidden until tomorrow...which was when I understood it would be rolled out.

Even driving over there I was thinking to myself how unlikely it would be for it to be there waiting for me on such a lovely sunny day when all previous attemps (and there have been many of them!!) were met with closed hanger doors.

And yet there she was basking in the early morning sun.

Pity about the angle...full profile would have been nice...but the colours do show up well and I like 'em  Big thumbs up

Just by way of interest the shot was taken at about 09:45...the film was handed in for processing at 10:10...collected at 11:10...and the picture was on the Net by about 11:30...don't you just love modern technology.

Thanks again Gary...and I hope everyone else enjoys looking at the new colours as much as I do.

Cheers,
Dean
 
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Thu Feb 08, 2001 5:36 am

Great picture A380-200. Simply stunning.

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RE: A Little Beauty!

Thu Feb 08, 2001 6:19 am

Thanks for that Thom@s,

And just think...a few weeks ago it looked like this...


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What an amazing transformation!!

Cheers,
Dean
 
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Thu Feb 08, 2001 6:24 am

I expressed my inital thoughts on the livery to BD themselves, when I first saw the new livery.
I DESPISED IT

Little did I know that only a couple of weeks later (if not that) I'd rate it as one of my favorite liveries!

Yes that's right, I love the new livery!

IMO it's modern, proffesional & British.

I'm sure that many more people will be brought around by great photos like the one above.



Well done Dean & BD!

ps. from their livery info on BDs website, it looks like the Saab 340s & ERJ 145s are staying in the old colours.
 
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RE: Saabs And ERJ145s...

Thu Feb 08, 2001 6:41 am

Hi Englandair,

My info is (from a BM insider) that the much loathed Saabs (and they are VERY noisy to fly in...I know!) are going to be disposed off and the Fokkers and ERJs will all be used for what is now BM Commuter, to be renamed BM Regional...so it is quite probable they will retain the old BM colours.

Cheers,
Dean
 
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Thu Feb 08, 2001 8:24 am

Hello again everyone,

Just to add a little fuel to the print versus slide debate...

I use both print and slide film...and although I would concede that slides are capable of better results (and I do actually prefer slides)...this was actually shot on Kodak 100 Royal Gold...and scanned from the print...because there was no way I could go from shoot to upload in just over two hours using slides!

But I did also shoot a few slides...just in case  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,
Dean
 
Scotty
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Sat Feb 10, 2001 12:47 am

Well I gave the new livery a good kicking as well but I have to say I think it actually looks good in the flesh (or metal)

Hope they replace the rather bland Star Alliance liveries on the A320s with it and cant wait to see the A330s (please Sir Michael, operate skeds from Edinburgh to North America with them)
 
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Sat Feb 10, 2001 1:22 am

An interesting little snippet...

G-BVZH only appears 7 times in ahe airliners.net database...as can be seen here...

http://airliners.net/search/photo.search?keywords=G-BVZH

I'd bet this will soon change!

Cheers,
Dean
 
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Mon Feb 12, 2001 10:01 am

...and so it has...

now 8 shots of G-BVZH thanks to Colin.


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Photo © Colin Abbott



Nice one Colin!!

Cheers,
Dean
 
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Mon Feb 12, 2001 6:53 pm

Yeah, cool new BMI pics, Colin! Again, at my local airport  Smile. Oh yes, I can remember that "good Scottish weather" on Saturday 10 Feb  Smile.
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Mon Feb 12, 2001 7:10 pm

Thanks Guys. The new BMI colours are very nice!

Aviation workers cant help thinking they are flying some club 18-30 pax!

It looks so much like a holiday jet, a colour scheme to attract young minds.

The weather was crap on both days of shotting. The 2 days before were sun but the 2 painted aircraft didnt show. They did show on the dull day but.

Guess its just yer luck.

Colin
 
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RE: A Little Beauty!

Mon Feb 12, 2001 11:56 pm

For me, perhaps the bad quality and weather on the first new BMI livery picture I saw, made it look bad at first. But these pictures have certainly made me change my mind.

A great livery, some great pictures and some great photographers.  Big thumbs up

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RE: A Little Beauty!

Sat Feb 17, 2001 1:37 am

About two hours ago I took some shots of A320 G-MIDY (I think) in the new colours approaching Edinburgh. Had to do a go around because of an EMB on the runway which gave us all a good look at the overall colour scheme.

Nice, I must admit.


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