ydelta
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Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 7:13 am

Let's organize a little show. I would like you to plug here what YOU do consider as YOUR best shot on Airliners.net.
I know it is a difficult exercice for modest people who have a lot of pics in the database but I'm sure that most of you will be able to pick up one and explain briefly their choice.

Remember the rules : only 1 shot and it must be your own !

Don't be shy guys Big grin

Yann

PS : I'm off myself because all of mine are bad  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

 
mirage
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 8:03 am

Difficult to choose the best, I'm enjoying this one lately:

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Luis
 
ydelta
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 8:08 am

Congrats Luis for this stunning shot (In fact I had already noticed it when it was uploaded) and for having been the first one to post a pic Big grin

Let the masterpieces coming !! Don't be only passive viewers  Big grin
 
Cathay111
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:11 am

Luis,

LOVE that shot! It shows the spotter, and the spotted.

Superb effort, saw it when it was added and loved it. Still love it!

My personal favourite today would have to be:-


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It just looks good, taken handheld in awful weather and it turned out better than I expected!

Regards
Craig Murray
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 10:39 am


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Well since I can only choose one, I guess that would have to be it.
 
rindt
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 12:30 pm

I've always liked this shot... nothing truly fancy, but it helps when the weather's on your side!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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planeboy
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 12:41 pm

Yo Luis,

That is a wonderful shot !!
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 12:45 pm

Great topic! Big thumbs up
 
Thom@s
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 3:46 pm

Hmmm, tough question. But I guess I'tll have to be this one


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I'm going photographing in 2 days, so maybe I'll upgrade my contribution in a few days.  Smile

Thom@s
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Carlos Borda
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 4:44 pm

I don't have one single most favorite shot, but lately I would say this simple one is. I took this shot this past spring and it really reminds me now of a time when life was peaceful in my backyard. Reminds me of tranquility and when I used to look at airliners as non-threatening machines of beauty, just crawling around the tarmac... the shot also reminds me of two close friends gone now. A time when everyday life was just your average day around here. But everything change forever on September 11th, 2001.

~Carlos


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Bernieh
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:22 pm

I do have a favorite shot as it is my one and only at a.net.  Wow!


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I guess I have to work hard to getting more images on the net ...

Regards
Bernd
 
jettrader
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:23 pm


Again nothing special about the shot...simple 737.


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But the deep blue of the sky and the Atlantic Ocean in the background make this shot for me.

That and the memories...the sun, the sand, the s**...I mean, my lady...

A great trip!

Cheers,
Dean

Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!
 
planespotter
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:28 pm

The real beauty can only be a Boeing 707:


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Planespotter.de
 
*Niels*
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:58 pm

Not as great Luis' pics, but I like the blue-brown contrast....


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Niels

B.t.w great topic!!
 
ake0404ar
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 7:38 pm

Hard to say, the question has been asked before......back then I replied as follows...

This is my favourite today, tomorrow it could be another one....

Today I will pick this one....


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I will check back tomorow and post another one.....

Vasco Garcia
 
AviationIvi
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 8:13 pm

Interesting topic,
my 1st and best pic on a.net I guess:

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Regards from FRA
Ivica
 
Granite
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:12 pm

Hey Vasco

Who is the 'bird' in the photograph?
Real or cardboard cut-out?
Did she move to Germany with you?
Were you photographing her when the plane happened to come along or vice versa?? Big grin

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
Granite
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:15 pm

Hi all

One of my best and the one most requested by people:

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Anyone who has been on top of the car park at Kai Tak at this time of the evening will recognise this view.

Absolutely breathtaking.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
Zander
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:17 pm

My favourite photo on airliners.net is:

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Not the best of quality but I like it anyway.
That evening at Copenhagen was certainly something special.

Alex
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:19 pm

Gary,

Anyone who has been on top of the car park at Kai Tak at this time of the evening will recognise this view

Too true - I just don't remember seeing the clear sky. It was always cloud, cloud, cloud when I was there!  Sad

Andy
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:19 pm

That is a really, really good shot Alex. Well done.  Big thumbs up

Thom@s
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Granite
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:31 pm

Hi Andy

Only twice at Kai Tak and weather was great on both trips  Smile

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Regards

Gary Watt
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Granite
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Nice 707 Stefan

Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:43 pm

Hi Stefan

Beautiful pic of the TAROM 707.

What makes it special to me is that I have flown on the exact aircraft......albeit in the old red cheatline livery.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 11:15 pm

It's a hard thing to point out the best picture, but I'd say this recent one is a good example.


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Best regards,

Faerberg Leonid
Moscow

 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 11:24 pm


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Staffan
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 11:37 pm


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This was my first photo on airliners.net, I shot it with Fuji 200 film (don't remember what type), and scanned the print.. Will do a rescan when I have time.

Regards,

Staffan
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Wed Oct 24, 2001 11:49 pm


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I always enjoyed this picture. Something about the light... Makes me wonder where in the world is the jet going, and where did it come from.
Mark G
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 12:11 am

Mudozvan

Love that S37 shot, I wish they would bring it to Farnborough!

Well I dont have a favourite shot of mine, still havent taken it yet! But these two have been picked out by you guys as being good  Wink/being sarcastic

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cheers

Paul
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 12:19 am

This is me being unconventional again....
My favourite..


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No comment!

Gerry/EDI
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 12:26 am

Nice 777 shot Paul! I like the little shadow of the aircraft on the ground reflecting onto the fuselage!!  Big thumbs up

Staffan
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:22 am

Its the lighting I like. The sun illuminating the belly


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ake0404ar
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:24 am

Gary wrote:

"Who is the 'bird' in the photograph?
Real or cardboard cut-out?
> Real as can be!!!!

Did she move to Germany with you?
> She is German and still lives there. Her sister lives in ATL. She was just visiting.


Were you photographing her when the plane happened to come along or vice versa??"
> Believe it or not, I had this image in my head, told her where to stay and what to do ......this was the result. All well planned.

Vasco


 
Sonic99
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:46 am


I suppose mine would be this AF744 taking off at sunset - the orange hue on this white jet really made the shot:


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Stephan
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:53 am

I humbly offer


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for your enjoyment.

Why? Outrageous 1/60th second touchdown shot with 500mm focal length lens.

J
Jason Taperell - AirTeamImages
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 3:27 am

The plane in action
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When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
 
da Fwog
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 7:12 am

Hmmm.. Difficult, beacuse like some other people, my favourite shots vary over time. This pic maybe isn't my best, but there was just something about the angle of the shot, the light and the reflection off the fuselage that makes this 767 just leap out of the screen at you.


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ydelta
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 7:36 am

Wow... awesome gallery guys. Thanks a lot for having contributed to this thread  Big grin
It's very interesting to know what do photogs like Mark, Craig, Luis, vasco, Gary, Chris, Carlos, Paul , Peter, Stephan and some others consider as their best shot. It is not necessary those who are the most popular or the more amazing but they have a unique hidden history which is known by the photographer only.

Let the pics coming !! I'd like to see something from Franck, Joe, Glenn, Samuel, Tommy, Thomas...

BTW : I could change the title of the topic with "beauty parade"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Yann

PS : Staffan, great shot dude  Big thumbs up (however, personnaly I prefer the ID:191244 !)



 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 7:52 am

Phew - tough one! OK, after stripping away any emotional attachment to particular aircraft, difficulty of shot etc. I think I'd go with this one as my best shot on A.net in pure photographic terms - the plane is really secondary in this one, it just strikes me as a really strong image - almost architectural.


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Cheers,

Colin
Colin K. Work, Pixstel
 
Staffan
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:13 am

Colin, stop doing LSD!  Big thumbs up
It's a really artistic photo though! I like it!

Yann, thanks!

Regards,

Staffan
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:17 am

Nothing really special, but I have always had a soft spot for this one (plus it could do with a few more hits!).
It's been nearly 10 years since I last took a photo of an airliner, and thanks to all of you above & a.net you have given me the inspiration to want to go out & buy a new camera & have another go.
Well done all.

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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:35 am


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i don't know ... something about this one that i really dig

Norm
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 10:27 am


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The beauty of Fokkers...
With you big guys all aiming for the heavies.. I managed to show the true beauty of a Fokker..


A Canadian Fokker..
This was the only shot of an airplane other than the one I was on that I took when I landed at this airport..
This airplane wont live aorund that much as within a few weeks it will be repainted into Air Canada colors..
A bit of preserved treasure..

Bo

My ultimate favorite is not on this site as Im having trouble getting it added.. Quality problems that is..
Follow @kimbo_snaps on Instagram or bokimon- on Flickr to see more pics of me and my travels.
 
jderden777
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 11:10 am

geeze...i really don't know which pic to pick...how about somebody pick for me?!


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this one brings back so many memories...not sure if i'll ever get to stand on this building ever again...


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one of my new favorites...this is probably my favorite at the moment...a dark strong background and an illuminated plane make a fantastic combination, and throw in a blurred tower or something in the background and it makes it even better!

jonathan d.

tomorrow, just like Vasco (aka "THE MAN!"), i will have a new favorite..
"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
 
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 12:18 pm

Man, so hard to choose, I mean, not trying to be above myself, a photographer should have some pride in his own work.


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Not dramatic, no action, but it's the AA 757 Retro and the Winthrop in the background...no clutter.
Bonjour Chef!
 
yka
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 1:33 pm

Bo, I love that F28 shoot, great job.

Here's my fav, not because it has great asthetic charcteristic but because it was the last CRA Dash still flying in the original colours and was repainted to the dreadfull transitional livery soon after I took this photo. Plus it's the only photo of this a/c on the database wearing this scheme.


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kellmark
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:24 pm

Here is a favorite of mine. I was about to leave, I had one shot left and I saw this, set it up and took it. I particularly like the crew getting ready for departure in the cockpit.

Allan Rossmore


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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:33 pm

Nice work guys!

Thomas
"Show me the Braniffs"
 
paulc
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 3:44 pm

2 possible fav's


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Right place, right time


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Thanks for cxflyboy and hkspotter1 for taking me to this vantage point
English First, British Second, european Never!
 
cabbott
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 5:05 pm

Gary I loved you Kai Tak photographs.

All the photographs here in this thred are something special. There is not 1 which I dont like.
Congrats to you all. Its you guys which make this site so much fun.

My best are these 3

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If you look closely on the latter you can see the Moon and also another large planet. The TNT A300 was shot during a large thunderstorm.
 
Granite
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RE: Beauty Contest, Come On!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 6:25 pm

Hi Colin

Thanks for your comment  Smile

Your TNT shot with the rainbow is one of your best. I think that deserves an airside visit on my next trip to EDI.....don't you think  Wink/being sarcastic

regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

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