Thom@s
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Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 6:41 pm

Hi.

Just some light brain teasers which shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Are these aircrafts moving away from the photographer, or coming towards him? And, what detail gave away the answer?  Smile


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Anyone else have examples like these?

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sudden
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 7:03 pm

pic 1- taking off. landing would have been fully out already if it was a approach.

pic 2- on final. fully extended flaps, and gears out.

pic 3- taking off. Gears are going up.

Correct?
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 7:05 pm

pic 1- landinggears would be fully out....

missed the gearword in my first reply.
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Fredrik Hjort
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Wed Nov 21, 2001 9:22 pm

Actually I have no problem seeing what direction they go, you can see the cockpit or the tail. If they were only silhouettes then it would harder, but now they're rather normal (but dark of course) but not completely black... !?

/Fredrik
 
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 4:53 pm

Fredrik....

You are very sure, but you didn't write what direction they are heading!
So maybe you are not that sure after all.
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 5:07 pm

all flying away

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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 5:15 pm

The DC-9 is flying away. You can see that just with your very own eyes, no way you can think it coming at you.

Good one.

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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 5:17 pm

The A300 is coming in on final you can see it because gear is down and it is going away from the photographer because the horizontal stabalizer is first not the nose.

Beautiful shot.


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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 5:19 pm

The A320 is taking off and away. You can see because aircraft is at a posative rate of climb.

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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Thu Nov 22, 2001 7:24 pm

Hm.......
I think I answerd the question a little wrong. Well Well...
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:28 am

Ah, I wasn't complaining or thinking about the "question" itself. I haven't open them at all actually, just looked at the thumbs and they wasn't black (maybe the last one though) and it didn't look any hard to figure what direction they flew. So I don't think that my comment is something to argue about. But if someone took it personally then I'm sorry - it wasn't meant that way. Just a reflection.

/Fredrik
 
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:56 am

1.This is coming towards the camera, very hard to tell but the tail looks a funnier shape if it was flying away.

2.This aircraft has clearly passed the photographer on final approach, and is moving away from the camera.

3.This is quite hard, i'd say it is flying away from the camera. I guess its just my opinion but thats what i think it probably is.

Don Boyd and Mark Garfinkel have alot of photos like these.
 
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Fri Nov 23, 2001 5:36 am

come on guys, where´s the problem?
Question was if they are flying away FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER??? And yes, they are ALL flying away from the photog! It is really not pretty hard to recognise.

 
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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Fri Nov 23, 2001 4:32 pm

Aviationlvi, correct, but EGGD made the best description in my mind. I see some of you inturpeted that you were supposed to tell wheter the aircrafts were taking off or landing, but nice to see it got cleared up.

Now do anyone have simillar (and perhaps better) examples? I recon I didn't put too much effort into the pics I found.

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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 1:43 am

I understood you Thom@s, because i often have trouble telling on these sort of photos which way they are flying because it looks the same two different ways you are looking at it.

Odd huh

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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 2:33 am


Ok...here is my offering.

Not too difficult as the lights on the nose gear give it away. I did consider cloning these out to give the either/or optical illusion...but decided to leave them in then end...


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RE: Flying Towards The Camera Or Away From It?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 3:04 am

Wow, the clouds are behind the sun!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

No just kidding, great shot Dean

/Fredrik

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