Here's my first aviation picture, April 8, 2000. I was trying out a new camera I bought (I've been into other forms of photography for 20 years) and took pictures of my daughter's soccer game. On the way home, past the airport, I thought I'd finish my film, and knew there were planes visible nearby. This is the first plane I saw that day - an Air Icelandic L1011, with elements of its old Cathay Pacific colors still visible.
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Photo © Charles Falk
Nobody believes me that my first pic was such a rare aircraft - most tend to start with Lufthansa or Swissair or something common. But believe me, it is. lack of experience shows - I shot it at too slow a speed and it's a bit blurry. Would never get accepted nowadays. Since that day I never have managed to catch another Air Icelandic L1011.
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