Right, If I press POST one more time, and my huge long post gets lost, I swear I will DELETE MYSELF. This is getting beyond a joke, and if I could (which I can't), I would contact my ISP immediately.
Now, Just after posting a reply, which got lost... I am just, extremely angry and cannot replicate it in such a way. Well, my point was that the whole great thing about A.net is the variation, It wouldn't be as good by far if there was 200,000 artsy shots, or 200,000 50mm side on shots. We have a great balance here, the best of both worlds.
Now, I am not a one for taking pictures solely for Airliners.net, I have alot of 'artsy' shots that I would never consider uploading, but I don't because they wouldn't be looked at twice by anybody, they are not for Airliners.net, they are not for anybody but me, because they are too my tastes. Some photos I really hope get lots of hits, others I don't.
Frank - well, One of the things I am trying to do is take a photograph, where the aircraft is not the main focal point, where people would look at a picture and the plane would not be the first thing that would catch their eye, it would have that 'atmosphere' that you get in some pictures, where you feel that if it was shot any other way or under any other conditions, it just wouldn't have been such a photograph. Someone achieved it at Munich, (photographer name escapes me, Thomas Reich...?) where it is a view down the runway, with a private jet or something small approaching in the corner at sunset. Without the plane, the picture wouldn't be so great, but if it was just a picture of the plane full frame, it would also not have been so great, and it is that that I want to achieve.
Views on this website is something that intrigues me, some photos are top quality, interesting subject, matter, well taken and perfect, yet there is no views. There are other photos, that the event that is captured you'd probably never see, ever, or is something pretty spectacular, yet it has no views. Then you get a photo of a UA Jumbo, side on on the runway, not particularly well taken, nothing special yet it gets a bucketload of views. I agree that sometimes it might be down to bad luck, ie. back of a huge batch of uploads, but sometimes its simply not like that.
Frank, I need to catch you with something. I have a trick up my sleeve, but with an airport like Bristol, not going to pull off huge views with anything routine.
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I'll get you somehow!!!
I've missed some from my original post, but it would never match it anyway... *SIGH*