Let me tell you about what this has done for my dad and I. I've always been on good terms with my dad, but he is a busy guy, always has been. He loves his work. As a child he used to take me with him to LAX to shoot pictures. Right after September 11th I discovered Airliners.net, and started to remember my love of aviation photography.
After viewing the pictures and reading the posts I started exploring around Seattle and Vancouver for places to view planes. Thanks to the advice of a couple of people on this forum I spent two 3-day weekends at the Fairmont Vancouver doing nothing but watching heavy jets fly in from Europe and Asia. I loved it. I decided that I wanted to contribute. I thought about my dad's collection, I talked it over with him, and he sent me 3 slide trays full of shots. He spends his time in Toronto now, he even sent them overnight to me.
After I had the first shots scanned, and after I pushed them through Photoshop, they got posted. I was SO excited. I wrote my dad an email, here is a snippet of his reply:
"What an absolutely cool email! Thanks for sending me this. It made my weekend. It might sound kind of silly, but when one of your children gets into something you like, and did long before, it kind of validates
all the effort. Thanks."
If my post title sounds negative it is because I am very disapointed. I have spent prob 50 hours and over $300 (not to mention the Coolscan 4000 that is sitting next to me ready to scan more pictures) on these shots, only to have them banished for months with a click of the mouse.