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clickhappy
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777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:50 am

I plan to attend.

Anyone else?
 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:21 am

Is it open to the public or just Boeing staff?

 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 6:04 am

Allow me to answer my own question: No.

I got to Everett at about 2pm. Went to the Factory Tour office to ask them if the public was invited. They said no but actually gave me some tips on where to go to see the plane come out of the final assembly building.

I found a good vantage point from across the highway. The only problem was the weather (and light) was terrible. I bought Provia 400F to compensate for the poor light. Once I got there I realized that I was going to have to shoot through my 75-260mm lens. I was just too far away. Knowing that, I decided to shoot metered at 800 and I would just push the processing +2.

Seems the big guy was on my side this day as when the big doors opened up... the sun came out. No kidding. It was gray and downright gloomy for the whole hour I waited. But the sun indeed came out and cast a nice gold hue on the white fuseage. All in all, I think they came out well despite the grain and slightly bumped up contrast due to the push processing.

Royal, are you visible in any of these?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_ge90.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_lit.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_side.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_titles.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_assembly.jpg

It's a gorgeous airplane in person... that's all I 'll say.

William
 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 9:26 am

ExitRow: Nice pics! The quality isn't 100%, probably due to the weather and stuff, but I'm sure some of them'll get accepted Big grin Keep up the good work!

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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 9:44 am

if you look at this pic:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_side.jpg

you can just see me under the ER in 300ER, kinda below the freeway.

Guess the photo lab came thru for you  Big grin

 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:42 am

Clickhappy,

do you work for Boeing? How did you get so close? From that photo it looks like you are "in" there....


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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 12:39 pm

I was in there  Smile I do not work for Boeing.
 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 7:21 pm

Thanks Ivan.
I am still struggling with my scanner. I'm sure you've heard this one before: "The slide looks great!..."

Royal,
I picked up the roll the following morning. Would still like to get a D-Something.

I love living in Seattle. It truly is Jet City.



 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:04 pm

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_lit.jpg

^^That picture is great, wondeful lighting! I really like the scheme they put on there, really elegant.

Thanks for the pics and info guys.

-Clovis  Smile
 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:15 pm


Has this...

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N5017V_lit.jpg

...been accepted yet?

Outstanding shot Bill. And ya didn't even have an "in" at Boeing. (I shudder to think what that means.)

Keep 'em coming ExitRow!





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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 7:26 am

Royal,

Is that you buddy?

 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 12:48 pm

me, a small red X. Nah. Here's me, at SLC last monday.

 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Sun Nov 17, 2002 1:17 pm

Damn hotlinking!

Try here:
http://www.pbase.com/image/7400299
 
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RE: 777-300ER Rollout Tomorrow, Anyone Going?

Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:54 am

now way man! No tan dockers for moi  Big grin

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