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Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:51 pm


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Before i even opened it up large i thought "wow" ... absolutely stunning Andy, thanks ...
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 5:58 pm

 Wow! Well that was a surprise! Last thing I expected to see.

Two and a half years of contributing here and I finally get one of these unsolicited "good shot" topics  Nuts Thank you Shaun  Big thumbs up

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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:39 pm

Good? no!!!

Stunning, wonderful, beast and some other are the least that can be said. It is much more than spectacular!!!

BRAVO!!!


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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:15 pm

a rare shot, too.

Sweet result.
 
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:55 pm

SCHWEET shot Andy!

Im surprised no one else has said that about your other shots!  Nuts
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:00 pm

must be the result of using Canon equipment

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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:04 pm

Not another big headed photographer  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud
Great pic anyway  Smile
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:38 pm

I recall that the following photos also caught my eye when first posted -


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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:40 pm

Gee guys, thanks again. And yes Joe, it is Canon!  Big thumbs up

That one's been kicking around on my hard drive for three months now. I do that sometimes - process a photo, think "nah..." and leave it for ages and finally decide to upload it, usually very late of an evening after I've had one too many beers - "f*** it, that one looks OK, I'll upload it"! The photo would have been even better it ejazz was the driver!

The photo was taken at one of the best airports in the world for photos... LAS. Viewing park on Sunset is just great. Rent an SUV and stand on the roof, or rent a pickup and buy a set of ladders from Home Depot. Either way, you're 6 feet from the fence so no aggro from the local law enforcement. And the viewpoint is just abeam the touchdown point, meaning you can shoot these seriously front on approach shots over the fence without getting the underneath views that characterise places like Myrtle Avenue at LHR. The other good thing is that the short-final approaches are over a bright sandy area, and light reflected up from the bright sand means that you don't get dark undersides that often characterise approach shots.

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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:45 pm

Lindy field said: I recall that the following photos also caught my eye when first posted

Damn - I've been rumbled  Wow! Big grin

See previous comments reference Las Vegas/McCarran.

Coming next: HMY Airways, Frontier, Champion, Southwest "Nevada", US Airways...  Nuts

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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:25 pm

Andy,

It took me a long while to become fan of yours, but it seems like lately, you've exploded and are getting some pretty damn amazing.

Getting all those America West schemes fromt he same angle clinched it. That's really amazing.

Rectum? Damn near KILLED him!

Good job Mr. Martin! You've got me looking forward to you newest uploads now and made a new fan.  Smile

Cheers

-Phil
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:57 am

I will be down in LAS this weekend for a bachelor party, but I think I will make some time to visit this viewpark.
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Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:09 am

Yeah, great shots Andy! Those older LAS approach closeups immediately caught my eye back in the 'day- and the new SQ one was pretty sweet to see in the new uploads.

What focal length did you use? Its been a while since I've been to that spot, although I have nothing close to as good as those...

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EGFF
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:18 am

"Two and a half years of contributing here and I finally get one of these unsolicited "good shot" topics"

Well, that shot basically sums up your photography Andy, Lindy put a few more good 'uns in ... gorgeous stuff  Smile
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Shaun
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Fri Jul 18, 2003 3:02 am

I only just managed to get to the keyboard, Andy's head is so big now its pushing me out of the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy...
 
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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:37 am

Thanks for all the nice comments guys...

Serge, the Sing picture (and the America Wests) are taken with a Canon 100-400 lens used at the 400 end (35mm equivalent 640mm), and then there's a bit of cropping too, so I'd guess the 35mm equivalent for a full frame image would be something like 800mm. I always love going to Las Vegas - one of my favourite airports, as well as being one seriously good city to visit!

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RE: Stunning Pic ...

Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:52 pm

Bloody great shot Andy.

Only managed a couple of Vegas flights before they were stopped and both times were night arrivals so you were lucky.

Just don't go using this shot as a benchmark when you're screening as I'll give up uploading then!

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