Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:40 am

Lately I've been noticing a lot of shots taken through windows of planes at their gates, usually with a lot of ramp equipment, cargo doors open or parts of the plane cut off. Doing a check on most of them, I've found that there are plenty of cleaner photos already existing in the database of that particular aircraft. I was under the impression that these types of photos were harder to get accepted.

I must admit I'm a little confused regarding the policy for this type of shot. I can understand how this would be frustrating to those photographers who try to go the extra mile to get a clutter free shot, with good sun; or those photographers who tend to be more creative, only to have their photo rejected for "bad motiv".

Any thoughts or clarifications?

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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:45 am

Gate shots with ramp lice should generally be rejected badmotiv. If a significant number are sneaking through and they're of airplanes we already have in the database, they shouldn't be!

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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:55 am

I think if its a rare plane, it may be easier to get in.
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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:02 am

There is nothing rare about the shots he is talking about.
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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:20 am

I don't know about you guys, but for some reason, I love gate shots. It makes me think that I'm there!

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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:22 am

I know of 2 as of last night, I will not post them but I can tell you one was an AA 757 and the other was a Lufty A340 blocked by loaders etc.

Earlier this week in ATL I took a few gate shots. But I waited for the doors to close and loaders to be out of the way etc.
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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:49 am

There is nothing rare about the shots he is talking about.


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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:26 am

I would agree with some of the others here, some of the gate shots in question are of common airplanes, I was surprised to see them added but figured they just slipped through which happens at times.

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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:11 am

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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 6:20 am

Thanks Brian, I thought I was the only person thinking the same exact thing.

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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:24 am

Gate shots with ramp lice should generally be rejected badmotiv.

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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 10:35 am

I think that perhaps "clean" shots should be put in, as well as those with aircraft servicing etc. Clean shots provide one with the beauty of the plane, while those with servicing truly represent the plane, as it cannot just arrive drop the pax off, get new ones and leave (although it would be nice)  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:59 pm

Haven't seen the shots and to each his own.............but aircraft aren't always side on 50mm in 70 degree sunny weather with low humidity and a slight breeze!!!! Seriously, I like seeing all shots, especially ones of an aircraft "earning it's wings"(in service) wheather it is raining, snowing, or on a cluttered ramp!!! I guess I'm in the minority here!!!
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RE: Gate Shots

Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:19 pm

I agree that it's cool to see an aircraft in all phases of flight, but on the other hand, this site champions its high quality, as well it should. I just think these shots being added will lead to confusion / frustration from those photographers who go the extra mile and get the "bad motiv" (aka the kiss of death).

Andy, thanks for the explanation!

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