EGGD
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A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:46 am

Hi there,

As most of you know, I live about 4 miles from FZO and so when I heard that G-BOAF was coming here to be preserved I was pretty much ecstatic. I was going to make sure I most certainly nailed it when it arrived on November 26th. Unfortunetely, like most things I try and do, it wasn't as simple as that.. I was given a ticket to stand inside the airfield with some competition winners which I assumed would give me a good view.

After all, the police said they'd be moving people on from the perimiter and I didn't really know anywhere else. Seemed good enough to me, I assumed we'd be outside the hangars where they hold the friends and family day. But instead we were put on the North Side by the Royal Mail building. Add to that, my lift was 1 hour late so we had to stand back from the fence, and a plethora of other things that went wrong that day (my 75-300mm packed up too).

So in the end, I was left with only a few poor photos and a broken camera. I found out the next day it was possible to get up by the radar and look down on the whole crowd, and that everyone there had a really good view of everything. How pissed was I.

So anyway, one photo got accepted, but obviously it wasn't very good. I knew the others weren't up to standards and they weren't anything near as good as what i'd wanted, but they got rejected.

Just wanted to show you this, pretty much summed up my day, dark, wet, sad, and behind a crowd of ignorant tossers.

http://eggd.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/G-BOAFminglecopy.jpg

I feel like crap, what a waste...

Cheers

Dan
 
Jaspike
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:57 am

At least you got this:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Daniel Hamer



Looks great  Big thumbs up

Josh
 
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:59 am

Dan,

The NYBoyz have a saying that fits your day perfectly...."Welcome to Bill's World"

Michael
 
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:02 am

Dan,

A brick would have been handy for you!

Ben Pritchard
 
EGGD
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:03 am

I don't get it  Big grin

I blame murphys law  Big thumbs up.

Hey i'll get a photo of the aftermath of the biggest hailstorm i've ever seen that we were subjected too while we were waiting..
 
Granite
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:03 am

Dan

Still a nice pic with atmosphere.

Cheers

Gary
 
EGGD
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:09 am

Here's a better one:

http://eggd.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/wet2.jpg

 Big grin

thanks Gary.. as I said, I was just changing lenses after that photo to zoom right in (that one is cropped loads from a 105mm shot), but my lens packed in so I couldn't get a good picture.

It was so dark (pretty much 1/80th even at wide angle)they probably wouldn't have come out anyway.
 
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:31 am

Dan

Never ask me to go to an airport with you with your luck  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Just think how lucky you are now living so close to one and the fact you were one of only a few people who can say I saw the last ever Concorde land!

BTW I am very impressed with your other airport!

Derek
 
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:47 am

You are?

Do you take back all the crap you've said about it in the past then?  Laugh out loud.

Did you see any deer on the runway?  Big grin
 
EGBB
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RE: A Concorde Picture I Wanted To Share..

Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:53 am

Did you see any deer on the runway?

I left the 'deer' wife at home that day  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I will take back all the crap I said about BRS if you do  Big thumbs up

Derek



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