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A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:43 am

Hi there,

On many occasions when I go to LHR to shoot we see a mixture of BA/SAA 744's 777's etc being moved across the famous perimeter road! I have taken pics everytime but never been successful. Until today when I got my first LHR road crossing uploaded Big grin


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Wahoo! Makes me kinda happy  Smile

Enjoy you guys!

Best Regards,

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:50 am

I reckon its been done before.
 
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:50 am

plugging your own photos is weak. Its cool if you are telling a story, or making a point, but trolling for hits is the sauce  Insane
 
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:09 am

A self plug maybe. But to those of us who are Heathrow regulars, this is something that can be seen several times a day; those who haven't done the 'Row might just want to see this spectacle? Personally, I haven't shot anything there for a while, but it's a prime spot for detail shots, if that's your thing. It also shows just how close you can still get to the aircraft at LHR, where most of the rest of the airport is either strictly off limits or extremely inaccessible.... It's a decent enough shot too, just perhaps not everyone's cup of tea.
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:21 am

All these guys have fantastic shots as well & didn't start threads about it.

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:01 am

Hi all

Justin, if I knew you were going to plug, I would have rejected earlier this morning  Acting devilish

I'll need to re-scan some of my shots above, including my cousin's. Anyone seen him going around LHR lately?

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:03 am

Rumour has it that spot is disappearing pretty soon...catch 'em while you can. Smile/happy/getting dizzy




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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:57 pm

Wow, you guys are a harsh bunch.

Shot's great, and I wouldn't have seen it without this thread!




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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:21 pm

I like the shot Justin, but plugging it here.... hehe... now i know why it's number one of the 24/48 so far  Laugh out loud Good plug  Insane

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive

Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:32 pm

Everybody's tempted to plug from time to time. Johan should count cheap hits separately. Big grin

BTW, check out the stain on the captain's shirt in this photo!!!!!!!

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:18 pm

I ve seen so many pics of a/c crossing the perimeter road, I even dont get it why it still gets accepted .... , i had them rejected several times last year, even with a Concorde ...
I even more dont get it, how this pic got nr 1 on 24 - 48 hrs sofar ...
And I am also so sick of that plugin altitide of some people here in the forum ....
hits/views/average ...... , I dont give a shit .... , why not get rid of it ?

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:56 pm

I'd like to point out that this was not an attempt to gain hits, but to share this picture with everyone who might appreciate it more than some of you.

This is also the first picture of a South African B744 crossing that road in the database at LHR. So in a way it hasn't been done before.

Why is it you all blow up at this? I have done nothing wrong. Jesus.

Bye,

Justin  Sad
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:24 pm

Lighten up guys. It's just a bit of harmless sharing, and ultimately, it is why we're all here, whether you want to admit it or not.


Cheers,


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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:25 pm

I even more dont get it, how this pic got nr 1 on 24 - 48 hrs sofar ...

Because it's...


  • in LHR

  • a B747

  • plugged to this discussion  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

  • badcommonangle  Nuts



And I am also so sick of that plugin altitide of some people here in the forum ....
hits/views/average ...... , I dont give a shit .... , why not get rid of it ?


LOL, agree with you, Robin! Not always, but quite often the nicer pictures (read: in my opinion) get less views than the popular ones. For instance, I like Hisham's brilliant composition of the B737 much better than the picture of another bloody B747 in LHR. Anyway, is that a nose close-up?

Don't misunderstand me, didn't mean to be offensive  Sad

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:36 pm

747's at LHR are popular because that is what the viewing public wants. Not a damn thing you can do about it. There are many, many good shots of other aircraft here (Gary Watt's Choppers, Derek Pedley & Colin Work's GA pictures) and they arguably do not get the attention they deserve.

As I remarked to Justin in person the other day, this is very much an airliner site. Other aircraft simply don't hit that well.

I happen to like the picture (I was there on the day, and have a similar image) and I don't have the slightest problem with people plugging. If someone wants to start a thread showing 100 thumbnails, more power to him. I don't have to read it, and I don't have to click on them.

I'll also keep shitty comments to myself.
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:40 pm

Hi all

What a heap of shit this thread has turned out to be.

Picture was screened.
Pictures was accepted.
People viewed it.
people liked it.
It got No.1 on the 24-48 section.
End of story.

I suppose I will get a bollocking for direct adding in the first place.

Now if Justin would add the tail close up, I will add that one too.

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:45 pm

And what we learn from here...

Don't try to argue with the screeners!  Innocent

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:09 pm

Gary,

As I see it it's not the image this discussion is really debating it's the fact that a whole new post was made by the photographer just to show it off.

I saw the image when I did a UK-England search as will many of other people so I think a lot of people don't like a post made about it.

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:31 pm

Ben

I am fully aware of that but the thread was taking a differnet route.

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:35 pm

I agree with Ben about the motive of this thread. I think in this instance the screener should not have made comment (just my view).

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:37 pm

Excuse me, but exactly how could the impartiality of the screener be questioned? Please show me.

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:59 pm

I don't agree with all the 'self plugs' we get every day whether it be from the photographer or his mates but Justin seems to have been singled out as the bad guy and the only culprit for some inexplicable reason which I don't understand and which I feel is wrong!

In my opinion he is nowhere near as bad as many who rubbish this forum with constant plugs of either their own work or that of close buddies at EVERY possible opportunity

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:07 pm

The more you plug or let someone plug for you the more you get singled out. IMHO this plugging sh/( should stop and this forum should go back to its roots. Discussing about photography issues. Oh and even screeners are allowed to make comments from time to time.  Nuts  Nuts
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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:15 pm

Hi all,

Couldnt agree more with Derek and Peter well said guys

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:16 pm

Derek, Peter...

Personally I don't see nothing wrong with plugging pictures to the discussions, but of course it should make some sense. For getting more hits, I think the plugging should be stopped. Also threats like "post your most popular pics here"... I dunno, that goes to the same category with the posts in the civil aviation, e.g. "a/c type you have flown most".

But for asking opinions or showing an example when somebody is asking for spotting help on an airport, photo plugs are ok.

Why was the plug-thing started in first place? Or why was "views" thing implemented with the pictures? Why why why...  Sleepy

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:16 pm

Shame certain photographers feel it necessary to plug their own work. I suspect its like guys with little appendages sometimes feel the need to shout about how good they are! Big grin

Good photographs speak for themselves, they don't need self-promotion.

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RE: A Road Crossing For This Jumbo, How Impressive!

Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:24 pm

Peter,

Is it really that big an issue? Does it really bother people that much? People of just about any persuasion and authority quite frequently lower themselves to petty bickering on these forums, irrespective of the subject matter.

It's a harmless bit of self-gloss. It doesn't hurt anybody, and quite frankly, it doesn't even generate that many hits. A good picture will perform well anyway, irrespective of whether it is seen here.

Justin, along with a few others, is a genuine enthusiast, as much for other people's work as well as his own. There's nothing grandiose about his behaviour and I resent the fact he's had an example made of him by some people.

Cheers


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