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We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:12 pm

... and no prizes for guessing who it might be...
Furthermore, I don't think anyone might be able to catch up to him again.

Congrats to Sam!
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Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:10 pm

Good work Sam, it has been a long time in the making I know Big grin

Not only does sam has most views now, but also a very impressive average!

Now that you made it though Sam I want some more of these again Big grin


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Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:18 pm

Indeed... especially L1011s -
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- 50mm side on is the ONLY way to photograph an airplane, period.

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Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:37 pm

congrats to Sam, he's been a real inspiration to me and he deserves his place at the top of the ladder! well done Sam! see you again in Sydney soon, shit, maybe even Anchorage or in J class on a UA flight in may!  Smile

from the guy that you dedicated this shot too!  Big grin


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Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:28 pm

Congratulations SAM!
Great Work! You make very enjoyable and important photos.
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:34 am

Ok I am somewhat puzzled. He has the most views and good photos, but if he has the most views even for side ons why are you guys plugging his shots when basically everyone looks at them anyways otherwise perhaps he may not have such a good average view. Or maybe they look because the majority are different shots.
So there is no need to plug them is there if they are most viewed lol. Just had to get this off my chest.
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:22 am

Congrats Sam,

I've been dreaming in front of your pics for months now.

Keep up the (very high) level  Big grin


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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:48 am

Quoting Rindt (reply 2):
50mm side on is the ONLY way to photograph an airplane, period.


Well Rob.... King Sam would tell you this statement is not true.  Smile  Smile

I still remember back to 1995 there's a website promoted something called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" which states only 50mm with main-gear-line-up full framing using a Kodachrome KM25 (or KR64 if you can't get KM) under a lower sun light no cloudes in the background.... etc. is acceptable. But I find there're many heart-touched images on this site not like that.  Smile  Smile
 
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:48 am

Quoting Rindt (reply 2):
- 50mm side on is the ONLY way to photograph an airplane, period.

-Rob


Fortunately, most photogs don't adhere to your 50mm rule. Wouldn't that be boring.  Insane
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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:17 am

I go for 60mm shots including sideons! Big grin

Mainly because I don't have a 50mm lens and that the closest is a 60mm which in part is the lowest focal length of my zoom lens. But it still works; you can barely tell the difference.
Regarding Sam's achievements, I too very much enjoy viewing his photos whenever they are added; they're almost all the time on the top 24/48/week list too.

I got many of his shots saved as my wallpaper especially the SXM, Phukets, LAX closeups, and the aerial shots. I look forward to the continuing traveliing photos that will be produced by Mr Sam Chui within this year..
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:42 am

Congratulations Sam  Big thumbs up
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:50 am

Quoting Bronko (reply 8):
Fortunately, most photogs don't adhere to your 50mm rule. Wouldn't that be boring.


Hm I think it would be quite interesting, a real database - with all aircraft pictured the same way  Smile A side-shot with the aforementioned conditions and some interesting aircraft can be more beautiful than any action photo.

Congratulations, Sam.
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:28 am

Congrats Sam,

And hoping that your chain of Samchoy restaurants are doing it as well in Hawaii....

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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:45 am

Congratulations Sam,Keep up the good work.


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Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:47 am

For get Sam Choy's, its all about Panda Express.

 
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:33 am

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind side shots, in fact I have some in this db.

But to suggest it is the only way to photograph planes, is a disservice to the uniqueness and power of the subject. Aircraft are far more interesting and photogenic than what any single one angle can portray.

Isn't a beautiful woman best viewed from many different angles and perspectives? It would be a shame if supermodels were only photographed while sitting in a chair, and from their side.  Smile

Congrats Sam, I enjoy your shots, especially your action shots taken airside.
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:17 am

Congrats Sam on this achievement.
Keep up the good work and 1 day I hope you would be congratulating me on a similar achievement . Smile I wish haha
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Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:30 am

Congratulations Sam!

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Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:39 am

Congratulations Sam!

A very good achievment! I would be happy if i got to half of your views!

Am off to NRT and Haneda soon so i will use your shots as inspiration! Big grin

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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:17 am

Quoting Bronko (reply 15):
Isn't a beautiful woman best viewed from many different angles and perspectives? It would be a shame if supermodels were only photographed while sitting in a chair, and from their side.


Well said... well said.... If I see profile shot of a super model I would guess that was taken by a forensic photographer.  Smile

IMHO, "Air"craft is supposed to be in the air, not just sitting on the ground. I have many KR side on shots in my collection but I don't prefer them over other action shots. There's no correct or wrong answer in this issue. However, there are definitely more than just one way to get nice pictures of an airplane.  Smile
 
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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:29 pm

In case you couldn't tell, I was being rather facetious with my "50mm only" remark - it was in jest. Don't lose any sleep over it... I like action shots just as much as the next guy.

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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:30 pm

The globe trotting Mr. Chui... is there anything that can stop the guy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Great shots and hope to see you again in Hong Kong soon (Yeah I know it will not be for the photography)
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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:12 pm

The globe trotting Mr. Chui... is there anything that can stop the guy?

Personally, I think the guy is 'Just getting started... the best is yet to come!'


Crank up the heat Sam...

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Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:24 pm

Congrats Sam and please don't stick to 50mm side-ons Big grin

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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:30 am

Quoting Skyline (reply 7):
I still remember back to 1995 there's a website promoted something called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" which states only 50mm with main-gear-line-up full framing using a Kodachrome KM25 (or KR64 if you can't get KM) under a lower sun light no cloudes in the background.... etc. is acceptable.


That so called "10 rules of Airliner Photography" website did more to put me off civil aviation photography than anything else! If everyone followed those rules then photography would be a sterile anodyne subject with no room for creativity or expression whatsoever. As always I am puzzled as to why a proportion of people seem hellbent on making us conform to their petty rules. Fortunately the A.Net screeners seem a bit more relaxed on this thank heavens!
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Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:41 pm

Hello all,

Many thanks for your replies and comments, I really appreciate your inputs. Thanks to Konstantin start the thread, a nice breakaway from the complaint threads in the forum lately.

A little history back to my humble beginnings, my first upload was back in 1999 but I only have a consumer flat bed scanner, and stopped upload after only 2 pictures got accepted,


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not until Feb 2001 I restarted again and it was all prints film till Sept 01 I bought a HP S20 slide scanner to upload slides. I first started digital photography in Nov 2002 when I bought a D100. The United B777 is my first photo with D100, which quite fortunatly it turned out well, albeit grainy at ISO 1600 (without neatimage in 2002  Big grin )


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However, even with the convenient and readiness of digital, I am still interested in making high quality slides. I have been lazy to upload them, however since there are some keen support, I hope to assume the upload soon. It is fun to shoot, and collect slides, you can't beat the joy of looking at your well composed "full frame" slides after back from processing!

I am hoping a camera upgrade very soon in mid-2005. A trip to South America have been in my head for some time. There will be also re-visit of my favourite airports in due time.
I have also signed up with a few new airport to provide photography recently and hope I can upload some of the picture here soon. I have also started writing aviation articles, mainly in the airport development section with a strong linked Asian industry publication. Currently I am engaged in more public relation work dealings with the airport authority and the industry than photography, I hope to find a balance between reporting and photographing in the future. Thanks all again! It has been a plesaure to share my photos and participate on this very best website.  Big thumbs up

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RE: We Have A New Top Photog (by Views)...

Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:11 am

Tell me Sam....do you get good money from aviation photography ?
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Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:08 am

Sam? Who is Sam?  Big grin




Congrats!!!!!!

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