Airline7322
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First Spotting Attempt At IAD

Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:36 am

Could I have some constructive criticism on these three photos?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/LuftansaA330.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/INdyA319.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/KLMAP.jpg
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JeffM
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RE: First Spotting Attempt At IAD

Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:57 am

Bad exposure and blurry/soft Andrew. By the looks of them, a bad time of day to shoot.
 
Lindy
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RE: First Spotting Attempt At IAD

Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:15 pm

Those pictures were taken between noon and 1:30pm. Not the best time to shoot at 1R.
Sun for runway 1R gets better at the end of October/ early November. Or shooting after 3pm, which means that you will miss all the international traffic.
Are those pictures were taken today? Looks like.

Look at this picture. It was also taken today (also runway 1R), but I did it around 5pm. That time sun is exactly behind your back and slowly going down.
http://home.comcast.net/~tipek/starlhiadrsrsrs.jpg
No matter what you will do with your images, you will always get dark bottom and bright top on the pictures taken before 3pm at runway 1R.
You should also use sharpening function in your photo editing software.

Take care,
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Airline7322
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RE: First Spotting Attempt At IAD

Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:32 pm

The pictures were taken on September 4. I'll heed your advice next time about waiting till later in the year or going later in the day. It was my first time at Dulles, so I didn't really know what to expect. Lindy, what's your favorite place to spot at Dulles? I did Udvar-Hazy, but don't want to shell out $12 everytime I go.
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Lindy
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RE: First Spotting Attempt At IAD

Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:57 pm

My favorite spot is parking garage No.1 for departures from runway 1R. But there you have to pay $15 everytime you go there.
I'll be there also today with couple of other photographers.
http://home.comcast.net/~tipek/uallhiad.jpg

BTW - Today KLM will bring A330.

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Airline7322
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RE: First Spotting Attempt At IAD

Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:29 am

Sounds good. I can't make it out there today- too much summer work to finish. I'll try to make it out there in the future though. Best of luck today, it's shaping up to be a beautiful day. Thanks for the recommendations.
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