sleekjet
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Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:11 am

We've seen your best of year. Time to select the overall best a.net photo of 2005. Rule 1: You can't pick one of your own. Rule 2: Tell why you like it.

I've gone through everyone's favorite shot on that thread. Here's my pick:


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Photo © Adam Wright



To me, Adam's shot captures enormous speed and action mixed with great lighting. A perfect shot.
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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:17 am

Extremly difficult .....


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Why? I think there is no need for an explanation ...

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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:52 am

241.000 photos were added this year... That's too much to choose from. I've seen so many nice pictures (screening), but I forgot about so many nice ones aswell...
Can I pass this question?  Smile
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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:59 am

This year will propably be remembered by the first flight of the A380.
The best of 2005 so far...


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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:30 am

Tough call trying to choose, so many great pics.

This one for me.


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Photo © Javier Guerrero



Superb detail in a difficult light and the added bonus of the moon background.

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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:52 am

Pfff, really tough topic.

As said before, there are so many great photos here, uploaded this year.

But, since i have to pick one:


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Photo © Josep Tomas - Iberian Spotters



I like it because it´s an unusual perspective and features a condensation effect i haven´t seen before on a beluga. Plain and simple composition, just great.

By the way:

a big "Thank You" to all photographers, keep those nice photos coming,

merry X-mas and a happy new year,

Denis
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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:39 am

has to be one of Chads. almost tempting enough to make one sign up hehe


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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:55 am

Very difficult decision....
Surfing again in the last 365 days photos I've found one shot that caught my attention.
I'm even wondering how he managed to get this....
My congratulations to Baldur for his work.
It was a photo uploaded this year, so I think is a valid one


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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:10 am


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Photo © Christopher Hammarborg



Why? Very well-thought and planned with the use of flash, it's simply different!
Good one ChrisH.


cheers,
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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:19 am


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Photo © Derek Ferguson


For me personally, this is the excitement of airliners.net. The absolute stunning quality of modern digital SLRs has become rather overly familiar in the past couple of years (again, I am talking personally).

I get really excited when I see images unlocked from people's historic collections and I am indebted to them for allowing me a window on what they observed. There are so many experiences which are now no longer available (seeing Lightnings fly together in squadron formation, for instance) so these shots bring great value to our database. OK, misty-eyed nostalgia over!  Smile

Or in short, I love this shot!

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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:20 am

fantastic piece of architecture, looks like something from the space age..just love this shot and the way the lines curve.


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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:34 pm

Tough choice and that's from among the ones I've seen. But I'd go with this one. Shot Sep 04 but uploaded Mar 05.


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Photo © Jan Jørgensen - ScanSlides



EDIT: Well timed, well framed, great vantage point. This photo is also an excellent memorial to a very distinctive aircraft which was retired from active service this year.

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RE: Best Of The Best

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:40 pm

Early days yet folks.... at least another 15 or so days left in 2005 by my reckoning!  Wink


You never know... someone might pull a blinder!

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RE: Best Of The Best

Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:42 am

I quite like one that's in the top 15 today for my favorite of the year. Loads to choose from of course, but this one popped out at me more than any other:


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Photo © Mariusz Adamski



Pair of interesting planes from a very daunting angle!

Congrats Mariusz!
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RE: Best Of The Best

Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:37 pm

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 13):
Pair of interesting planes from a very daunting angle!

When I saw that pic, it looked almost like Flightsimulator kind of ... , but defenetely deserves top of 24hrs !!

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RE: Best Of The Best

Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:04 pm

I love that Tokyo shot. That is just like something from the future, I'd love to see that someday.
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RE: Best Of The Best

Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:49 am

Thanks for the nomination Tim..  Smile

As for me, Its impossible to decide on one picture, but this particular one is one I wish I had shot..


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RE: Best Of The Best

Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:22 pm

My personal favorite:

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RE: Best Of The Best

Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:51 am

I had this image for my destop for about a month i love the lighting of the moon on the plane.
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i530j
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RE: Best Of The Best

Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:01 am

ok some one please help me on adding images!
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RE: Best Of The Best

Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:56 am

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RE: Best Of The Best

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:22 pm

For Reply 18:


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RE: Best Of The Best

Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:09 am


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