senorcarnival
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Does This Stand A Chance?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:53 am

I was at DFW this past weekend and captured this moment:

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Would it withstand the test of fire that is A.net? If not, is there anything that could be done to it to be A.net-worthy?
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NIKV69
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:08 am

Darn Andre I missed you by a day! I was at Founder's plaza Saturday shooting with Matt B and Matt M, both members here and DFW locals. We had a great time! I love that spot. When they taxi right past you it's great! I got a couple that look like they are good enough for here but the sun was behind the clouds 80% of the time so it you had to take what you could get when it was shining. Plus heat haze is tough there. It was warm in Dallas on Saturday! You should definately get to know these guys, they are good men and love to shoot. I am coming back to town in the fall or early winter so we should plan a mini meet at that spot.

As for your photo, I like it. I am not sure what the screeners would think of the angle but you may have been better served not to have the pickup truck in the foreground and a little more of a side on angle with the airport buildings in the background. I tried to get a total side on with that Delta building as a backdrop. If it looks good after edit I will shot you.
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:21 am

Bad motive for sure...My eye hits the bright colored service vehicle rather than the 738.

I was lucky enough to catch this pic...with the service vehicle behind the Bus...


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senorcarnival
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:50 am

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 1):
Darn Andre I missed you by a day! I was at Founder's plaza Saturday shooting with Matt B and Matt M, both members here and DFW locals. We had a great time! I love that spot. When they taxi right past you it's great! I got a couple that look like they are good enough for here but the sun was behind the clouds 80% of the time so it you had to take what you could get when it was shining. Plus heat haze is tough there. It was warm in Dallas on Saturday! You should definately get to know these guys, they are good men and love to shoot. I am coming back to town in the fall or early winter so we should plan a mini meet at that spot.

I was there on Saturday as well all morning, and until about 2pm when I went to the LH cargo area to catch BA, which I did but then I missed LH on the other runway. There were a couple of guys chatting at the end of the parking lot, about 3-4 spaces of where I was parked. One wearing a Thai 777 t-shirt and shooting with a Nikon and a long lense of sorts and driving a Maxima with NY plates, the other guy also had a Nikon (I think) but was dressed slightly more formal. In case either one of those was you, I was the guy with shaggy hair standing to your left when all those planes rolled by us. BTW, my girlfriend said some kid on the NW A319 flipped us off, did you witness this? I can't see it in any of my shots.

Vas, thanks for your input as well. That's a nice shot of your NW A319, do you think perhaps if I only applied more saturation, contrast, and sharpening to the 738 and left the truck be, would it stand a chance then?
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:08 am

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 3):
do you think perhaps if I only applied more saturation, contrast, and sharpening to the 738 and left the truck be, would it stand a chance then?

I dunno ..I might fear a Bad Editing rejection... Its the shape i'm worried...not the color...

I did try to crop it a bit to get the 738 into CofA...but dunno if it could be a worth a try...
http://www.vasanthdharmarajan.com/airliners/aa738crop.JPG

And guys...I'm a a DFW spotter too... Lemme know when you guys meetup...

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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:43 am

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 3):
One wearing a Thai 777 t-shirt and shooting with a Nikon and a long lense of sorts and driving a Maxima with NY plates,

That was me!  banghead  I wish you would have come over. It would have been great to meet you. From your description and time that had to be Matt B with me. He works for AE and had to leave at 1:30. Matt M showed up later and we shot as well.

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 3):
my girlfriend said some kid on the NW A319 flipped us off, did you witness this? I can't see it in any of my shots.

I actually don't. Then again I only saw the a couple of pilots wave and didn't pay any attention to the pax. That was very rude!

I can't wait to get back to DFW with a couple of days just to shoot, we can do DFW, Love field and Matt M works at ADS so we are going to shoot there. Let's work on puttting something together. Could be a great time.

Quoting VasanthD (Reply 2):
I was lucky enough to catch this pic...with the service vehicle behind the Bus...

Great shot! I love that motive, I wish the sun was more cooperative that day I could have gotten more shots. I love that spot! If they are landing 35C it's great and if they are landing 17L you get the taxi shots!
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:21 pm

Yeah I was the "very formal" guy! Matt Bartle. I was dressed for work...went to work at 1:30pm. I work for American Eagle. Some folks at work were wondering how I managed to get sunburned between working a night shift on Friday night and before Saturday night!

Are you out there often or were you just visiting? I should have said hi, because I stopped by at like 9am on Sunday on my way to the airport to catch a flight to LAS, and I recognized you. I just stopped for a minute or two.
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:41 pm

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 6):
Yeah I was the "very formal" guy

LOL you were a little overdressed for spotting!  biggrin 

Hey Matt welcome to my respected user list!  wave  I am honored to be your first. Hope to see a couple of your shots from that day.
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:34 pm

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 6):
Are you out there often or were you just visiting? I should have said hi, because I stopped by at like 9am on Sunday on my way to the airport to catch a flight to LAS, and I recognized you. I just stopped for a minute or two.

I was just visiting for the weekend. I wish it wasn't as hot and the lighting was a little better, especially on Saturday morning. I'll probably be back during the late fall/early winter, perhaps we should arrange a meet of some kind then.
As for the sunburn, I also encountered that problem, and I'm starting to peel today. I think I learned the lesson of bringing at least a hat of some sort for these outings.
While we're on the DFW topic, is the LH cargo area an acceptable spotting place or is one risking a visit from the police there? We sort of got some nasty looks from a couple of folks in there after a while so we left.

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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:15 am

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 8):
LH cargo area an acceptable spotting place

Both LH Cargo and the AE Parking lot are nice places. Never been hit by the cops except for the 35R cul de sac.

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 8):
We sort of got some nasty looks from a couple of folks in there after a while so we left.

Just wave em...with a big smile...  Smile

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 6):
Yeah I was the "very formal" guy!

Being in formal is better...Trust me!!

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
landing 35C it's great

Only in the mornings  Sad Evenings its gets backlit.

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
landing 17L you get the taxi shots!

I prefer the evenings...the sky turns golden to shoot like this...ahh I love the Texas sun...  Smile

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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:41 am

Quoting VasanthD (Reply 9):
Only in the mornings Evenings its gets backlit.

Yes I noticed that. You would have to shoot that angle pretty early. I love the mornings anyway!  biggrin 

Quoting VasanthD (Reply 9):

I prefer the evenings...the sky turns golden to shoot like this...ahh I love the Texas sun...

That is a great shot! Your right, great lighting.
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:00 am

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 3):
shooting with a Nikon and a long lense of sorts and driving a Maxima with NY plates

Hmmmm....sounds like someone I know  Smile

Nice shots from DFW guys!

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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:40 pm

I forgot to ask you guys that were at Founder's last Saturday when LH arrived: did you guys manage to catch the registration on it?
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:34 pm

I had to go to work before LH and BA landed  crying 

Maybe Nick saw them?
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 13):
Maybe Nick saw them?

The LH landed 17C and I didin't even try to get it. Sorry.

The landed on the other side of the terminal so it's a total goose egg.
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RE: Does This Stand A Chance?

Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:22 pm

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 14):
The landed on the other side of the terminal so it's a total goose egg.

BA was G-VIIA for those interested.
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