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Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:36 am

Since becoming more interested in this hobby in general I have found that, for me, millitary aircraft are far more exciting and interesting to watch than civil aircraft. Anyone else thought this way?
 
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RE: Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:38 am

Civil have always been more interesting (especially the heavies), but I never underestimate the military (here again the big birds are exciting and the MiG-29s and Su-27s Big grin ).

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RE: Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:39 am

Shouldn't this be Polls & Preferences?
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RE: Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:40 am

Hi Ian,

Yes, indeed I agree with you (on this one  Wink), but unfortunately here in Chile to photograph military airplanes outside public events is rather complicated, unless you catch them at a civil airport.
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RE: Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 2):
Shouldn't this be Polls & Prefernces?

You mean preferences?
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RE: Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:01 am

I like both. Airliners are a welcome change for me.

If Im ever in put in a situation where I have choose to shoot in between the runways at Nellis AFB for Red Flag or near the runway at a civil field shooting airliners, Im choosing Nellis hands down.  Wink
 
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RE: Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:47 am

I used to do primarily military subjects until the colors got bland and the variety dwindled down to just a few types. Airliners were so common and most every airport had a viewing deck or place to photograph. I think this availability is what brought us such high quality images from a few decades ago. The photographer could pick the best of conditions. Military photography could be hit or miss depending on the access and weather.

Not knowing where my interests will lie in the future, I photograph the whole spectrum of aviation now.

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RE: Civ Or Mil: Which Excites You More?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:51 am

Military is more interesting to me ... but I'll photograph whatever flies.
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