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The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:41 pm

Hi all,
We've all had the moment where you take a photo in which you had only one chance to get BUT yes it had to go wrong!
Feel free to share yours!

Heres mine....They were taken with a point and shoot but still........

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/764/dscf3260i.jpg
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7294/dscf3795copy.jpg


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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:59 pm

This photo just didn't work out. Which was a big shame - because it was about 50% there. If only the back wasn't blurred - I would have achieved what I wanted.

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It was very dark - but I figured it was worth a try, even with ISO1000 because the lights in the background would look interesting when blurred. Sadly, it just didn't work out. Even VR and my steadiest attempt at panning didn't help.  Sad Always a next time.
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:04 pm



Quoting Cpd (Reply 1):

Nice photo, why didn't you shoot it @f4 though? Your shutter speed would have been 1/30, the blur effect would still be very close to this one.

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:15 pm

As mentioned in other thread, this photo got ruined by heat haze and the distance b/w the two aircraft (Westjet 737 and Emirates A380 @ YYZ)

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:15 pm



Quoting Fly747 (Reply 2):
Nice photo, why didn't you shoot it @f4 though? Your shutter speed would have been 1/30, the blur effect would still be very close to this one.

That's why there is a next time.  Smile I wanted to try the slower shutter speed and see how much difference VR makes. This is the first lens I've ever used with VR - and it's only a little over a week old.  Smile So for me, that's a good way to find the limits.

I photographed the Qantas A380 at about 1/25sec with no difficulty before this.  Smile
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:43 pm

I didn't have that good of a camera when I took this photo, so it was grainy, had bad lighting,and was somewhat blurry too.



This picture just seemed kind of neat to me, bu it was ruined by heat haze, and multiple other factors.



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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:44 pm

 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:24 am

Friggin' knucklehead got in the way. He got in the way of other shots, too:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/3478705125_e7e16635ae_b.jpg
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:31 am

The 70-200 was juuuuust too long for the shot!  Sad

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:49 am



Quoting Skyhawkmatthew (Reply 8):
The 70-200 was juuuuust too long for the shot!

You've got to go with a camera with a full-frame sensor. You'll never look back after that!  Smile
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:22 am



Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 9):
You've got to go with a camera with a full-frame sensor. You'll never look back after that! Smile

But then you'll complain that the planes are too far away. Even with a lens at 400mm - 737, A320 and E190 are too small to photograph.

Still, you never look back - the 35mm cameras work so much better.

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 7):
Friggin' knucklehead got in the way. He got in the way of other shots, too:

Argh - I feel the pain. Try photographing at the public day of any big international motorshow (for added effect). If you have anything less than a huge bulky looking camera - people give you no room and they walk straight through the picture. I usually get plenty of respect and help from the car manufacturers themselves. I remember Bentley being one of the most helpful.
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:29 am

Hi.

I always carry my camera with me when going to the airport. Well... One day I left my camera home...

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Then this day, a 777 arrived to my home airport. Its runway is only roughly 1940 meters long and the aircraft had to perform a visual approach with los visibility conditions. I had to buy a disposable camera on the airport's store to shoot this... picture?

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:13 am

Here's 2 that could have been better:

This one is mostly a historical shot, OO-SGA was Sabena's 1st 747 and spent its entire career with the company. Very sad to see it being broken up and even more sad that shooting through a fence can have its downsides:


MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Jan Laporte



The second one, great light conditions... but I failed to get it sharp:


MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Jan Laporte

 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:30 am

For me it's this. As if heat haze was not enough I shot it in jpeg with the wrong WB, doh...


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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:53 am



Quoting Cpd (Reply 10):

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 9):
You've got to go with a camera with a full-frame sensor. You'll never look back after that!

But then you'll complain that the planes are too far away. Even with a lens at 400mm - 737, A320 and E190 are too small to photograph.

Not me! I've been happy with my 5D at 200mm being able to crop shots. For example:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3562275410_664029f76b_b.jpg

But I've been ecstatic with the sensitivity/clarity of the sensor and the 21 megapixel count on my 5D Mark II and can't wait to go spotting with it.

When in doubt though, pop on a 2x extender and pray that it will be sharp enough:  Wink

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3406691112_2001182131_b.jpg

All joking aside, I hear what you're saying but I do like the flexibility of the full frame sensors and am more than willing to compromise with distance for that flexibility.

Quoting Cpd (Reply 10):
Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 7):
Friggin' knucklehead got in the way. He got in the way of other shots, too:

Argh - I feel the pain. Try photographing at the public day of any big international motorshow (for added effect). If you have anything less than a huge bulky looking camera - people give you no room and they walk straight through the picture. I usually get plenty of respect and help from the car manufacturers themselves. I remember Bentley being one of the most helpful.

Ha, thanks! The knucklehead in the photo from my previous post was a volunteer at the air show and the public was stuck behind a roped off area so we had no choice but to endure his cluelessness whenever he wanted to walk in areas that we couldn't get to. He could get a shot while obstructing our shots. Funny you should mention shooting at a motorshow--knucklehead guy event was a combo airshow/autoshow called Dream Machines. Only in America...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3599/3484712677_4ee1036a3d_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3483453209_7a006fbb75_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3478236897_e400ca25fc_b.jpg

To keep this on topic, I hate fences and dust on my sensor!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3606241871_3016d80e47_b.jpg
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:07 am



Quoting Cpd (Reply 1):
Always a next time.

In my experience, next time you'll get half of the airplane blurry as well if you shoot again 1/8 sec unless you manage to get a perfect side-on shot; I do not think you could have done better than you did with those settings  Smile

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 2):
Your shutter speed would have been 1/30, the blur effect would still be very close to this one.

Allow me to disagree, 1/8 is in no way close to 1/30  Smile

Quoting Stil (Reply 11):
a 777 arrived to my home airport

What the hell were those guys doing there???

Cheers,

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:33 am



Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 9):
You've got to go with a camera with a full-frame sensor. You'll never look back after that!

Well it was okay a couple of seconds later:

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Photo © Matthew Baker



Dad has the D700 and it's a great camera, but the D300 serves me well. The 1.5x magnification is a nice bonus to have  Smile
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:55 pm



Quoting Javibi (Reply 15):
What the hell were those guys doing there???

Once upon a time... When the Deportivo de la Coruña played Champions League... This beauty brought us the Juventus team. As a fact, I don't like football at all, but if the impressive 777 is the result of our local team playing champions league... Let there be football, then.

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:17 pm

Hi.
I guess we all have stories to tell about photos that went wrong. The last one that happened to me was last year in Palma de Mallorca (PMI/LEPA).
I was driving to the airport after a great afternoon at the beach, to catch a Transaero that was due to arrive, but when I checked the biz jets apron I almost went mad when I spotted the Kingfisher 727.
I tried all possible angles, near the fence, away from the fence and had no luck.
Finnaly, I decided to climb to the roof of my car (I hope the guys from the rental company don't visit airliners.net   ), and still the best I was able to do was this

No need to say that it was the only time I saw this beauty    and to make it worst, with luck I would get a clean ramp shot with great light. Oh well...didn't get this one clean nor the Transaero.
Next time I return to PMI I think I'll rent a truck  Big grin

[Edited 2009-06-08 06:18:57]
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:01 pm

http://myaviation.net/?pid=01414072

Bad lighting, and its way too blurry  grumpy 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:15 am



Quoting Javibi (Reply 15):
In my experience, next time you'll get half of the airplane blurry as well if you shoot again 1/8 sec unless you manage to get a perfect side-on shot; I do not think you could have done better than you did with those settings Smile

The side on shot was what I'd aimed for - it didn't work out at all. It is very difficult to acheive this kind of photo consistently with such a slow shutter speed. I don't know how you manage it all the time.

The image above had other problems too - dust spots that just won't go. I'll have Nikon clean the sensor. It won't cost me anything.  Smile I don't know how the dust spots got on the sensor, I'm very careful about that. Fortunately also - they'll do it while I wait.
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:24 am



Quoting Javibi (Reply 15):
Allow me to disagree, 1/8 is in no way close to 1/30 Smile

Master of panning Himself  Smile I agree, it's not the same, I just can't imagine shooting that slow.
1/60th was the slowest shutter speed I have used to successfully upload here.

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:59 pm

Wow....Is there any way to choose like 15 at once?  Wink I'll have to look through the old collection and *TRY* to pick one.

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 14):
JeffSFO

Some cool shots there Jeff!  Smile



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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:20 am

One of my "best" shots... (low quality sample).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28900132@N04/2979105743/

I was at about 120 meters far from the runway's side (at Vigo's airport [LEVX]). That 737 took off and, just when I half pressed the shutter for focusing, only 2-3 seconds after the 737 was in the air, the airplane did a very quick and unexpected left turn with a high bank angle towards the place I was spotting. With the focus and zoom frozen I had only two options: to shoot, or not to shoot...

[Edited 2009-06-09 22:25:31]

[Edited 2009-06-09 22:29:02]
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:03 pm

Oh yeah, and this one, too:

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:03 pm

I have been trying to get this photo for so long, I have about 100 shots of the same thing, Its turned in to my kind of nemesis, weather not right, plane takes off long so many things to go wrong.
Here is the best one so far.


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One day I hope to get it all right, this one really annoyed me though as its not in database!!

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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:42 am

It is the first time I ever heard of a Kingfisher 727 - a freighter ?
@skyhawkmatthew your shot is superb !
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:19 pm

Kingfisher 727 is VIP!
 
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RE: The Photo That Didn't Turn Out Right?

Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:01 am

Rainy air show. I can't seem to figure out how to manage flat light. Anything against the overcast sky looks backlit, and anything against foliage/buildings looks dreary.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3618735654_d1cb017edf_b.jpg


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