|Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 4):|
I started as an aircraft spotter, a number recorder in the mid 1960s but soon started to photograph them in preference to simply recording the numbers and still kept logs until the early 1980s.
That's amazing. I give you (and people that do this hobby) a ton of credit for doing things like that. I would be interested in seeing a page out of your book, if you don't mind posting a photo of one please. Thanks!
Not sure there is any debate, at least not in my head.There is a ton of room in aviation for any type of hobby, or specialization. Just take for example, I think it was two - three days ago in the WSJ, the United Exec out in CA
, in his condo he has a whole PanAm first class cabin mock up! I would like to see that photo make it on the here. My point being, anet is what you make it, and to each his/her own.
For me, it's a hybrid of the two referenced above by Jim. I strive to capture beautiful scenes in aviation and work at and learn photography. While attempting this, I do try to document special events. For example, one day I'll try just to get a sunset shot, and hope and aircraft gets in the photo. A day like yesterday though, I was simply on a mission to photograph for documentation, the NE Patriots arriving home from London on the Virgin Atlantic charter, just as a record. I bounce around from documentation, to what I attempt to make of photography on a daily basis
Oh and screeners willing the Pat's charter will be in the DB
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