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The Photo You Didn't Submit

Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:22 am

Might be an interesting topic - show us, for one of your images, the alternative from the same batch that you could have submitted, but didn't.

For me, it's this pair:


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Landing on RWL34L at Sydney Airport. As you might well guess, that plane is a very long distance away. Looking through the photos I took, I should have used this:

08/05/2010, 4:57pm. F/6.3, 280mm, 1/80sec, 280mm.


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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:02 am

Hello Chris.

Hopefully this will be an interesting thread.

On reading your intro, I thought of this photo which - fortunately for me - proved to be my most popular on the site, despite it being taken on the occasion of probably the worst weather whilst out at the airport. I met up with a couple of photography friends that day - had I not been doing there is no way I would have considered making the effort to go out with the camera (there is a lesson there embedded in that!):


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This is another in that sequence which I have just discovered I didn't even edit at the time. I had a clear view about what made the better motive, but others might have a different opinion:

Virgin 747 Oct '05


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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:13 am

Quoting Psych (Reply 1):
On reading your intro, I thought of this photo which - fortunately for me - proved to be my most popular on the site, despite it being taken on the occasion of probably the worst weather whilst out at the airport. I met up with a couple of photography friends that day - had I not been doing there is no way I would have considered making the effort to go out with the camera (there is a lesson there embedded in that!):

Well Paul, that's one of those great photos - deserves every one of those 180,000+ views it has.   Sometimes the days with the worst of weather provide you with great photos.

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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Great stuff Chris, lovely light you had there - I'm dying to come back!

Paul,
Actually, I love the one you have in the database, a lot cleaner with regards to the foreground.  

One that came to my mind first:


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and my other choice would have been this motive, but it seems as if Robin and I did some very coordinated uploading as to not have the same shot online 
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Good thread.

cpd, the first shot (the one in the database) is just fine. I like it over the other one where the a/c is on the ground.  
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:36 am

Quoting cpd (Thread starter):

Great lighting, Chris. Such a shame that double rule comes into play.

Quoting Psych (Reply 1):
but others might have a different opinion

I like the accepted one more. The water spray just adds so much to the departing 747, especially when it's fully off the ground!


Here's one of mine.. I already had one accepted..


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And then I went for a bank angle shot which got accepted:


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After all of that, I realised that this photo was particularly nice.. And different to the 2 accepted. Oh well.

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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:48 pm

Clearly you are a pilot. I am friends with many hundreds of pilots, and they all tell me it is not possible to be in the cockpit during flight.

The member JRadier tried to convince me of the opposite, but he is a liar and making things up.
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:00 pm

Quoting INNflight (Reply 6):

That post was completely unmotivated. Jradier did not post in this thread, so why bring thay up? We all know you're jealous of the fact that he bas found ways to get into the cockpit (we're jealous, too) but try and keep the thread on topic, ok?

Here is one shot I always wished I had submitted, but didn't because of the quality of the image, even though I love the panning effect.

http://tisdigital.com/TISDIGITAL.com/AVIATION/Pages/GVA_LSGG.html#0

And another one i love because of the background, but i had forgotten to double-check my settings and was at ISO400, which my old Olympus couldn't handle.

http://tisdigital.com/TISDIGITAL.com/AVIATION/Pages/GVA_LSGG.html#1

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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:47 pm

Thx for biting Tis, should have included a   ... Jurgen (and others) know I'm just making a bit trouble.
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:09 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 8):
Thx for biting Tis, should have included a ... Jurgen (and others) know I'm just making a bit trouble.

Classic! Tis, don't worry, Flo and I are pretty good friends and we have discussed this topic at length...  
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:05 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 6):
Clearly you are a pilot. I am friends with many hundreds of pilots, and they all tell me it is not possible to be in the cockpit during flight.

No, I'm not. I haven't even flown a real plane before either. This is New Zealand, not somewhere else in the world. Check out my trip report: A Touch Of Nostalgia - Jumpseating The CV580 (by NZ107 Aug 6 2010 in Trip Reports)

And please stop making silly assumptions like that. This thread certainly didn't require it as it was purely about 'the photo you didn't submit' and not whether only pilots are allowed to jumpseat.

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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:19 am

Interesting thread, indeed. Both subjects are.

I'm going to jump back to the original idea, if you don't mind, with a recent shot of mine:



I really liked the side-on too but with the invaluable help of Paul I eventually uploaded this shot:


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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:28 am

You certainly picked the right photo there Gabor. Great to see that it was accepted and did so well, attracting so many views - very well deserved. A very flattering angle.

Take good care.

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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:17 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 10):
And please stop making silly assumptions like that. T

Flo's just stirring the pot a little bit.

Quoting ghajdufi (Reply 11):
I really liked the side-on too but with the invaluable help of Paul I eventually uploaded this shot:

The 3/4 view is much better - it shows that lovely wing-flex so well.   I can't wait to see the 787 sometime soon without having to jump on a plane and fly halfway across the world. My job doesn't require international travel, so any travel I do is funded by me - and hence is quite costly. My only trip coming up is to Paris.

Quoting INNflight (Reply 3):
Great stuff Chris, lovely light you had there - I'm dying to come back!

We'd love to have you back here - with better weather than the last time. I seem to remember that afternoon the light faded very quickly, we both ended up with photos that had horrible green light or we had planes park in front with the APU running.   

Now the desalination plant works are progressing, all of the construction at the end of RWY07/25 at Sydney has finished, there are no more pipes and Barton Park is no longer a wild jungle. So you can get easy access for great photo ops that were previously quite difficult:



Just a shame 35mm cameras need minimum 500mm or 600mm lenses (or 800mm) for some photos. 400mm+1.7x TC was only just adequate yesterday and even then I had to crop some photos. After taking those, I realised I could have gotten a better location still for a better angle - but that's for next time.
 
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:23 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 13):
So you can get easy access for great photo ops that were previously quite difficult:

Sounds like we could be in for some more Sam Chui-esque photos from that location then! I wish I had use of a car in Sydney to be able to access such places with ease.
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:33 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 14):
Sounds like we could be in for some more Sam Chui-esque photos from that location then!

But he goes up on the ATC tower observation deck.   I think you can get into it easily enough - but it's costly. It could be worth it though.  

At least Barton Park is now no longer a wild jungle, there is no trekking through mud and grass that is as tall as I am, and no worrying about dangerous snakes and venomous spiders.  Wow! Some people stand up on top of the closed top sewerage canal, which must be good - it's at least 100m closer and a much better angle.
 
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:48 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 15):
But he goes up on the ATC tower observation deck.

Oh, sorry, I meant the A.Net 744 pic..


It'd be great to be able to check this place out next time I'm in town. Much better than the observation deck for 34L operations!
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:07 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 15):
no worrying about dangerous snakes

Had I known there were snakes in there I'd have gone looking for them too! It took me forever to find some wild snakes to photograph in Australia, ended up finding 2 Tiger Snakes near Melbourne...

Anyway, slightly off topic there... I've not really had a photo yet that has had a big number of views (aside from 2 cockpit shots with 4,000 and 3,000 respectively) but there are so many pictures I tried to upload and failed with, but this one I didn't try to upload because I don't feel the quality is there. You may disagree and if so I may still upload it... But it's not quite right to me.

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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:12 am

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 17):
You may disagree and if so I may still upload it...

It'd be nice to say it's good enough to most photos.. But not for this one IMO - I agree with you unless you've just edited it badly  
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RE: The Photo You Didn't Submit

Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:31 pm

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 18):
I agree with you unless you've just edited it badly

It's entirely possible, I just did a quick slapdash edit and posted it... It's more the subject than the edit that I like, but the light was too dark and the subjects too blurry for Anet.
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