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Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:46 pm

Just a public note of thanks to all those photographers who recently have voted for my departing Virgin 747 photo 'with the horses' as Photographers' Choice. This is the first time for me that a photo of mine has received this recognition, and I am very pleased indeed.

As some may know from a previous thread I posted, this particular motive of an aircraft departing/landing on Runway 23R/05L at Manchester with the local horses in the foreground has long been something I have been trying to capture. Strange as things are, after literally years of occasional trips to this particular venue when things have never come together, I have had a few opportunities in a row recently to try to capture the motive. I have another in the queue right now of another A380 arrival, and those elusive horses cooperated once again. I hope that will make it through screening too. You just never know when those conditions will be right again, so you have to seize the day.

I am really pleased that fellow photographers appreciate that particular image - it is very nice to have been able to bring it to fruition and have that recognised by colleagues. Thanks once again.

Cheers.

Paul

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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:59 pm

Congratulations Paul!


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Very well deserved PC indeed!

Cheers,

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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:00 pm

A great image, for sure. The juxtaposition is worthy of views (and votes!)
 
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:31 pm

Quoting Psych (Thread starter):
As some may know from a previous thread I posted,

yes indeed! A Small Personal Goal Achieved (by Psych May 9 2010 in Aviation Photography)

It is a stunning picture.
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:35 pm

Quoting clickhappy (Reply 2):
The juxtaposition is worthy of views (and votes!)

Paul, do the horses get a prize for their involvement in this special picture???  
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:23 pm

Quoting sunandan (Reply 4):
Paul, do the horses get a prize for their involvement in this special picture?

Not much I have to offer I am afraid - but I can give them a 'plug':

Those horses again!

These two seemed particularly affectionate   .

This was taken last Sunday, when I nipped down briefly to take another photo of the A380 arriving. Very luckily it did so in a bit of sunshine, and these two horses kindly remained in the shot. If only they had been like this at the time! With screener support that photo will hopefully be added sometime.

As I said above, although these horses are sometimes to be found around these fields, which I think belong to the adjacent stables (sometimes right up to the fence in danger of putting their nostrils down your lens!), getting the elements together has proved very elusive. For me you need a few factors coming together:

* A 'heavy' touching down or departing - for me the motive is about the juxtaposition of the 'heavy metal' and 'nature' and also their apparent carefree attitude to all the activity behind, oblivious to all around them. I don't think it would work so well with a smaller aircraft.

* Framing - the horse/s need to be far away enough, plus you need to be able to frame the photo so that it can be cropped within the limits of A.net rules and still work.

* Aircraft + horses - even if the animals are posing nicely in the right area, the aircraft has to play ball. e.g. in the Virgin example I needed that slightly longer take off run, so that it was low enough to pass by the horses so that the framing worked. Often that would not be the case.

* Light - well my Manchester friends will acknowledge that those almost ever-present Mancunian clouds all to regularly ruin a shot just at the wrong time for us.

Cheers.

Paul
 
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:32 pm

Paul,

It's simply a great image (although great images are never simple).
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:14 pm

Nice photo indeed!

And unlike the famous G-MOOO cow that horse actually carries a reg 
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:36 pm

The photo has now been displaced from the PC spot, but it was certainly nice whilst it lasted.

Thanks once again for the kind comments.

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Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:00 am

Congrats on the second PC win, Paul!   
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Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:10 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 9):
Congrats on the second PC win, Paul!

Congrats (again) indeed!


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Quoting Psych (Thread starter):
I have another in the queue right now of another A380 arrival, and those elusive horses cooperated once again.

Can't wait  
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:38 am

Hey Paul,

I agree with all that's been said above. A truly great photo in every aspect! So I guess you switched from "ant-view" to "horse-view"!?  

Keep 'em coming!

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Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:12 pm

Thanks once again everyone! I certainly didn't see that coming.

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 10):
Can't wait

Screeners willing ......... the lighting is better than this one, so I really hope it makes it.

Cheers.

Paul

P.S. Just looking at some more photos, and for those interested, here is the preceding frame to the current PC (this would have got motive due to the wheels being slightly blocked by an aerial) - those wings are enormous! In the background is the Airport Pub, frequented by many visitors, but less so by photographers at this time of the day due to the lighting. The bouncy castles show that it is a popular destination for families:

A380 and the Airport Pub







P.P.S. And one more for the horse lovers amongst you - the frame following the previous PC:
More Horses


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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:44 am

Dear Paul,

Congratulations from Sweden on your success with the horses. And being voted on top is a much deserved recognition of your photografic skills during so many years. Let us see them coming, please!

Frippe

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Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:06 pm

Paul,

It was a pleasure voting for these photos. Though I do find it interesting that the horses can get closer to the aircraft than you can.  

Congrats.
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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:44 pm

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 11):
Keep 'em coming!

Here is another one just accepted. If only, as Dan suggests, I could get to where those horses are relaxing!

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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:18 pm

Quoting Psych (Reply 15):
If only, as Dan suggests, I could get to where those horses are relaxing!

Well Paul, simply disguise as a horse! Would be funny seeing a horse do some spotting! 

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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:37 am

Another one with the horses - and this one shows the A380 on its recently developed Stand 12 - which includes two air bridges:

A380 on stand

Cheers.

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RE: Very Many Thanks - PC Vote

Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:10 am

Well Done Paul, good too see! I haven't been a regular visitor to the Anet forums for some time now, so congrats again and hope all is well with you these days!

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