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by Smoketrails
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

Re: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200

I have the 80-400, love it but it does start to suffer quality wise when reaching over 320/350mm. A real steady hand is needed and you have to take in account that at over 350mm you will have banding. Like dutchspotter mentions, I use two bodies, my old and trusty D90 for my closer range work and my...

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by Smoketrails
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 276
Views: 63616

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

It is a rubbish shot and I am starting to get frustrated in why these pictures are being accepted and even placed as significant. I do not know the photographer personally but it seems he has a large influence on the screeners at A.net!

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by Smoketrails
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3806

Re: ATP goes off runway during landing.

dcajet wrote:
Is it me or does the rear left door appear to be open during landing?


No, it is the rear fuselage logo deceiving you.

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by Smoketrails
Fri May 29, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 12137

Re: Photographer's choice

I was thinking the exact same! Surprised the shot even made it through the screening...

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by Smoketrails
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 13123

Re: MEA new livery

How can people say their current livery is a classic?! It is bland!!! I love the new livery!!!

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by Smoketrails
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7624

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

This might be a stupid question. Since those types of parcel delivery services I believe tend to have fairly light but bulky cargo, I believe they reach the physical space limits of the aircraft long before they reach the maximum takeoff weight. For a company like Amazon, could there be a market fo...

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by Smoketrails
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 12137

Re: Photographer's choice

No probs KPDX!

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by Smoketrails
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 12137

Re: Photographer's choice

And currently happening again! In the case you're referring to the BA 747s, there were a handful of us up on the tower catwalk and we uploaded them that same night we got back to the hotel, hence why they both hit the page at the same time. Nothing overly suspicious to me that they got PC, consider...

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by Smoketrails
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 12137

Re: Photographer's choice

And currently happening again!

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by Smoketrails
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographer's choice
Replies: 53
Views: 12137

Re: Photographer's choice

Crappy light, boring subjects and many shots in the database.............

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by Smoketrails
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MIA and FLL spotters - spotting areas closed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2528

Re: MIA and FLL spotters - spotting areas closed?

I thought FLL had plans to make the North runway viewing area similar to the Green Belt on the South side?!

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by Smoketrails
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 276
Views: 63616

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

How does a boring, bog standard and dull UAL B737 go top with more than 4000 views inside 12 hours?!?!

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by Smoketrails
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 147742

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

These are just renderings! Need to see it for real......

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by Smoketrails
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 7711

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

I have just over 50 pics on A.net and proud of nearly everyone of them! I agree, I see some shots pass by which make me frown as why they have achieved 1000+ views inside 24 hours! But do I care? Not really! I post my shots for myself and for fellow enthusiasts to enjoy. Do I think some of my pics a...

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by Smoketrails
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EIN best performing Dutch airport of last two decades
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: EIN best performing Dutch airport of last two decades

jubaexpress,

I believe you are getting mixed up with Maastricht Airlines from a couple of years ago!?

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by Smoketrails
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of Flights in Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 2202

Re: Number of Flights in Africa

And not all of the African continent is covered by FR24.

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by Smoketrails
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where this place is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: Where this place is?

Hmmmm....Pakistan or India!?

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by Smoketrails
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR photography
Replies: 45
Views: 7587

Re: LHR photography

When I go to LHR I just book a hotel for a couple of nights and use the free bus service round the airport.

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by Smoketrails
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 330
Views: 161281

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

airkas1 wrote:
Smoketrails wrote:
I would love to know the settings the Emirates A380 was shot at!?!?

You can try to E-mail the photographer (and post the answer here :biggrin: ).


And I thought you were going to make it easy for me Kas :weeping: :hissyfit: :mrgreen:

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by Smoketrails
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 330
Views: 161281

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

I would love to know the settings the Emirates A380 was shot at!?!?

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by Smoketrails
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery
Replies: 52
Views: 11482

Re: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery

Ah, I see the party poopers are out again! I love this livery and would like to encourage all airlines to do this.

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by Smoketrails
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo accepted but not in database?
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Photo accepted but not in database?

Hi,

Had a photo(ID #4001761) accepted of 9Y-SLU but it is not in the database!?

Regards,

Chris

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by Smoketrails
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX info
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: LAX info

Hi Wim,

99.999% sure this shot was taken from the old LAX tower.

Regards,

Chris

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by Smoketrails
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Twice rejected...can someone help me with this picture?
Replies: 32
Views: 1955

Re: Twice rejected...can someone help me with this picture?

Dear marc1201,

You are not doing yourself any favors in the way you are retorting to people whom are trying to help you! So I suggest you shrug the giant chip on your shoulder, take a break from a.net for a couple of days and retreat to your office and think things over.

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by Smoketrails
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Should I upload to a.net?
Replies: 62
Views: 4429

Re: Should I upload to a.net?

Keep cracking at it Al! In the beginning it took me 10/15 minutes to work on my photos but as you get the feel for things it starts going quicker. I have had so many shots rejected i have lost count! Last couple of months I have been scoring 2 out of 5. Youtube has some good tutorials on how to edit...

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by Smoketrails
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: About Spotting in Korea
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: About Spotting in Korea

Thanks for the info Jamie! And I will definitely check out the update on spotterguide!

Chris

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by Smoketrails
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: About Spotting in Korea
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: About Spotting in Korea

@ Block40Osan Really appreciate your info on the Seoul airports! ICN is on my to do list, as soon as the 4th runway is finished. I guess the overview will be even more ideal then it is now as the aircraft will be closer!? Is it possible for you to make a map with the most current spotting locations ...

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by Smoketrails
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Top 5 Decided by Social Media
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: Top 5 Decided by Social Media

Hahaha..no probs there Steve! I thought it might have been that....

Love the B727 t/o shot!

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by Smoketrails
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Top 5 Decided by Social Media
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: Top 5 Decided by Social Media

Homepage top 5 now all Steve Brimley shots?!?!

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by Smoketrails
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 318428

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Sorry if I am repeating a question but I still get the impression that the photos since the upgrade still lack quality!? They seem slightly out of focus?

Cheers

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by Smoketrails
Sat May 21, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Photo Disappeared?
Replies: 5
Views: 908

RE: Photo Disappeared?

Hi airkas1,

It was another shot, this one I do have in my rejected file.

My other shot is as it leaves its gate.

Smoketrails

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by Smoketrails
Sat May 21, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Photo Disappeared?
Replies: 5
Views: 908

RE: Photo Disappeared?

airkas1,

Chris Grew - Smoketrails

It is a ground shot of a ETD B789 at DUS.

Hope this helps?

Alvast bedankt,

Smoketrails

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by Smoketrails
Sat May 21, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Photo Disappeared?
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Photo Disappeared?

Hi fellow aviation enthusiasts,

I have had a photo disappear on me! It was in the cue and then suddenly vanished. It's nowhere to be found, not in the rejected shots, not in the cue and not in the database?

Regards,

Smoketrails

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by Smoketrails
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Bom (mumbai) Spotting Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2863

RE: Bom (mumbai) Spotting Help

Hi navygm, I would try to contact some of the local Mumbai lads directly via mail! Some of them have large amount of shots here on a.net and probably could escort you. <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> NOT venture out on your own as our hobby is not accepted in India! Also, from what ...

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by Smoketrails
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Using A Nikon D610?
Replies: 6
Views: 4012

RE: Anyone Using A Nikon D610?

I use the D610 too with the new Nikkor 80-400mm, super combo! Like Yang says, it can be a bit sluggish at times and I too have had dust spot problems(knock on wood, but now she is a bit older I haven't had them anymore...). I must admit though, I am still learning all the ins and outs of this stunni...

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by Smoketrails
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MIA And FLL Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 4335

RE: MIA And FLL Trip

Cheers guys, really appreciate it and anymore info all very welcome!

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by Smoketrails
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MIA And FLL Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 4335

MIA And FLL Trip

Hi fellow aircraft enthusiasts, The old man and I are doing a <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> and <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> tr...

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by Smoketrails
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening Smoketrails
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

RE: Pre Screening Smoketrails

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by Smoketrails
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening Smoketrails
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Pre Screening Smoketrails

Hi guys, <a href="https://imageshack.com/i/idTtxQX9j" target="_blank"/><a href="http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/TtxQX9.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/TtxQX9.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/TtxQX9.jpg" width=...

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by Smoketrails
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Air Canada Air To Air
Replies: 31
Views: 6126

RE: Air Canada Air To Air

Dear winterlight, Once again you start a thread in which you criticise a photo and it's photographer! Is it jealousy that makes you want to start these threads? The shots are stunning, absolutely nothing wrong with them... If you have a beef to settle with a.net and it's screeners then please refrai...

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by Smoketrails
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Banding?
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

RE: Banding?

mjgbtv, I see the banding too on the original edited picture, it must be the vignetting I have tried to work on. When I equalize the original photo I do not see the rings. Btw, how do I deequalize the picture after having checked it? Shame working on the vignetting causes these rings as my lens(the ...

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by Smoketrails
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Banding?
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

RE: Banding?

Thanks guys! Yang, I see it too, the dust spot that is, but it's not a mountain top but cloud  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>) Anyway, might have some time to work on the shot tomorrow and to attempt uploadin...

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by Smoketrails
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Banding?
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

RE: Banding?

Cheers Kulverstukas, Ah! I have a sneaking suspicion I might have been working on a picture that I already had been working on and thought i had discarded.... I can't find any rings or distortion on my original photo...I think. Could trying to solve vignetting cause those rings? Regards, Chris

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by Smoketrails
Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Banding?
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

RE: Banding?

Here is the shot lads, <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20141223_i1418811088.6764smktrlsb6512a333pek111114.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r....6764smktrlsb6512a333pek111114.jpg</a> Equalizing, how does that work? Once again, all replies are very muc...

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by Smoketrails
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Banding?
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

RE: Banding?

Hi Yang,

As soon as I have finished all of my X'mas responsibilities I will post the shot(replying via phone now).

I have posted refused shots before on the forum but have forgotten how to do this! A quick refresher would be nice...

Merry X'mas and best regards,

Chris

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by Smoketrails
Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Banding?
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

Banding?

Hello fellow aircraft enthusiasts, My trip through aviation photography and editing land continues and still more and more questions seem to stack up! One of my shots was refused due to "banding in sky"! I have no clue as to what this means, how to identify it post processing and how to solve it dur...

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by Smoketrails
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At Changi Airport (WSSS)-Takeoff Shots
Replies: 2
Views: 4693

RE: Photography At Changi Airport (WSSS)-Takeoff Shots

Hi Yang, I don't know Andrew Hunt personally, not at all actually, but I believe he has airside access at Changi. Just check all his photo's taken at <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> on here and you will realise they are not taken outside the perimeter. Altho...

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by Smoketrails
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Compression Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

RE: Compression Issues

Thanks guys!

Legoguy, I use the noise reduction on PS and use it at an absolute minimum.

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by Smoketrails
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Compression Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Compression Issues

Hi fellow enthusiasts, When resizing my images, I am loosing way too much info. The original image shot by the camera is 6016x4016 and is 6.0MB. Then I do the standard work on the shot(still learning here too..) like cropping, adjusting the levels, removing scratches and dust spots and lastly checki...

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by Smoketrails
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D610 Nikkor 80mm-400 Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 6667

RE: Nikon D610 Nikkor 80mm-400 Problem

bmibaby737, Reviewing my recent <acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym> and <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym...

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