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by AlexC
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 61
Views: 52939

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

Have to say.......Although I'm at last getting somewhat used to the new site, IMHO it's still far inferior to what we used to have.

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by AlexC
Thu May 25, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: No. 4336069 Rallye, just rejected.
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: No. 4336069 Rallye, just rejected.

Steady on a bit there Karl, that's rather harsh. You certainly know how to kick a bloke when he's down!

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by AlexC
Wed May 10, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: No. 4336069 Rallye, just rejected.
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: No. 4336069 Rallye, just rejected.

Of the few photos that I took recently at Old Sarum, the one that I thought most likely to be rejected was the one of the Eurocopter G-NIVA, but I thought what the hell, I'll give it a try! Goes to show you never can tell!

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by AlexC
Mon May 01, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: No. 4336069 Rallye, just rejected.
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

No. 4336069 Rallye, just rejected.

And there was me thinking that was one of my better efforts! But what do I know?! :oops:

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by AlexC
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Uploads
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Re: Uploads

Many thanks!

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by AlexC
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Uploads
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Uploads

I know that this is going to sound very silly, and I apologise in advance, but I've just (I think!) made my first upload for quite some time, but I can't find 'my uploads' or similar anywhere. How do I view my upload?!

Alex Christie

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by AlexC
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in London
Replies: 43
Views: 3458

Re: Plane spotting in London

Sorry G-CIVP, it was Julien that I met on Saturday. Apologies for any confusion.

Alex

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by AlexC
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in London
Replies: 43
Views: 3458

Re: Plane spotting in London

It was also my particular pleasure to met you and your delightful wife or girlfriend? at Feltham Park on Saturday, interesting to learn that she and I both love Tuscany and the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena, I'm not only interested in aircraft! I've printed off a few of the shots of the A38...

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by AlexC
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in London
Replies: 43
Views: 3458

Re: Plane spotting in London

Sadly we have to live with these incidents. Thankfully, thanks to the very good work of the police and security forces they only happen rarely.

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by AlexC
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in London
Replies: 43
Views: 3458

Re: Plane spotting in London

Yes I'd say that 25 minutes is about right.

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by AlexC
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in London
Replies: 43
Views: 3458

Re: Plane spotting in London

Depends on what you call 'a long walk'!

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by AlexC
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in London
Replies: 43
Views: 3458

Re: Plane spotting in London

You should be able to walk to Feltham Park from Hatton Cross tube station. Down Fagg's Road, then on down Harlington Road West from where you will come to Feltham Park on your right.

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by AlexC
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane spotting in London
Replies: 43
Views: 3458

Re: Plane spotting in London

This winter light thing at Heathrow is all very well, but I've been waiting ever since about November for a sunny Sunday (only day I can make it) and no luck up to now such is the weather in this country.

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by AlexC
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D800E with 500mm f/4 or D500 with 300mm f/2.8 and maybe with TC ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Nikon D800E with 500mm f/4 or D500 with 300mm f/2.8 and maybe with TC ?

I would go for the D500 with 300/2.8+1.4 Converter where necessary to complement your superb 70/200.

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by AlexC
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice for RIAT 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2785

Re: Advice for RIAT 2017

For me the main problem with the grandstand is that you can't stand up (unless you're lucky enough to get on the very top row) and I can't pan the camera effectively from a seated position, it's just not the natural thing to do IMO. And If you dare to stand up (unless you are on the top row) you wil...

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by AlexC
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Back-Button Focus
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Back-Button Focus

I use back-button all the time now, just seems natural and the normal thing to do.

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by AlexC
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 265409

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Wish I'd never mentioned it now!

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by AlexC
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 265409

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

airkas1 wrote:
AlexC wrote:
Just when I thought that things couldn't get much worse, I've just noticed that A.net is using the expression 'photogs'. Argh!!!!!

Where?

Can't find it now. Perhaps I was having a nightmare?!

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by AlexC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 265409

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Just when I thought that things couldn't get much worse, I've just noticed that A.net is using the expression 'photogs'. Argh!!!!!

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by AlexC
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 265409

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

With this ever lengthening hiatus period, I would think that A.net must be truly hemorrhaging visitors. Have to say that I find myself in the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' faction. A few minor tweaks would have been useful no doubt, but IMHO this top down, complete and utter revision was not nece...

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by AlexC
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trying to upload photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Trying to upload photo

I've had to give up, so frustrating! Tried several times. Get as far as 'Airline', but can't input 'Untitled' as the field turns grey, end of story, nightmare!

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by AlexC
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trying to upload photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Trying to upload photo

Many thanks, I'll give it a try!

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by AlexC
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trying to upload photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Trying to upload photo

I've been trying to upload a photo of a home build, namely a Skyranger NYNJA 912S (1) manufactured by a Mr. J. Mundy seen recently at Old Warden without success. It seems that the standard entries, manufacturer, generic, etc., do not allow for this type of up-load. Any thoughts?

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by AlexC
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Should I upload to a.net?
Replies: 62
Views: 4079

Re: Should I upload to a.net?

Although I've got over 4,000 shots on here, I've only just leant from airkas1 above what 'personnel' means. How embarrassing is that?!

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by AlexC
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D7200 V D750
Replies: 20
Views: 6691

RE: Nikon D7200 V D750

If it were me, I'd be doing nothing until the D500 becomes available!

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by AlexC
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Creative Team
Replies: 95
Views: 10688

RE: New Creative Team

Those examples are great shots, but those such as the Qantas A380 and the AW-139 would be quite impossible for the vast majority (I should think) of us to take, we just don't get those opportunities. Great to see, however!

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by AlexC
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR Spotting June 28th-July 2nd
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

RE: LHR Spotting June 28th-July 2nd

It's complete nonsense to say that it's only worth taking photos at Heathrow in the winter. Take a look at the data base to see photos taken in June and July.

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by AlexC
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Weird Halos On Non Edited Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 4313

RE: Weird Halos On Non Edited Pics

I agree, sounds like D-lighting. I had a similar problem which took me a little time to figure out. There's nothing in the camera instructions (at least not that I could find) that advised that having the D-lighting feature switched on was likely to cause halo problems. Anyway, that's what it was, a...

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by AlexC
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Default Image Showing On Many Shots In DB
Replies: 64
Views: 5774

RE: Default Image Showing On Many Shots In DB

Search engine not working. Apparently there are no photos in the database taken at Heathrow!

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by AlexC
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Default Image Showing On Many Shots In DB
Replies: 64
Views: 5774

RE: Default Image Showing On Many Shots In DB

I'd like to appeal a recent rejection, but don't appear to have received the usual e-mail.

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by AlexC
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 Autofocus Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 8248

RE: New Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 Autofocus Issues

I'm no expert, but I think that I've read somewhere that VR would not work whilst panning?

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by AlexC
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR Photography Situation
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

RE: LHR Photography Situation

Such is the paranoia in this country that I get quite nervous taking photos anywhere near children.

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by AlexC
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Wow, I Want A Nikon D610!
Replies: 7
Views: 5144

RE: Wow, I Want A Nikon D610!

Strangely enough, I've seen several group reviews of D600 class cameras in magazines recently, and not one of them has mentioned the problems that the D600 has been having, indeed they all say what a fine camera it is.

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by AlexC
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: South England Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

RE: South England Trip

Thanks Peter, glad that you had a good time over here. Old Warden is a great place as you say, but they have been unlucky with windy conditions recently, in fact they were unable to fly the older aircraft during my last two visits. I've been passing Tangmere for a number of years on my way to and fr...

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by AlexC
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Camera Settings For Sharpness?
Replies: 14
Views: 6546

RE: Best Camera Settings For Sharpness?

The 80-200/2.8 AFS is accepted to be one of the sharpest lenses that Nikon ever made.

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by AlexC
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: South England Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

RE: South England Trip

I think I'd appreciate some help with Bournemouth Airport too, maybe there's some viewing locations that I'm not aware of!

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by AlexC
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: South England Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

RE: South England Trip

Rather difficult to find anywhere to park either end of Bournemouth Airport runway.

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by AlexC
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: South England Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 5296

RE: South England Trip

I'm very local to Bournemouth Airport, and I agree that you'd be best to give it a miss this time. There used to be a very convenient viewing area adjacent to the museum that used to be there close to the runway which has now moved, and the viewing area has gone with it. The repositioned viewing are...

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by AlexC
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My Own Problems With Sharpness
Replies: 2
Views: 4552

RE: My Own Problems With Sharpness

I'm using AF-C. I think you're right, single-point AF is probably best for the reasons you gave. I'll give that a try. Thanks.

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by AlexC
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My Own Problems With Sharpness
Replies: 2
Views: 4552

My Own Problems With Sharpness

Following on from Brice Johnson's query, I'm also having a problem with my camera, namely a Nikon D300s in that I'm getting a lot less in-focus images then I did with my trusty D200. These are ground to air shots and taxiing shots in good light mainly using an 80-200mm AFS Nikkor. Would anybody stil...

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by AlexC
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Camera Settings For Sharpness?
Replies: 14
Views: 6546

RE: Best Camera Settings For Sharpness?

That really doesn't make a lot of sense to me. If you were shooting at a minimum of 1/2500 at f8 on a cloudy day I would have thought that you'd be getting seriously under-exposed results never mind any other problems.

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by AlexC
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No Full Date Given
Replies: 4
Views: 3141

RE: No Full Date Given

Sorry, that should have been 'chosen not to show it' of course.

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by AlexC
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No Full Date Given
Replies: 4
Views: 3141

No Full Date Given

I note that a recent upload (very good shot) does not have the full date shown, just August 2013. The photogragher must know the full date, but for whatever reason has chosen to show it. Should this be a reason to reject? A minor point I agree, just wonder what the criteria is?

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by AlexC
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why So Many Views?
Replies: 2
Views: 3980

Why So Many Views?

My shot of Mustang N51KB 'Ain't Misbehavin' taken on Sept. 29th, 2007 at Columbus, Ohio has had over 53,000 views. It's nothing special, and I can't figure out why it's had so many views. Any ideas?

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by AlexC
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Appeals Policy/proceedure
Replies: 33
Views: 4281

RE: Appeals Policy/proceedure

I really can't see the problem. The image does need a slight degree of levelling. If you want it on on the D/B why not just carry out the adjustment and re-submit? And please don't tell me to shut up as well, it's not very polite!

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by AlexC
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Slide Developing.
Replies: 5
Views: 3127

RE: Slide Developing.

I've just taken my very last cassette of slide film Fuji in this case, in fact they may be the last company still making the stuff? I had a special reason for using this film which I won't bore you all with. It's really not viable any more because of the cost, besides that of the cost of the film it...

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by AlexC
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Thank You (and An Apology)
Replies: 7
Views: 7185

RE: A Thank You (and An Apology)

Have you been as grumpy on here as you are sometimes on UKAR Derek?! Anyway, I'm enjoying your oldies!

Alex

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by AlexC
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A.net photographer Leor Yudelowitz RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 6874

RE: A.net Photographer Leor Yudelowitz RIP

Sorry to hear that. I assume that he was Polish, or of Polish extraction?

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by AlexC
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Level Or Not To Level......
Replies: 45
Views: 7281

RE: To Level Or Not To Level......

When I first started taking photos at Old Sarum, near Salisbury, my gut instinct was that the grass landing strip was out of level by quite a bit. There were no buildings in the background, so no verticals, just rolling hills. When I up-loaded my first few shots from there they were rejected for 'le...

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by AlexC
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Level Or Not To Level......
Replies: 45
Views: 7281

RE: To Level Or Not To Level......

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dendrobatid" class="quote" target="_blank">dendrobatid</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>I might go back there in May and w...

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