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by tpk
Thu Feb 14, 2002 5:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: FAA Official Response To Photography!
Replies: 25
Views: 5902

RE: FAA Official Response To Photography!

Chris,

I would also appreciate a copy if you get a chance.

[email protected]

Thanks.

Tim

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by tpk
Sat Feb 09, 2002 12:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At My Home Airport - BDL
Replies: 5
Views: 4287

RE: Photography At My Home Airport - BDL

Jonathan, Sort of funny this story coming from me after telling you how I had no problems twice at Atlanta? I guess I was due to share in the pain sooner or later. Anyway, I've had a chance to calm down a little since I got back home and am enjoying editing my first US A321 photos from BDL now. Take...

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by tpk
Sat Feb 09, 2002 10:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Planespotting Should NOT Feel Like A Crime.
Replies: 30
Views: 2628

RE: Planespotting Should NOT Feel Like A Crime.

William,

I'm right there with you. Looks like we were posting at almost the same time. If you have the energy to read a novel, take a look at my post about my experience today.

I like the last bumper sticker the best. Keep us up to date with your plans to get them made up.

Tim

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by tpk
Sat Feb 09, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At My Home Airport - BDL
Replies: 5
Views: 4287

RE: Photography At My Home Airport - BDL

Sorry about all of the typos. I was pretty angry and my brain was moving faster than my fingers could process.

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by tpk
Sat Feb 09, 2002 10:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At My Home Airport - BDL
Replies: 5
Views: 4287

Photography At My Home Airport - BDL

Yep, this is going to be another post about a bad airport photography experience, so if you're sick of them, I understand and please move on to the next posting. I should also warn you about the mild sarcasm that follows. Today I got out of work early and we were having beautiful weather so I decide...

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by tpk
Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A330
Replies: 26
Views: 1898

RE: US A330

I can also vouch for that.

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by tpk
Fri Feb 08, 2002 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A330
Replies: 26
Views: 1898

RE: US A330

I flew one back in November from PIT to FRA. The inflight entertainment was great - personal in-seat screens even in economy. They offered a choice of something like 10 movies, TV shows, videos, and music. The only thing I saw that was missing was the channel that shows a map of the aircraft's fligh...

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by tpk
Thu Feb 07, 2002 3:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Breezebrowser
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

RE: Breezebrowser

Colin, Thanks for the tip - I suspected that there had to be a better way to manage the Raw files. I've had my D30 for around 2 months and also experienced problems with the Zoombrowser. I figured it was something I was doing wrong (possibly overloading the datbase) and I've had to re-install it aft...

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by tpk
Wed Feb 06, 2002 9:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Philadelphia Photography
Replies: 3
Views: 969

RE: Philadelphia Photography

Sunil,

That's great to hear. Thanks for your help.

Tim

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by tpk
Wed Feb 06, 2002 10:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Can You Go In An Airport Now?
Replies: 2
Views: 4403

RE: Where Can You Go In An Airport Now?

Haven't been there since 9/11, but my guess would be no. I don't think they allow gate access to anyone without a ticket at any airport anymore.

If you find otherwise, let me know and I'll be down the next weekend.

Tim

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by tpk
Wed Feb 06, 2002 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Philadelphia Photography
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Philadelphia Photography

I am thinking of driving to PHL for the day on 2/16 and was wondering if anyone has had any post-9/11 experiences there. Has it become another military state like JFK or would I be able to take some photos and not be harassed? (I'm not traveling, so I won't have airside access) I would appreciate an...

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by tpk
Mon Feb 04, 2002 1:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What's The Word On Atlanta And Miami?
Replies: 7
Views: 3510

RE: What's The Word On Atlanta And Miami?

I was at ATL last weekend and didn't have any problems. I spent three days there and was only approached one time by a parking garage guard who told me that she didn't mind if I take photos, but that her manager says it's not allowed. When I told her I would be happy to speak to the manager, she sai...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Digital Domination!
Replies: 17
Views: 1285

Mikephotos

Michael, I agree that your response to my first problem should be the case. I've even brought slides to a professional photographer and the best explanation he could offer was maybe the film went through the X-Ray machine too many times. I would have liked to have sent you one to get your opinion on...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 31, 2002 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Spotting Why?
Replies: 37
Views: 3104

RE: Plane Spotting Why?

For me it's not as much about keeping track of which registrations I have seen as it is about the composition of the shot. Even in taking 1000 or more pictures of the same aircraft, no two will be will be exactly the same. Each photo captures a frozen moment in time - the second before a plane touch...

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by tpk
Wed Jan 30, 2002 11:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where To Get Shots At SAN
Replies: 22
Views: 4795

RE: Where To Get Shots At SAN

Serge- I just made my first trip to SAN in a while back the beginning of the month. The Laurel and Harbor spot is great for approach shots (thanks to Tony Zeljeznjak for the tip). If you want to shoot the planes taxing and lining up for takeoff, it would be helpful to stand on the roof of a car. Tha...

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by tpk
Wed Jan 30, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Digital Domination!
Replies: 17
Views: 1285

RE: Digital Domination!

I had been taking aircraft photos for over ten years when I switched to digital a month ago. In all the time prior to switching, I never was able to generate even one slide that I thought was of high enough quality to post on Airliners.net. While my recent photographs are a long way from being excel...

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by tpk
Wed Jan 30, 2002 11:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airports You Can & Can't Spot At
Replies: 24
Views: 3249

RE: Airports You Can & Can't Spot At

I haven't had any problems at the three airports I've been to recently - PHX, SAN, and ATL. Here's the rundown of my experiences: PHX - In my opinion one of the best airports for unobstructed outdoor aircraft views. I spent several hours there on 4 separate days in late December and early January an...

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by tpk
Tue Jan 22, 2002 1:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stopped By The Police Taking Pictures
Replies: 25
Views: 4075

MIA Memorial Day Weekend

Jderden -

I'd be willing to join you guys in MIA. Keep me up to date with your plans.

Tim

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by tpk
Tue Jan 22, 2002 1:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust On Prints
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

RE: Dust On Prints

I have had the same problem, but with slides. With a sensitive scanner, there is often not a lot that you can do. What I ended up trying was getting one of those pressurized air dusters used to clean electronic equipment. It works pretty well and you don't have to touch the photos/slides. I've heard...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 17, 2002 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "Trouble" At ATL...
Replies: 41
Views: 2597

Soaring Spirit

Jderden777- Yeah, I saw psyched about the Soaring Spirit too. It was my first time seeing it and there was a nice deep blue sky during the hour I was there. When I arrived, it was parked at the gate right next to the escalators down to the tunnel, so it was way too close to get a shot of the whole p...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 17, 2002 12:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "Trouble" At ATL...
Replies: 41
Views: 2597

RE: "Trouble" At ATL...

Wow, I guess I missed a hassle there - I changed planes at ATL on the same day (12/28) and luckily did not have the same experience. I feel bad that you guys had to go through that. While there, I spent some time on Concourse E and got some great shots of a Korean 744 that was parked away from the g...

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by tpk
Mon Sep 03, 2001 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental EWR-BHX To Be Cut?
Replies: 38
Views: 3808

RE: Skihigh2002

Continental flies them from Newark to:

Glasgow
London Stansted
Dublin
Shannon
Dusseldorf
Lisbon

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by tpk
Thu Aug 16, 2001 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Lhr?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

RE: Continental To Lhr?!

I'm not sure, but it might have been a codeshare with Virgin Atlantic.

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by tpk
Thu Jul 12, 2001 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is This Northwest 747 At Las?
Replies: 6
Views: 3597

RE: Why Is This NW 747 At Las..No JAL Either

I had a similar question about a UA 744 that I saw in a picture as part of a feature article that one of the airliner magazines was doing on LAS. Does anyone know why this aircraft was there? It had to have been recently since it was parked at the new remote concourse/terminal.

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by tpk
Mon Jul 02, 2001 4:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Grainy Slides
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Grainy Slides

I apologize if this topic has been covered earlier, but I have an extremely slow connection that makes it difficult to navigate through old posts. In any case, I am wondering if there is anything other than the type/age of film that can cause slides to turn out grainy. I just got back 10 rolls of fi...

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by tpk
Mon Jul 02, 2001 3:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vignetting?
Replies: 32
Views: 1711

70/80 - 200 F/2.8 Lenses

Rob and Charles - Thank you for your advice about the 70/80 - 200 f/2.8 lens. I am seriously contemplating getting one, but first I have another question. Do either of you or anyone else who uses a similar lens find that the 200mm length is enough to capture most of the aircraft you are trying to ph...

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by tpk
Sat Jun 30, 2001 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 At Boston
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

UA 747 At Boston

I have an old postcard that shows an aerial overview of Logan and one of the aircraft in the picture is a United Airlines 747 (with a livery that I believe was replaced in the 70s). Does anyone know if and when in the 70s United operated scheduled 747 service from BOS, and if so, where did they fly ...

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by tpk
Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vignetting?
Replies: 32
Views: 1711

RE: Vignetting?

Rob,

What lens do you recommend and about how much does it cost?

Tim

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by tpk
Wed Jun 27, 2001 11:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vignetting?
Replies: 32
Views: 1711

RE: Vignetting?

I mentioned vignetting in my response to your post from a few days ago. It seems like we have had a lot of the same problems. I know it is discouraging when you have a shot that is otherwise perfect. In any case, I followed the same advice that Michael gave you, set my camera on aperture priority f8...

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by tpk
Sun Jun 24, 2001 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Jobs
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Airline Jobs

Reading the posts on this site, I have noticed that many members are either employed by airlines or work in some aspect of the airline industry. My question for those of you who do work in the industry, is how did you first get started? I have a degree in economics and currently work as a banking an...

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by tpk
Sun Jun 24, 2001 7:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Sky Is White And Should Be Blue!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 4455

RE: The Sky Is White And Should Be Blue!?!

I have had the same problem for some time and still haven't totally figured out how to prevent it. I find that if it is a bright sunny day, using a polarizing filter will ensure that the sky is a deep blue. This often comes at the price of an getting an underexposed picture that sometimes has vignet...

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by tpk
Thu Jun 07, 2001 9:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: JFK Terminal 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

JFK Terminal 4

I heard that the new Terminal 4 at JFK just opened recently but couldn't confirm it from the Port Authority or JFKIAT websites. Does anyone know if this is true?

If so, are there any good vantage points from outside of security?

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by tpk
Sun May 06, 2001 1:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Man Made Pyramid At Munich
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

RE: Man Made Pyramid At Munich

I was there about 4 years ago and it is a great spot. The even have a smal aviation giftshop that sells Herpa Wings and other aircraft items. Unfortunately, I only had a point and shoot camera with print film loaded in it when I was there, so I didn't get any good shots. If you are going to be headi...

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by tpk
Sun May 06, 2001 1:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Epson Stylus Photo Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

Epson Stylus Photo Problem

I recently purchased an Epson Stylus Photo 780 to print scans from my slides. Overall, I have been impressed with the print quality, but I have been having one problem that I can't seem to diagnose or fix. When I use any sort of glossy photo paper, the printer generates 4 faint dotted white lines (w...

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by tpk
Sat Feb 17, 2001 12:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Or JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 1570

RE: LAX Or JFK

I agree with the consensus that JFK is probably not the choice. I grew up in Connecticut and can remember taking trips to JFK and having no problem with any cops when photographing planes there. Things are definitely not the same now. I made a trip there last summer and had cops bother me several ti...

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by tpk
Sat Sep 30, 2000 10:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vignetting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

RE: Vignetting Problem

No, I am not using a lens hood or anything additional. The thing that I find unusual is that when I had the AE-1, the lens I had was not a particularly good one. I had assumed that the Canon lens that I bought for it would be at least as good.

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by tpk
Sat Sep 30, 2000 2:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vignetting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

RE: Vignetting Problem

I apprecicate your help, Rob. I will give your suggestion a a try while saving up for a better lens.

Take care.

Tim

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by tpk
Fri Sep 29, 2000 5:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vignetting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Vignetting Problem

I have been photographing aircraft for about 12 years. Up until 4 months ago, I was using an old manual focus Canon AE-1. Recently, I purchased an EOS with a new autofocus zoom lens and circular polarizer. I have been experiencing a lot of problems with vignetting that have ruined otherwise perfect ...

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