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by AlexC
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Level Or Not To Level......
Replies: 45
Views: 7286

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

I think that the only way to sort this out is for me to visit this wretched hanger myself and carry out a survey! Anyone know where it is?!!!

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by AlexC
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Level Or Not To Level......
Replies: 45
Views: 7286

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

The Leaning Tower and the buildings of Venice are special cases. The foundations of Venice are placed on timber piles driven down through the soft mud to the clay layers below, so movement is to be expected. As far as the Leaning Tower is concerned, I believe that it started to lean shortly after it...

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by AlexC
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Level Or Not To Level......
Replies: 45
Views: 7286

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/JakTrax" class="quote" target="_blank">JakTrax</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>All very well - until you get to Lukla - o...

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by AlexC
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Level Or Not To Level......
Replies: 45
Views: 7286

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

By the looks of that one Mick you should have had time to put the camera on the tripod and level it by using a spirit level in the hot shoe. No argument's then! <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, so that's going a bit too far in this instance, but I often used to do that taking shots ...

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by AlexC
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?
Replies: 80
Views: 11089

RE: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?

The comment that karl makes above about yellow tints in the early morning (or the early evening in my case) is a good one. I've had one or two shots rejected recently for yellow tints taken in fading evening light, the cast being accurate, and I noted in my comment that it was, however that was not ...

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by AlexC
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?
Replies: 80
Views: 11089

RE: What Am I Doing Wrong With My Photos?

I notice that the head screener mentions backlit photos. I'd advise folks to avoid uploading anything that is even vaguely backlit, they just won't be accepted. Well anyway, that's been my experience.

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by AlexC
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looks Like We Have An Expert Screener Lurking
Replies: 9
Views: 5996

RE: Looks Like We Have An Expert Screener Lurking

I'm having a real struggle getting anything taken at Heathrow accepted at the moment, but I'm not the 'anonymous expert', honest! I'm getting rejections for editing, but don't think it's anything to do with editing, in fact I'm reasonably sure that it's a problem with my D300s which I'm going to hav...

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by AlexC
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question On London Airport Departure Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 7200

RE: Question On London Airport Departure Routes

From your description, I'd say that the Captain is correct, and that these aircraft were landing at Heathrow, I've often watched them from my hotel in Canary Wharf when I stay in London. Hope that you enjoyed your visit to our great capital city!

Alex

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by AlexC
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Update To Motive Rules For Obstruction
Replies: 18
Views: 10069

RE: Update To Motive Rules For Obstruction

Oh, right. Sorry about that

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by AlexC
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Update To Motive Rules For Obstruction
Replies: 18
Views: 10069

RE: Update To Motive Rules For Obstruction

How about wheels part covered by runway camber? I've generally not tried uploading any of these because I've rightly or wrongly expected them to be rejected.

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by AlexC
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fairford Area Trip
Replies: 27
Views: 9059

RE: Fairford Area Trip

Weather is dire this morning (Saturday) on the south coast. I hear that there's problems at Fairford getting into the field off-base car parks because of mud, <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> on base I suppose? Glad that I'm not going this year although it will be the first Tattoo th...

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by AlexC
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting Information #2
Replies: 16
Views: 8330

RE: Heathrow Spotting Information #2

Fat chance of any heat-haze so far this summer! And walking on a motorway is not allowed,

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by AlexC
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting In London Heathrow
Replies: 7
Views: 9181

RE: Spotting In London Heathrow

What an understanding girlfriend you have, lucky you!

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by AlexC
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor D-series Vs. G-series Lenses
Replies: 15
Views: 7070

RE: Nikkor D-series Vs. G-series Lenses

I like to take architectural subjects (I've got a shift lens) from time to time which can be quite difficult here in the UK now when photographing iconic buildings in London for instance. It's probably going to get even more difficult this summer with the Olympics coming up and the terrorist threat ...

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by AlexC
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?
Replies: 25
Views: 6840

RE: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?

It's not the mirror that 'protects' the film in a SLR, it's the focal plane shutter.

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by AlexC
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: London Heathrow Spotting Tips Please?
Replies: 16
Views: 8816

RE: London Heathrow Spotting Tips Please?

Made my first visit to Shakespeare Avenue last week. Much easier to park there then Myrtle Avenue! Very cold day, beautiful blue skies, heavies making some quite tight banking turns heading west. Really great. The only fly in the ointment was that all my shots turned out to be rubbish, way over expo...

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by AlexC
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?
Replies: 25
Views: 6840

RE: Why No DSLRs With Built-In Lenses?

OK, I'll bite! Whilst it may be possible to make a DSLR with a integral zoom, that would defeat the whole object of a DSLR (and SLR's before that) which is that they can take interchangeable lenses, ie they are so versatile and have been successful ever since the beginning of the 60's when SLR's fir...

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by AlexC
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: London Heathrow Spotting Tips Please?
Replies: 16
Views: 8816

RE: London Heathrow Spotting Tips Please?

I think that's at the end of Shakespeare Avenue Karl. I'll have to try that out myself sometime!

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by AlexC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Appeal Time
Replies: 12
Views: 3670

RE: Appeal Time

And jolly fine shots they are too, pin sharp with a 400mm lens! A shame that they had to be held up for a week or so, but better late then never!

Alex

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by AlexC
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

That was my point, but the powers that be are unconvinced mores the pity!

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by AlexC
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

I'm an art lover, and I wouldn't go anywhere near Tate Modern! No, I'm a National Gallery kinda guy!

[Edited 2011-12-31 01:25:19]

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by AlexC
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

We are just going to have to agree to disagree about the value or otherwise of cabin shots, but the popularity of what usually is just the backs of a whole lot of seats is a continuing mystery to me. Just why for instance an air-to-air shot of a beautiful war-bird can get many less views then a bori...

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by AlexC
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

As the chief objection to my nose-art shots being acceptable appears to be 'how do I know that's on an aircraft?', (which IMHO is irrational as is 'it could be on the inside of a locker door', as mentioned by someone) I think I'm entitled to ask 'how do I know that that photo is of the inside of a t...

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by AlexC
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

Not what I was hoping to hear but fair enough, my collection will have to remain unseen in their little yellow boxes. Incidently I see that a shot of the inside of an airliner toilet currently has over 10,000 views. It's a funny old world that's for sure!

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by AlexC
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

I have to say that I've got to agree with Karl now, this thread is going nowhere. It seems to be coming down to military enthusiasts v civil enthusiasts and never the twain shall meet, or have I got that wrong!?

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by AlexC
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

My thanks to 'Moose' for posting that shot, it's pretty much exactly what I'm referring to. I can't really get my head around this 'it could be anywhere' arguement. For one thing as I will have taken the shot I'll be able to guarantee that it is on an aircraft, and will include all the details as is...

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by AlexC
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

I could post some examples, but don't really see that that should be necessary. I'm pretty sure that we all know what I'm getting at.

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by AlexC
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

I was mainly referring to the art-work on US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> aircraft (harking back to <acronym title="bmibaby (United Kingdom)">WW</acronym> <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym>) that was very prevelent for a few years before the powers-that-by put a s...

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by AlexC
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

RE: Nose-art

I've got to say that I completely disagree with you on that Karl. The sort of art that I'm mainly referring to has been integral with military aviation at various times in the recent past, most noticeably with the USAF.

Alex

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by AlexC
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nose-art
Replies: 43
Views: 4662

Nose-art

Like many of us I suppose, I've taken quite a number of close-ups of US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> nose-art over the years, but if I was to try to up-load them they would be rejected because the whole of the nose is not shown. They are close-up obviously in order to show the maximum det...

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by AlexC
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography 27R At London Heathrow
Replies: 8
Views: 5535

RE: Photography 27R At London Heathrow

Long time since I've been there, but I used to walk it from Hatton Cross. Don't think that our American cousins are too keen on walking however! just jokin!'.

Alex

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by AlexC
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have The Rules On 'centre' Changed Here?
Replies: 103
Views: 7413

RE: Have The Rules On 'centre' Changed Here?

Many thanks for that.

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by AlexC
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have The Rules On 'centre' Changed Here?
Replies: 103
Views: 7413

RE: Have The Rules On 'centre' Changed Here?

I don't really see how the centre ruling can be anything other then subjective, unless of course the image is way off. It's certainly something that I take a lot of trouble to try to get 'right'. As far as contrast rejections are concerned I always assume it's for low contrast if the screener hasn't...

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by AlexC
Mon May 02, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Question
Replies: 7
Views: 5331

RE: Heathrow Question

There's absolutely no need to sit on the motorway barrier. Half way up the embankment is perfectly fine in my experience.

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by AlexC
Sun May 01, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manthos Family Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

RE: Manthos Family Photos

The point was to invite comments. Thanks for yours Karl.

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by AlexC
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manthos Family Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

RE: Manthos Family Photos

The shot did have the watermark, in fact the posting on Facebook had my copyright, he hadn't even bothered to crop that out. I'm well aware how easy it is to 'nick' a photo off the internet, but if he had wanted others in his Facebook group to see the shot all he needed to do was put a link on his F...

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by AlexC
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manthos Family Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Manthos Family Photos

I'm sure that many of you will have seen the two 1945 Mustang photos that I recently put on A.net. with the permission of the two Manthos brothers. I should have known better I suppose, but they were soon pirated including at least one posting on facebook which I have successfully had removed. The M...

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by AlexC
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.
Replies: 159
Views: 7436

RE: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.

Personally I cannot see the attraction of a photo of a whole lot of seats, but that's probably just me.

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