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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

Well seeing as I have in the past taken some good creatives I say they were as hard/easy to take as the side-ons. I find creatives to be much more opportunistic, and they don't always work out because of the unpredictability. That's the key word there - unpredictability. That's what makes them diffi...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

Well put it this way, if I snap 300 shots in one airport visit, they don't all come out like that! I find it pretty difficult to get them exactly in the middle, full-frame, or maybe I'm just a crap photographer? Presumably every side-on you take is perfectly in the middle, full-frame then, is it? Yo...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMA Heavy Movement Times
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

RE: EMA Heavy Movement Times

I've been sitting and waiting at <acronym title="Nottingham - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> for the past 5 years (not in the same visit though!) and sometimes I've had some luck. Russian stuff is very unpredictable but also pretty frequent these days, s...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

...And when I said 'rotation', I meant more like this... <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536894305&filename=11604821888Qxznu.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536894305/middle/11604821888Qxzn...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

well if that 747 is about to rotate it used all but 12ft of runway!!! And by the angle of the nosewheel it might just rotate in the viewing park!!! The mounds are <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> but I prefer action side-ons, such as those available from Joe's Field or the triangle b...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

There's no sour grapes at all. I'm simply trying to put what Joe said into some kind of perspective before he gets an earful..... I agree with some of his points but disagree with others. To some, Photoshop is a taboo. To others, it is a way of digital life. No-one's right and no-one's wrong, each t...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The "New" Professional Photographers
Replies: 227
Views: 11175

RE: The "New" Professional Photographers

I agree but disagree. I don't upload to A.net for two main reasons: 1) I can't use photoshop (becuase I'm a photographer not a graphic designer!) 2) I submit a lot of my work to the aviation press and I'm not sure they'd like my pics plastered all over the internet I have been blasted in these forum...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

My responses are not cop-bashing, as you put it, but comments concerning a few over-zealous officials, one of whom it appears you met at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. From what I can gather, she was out of line and you've now exposed th...

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

Just on a final note, I always expect to be spoken to, and have no problem answering a few questions. However, if the officer is rude to me from the offset without me having even said a word, then I will retaliate in a similar manner.

Cheers,

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A/c Type
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

RE: What A/c Type

May I point out that CO aircraft don't have blue engines, meaning it certainly wasn't CO.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay From MAN (UK)
Replies: 14
Views: 3688

RE: Cathay From MAN (UK)

Shame as the route was to be operated by an A340-300. Last time CX flew pax out of MAN they used a 747-400.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

RE: DFW Cop Says Photography Illegal....(yawn)

I also tend to stand up for myself at airports. The fact is I'm doing nothing wrong and I'm on the right side of the fence, so what's the problem? I don't ever recall a camera bringing an aeroplane down. It really amuses me when they tell you you can't be in a certain place or that you're too close ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question About Phuket
Replies: 14
Views: 7586

RE: Question About Phuket

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that's taken from a hill adjacent to the runway, which I believe is no longer accesible.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The An-225 Departed EMA Yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

RE: Has The An-225 Departed EMA Yet?

I understand it's been to <acronym title="Nottingham - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> before but I reckon if it were to return to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> (as if after that disaster!...

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The An-225 Departed EMA Yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

RE: Has The An-225 Departed EMA Yet?

Yeah, first visit but I would have thought folks would have been equally excited at <acronym title="Nottingham - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> because there was the chance of some sunshine, which when it first-visited last year there was not. Oh well......

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Much Have You Been Out?
Replies: 48
Views: 6101

RE: How Much Have You Been Out?

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Getting The Sky Blue - How?
Replies: 27
Views: 5120

RE: Getting The Sky Blue - How?

Tim, the two pics you display are interesting. I have noticed that the general colour in pics I take depends a lot on what colours I'm actually shooting. Like you, I shoot mainly at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>, and by the looks of ...

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The An-225 Departed EMA Yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

Has The An-225 Departed EMA Yet?

Thought it was about time for a new thread regarding this one. What I can't believe is the lack of attention this is getting. When it dropped into <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> last week it caused quite a stir, with people speculatin...

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by JakTrax
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any 747s At BHX?
Replies: 16
Views: 5771

RE: Are There Any 747s At BHX?

BHX can handle 747s and has done so many times in the past, although fully-loaded examples are a different matter. PIA and Atlas Air were regulars in the late '90s/early '00s, and some of last years Hajj flights were operated by <acronym title="Saudi Arabian Airlines">SV</acronym> 744s. The Corsair ...

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by JakTrax
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Getting The Sky Blue - How?
Replies: 27
Views: 5120

RE: Getting The Sky Blue - How?

Another thing no-one's mentioned... The further you zoom into the subject the less depth-of-field you have, and I find this usually results in slight colour distortion. I imagine this could well be due to the horizon issue suggested above. When we take a nice wide-angle shot of a landscape and a blu...

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by JakTrax
Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any 747s At BHX?
Replies: 16
Views: 5771

RE: Are There Any 747s At BHX?

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by JakTrax
Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any 747s At BHX?
Replies: 16
Views: 5771

RE: Are There Any 747s At BHX?

PIA used 747s to <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym> in the late 90s/early 00s but there are no current scheduled or charter services operated by the aircraft. 747Fs have been known to visit <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdo...

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by JakTrax
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An225 News
Replies: 36
Views: 4901

RE: An225 News

I have ladders and a 300mm zoom - that sufficient? Also, if they're on 27 tomorrow, won't the best place be the little mound (to the right of the original Aeropark) at the threshold? As far as I can remember, 'graphing it from the north side of the field will be useless becuase if the sun shines it'...

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by JakTrax
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An225 News
Replies: 36
Views: 4901

RE: An225 News

Is it possible to get a good clean shot at it from the Nag's Head lane? Or anywhere near the DHL building, for that matter?

Cheers,

Karl

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by JakTrax
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

My in-camera sharpening is set to 0, so this is the result that setting achieves. Funny it may be, but I assure you they are untampered with. Why do you not believe? Why wouldn't they be fresh from the camera? I'm simply trying to illustrate what the 350D does in its rawest form, if you like, which ...

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by JakTrax
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Much Have You Been Out?
Replies: 48
Views: 6101

RE: How Much Have You Been Out?

It's all about passion, and some folks are VERY passionate, like myself. I missed an Aeronova SWM at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> in early September (because I chose the wrong moment to pop to the bar) and I'm still kicking myself. ...

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by JakTrax
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A-340 With Only Two Engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 16357

RE: Emirates A-340 With Only Two Engines?

I know of an A340 with 2 engines - it's called an A330........

Sorry, just couldn't resist!!!  Big grin

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by JakTrax
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?
Replies: 43
Views: 7107

RE: Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XT?

I guarantee you 110% they are straight from the camera. The credit for the sharpness surely must go to the quality of my lenses and not Photoshop. Ivan, your eyes for an edited (i.e. sharpened) photograph are not as good as you claim. I'm still convinced it's all in the glass..... Getting aircraft c...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Much Have You Been Out?
Replies: 48
Views: 6101

RE: How Much Have You Been Out?

I work only 3 nights a week so I'm usually at <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> every sunny day. Weather round here has been pretty awful but I've managed a mad burst of late due to the An-225 and the AIA DC-8. To be honest, I have so mu...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 8627

RE: Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport

Not really an airport as such but RAF Wooford (Cheshire, UK) has a posh golf course at the runway threshold. Woodford is still an active RAF base although not much goes on there. It also housed the final assembly line for the BAe 146/Avro <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> series of aircr...

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