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Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:08 am

First - happy new year to all fellow anetters

So how was your year at Airliners.NET?
Did you manage to do things you set in similar topic for half of a year?
I managed to get over 200 photos in DB and am now at 249 with 137 added in 2004. Hope screeners will let 250th one in few next day.

And obligatory plugfest (max 3 -pics)
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:45 am

In general, for me 2004 was very successful.

I got my first 3 images accepted on the site in February and currently have 139 photos in here.
My average views / image currently is at exactly 1400, which is very good in my opinion.

Note that this image was my first one I got accepted, it's still the most popular one I have so far!

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In my opinion, I really don't have a "best" shot... viewers can decide this!

I think I only have 1 shot which is underrated.... this one:


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As I bought my first prime lens a few days ago and will use it on aircraft photog. tomorrow for the first time I think 2005 will be even better.

I wish you all a good rotation off into the next year  Smile

Kind regards,
Florian
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:53 am

Florian,

What prime did you buy???

My most popular...


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My most under-rated...


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My faveourite...i have 2 sorry!


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I only started uploading in February, in 10 months and about 20 days i have had 203 pics accpted and i have accumulated 265000 hits with an average of 1290 per pic. I am happy with this and hope by 2006 i reach the 500 mark!

Good luck to all in the new year!

Cheers, Chris
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:55 am

I started uploading here in March and have around 300 picture here now. I guess that's pretty good considering I live in the middle of no where (two hours from the nearest commercial airport) and only used a $180 camera up until Oct and still use a relatively cheap camera now.

I some how managed to get in the top four of the day three times (2nd every time), although I only feel one picture deserved to be there. Right now my average is 645 hits a photo.

I thought this picture was over rated, 16,000 hits! Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, but it's just some small airport that only a handfull of people used to know about, now a few thousand do.

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This will probally always be my favorite:

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And this is the most popular one:

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Hopefully next year will be great for all of us,

Alex.

[Edited 2004-12-29 23:58:48]
 
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:06 am

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Most underated:

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My favourite:

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:35 am

my most popular


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my most underrated


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my most satisfying shot, because this is what spotting is all about! people who love planes flocking to airports around the world for a glimpse of those magnificent flying machines.


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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:23 am

2004 was my A.net debut year! I had my first photo accepted to the database on 23 April:


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My most popular and definitely one of my favourites:


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My most underrated shot is probably this one. I love the quality and lighting, but it hasn't really gotten too many views:


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It's too hard to pick a favourite for the year, but I've put together a photo album with a collection of the best. Click here to view it.

I currently have 122 photos in the database. I'm sure 2005 will only be better! Is it too ambitious to aim for 400 photos in the db by the end of '05?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Q

[Edited 2004-12-30 01:26:02]
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:38 am

most popular


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underrated/favorite


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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:44 am

2004 was my first year of uploading. I got lots rejected.. but also managed to get 180 shots into the Database. I'm happy with how things turned out, but I am betting 2005 will be a lot better for me.. Upgrades in equipment and learning new techniques are my main goal for 2005.

Here are some of the Highlights from my 2004 @ airliners.net:

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Favorite Shot:

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Most Under-rated:

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(All taken with my 75-300 IS)

Here's to a great 2005  Smile
-Adam

[Edited 2004-12-30 01:52:20]
 
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:48 am

2004 was a great year for me. I had 26 photos accepted, 14 of which with a 2 - and later 4 - megapixel point & shoot. I recently upgraded to a 300D, so I now have my sights set higher. I just need to get out spotting more if I want to get that acceptance number higher.

My First:


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Most Popular:


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Most Meaningful:


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Through this photo, I actually came into contact with the parents of the pilot who was killed in the crash. It brought some seriousness and importance to my photography.

Best Regards,
Kyle Matson
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:57 am

Since my first accepted photo back in July of this year, I have accumulated 184 photos and counting. I enjoy every minute of this hobby immensely, and you can be sure to see plenty more from me in the coming years!

Now, to join in the plugfest...  Acting devilish

My very first photo in the DB:


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My most popular:


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My favourite and maybe most under-rated (I love the subject, lighting, and quality!):


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Happy new year!  Big thumbs up

Cheers,
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:22 am

I'm quite happy with 2004, my main goal was to become a better photographer by uploading here. I think that I've achieved my goal and my goal for next year will be the same. I would like to say thanks to everyone on the forum for their helpful tips and a Happy New Year.

Most popular:

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Favorite:

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:38 am

First attempt at uploading was over a year ago; Summer '03 with a simple point and shoot. Got my first 100 or so shots up with a trusty Olympus C-740...nothing I'm particularly proud of, but I learned the basics...which I'm still trying to apply to a nice new setup with mixed results...anyway...

Debuted with:
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Everybody seemed to like:
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A few more hits would've been nice for:
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I'm probably the most self-deprecating photographer around here. :-p

Still working!


Happy New Year, folks.
Brian

Edit/PS: I have a few Gmail invites...if anybody wants one, drop a line.  Smile

[Edited 2004-12-30 02:42:09]
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:16 am

Seems like I haven't gotten out much lately specifically to shoot, so much of what I've uploaded this year has been older stuff, for example:
Most viewed, from 1988:
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Favorite, from 1994:
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Underrated, from 2000:
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:49 am

Hey guys,

this is a great idea for a topic...so I'll get right to my shots! I only started uploading after the summer, so I don't have that many shots in the DB yet, but I feel that I'm making progress! Smile


Most Popular:

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My personal favorite:

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Most underrated (Wonder why?):

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One of my New Year's resolutions will defianetaly be to improve on my photography skills and get some great shots to share with you all....thanks and a Happy and Successful New Year To All!! Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards,
-Omar S. Smile
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:56 am

I am happy now to have one shot in the DB after a few weeks of trying, I might not live in the middle of nowhere, but every time I go shooting my own personal thunderstorm seems to follow me around Laugh out loud


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Very pleased with this though,

Dan Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:37 pm

As for me, 2004 was a pretty good year. I never flew as many times as I did this year (as a passenger of course) and it gave me many photography opportunities. As for photography itself, I got, as many of you here, my Canon DRebel and really started aviation photography at my local airport. I'm now proud to have 287 pictures in the database and I sure hope that this number will increase in 2005. But anyway, the most important thing is that I feel like I'm making progress.

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Personal favorite:

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Most underrated:

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Happy New Year to everyone and happy spotting.
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:06 pm

Cool thread! 2004 was a big year for me, before this year I had 5 old film shots that are hideous, lol, and one digital from last year. I bought a 300D in January, a Sigma 70-300 APO in February, with which I have had the majority of shots accepted into the database, 255 and counting. In September I took my first spotting-specific trip to the Bay Area in California where I visited SFO and SJC with a good friend. A lot of my shots on the site are from that trip. In October I bought a 100-400L IS and have hammered the ever-exciting TUL with it, getting quite a few more shots in. I am planning another trip to California for next month to hit SFO, SJC again with my friend, we are planning on getting SMF and MRY this time as well. It's gonna be a great time either way! I am quite excited to be going with my 100-400 this time! Here are my 3 shots!

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My Favorite:
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Most Underrated:

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:41 pm

Guys,

2004 has been the year for me photography-wise. I mean it. It's been the ONLY year!

I've only got 5 on the database but I'm happy. I've only uploaded a few since my St. Maarten days. It all started that April with a cheap little Sony Cybershot camera... and I managed to get three shots on the database with that.

The photography was there... but not the quality. Hence, I bought a Canon S1 IS in June of '04. I uploaded a couple of shots here over the months, and got two in. Big grin

Now, I've upgraded a final time to a Digital Rebel. I'm happy as happy comes, and haven't been out to an airport yet with it but soon enough I'll start uploading again.

Beginners luck, yes! This was my debut and it skyrocketed. Here's my highest grosser:


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Personal Favorite:


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Now, being that I've supplied you with the "three" required, I'll show you what I do when I'm not shooting aircraft:



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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:51 pm

try as i might i havent got any photos on yet. but other than that my partial year on a.net has been great.

you can see my rejected photos on www.mfpltd.com

happy new year

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:24 pm

2004 is the year I discovered aviation photography. Armed with a little pea-shooter Minolta Dimage Z1, I managed to get a few accepted here. Just a few minutes ago, I ordered a D70 to be picked-up in the morning! Here's to a successful 2005!

Most Popular:

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Sleeper I never expected to get more than 1 hit (from me!):

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Personal favorite I expected to be more popular:

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:31 pm

Chris:

Sorry, I just called a "L" lens a "prime"  Insane I am so impressed by the difference to my old Tamron 70-300 that I thought it can't get any better....

So a 100-400L is not a prime lens, but for me it works like one... heheh
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:32 pm

2004 hasn't been an especially good year for me. I have to admit however that it did have some good things. This year I added a grand total of 49 photos  Sad which isn't overly impressive at all. Between having trouble with airport cops at my hometown airport, and being away at school, there isn't a whole lot that I have to work with.

However, I did have a couple of successes in 2004. First, I was able to maintain an average views of over 1200 (not difficult when you only have 76 shots in the db), and I was able to get my first shots in with over 15,000 views. Well enough of my ranting and good luck to all in 2005!

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A tough decision, but one of my favorites:

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I was hoping to get a few more hits from this shot:

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:11 pm

I am relatively new to A.net, but I am having a lot of fun here.  Smile Wish you all a very happy new year!

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My Favorite:

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:21 pm

Morning All,

Well I first uploaded in March 2004 using my Finepix S5000 with greatly limited success although my second shot is still my most popular:-


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My favorite of the year, not because it is a stunning photo but because it has always been my ambition since my initial interest in aviation many years ago was to visit Japan is:-


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Photo © Simon Gregory



And I thought this one would have done better:-


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Also met a great fellow Airliners.net photographer Victor Lopez for a great couple of days shooting in the Miami area in November, thanks again Victor.

Wishing you all a very happy new year and here's to a great 2005.

Regards Simon
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:27 pm

Well, I was very lazy with post processing in 2004, although I wasn't with traveling Big grin

I had shootings at the following locations this year:
HAM, XFW, JFK, EWR, DUS, FRA, NRN, HHN, TXL, SXF, HAJ, CGN, STR, MAN, LHR, CPH, PMI, GVA, ZRH and AMS... mmmh maybe that's the reason I have such a huge backlog  Big grin

Ok here are my plugs...

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My favorite:

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and underrated:

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Wish you all a good and successful 2005.

Greetings from HAM
Tobi
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:51 pm

2004 was a great year for me. I discovered airliners.net! I've always taken photos of planes, but with no real 'motive'. They were not very good either. Finding this site has helped me develop my interest and I've learnt so much about shooting, subject matter and editing. I don't worry if the shots I upload get rejected, I love the hobby for itself and the best bit is being out in the field. These days I actually think about what I am doing rather than going 'There's a plane!' - SNAP! I've got airliners.net to thank for that. In 2005 I'm looking forward to taking better shots based on what I've learned here in 2004.

My most popular shots (sorry I have to cheat and put two in as they are neck and neck):


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My favourite shot. This was the first ever photo I uploaded......and it was accepted!:


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Most underrated. Hits have never been an issue for me - my favourite shots always seem to be different from the general consensus of opinion anyway, but I thought this one would get more, it is the only one of the type in the database. Not the best quality, shot with a 2 megapixel.:


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Best regards and here's to a great 2005 for everyone,

Jim
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:58 pm

Hi all,

In 2004 I finaly made the step up from digital compact to DSLR (Canon EOS 20D). Lets hope 2005 will bring some L glass  Smile

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Best:

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Under rated (most in reject list  Smile):

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I wish everyone a happy new year and looking forward to what you bring to Airliners in 2005.

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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:54 pm

most popular for me this year:


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most underated in my opinion:


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my favourite this year:


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happy new year to all of ya .....


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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:10 pm

Gread thread....

This was my first year on A.net as a photog (after 3 years as a member) and have been able to get 227 pictures in the DB since March with my trusty Fuji S7000. Yes i am happy with how its gone but im now starting to get quality issues with my limited equipment.

For 2005 its a major upgrade on all fronts with a 20D and L series lenses. Looking to get more into Ice Hockey photogrphy aswell as aviation. To be honest since i got the photo bug i have been taking photo's of family,trains,wildlife. I just cannot get enough  Smile Goals for 2005 are to try and get less rejections on A.Net. Fingers crossed the upgrade to a DSLR+improved photoshop skills will help on that front no end !!! To try and clear up my backlog of photo processing that dates back to July !!!! And finally to learn more about photoshop aswell.... Im just starting to study my way through the tutorial books and boy there's just so much more to the programme than i thought !!!!!

On the picture front plugfest.....  Smile

Most popular 2 photo's. The first was my first download aswell !!!

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My two favourite

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My most under rated

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Happy 2005
Simon C
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:27 pm

Well I have failed miserably in my task. Throughout most of the good weather in 04 I had Fuji S3000, and as you can understand it isn't good.
I set out of the task to get Canon 300D, by the end of summer hols. I got a job down at a seafront cafe at buzzing Southend lol and with a little bit of help from my parents I achieved my target. Canon 300D 75-300 III. I thought this would easily get photos on A.net but I was wrong. I rarely had opps to shoot in good weather as LHR is some 90 miles away.
I have managed to get 80 shots on Jet Photos with good standard I feel, I had 2 in Screener Choice and I have more shots from TFS to upload when I get home.
I have only 4 on a.net and I am stuck in the middle of trying to get more on a.net or just get my semi high tally of 80 on jp.net even higher quite easily.
I would like it if you could view my photos on jp.net, so you could see if there is any potential in my not the camera lol. (Search for Dom Nortney and select the contains tab)
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:39 pm

An interesting year for all 2004, personally i think i may have had a better 2003 but that maybe due to Concorde?

Anyhow i'll play the game!

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One of my favs:


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most underated (the other 681 i have!):


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Ryan Hemmings

have a good 2005 everyone
ooh to ooh to be ooh to be a gooner!
 
Airplanepics
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:48 pm

Hey all,

Most Viewed:

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My Favourite:

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Most underated:

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Simon Nicholls
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
Sydneybuses
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:54 pm

2004 was a good year for me, aviation wise. Firstly, the begining of the year allows for rwy 07 departures in Sydney to get angles as this:
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I also flew with QF for the first time and my first 747 flight in May. I can still remember it like it was yesterday. A/c was VH-OJT from SYD to MEL.

The Air France 773/ER arrived in October which was tops!

We also had a few foggy mornings in April, allowing for some nice photos:
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In July, UA840 made an emergency landing back into Sydney after a bomb scare. The photo became my most popular at 14,000 or so and I beat Sam's number of hits that night  Wow! Big grin

Virgin Atlantic started Sydney services and I am ecstatic about that. I think I shot the living daylights out of all the A346s VS has!

Few extra special arrivals such as ZK-SUJ (Air NZ "Lord of the Rings") and John Travolta's 707 were also a nice treat. A few TriStar's also came in along with a Saudi Arabian 747SP!!!

Another top treat for me was when a QF and SQ 744s used rwy 16R for departures (on separate days).
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This is the third runway, shortest of them all and it is extremely rare to see 747s on it.

9V-SPP, SQ's 744 has been here lots, including the first flight, along with a lot of AN-124 Ruslan's too and LAN new colours.

I probably left a lot out, but what a way to finish the year, with N196UA United Airlines 744 in new colours coming in on Thursday, 30th December, 2004!

I hope 2005 will be just as exciting. Thanks A.net for providing a great site - I even made a good deal of $$ from this hobby so it's been a great aviation year.

Norbert
 
Erwin972
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:56 pm


Well, I started in march this year uploading to a.net. Have been photographing other stuff for a few years but I found out that airplanes are a great subject as well. Living close to AMS does help a bit.

Have been able to meet a lot of nice and interesting people the past year and visit some nice place I wouldn't normally go to. That's what counts in this "hobby" don't you think?

Now on to the pluggin!

My most popular pictures from 2004 have been these top-of-yesterday's:


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My personal favorite (is in the Q now, but these will do):


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My underrated pictures:


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Happy new year to you all!!
Erwin



My gear: Nikon, Sony, Red, Sachtler etc.
 
747 4-ever
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:16 pm

I feel like I've taken some big steps photography-wise in 2004. Anyways, here we go..

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Favorite:

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Most underrated:
This one was hard but I thought this one would get more views..

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Knighty
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:18 pm

2004 was my debut year on airliners! Getting my first shot accepted has to be my highlight...
My 1st shot

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Most popular

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My favourite of the year

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Under rated

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I have 48 in the database now, with 2 currently in the queue so I'm hoping to finish the year with 50! If not, thats my first goal for 2005!
All the best for the New Year folks,
Cheers,
Knighty
Ian Knight - Proud Canon shooter!
 
airportugal
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:21 pm

Hi guys

2004 wasn't a bad year. Had 174 photos added to the database which isn't all that bad. Still have a hugh amount of shoots to edit. The Euro 2004 provided the oportunity to photograph many new airliners in Portugal. Also a couple of ramp tours gave the chance to shoot some diferent angles.

My most popular photo of 2004:

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My favourite:

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Most underrated pictures:

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Always tought that there was a standard uniform for airline crews. But SAS pilots seem to be allowed to use the shirt of their national football squad.

Lets hope 2005 will be a great year in all aspects of our life.
Luis Gonçalves
 
JRadier
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:22 pm

The year 2004 marked my first summer with digital equipment, a very nice week with some fellow photographers in LAX, a great weekend here in AMS, my recent trip to MAN (with a big THANK YOU pointed towards Kevin Cadd and his family). Allthough I have shot a total of 8k photos this year (not all aviation related tho), I have only uploaded 5 pics this year.

My most popular (was #3 top of yesterday):


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My personal favorite isn't uploaded, but I like this one quite a lot:


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Most underrated:


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BA777
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:51 pm

This year hasn't been fantastic views-wise, but I'm sure next year will be better as I learn more  Smile

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My favourite and most underrated at 292 views  Sad :
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Best Wishes to all for 2005,

Henry
 
diezel
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:19 pm

I started taking aviation pictures in February 2004 and now have about 60 in the database.

I live 45 minutes from AMS and have a busy live which means I did not go to the airport very often  Sad

Most viewed (made top of yesterday):


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My favorite and sadly underrated:


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Highlight of the year...Farnborough!


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Have a good and healthy 2005!

Roel.
Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
 
IL76
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:55 pm

2004... A crazy year with ups and downs.
Regarding aviation photography I remember having fun doing the sunrise shots this summer (after Miguel started doing that and we followed) and trying out some new stuff with "the AMS posse". And I had another great day with Craig in Sydney.

Most popular of 2004:

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Personal favorite (I expected it to do better):

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And I expected more of these:

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Have a nice new years eve everybody and all the best and good health for 2005!

Cheers,
Eduard
 
dcrusafon
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:20 pm

Well, I started to upload in March 04 and I have 681 pictures in DB  Smile

My first pic was this one:

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My most popular pictures of 2004 have been these top-of-yesterday's:

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My most underrated is this one,

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And the shots I like are:

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DARIO
 
GBOAB
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:25 pm

Hi all

I passed a couple of milestones this year not huge compared to some people
but quite satisfying, reaching 250 photos and accumilating 100,000 views

My most popular this year

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Personal favourite & most underated

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Regards
and Happy New Year

Ian



Concorde's gone but not forgotten
 
9v-svc
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:40 pm

Time to self plug your photos. Big grin

These are my favourites for 2004


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Underrated shot


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Airliners is the wings of my life.
 
benyhone
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:42 pm

2004 was another great year shooting in Arizona...

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Taken from Ariz Dept of Transportation's Aero Commander on a flight to Holbrook, AZ.

Most meaningful ...


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This shot (part of a large series) was the culmination of months of pre-planning to gain access as a media photographer to one of the presidential debates

Underrated ...


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This was shot standing in the dirt infield ... a challenge to access, and a greater challenge to get the shot!

Terry





Cactus Wings Photography, Phoenix
 
fl350
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:09 am

Most viewed and my 500th upload at the time:
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I love all my pictures unless I wouldn't have uploaded here, but this come to mind when looking at the weather and thinking of the dream vacation I had with my girlfriend in Playa:
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Maybe it deserved some more hits but it's allright.

And here my least popular:
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Happy New Year 2005  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography
 
wietse
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:16 am

I'll bite..

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But this is not really my best shot.. Even though it was hand held at 1/4 seconds.  Big grin

My favourite shot of 2004 is pretty predictable I think:


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I will pick a different one as well, one that might not be as obvious, but I really enjoyed shooting these shots:


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And ofcourse my favourite type of shot at the moment:


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Nothing beats full frame action shots!


Most underrated shot; a difficult thing to find:


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Wietse de Graaf
 
airbusfanyyz
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:22 am

2004 was an excellent year especially in the last few days as I have upgraded from my P&S Sony F717 to a Canon 20D!

Most popular

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Underrated

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Personal Favourite

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Cheers,
Kaz
 
dendrobatid
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RE: Your 2004 At Airliners.NET

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:33 am

This thread seems to have become a self-plug.. I will NOT follow suit!
2004 is the year I found airliners.net. I have been ill since February and having found this wonderful site, I dug out my slides and negatives taken over the past 30 or so years. That in turn got me to get out my camera and I have now gone over to digital. I have learned slowly but am, I think, regaining my touch with the camera. I am very proud of some of my recent images, particularly at Waddington. I would have killed for todays equipment in the early 1970s. Until this year I had not really photographed aircraft for over 15 years.
Since mid March when I got my first acceptance, I now have 1500+ on the database. One picture only took a week for the viewings to rocket to 8 - no, there are no zeros missing.
One of the nice things about this site is that you can skim through and not look at the stuff of no interest to you. If only 1 person has viewed a picture but enjoyed it (aircraft or photo) then the exercise is worthwhile.
I have however been reminded of some amazing aircraft I have seen over the years and am constantly wishing that I took more colour. I am still getting complaints about my black and white photos !
I have 'met' some great people through this medium and have found the screeners to be a helpful bunch. I must have driven them crazy with some of my early attempts.
Airliners net can sometimes be perverse and my most popular picture (5000+) is, in my mind, an also ran shot though all of my Prinair photos do well - it must have been a loved airline. I bet someoone will look for it now too. My least popular, almost anything old in black and white. Most of these had never been printed but now, at least, they are preserved for posterity.
There is a down side........
My wife wishes I'd never found the site as the slide boxes and negative files are everywhere !
Happy New Year to all
Mick Bajcar Nottingham, England

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