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Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:56 pm

It's this time of the year again. I'd like you to plug your single favourite photo shot by yourself of 2006 here. Tell us why you like it so much!

Happy new year champagne 

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:58 pm

This would have to be mine. It brings back memories of a beautiful summer night.

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:10 pm

have to go with this one...very tricky shot through a fence at Vegas, the timing of both aircraft was spot on.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:16 pm

This one:


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Not only was it THE milestone for me in 2006 as my 1000th accepted shot but it also shows my first (and sadly maybe last) photoshooting of my all-time favourite aircraft, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat!

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:26 pm


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Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:28 pm


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Reminds me of a great day i had at the PFA Rally at Kemble.I also had a nice new lens to play about with. The result was some nice close up photo's. One of which was this effort. I was not sure if they would get accepted due to bad motive. But i took the risk and in it got. Its now my 2nd most popular photo.  Smile

Happy New year one and all  Smile
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:45 pm

Pfew... That's difficult, as I could choose more than one. But I quite like this one:

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On this day I took some awsome early rotations on rwy 24 due to the firm wind. I was hoping for this LY 747 to rotate early aswell (and it did), but unfortunately without sun shining on it, which dove below the clouds one minute earlier. On climbout I kept snapping, capturing this. I'm very happy with result.

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:45 pm


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I took this photo in Prague this august. The weather was kind ok. During the day it was a bit cloudy bit still managed to get some good photos. And then when the sun began to set, some rays illuminated this CSA 320 very nicely, with the very dark background.
It's really hard to choose only 1 that I like of 2006, but I think this is the one.
 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:48 pm

I've not been out as much this year with one thing and another. I do like this shot simply because its the aircraft and flight I returned from Cuba on in March 2006. I know its just a boring landing shot, nothing special, but it's nice to have a photo in decent light of the flight/aircraft I've been on:


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And considering the events of 27th December 2006 with the tragic loss of G-BLUN and its 2 crew (1 still missing as I type) and 5 passengers, this shot is now special since its the last time I managed to see it in action. A tragic loss of life, escpecially at christmas / new year. Thoughts to the famillies involved.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:48 pm

Only decided at the last minute to visit the airport. Have normally missed the KLM 330 taxiing out from T4.
Again, I was unsure of the motive, but pleased it got on.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:55 pm

It's hard to choose just one, but I would choose this one. By no means was it a tricky shot to get, but the scenery was amazing and it was the first time I had the opportunity to refuel the Hawaii Air National Guard F-15s.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:00 pm

One of my last uploads for the year and so happy when i got this Aircraft in Air Canada scheme for first time on a good summer morning!

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:09 pm

Aaahhhh Peter!!! Tough decission!!!
I have great memories from Biscarrosse and Axalp but this one from JFK
is unrepeatable:

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Happy new year for all!!!
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:18 pm

Happy New Year to you too!

I'd have to go with this one, I think it represents my profession, company and hobby nicely!

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:21 pm

This pic came out allright.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:24 pm

Quoting Ander (Reply 12):
Aaahhhh Peter!!! Tough decission!!!

For me too. I'll pick this Amsterdam shot:

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I like its simplicity. Technically it's one of my best I think, and it's also one of my only three 'rated' photos.

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:25 pm


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This was my first chance to see an airborne F-22. Fortunately, a friend lent me his 10D for the show (Thanks, Greg!), because this shot would have been next to impossible for me with my manual-focus A1.

Simon, your Yak shot caught my attention when it was initially accepted. The angle of the plane is great and the contrast between the pilots is priceless.
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:26 pm

Great photos everyone!

Here's mine:


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I've chosen this one because it's got 2 Aircraft in the frame, good timing, good colours and the UKJet is my favourite Aircraft Big grin

Happy New Year for a few days time also  Smile

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:31 pm

Tough one, but for me it would be this one:


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It was the first and so far only time I got to the airport before sunrise, and decided to try my luck with Rwy 17R. It was rather chilly, and there was still some mist hanging around the airport. As it turned out, all arrivals were directed to use Rwy 17L. So, I was standing at the fence of 17R, had just taken the camera out, and turned around to see this 767 coming in on 17L, and I thought to myself: Well, take just one shot to warm up the camera and see if the settings are OK for this light, the aircraft is too far anyway and the light sucks! The result of this test shot is what you see...I was very lucky Big grin
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:35 pm

My first and only cockpit visit ever at ATH.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:35 pm

Some really nice shots in here ....

Pfeeew! Really hard to choose as I had some really successful shots this year.


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Why? I love Headon shots. I ve been thinking some years now about trying to get a decent shot from rwy 28 Headon. On that day I just did it! Went to that bridge put the 1.4 TC on the 100-400mm lens and fired away with the D1 MkIIN. Planning was necessary as you dont have that good light everyday from that position also we dont have VS A346 that much often here - the technical part is a whole different story when you try to shoot with a TC on the 100-400mm. Anyway the Air Namibia A340 afterwards was just an additional Schmankerl ....

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:43 pm

I guess I'd have to choose this one:


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The snap right turn off the runway caught me by surprise and I fired off a few frames as he went by at about 100 feet, right in front of the crowd. No way to get the whole aircraft in as I was using a 400mm lens, but this one turned out well and I didn't have to crop it in any way.

I love air shows...
 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:12 pm

I chose this one because of the war we witnessed this year. The airport was closed, thousands were stuck in the country and this particular helicopter was the first flight arriving in Beirut and I'm glad I was able to catch it. Hundreds followed later.


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Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:23 pm


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This one just grew on me.
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:25 pm

I think my favourite would probably be this shot:

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I don't have many opportunities to photograph aircraft outside of my local airport at MAN, and so an all too rare opportunity for me to have a different subject was also a good test of the 200mm end of my lens. I was very happy to capture the jets plus white smoke and all those small trails from the wingtips against an all too brief moment of blue sky and sun.

All the best and a Happy New Year to all.

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:45 pm

The 'favorite' shot of the year is not necessarily the most popular. I had a tough time choosing through my own pics, but I like this one the best. Classic name, classic aircraft and some nice panning blur:


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:17 pm

Not uploaded but im pretty chuffed with the light on this...

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:30 pm

Went to my first airshow back in May and came away with this one:


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:37 pm

I like this one best because of the unusual cut and colour:


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Have a nice 2007 !

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:40 pm

Simply this one - great aircraft and great light:


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:42 pm

Hmm, hard to choose but I've decided on this one.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:12 am

Think it'll have to be this one, getting up close with Trumps plane in great morning light and clouds. being dragged out the house at an ungodly hour by Mr Watt to photograph it  zzz  Worth it though

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:35 am

Quoting Ptrjong (Thread starter):
It's this time of the year again. I'd like you to plug your single favourite photo shot by yourself of 2006 here

Single = one.
 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:47 am

Difficult choice.
First of all the number of photos that's gives me sort of "yes" satisfaction are very limited.
Some are technical ok.
Some are composition wise ok.
Some are rather funny and some a bit emotional.
To get it all together in one photo very difficult and if I do manage one day I probably sell my equipment Big grin

If I do have to make a choice it would be this I guess:

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Not because of the photo but because of the little old man in the back who managed to get his ppl at the age of 75 !
This day he was kidapped by his children and put in the AT6 for a spin because he got his ppl 10 years at the age of 85 still as an active pilot.
Something for which I can only have respect.
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:53 am

Must be this boring side-on.


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:58 am

Shot of the year for me was rejected.

Happy New Year.
 
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Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:04 am


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A shot when everything comes together. I got a lot of email regarding this shot.

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:27 am

for me, this one:


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I had this kind of shot in my mind for a long time, and that day everything turned into place like I wanted it to. Some like it, some don't, but I was quite happy with it  Smile
 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:35 am

There are truely some fantastic shots on this site, I now understand why some of you have just stated how difficult it was to choose just one!

Mine would have to be this shot for a variety of reasons including:

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It was left for Johan to upload with a few other intersting shots.
My acceptance ratio was on the way down after being very high for a while.
It was a cracking sight and I am glad I was able to capture it.
A fellow lister recently listed some great shots (which they were) and this was one of them. It is always nice to receive praise, especially from fellow photographers/enthusiasts.

I look forward to viewing some more shots in this thread!!

Happy New Year to everyone and keeping up the good work.

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:41 am

My shot of the year is in the queue. I'll get back to you if it's accepted.  Wink
 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:44 am

hard to choose ...


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting IL76 (Reply 33):
Single = one.

No shit sherlock, but i dont have a single one, i have two..
 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:16 am

always one that has to be awkward  sigh 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:17 am

A tricky one this but I think this shot has to be up there of my fav's this year

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:26 am

I have few which a similar for me, but lets just take the most popular from them:


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:27 am

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The only mistake I did was to upload this version of the photo as I got 3 photos (3 landings) with that sand 'popping' from the ground 'cause of the huge tyres...

Great thread, Peter!   

Regards,
David   

EDIT: Typo; the word 'tyres' was written 'tires'.

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:45 am

This one is my favorite this year:

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It was raining the day before, and as I woke up early in the morning the stars in the dark sky were indicating to me that a sunny day might be possible... So I used the opportunity to rush at an early sunday morning to my favorite place in Frankfurt. Due to the rain the day before, several layers of fog evolved, which resulted in some nice shots for me.

All the best and a happy new year to all, Bernhard.
 
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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:58 am

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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:09 am

My favorite from the year ...


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RE: Your Shot Of The Year

Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:33 am

I'm glad this turned out the way it did....

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