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Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:49 pm

The resurrection!

And no more parts needed, as the forum now allows for multiple pages so we can put together a great collection of awesome photos. I've also dropped the "recent" in the thread title, as people should also be encouraged to post incredible photos that they've only just discovered. The only thing I ask is that the photos that are posted are from the A.net DB.

Let the :eyepopping: begin!


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Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:38 am

Definitely deserves a place here.
 
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:43 am

Awesom! that looks magical
 
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:15 am

Night shots like these are very very intriguing and really made me go wow! :D
I tried to do something similar a few days ago with ItAF Tornados making night training missions but I had no luck, as I completely wrong camera settings and I took very noisy shots.
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:46 pm

I would love to know the settings the Emirates A380 was shot at!?!?
 
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:17 pm

Smoketrails wrote:
I would love to know the settings the Emirates A380 was shot at!?!?

You can try to E-mail the photographer (and post the answer here :biggrin: ).
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:07 am

airkas1 wrote:
Smoketrails wrote:
I would love to know the settings the Emirates A380 was shot at!?!?

You can try to E-mail the photographer (and post the answer here :biggrin: ).


And I thought you were going to make it easy for me Kas :weeping: :hissyfit: :mrgreen:
 
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:33 am

Never! :cool2:

I contacted Keiichi Egawa the other day regarding his night photos. I'm a HUGE fan of those and they're good inspiration and motivation to go out and experiment myself. He was kind enough to send me 4 of his recent photos with the EXIF included. Seeing that info was very interesting to say the least.
Moral of the story: contacting the photographer works ;)


In the meantime, I'm loving this moody cockpit close-up:

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Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:18 pm

I can imagine for those kind of nightshots you need at least a f2.8 lens and a full frame camera right?
 
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:38 pm

spompert wrote:
I can imagine for those kind of nightshots you need at least a f2.8 lens and a full frame camera right?

I would think so yes.
To give an idea; I work with a Canon 5DII and 85mm 1.8. Keiichi Egawa mentioned that he uses the Nikon D5 and 105mm 1.4.
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Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:16 pm

Respect. I didn`t even know the F-numbers went that low. Really great you share those photos with us on the site.
 
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Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:30 am


Such a beautiful photo!
I am a Guangzhou Spotter. My photos are here : http://www.airliners.net/search?user=20 ... =viewCount :D
 
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The Qantas is quite interesting to me. As A beginning student pilot, Aviation weather is particularly interesting. Finding the weather that allows the photo to have more composition than a sunny side on is something that I have been trying to do for a while now. The Qantas being shot on a day with a relatively high humidity allows the vapor to form on op of the wings and creating the perfect photo
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Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:04 pm

FAN-TASTIC shot. And look at that EXIF :eyepopping:

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Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:10 am

spompert wrote:
Respect. I didn`t even know the F-numbers went that low. Really great you share those photos with us on the site.


Canon do an 85mm f1.2 and a 50mm f1.2, if you've got deepish pockets. The depth of field is very shallow though at that aperture. 37mm at a distance of 2m, apparently, for the 85mm. (About how far your nose sticks out from your face.)
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:16 pm

I've always thought this one to be rather spectacular.

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Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:42 pm

Smoketrails wrote:
airkas1 wrote:
Smoketrails wrote:
I would love to know the settings the Emirates A380 was shot at!?!?

You can try to E-mail the photographer (and post the answer here :biggrin: ).


And I thought you were going to make it easy for me Kas :weeping: :hissyfit: :mrgreen:




Some of those shots, especially the one on the home page (linked above) are usually done with the plane flying over some very bright lights (eg, stadium/sporting field flood lights) and using a big aperture with high ISO settings. This is one I did back in 2012, the Captain here was on his last flight:

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F/3.5, 1/60sec, ISO6400, 70mm. Nikon D3S and 24-70mm F/2.8 Zoom Nikkor

The plane flew over a hockey field at night while the local hockey team were training, with the flood lights on. Enough light to make the plane fairly bright. The other photo above looks like it might have been done in a similar way. Look up the location of the photo on Google maps and see if there are any sporting fields or parks with bright lights around them.

Hoping Szabo Gabor will chime in here. It's a great shot!

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The Qantas is quite interesting to me. As A beginning student pilot, Aviation weather is particularly interesting. Finding the weather that allows the photo to have more composition than a sunny side on is something that I have been trying to do for a while now. The Qantas being shot on a day with a relatively high humidity allows the vapor to form on op of the wings and creating the perfect photo


I can remember a day at Sydney airport where the fog in the morning was so heavy that virtually everything was diverting elsewhere. Delta tried landing on RWY34L and gave up after two attempts IIRC, heading off to Brisbane instead. And the United crew on a B747-422 (remember those?) tried runway 34L and then gave up. They then tried the other direction (runway 16R) and made the landing work, with virtually no visibility. We could hear them decelerating down the runway in front of us, but couldn't see them. Later on in the morning when the fog was burning away, virtually every plane had those fog effects and streaming vortices coming from the wing-tips. Except the fog over the wing was so dense that it completly obscured the fuselage of the plane, leaving just the front of the plane and the back, and the engines visible. Quite surreal.

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FAN-TASTIC shot. And look at that EXIF :eyepopping:



If you have a D4 and F/2.8 lens, you can do that. Of course it still takes skill to expose it properly, but at least you get the opportunity. I've done a few like that myself. I remember doing that with the D3S at 10,000ISO on an Emirates shot and one of the Russian photographers questioned immediately if it was a D3S. ;) Having the F/2.8 lens makes it so much easier in combination with ISO6400 or ISO10,000. But again, you still need to know your camera and have the eye for the shot.
 
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:41 pm



Just look at those colors!
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Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:09 pm



That is better than all the helicopter spotting photos put together. Stunning location and lighting.
 
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 am

Really stunning photo:



Well done Keiichi Egawa - another in a line of stunning photos. That's how you use ambient light in the most stunning way.

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