Post by Russell Clarke on Dec 9, 2006 23:27:05 GMT
Here's a few more ideas:
Next generation fighters (F22, JSF, Su-30+ etc) 1950s fighters 1960s fighters Research aircraft Close encounters (eg crossover passes from display teams) And maybe unusual formations again (there are so many possibilities for this one!).
I Have to say that I do not agree with your decision on the winning photo, as the photo does not cover the whole aircraft and is a standard photo that any one could take 'nothing special' also the following six aircraft are nothing special as most are over exposed, I cannot understand your decisions sometimes, sorry for being so frank.
Post by MilitaryAirshows on Jul 1, 2007 15:35:10 GMT
That's quite alright, Andy. Remember, this is only my opinion (what do i know) and everyone has different opinions of what makes a good photograph. Some like to see the entire aircraft and others prefer clipped version which gets you in closer to the aircraft for more detail and a better composition. I wouldn't say that the winning photo is 'nothing special' as i certainly said 'Wow!' when i saw it and i would certainly like to have taken an F-18 photo that good!
I do have a calibrated monitor and don't see that the top 6 are over exposed. There are no blown highlights as far as i can see. What do others think about this?
I think the standard was very high this month and it's very hard to choose a winning photo. I really like the winning photo by Andy Skarbinski which is really sharp, load of detail, and the composition is excellent as it looks like it's flying out of the photograph.Paul McAllister's photo is also a fab shot at a excellent angle,and very sharp, also a 2-seater where you can see both crew. John Powell's shot is similar to the winning photo but i just thought that Andy's photo had a slightly better composition. Steven Hadlow's photo is incredible when you consider this was shot at 1/125th second with a long lens and is still this sharp. I know some prefer the action shots which i admit are spectacular photos.
I feel sorry for you having to pick out 1 photo to win from what were (and are usually always) a selection of great photos! I usually enter a photo each month (if I've got one for the theme). I have yet to win one of the photo competitions but that it because there is usually a better photo than mine which deserves to win!
I do think that the USAF Thunderbirds comp (which I suggested earlier in the year ) should be put back to August as to give people a chance to sort out the pics from RIAT (also I'm on holiday the week after RIAT so might not get an entry in ).
How about a Utterly Butterly/Team Guinot/Wing Walking photo comp?
Thanks for your kind words re my F-18 pic.Have to say I was also a little suprised by your choice of winner,mainly because part of the aircraft has been cropped or missed. I thought my shot had a good chance of winning but it`s only a bit of fun after all.Very high standard of pics this time around-as mentioned elsewhere not too many glider pics but a worthy topic all the same.
More thoughts on themes. As we have a few good airshows coming up, how about best pic from a given airshow. I know this may mean some people can't enter the comp as they can't get to the particular show, but as there are a few around europe, could have different ones over a couple of months. Myself I'm travelling to Duxford this coming weekend for the Flying legends, will miss RIAT, but will make another mountain climb for Axalp, and trying for a few others on mainland europe when work allows. Just a thought as it might open it up not being such a specific target. Anyway, will enter more pics when I have the correct ones for the themes, if I get any decent ones :-)
Post by MilitaryAirshows on Jul 3, 2007 18:14:02 GMT
I think i may have jumped the gun with the 'Thunderbirds' Photo Competition so i'll leave it 'till next month and have a Team Guinot / WingWalking photo competition this month. I hope everyone is okay with this.
Slim, i like the idea of a competition based on an airshow venue and will use this idea in the future. Maybe an airshow venue like RIAT from any year etc.
Hi, I would like to say that I may have over stated about the first six, it should have been at least six, But saying that, It is only my opinion, as some do look a bit on the light side, I still think there were better photo's than the winning one. Including mine, but thats neither here or there.