My interest actually comes from the photography, it was that aspect that got me into this hobby, wanting to catch action shots of aviation, not the other way around. I will never go to an aviation event without the cam. I regularly shoot non aviation stuff but what I meant was Balloons generally make boring subjects, there's not much variety to what you can get and, to me, that makes them undesirable as photographic subjects.
I understand your comments, but would disagree. I think that a balloon meet can make for some very good photos. There are all sorts of shapes and colors in the sky, and from a photographic standpoint, I would say there are lots of possibilities. But, it's all subjective, luckily we don't all like the same thing or have the same idea of what constitutes a good picture. We all know what we like and take pics for ourselves. I also take a lot of non-aviation stuff, especially classic car meets. I'm finding that it's the same cars all the time and it's often difficult to try and get something different. But so long as we all enjoy what we are taking, then I'm all for the diversity. Keep posting your pics whatever the subject :-) Chris
Post by MilitaryAirshows on Sept 1, 2007 8:31:45 GMT
Thanks to everyone who entered the Thunderbirds competition.
The standard was very high again as expected and choosing a winning photo was extremely difficult. I think that there are a few that could easily have won it but unfortunately i can only pick one winner.
I thought that i should mention that i received a few photos that were sent to me with a filesize of well under 60Kb and because of this the image has suffered. Filesizes of anything up to 1Mb or more are acceptable.
Post by MilitaryAirshows on Jan 27, 2008 13:55:24 GMT
Any more ideas for Photo-competition themes for 2008?
I will have a 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force sometime this year.
Also looking at a Curtiss P-40 theme. The P-40M Kittyhawk displayed quite a lot in the UK last year and we now have the newly restored TFC P-40B (Pearl Harbor survivor) at Duxford although i've only seen it on the ground.
Hi I would just like to make a point about this months winning photo, Even though it is a very good photo I dont think that these sort of photo,s should be included as they are not what any normal person could take, Unless you are in the RAF, which is unfair to the rest of us, How can you compete with these photo,s
I don`t think air to air shots should be excluded really as these comps are just a bit of fun-however it s a good point that Andrew Billing makes that some shots are only going to be achievable by people with certain access to airfields/aircraft.
I (like many people) have taken many shots from the ground that do appear as if taken air to air so I would not want those excluded.
I didn`t think the winning shot was that good,I like the BBMF shot which has wonderful light and good composition.
Post by Steve Screech on Apr 14, 2008 13:56:30 GMT
I don't think they should necessarily be excluded but the air to air shots seem to win the comp if they turn up because of their 'kudos value' where there are more relevant photos to choose from. If they were banging out flares or nicely framed in a sunset etc then fair enough but just bog standard air to air shots...pha! Not impressed... although that said i'd love the opportunity to take some myself... maybe i'm just jealous