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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:38 am 
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Wellington is famous for the speed at which its climate moves past, and yesterday was no exception. A stiff northerly and I was standing just near the Southern end of the runway (outside the security fence), with my Canon 7D and the EF 70-300 IS USM but no tripod. I think I got the jets sharp, but slowing the shutter speed for the propeller aircraft introduced some camera shake.
A Qantas Boeing 737-400 inbound from Melbourne
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A little Beech 1900D of Air New Zealand Link arrives from somwhere nearby
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Airbus A320 arriving from Sydney
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An Air New Zealand Link ATR72 waits for that Airbus to get out of the way
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:08 pm 
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Some nice shots Brian - particularly the first one. The others seem a tad overexposed maybe?
Your right about flying into wellington in the wind/rain..not the most pleasant experience, especially in the Beech 1900D (the only plane that flies from Gisborne) :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:24 am 
I've always wanted to know, (please don't take this the wrong way, i really am interested), whats the point, or the attraction of taking photos of Planes taking off or landing? the same applies to passing trains i guess.

like i said, im not trying to start a flame war or anything, i am legitimately interested as to what the attraction is.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:25 am 
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Those houses look pretty darn close to the runway in the last shot. :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:06 pm 
I think aviation photography is similar to birds. It requires a lot of patience, and in my experience planning. I find the organised side of me enjoys it the most, discovering where the aircraft had come from, what sort of people would be on it etc. Having said that, I do understand why some people might think of it as pointless. Like all photography, it is entirely personal preference.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:45 am 
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Brian, the link has been lost, no photo's.

@Jake, Why take photos of anything :?


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