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    Missed Opportunities [Aires Colombia HK-4660]

    Cleaning up my folders last night, and I come across this... Talk about being stupid and naive. I had only gone spotting commercial for maybe a month... if only I had known what I know now. I see no images online of this airline at JFK. Was it a regular? I could kick myself... didn't even pay attention to it as I was shooting the stupid SIA. ...

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    Lol Manny that was definitely not a regular! I'm sorry bro!
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    Nice shot. This is the first time I've seen this airline. Thanks for sharing.

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    Some photoshop magic, and that 747 and pole will be gone. Poof!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Was it a regular?
    Yes, it was a regular. At FLL They are now LAN Colombia.
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    Ahhh..........you were a young grasshopper then! Hopefully you've learned well and won't let this happen ever again. Remember those night missions :P
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    Mark, you should look through your pictures as I think you were with me that day. It was 11-04-2010

    Damn, man, I couldabeenacontendah!
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    Manny....here is a shot of a bunch of tails sitting at T4 and she did stand out in that bunch. Oh well! Also found some other stuff I didn't even know I had (like Delta with their old tail colors and a US Airways in their old C/S as well.
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    AWESOME shot Mark... She is the brightest tail in the bunch!!
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    speaking of missed opportunities @ JFK:


    bad weather and crap in the way- haven't seen this before or since

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    You call those missed opportunities? How about being handed an SP in your lap. Perfect sun and in trying to get the Sam Chui LAX rotate shot. While being able to get the F&R to take me to the runway I forget a 747 has a much longer wingspan than a Mad dog or 737. While almost losing my head and after I dove into the tumbleweeds this is all I could get. Only redeeming thing is I have a decent shot of setting this up again but what a FAIL! It sounded so cool though as it went over me. The Captain called me when he got to LAS and said it was the funniest thing he ever saw.

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    Wow, Nick, still..what a shot!

    I had a comedy of errors at SXM that still haunt me (although they weren't rare planes). I was taking sunset shots, landscape orientation, and one after another arrival were all way too high, making the plane small when trying to include the water. I finally change to portrait orientation, and the first arrival is a bizjet that is one of the lowest arrivals of the week. Since the plane was so close to the horizon, there was way too much beach and sky in the pic, and I had to zoom out to not cut off the wings

    Not to mention the Amerijet 722 with beautiful clouds that I shot at ISO1600, the insanely-low A319 where I only filled 60% of the frame, or a side shot of P4-MES I screwed up, by accidentally having my top AF point active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary View Post
    Wow, Nick, still..what a shot!
    Thanks, ahh what could have been. Here it is right after it went over me. Again even though it was a missed shot the experience was quite epic.

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    Nick and Cary, been there done that for ALL that you have explained :)

    Nick, for next time, make sure you at least do some homework :-)

    http://www.giangrandi.ch/optics/lenses/focalcalc.html

    At SXM I learned that the best lens for these types is a 14-24mm on Full Frame, a 10-24mm on Crop and / or a Fisheye at 16mm FF or 12mm crop sensor!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Nick and Cary, been there done that for ALL that you have explained :)

    Nick, for next time, make sure you at least do some homework :-)

    http://www.giangrandi.ch/optics/lenses/focalcalc.html

    At SXM I learned that the best lens for these types is a 14-24mm on Full Frame, a 10-24mm on Crop and / or a Fisheye at 16mm FF or 12mm crop sensor!!
    And when you go for that shot with a wide angle at SXM, the plane is way high. When you stay back and use a 24-70mm, the plane makes an insanely-low approach, and you get heads blocking the gear :)
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