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Matt Molnar
08-06-2006, 01:50 PM
Yesterday being as beautiful a summer day as we've ever had in NYC, and LGA 13/31 closed, I figured it would be a good day to finally pop the Planeview cherry on my new (now 2 month old) DSLR. I went a little late for the good light (got there around 1), but I got a couple of decent shots anyway.

I learned some important things:

- I need to practice my shots of fast moving targets.
- The lens only focuses once in burst mode (I think, please correct me if I'm wrong).
- I've used Photoshop just about everyday for the past 4 years or so, but I still have much to learn.

Here are the salvagable shots I got in the couple of hours I was there. I used Monty's excellent step-by-step (http://www.nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15000#15000) as a guide while processing them. Your critiques and suggestions are much appreciated.

http://www.cheesebus.com/images/air/aircraft/American_738_N906AN_LGA_080506.jpg

http://www.cheesebus.com/images/air/aircraft/Delta_752_N602_LGA_080506_01.jpg
(I shot this same plane at the gate (http://www.nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2838) at SAN).

http://www.cheesebus.com/images/air/aircraft/ATA_738_unknown_LGA_080506.jpg

http://www.cheesebus.com/images/air/aircraft/Chautauqua_E145LR_N281SK_LGA_080506.jpg

http://www.cheesebus.com/images/air/aircraft/CanJet_733_CFHGE_LGA_080506.jpg

http://www.cheesebus.com/images/air/aircraft/American_MD82_N70425_LGA_080506.jpg

USAF Pilot 07
08-06-2006, 02:54 PM
The shots are pretty good, especially that Canjet one...

On another note...

Was anyone at Planeview yesterday morning? I left on Frontier 505 to Denver, and could have sworn I saw someone with a big lens taking pics by the fence at Planeview... We departed RWY4 about 915AM....

lijk604
08-06-2006, 07:22 PM
That person in the park was me! Trying out my new lens, DAMN I love it! I got there at 7am and shot until 9:45am. In fact 2 arrivals after your aircraft departed I split as the light was getting a bit harsh.

First off here is your Frontier, glad I could help! LOL!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/lijk604/N909FR-pb.jpg

Here are some other shots, please note this is the NON-IS version of the 70-200mm f/2.8

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/lijk604/C-GKNWpb.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/lijk604/N295ATpb.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/lijk604/N515NKnosepb.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/lijk604/N571JBnosepb.jpg

...and one non-Anet/JetPhotos quality shot, but of interest none-the-less
N192AN now has winglets...he was a departure, must have arrived Fri. night.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/lijk604/N192ANpb.jpg

and lets never forget NY's Bravest!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/lijk604/Engine263pb.jpg