Airplanes - Photography Contest [32 entries]

A Time To cry Picture

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Contest goal:

How about a 45 minute drive to the airport? I'm fascinated with airplanes, especially low ones flying in the sky or ones that are about to land. Enter amazing photos of low flying and landing airplanes only!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: CrystleClear

jawshoewhah: So as long as there's shot of airplanes from the outside, they are on theme? Do they have to be low flying or landing? Please clarify. ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
xogx2002: Anyone know if there will be any legal issues with going to the airport with camera equipment in the US? I don't know how that works. ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
xogx2002: Called my local airport who informed me that they no longer have areas where you can view (due to security reasons), I'm sure our international airport near by won't be better.
( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
k5683: doesn't mean you can't sit in the parking lot and take pictures of the low flying ones ready to land. ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
rbsgrl: I don't know about everywhere else but if I get near an airport (private or international) in my city, close enough to get a decent photo (I don't have a lens that shoots far away), I would be in jail!
There aren't any parking lots near the airport where those photos can be captured. I could park and take photos at the Navy airbase but I surely don't want to go to the military jail!!!! ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
MnMCarta: There's planes that fly over our houses all the time so get a chair and get outside and shoot yer heart out!!! ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
CrystleClear: =[ sorry for the trouble with the contest, although you can take pics of landing airplanes across the street from the airport or on a street close to the airport where there is tons of low flying planes..and yes jawsh, low flying, landing and airplanes taking off are allowed ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
rbsgrl: Okey dokie...I am gonna try to catch some shots but if I end up in jail you all better get together and bail my azz out! ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
MnMCarta: I'll bail you out chicky! for a fee of course! ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
rbrum: Parked airplanes are allowed? ( 5 years and 1518 days ago )
friiskiwi: Parked planes aren't flying. So the planes have to be in the air. That is pretty clear.
My bad luck was that I was at a big airport yesterday, but not with a view where I could see planes land or take off. ( 5 years and 1517 days ago )
jawshoewhah: One again that wasn't my question, but wuteva...

I think since 9-11, none of us in America are getting near the outside of any airplanes and I just recently had issues for just shooting industrial warehouses for the industrial contest. No kidding? There were no warning signs, nothing! I set up to shoot this area with my friend, as a pano-HDR and I get two sets in and this guy comes out and says I need to leave and I ask why, because there were no signs and says he could just call the cops so we leave. Well a week goes by and cops show up to her door with a million question about what I was doing. I guess they ran her license place. I had to call them up and explain to them what PXLeyes is.

You think the TSA is going to understand that well..... you see guys, there's this little website out there I'm on.... mmmm ya I'm not gonna push it this time. I think I might just pass on this contest. ( 5 years and 1517 days ago )
MnMCarta: Ok this is the last time I vote from my phone cause I keep hitting ridiculously big votes n not meaning to! ( 5 years and 1517 days ago )
CrystleClear: its simple really though, go to a neighborhood next to an airport and capture low flying planes, there are two entries in the contest where there is a plane flying low over a house.. ( 5 years and 1517 days ago )
jawshoewhah: Oh I'm sorry, I thought "The only rule is that you can not take a picture from inside of the airplane." but apparently that's BS. ( 5 years and 1515 days ago )
locksmagic: Josh the point of this contest is to show low flying or landing planes stop trying to be cute and argue semantics, entering a shot of an airplane wing in some guy's garage is clearly not what this contest is looking for and you know that, you've been around long enough to know better. ( 5 years and 1515 days ago )
CrystleClear: the original description that i wrote said that >>only ( 5 years and 1514 days ago )
CrystleClear: low flying, taking off or landing airplaned allowed. those were the kind of photos i was looking for when i suggested the still standing airplanes were allowed only flying ones, but i guess mods changed it, sorry if anyone was confused.. ( 5 years and 1514 days ago )
jeaniblog: How about helicopters, Mods? ( 5 years and 1514 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Airplanes only! ( 5 years and 1514 days ago )
friiskiwi: I interpret, low flying, taking of or landing as wheels off the ground. ( 5 years and 1513 days ago )
locksmagic: I think thats getting a bit to picky, if the plane is moving I think it's in the takeoff or landing process. ( 5 years and 1513 days ago )
MnMCarta: are people allowed? LMAO sorry just couldn't resist ( 5 years and 1512 days ago )
friiskiwi: "Enter amazing photos of low flying and landing airplanes only! "
Nothing there about take off. ( 5 years and 1512 days ago )
locksmagic: Ok friiskiwi tell me this, can you positively identify whether or not a plane is taking off or landing? I sure can't. This isn't life or death, it's a contest. If you don't like it flag it and vote low. We don't have to have a debate over word play. You are making this WAY more difficult than it needs to be. I've made the judgment call as I see fit. You don't like it? Then you try being a mod, when no matter what decision you make it's gonna piss somebody off. So you have to do what you feel is right. I've never heard you complain when I side with your entries that people redflag. ( 5 years and 1512 days ago )
friiskiwi: Point taken, an I appreciate anytime you have stuck up for my entries. I'm not really trying to be difficult, more trying to clarify exactly what is expected. Not a week goes by without 1 or 2 of my entries being removed.
You Mods are doing a great job and without many thanks. So thank you for the great work you are doing. must be very time consuming. I shall try to keep my big mouth shut. ( 5 years and 1512 days ago )
locksmagic: Thank you Vibeke, I appreciate that. Removing entries is never fun and with contests like this that have vague rules it makes this job hell, damned if you do damned if you don't. ( 5 years and 1512 days ago )

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A Time To cry - created by MnMCarta

A Time To cry
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/32Score: 63% (35)6851 views

When these guys/gals (not sure who was flyin) flew by VERY LOW they told a story about each plane and I have to PROUDLY admit I had a LOT of tears in my eyes. I snapped the shot and stood there saluting as they flew by. Of course I took a few shots but this one really took the cake for me. I will never forget the emotion of these planes and those who flew them even now typing this. (5 years and 1518 days ago)

Blue Angels - created by captgeo

Blue Angels
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/32Score: 61.9% (30)9166 views

(5 years and 1517 days ago)

Some kinda landing war plane - created by MnMCarta

Some kinda landing war plane
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/32Score: 61.6% (25)11232 views

I think... (5 years and 1518 days ago)

Landing - created by Glockman

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/32Score: 60.9% (20)6262 views

Ok new photo (5 years and 1513 days ago)

Trio - created by captgeo

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/32Score: 60% (15)5820 views

(5 years and 1516 days ago)