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Sico2 Guest

I wanted to ask what do you think about some pictures on few websites. I mean specially night/dusk airplane photos. Some of them look suspicious and don't relly look like real ones. They are just too pretty, and some other graphic issues that you can see (details, pixels, resolution etc) I think in most cases, people use photoshop to 'tune' the photos, because the weather conditions are once a year in some areas, and the photos are incredibly rare. I know there are some phot enthusiastics who really wait for those photos a year in frozen weather or whatever, but I've seen more cheaters.. what do you think?

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Insight Chief Captain

have you any examples of what you are talking about?

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Cheating is everywhere...why not in pics or screenshots... Dont Know

Sico2 Guest

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/925154/L/ have you ever seen crosswind this strong on a early morning? Usually there are no winds at all in the morning.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/903053/L/ don't you think this bird is already little bit too far away from the treshold? An aircraft this size needs a lot of runway to stop. Compare the altitude with red lights indicating beginning of the runway.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/073762/M/ - I mean, come on! What flight controller would allow those two birds be that close? Even if it's far away, wheres is this B727 flying from? They are almost in the same line, but Delta was abel to retract gear and take a short turn left.. Where did it start from?

And not even mentioning pictures from the Moon! 🙂

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

They don't look particularly fake to me, but I've never spotted a fake picture before. As for "no winds at all in the morning", is that true ❓

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Bindolaf Captain

As for the no winds in the morning part, no. This is not true, especially in a place like Amsterdam Schipol. Seaside towns especially experience a phenomenon where cool air flows from the sea to land in the morning and land to sea in the evening (I might have gotten them mixed up, little tired now to think). That aside, mornings can get windy anywhere.

The 747 touching down (second screenshot) need not be fake. Planes don't touch down at the red lights, but about 1000 feet in and there is plenty of runway to stop. Taking into account the 747s approach speed and a descent of around 150-250 fpm, it's probably a second or two from touchdown.

As for the rest, I don't know. They may be doctored or not - I probably wouldn't be able to spot them.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Sico2 wrote:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/925154/L/ have you ever seen crosswind this strong on a early morning? Usually there are no winds at all in the morning.

Try landing a KLAX when the Santa Ana winds are blowing.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/903053/L/ don't you think this bird is already little bit too far away from the treshold? An aircraft this size needs a lot of runway to stop. Compare the altitude with red lights indicating beginning of the runway.

Think it is pretty normal. All pictures taken with telephoto lenses tend to compress apparent distances.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/073762/M/ - I mean, come on! What flight controller would allow those two birds be that close? Even if it's far away, wheres is this B727 flying from? They are almost in the same line, but Delta was abel to retract gear and take a short turn left.. Where did it start from?

Again, this was taken with a long focal length telephoto lens. The actual distance between the planes is a lot greater than it looks.

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Sam (SamIntel) Captain

The last one looks edited to me.

Sico2 Guest

Maybe I've taken bad examples, but I just want to say one thing, this website specialises in selling those pictures as prints. The nicer the picture the higher the possibility to sell it. Why not help creating the photos if the real environment doesn't help the photo to look nice?

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

Sico2 wrote:

and what about this one?
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/989950/L/

I think that one is faked too.

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