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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 06-Nov-12 21:12:51
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Concord picture


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I'm looking for a decent image of Concord... God knows there are plenty available on the web but I've got some specific requirements and Google is not being my friend mad

First- it must be portrait mode (that's the bit that's stumping me!), around A4 ratio.

Second- it'll be printed somewhat larger than A3 on semi-gloss photo paper so a decent resolution is a must, say ~2,000 pixels wide (at least- no complaints if it's more).

A decent composition with the aircraft filling most of the frame is a given of course, but I don't mind if its axis isn't exactly parallel to the paper edge.

The sort of thing I had in mind would be taken in flight from above, somewhat in front and perhaps a bit to one side, preferably with a reasonably interesting view of the ground as background (cloudscapes and ocean are boring from above).

Anyone got any ideas?

Bill
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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 21:51:49
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Re: Concord picture


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You might be able to crop this.

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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:03:47
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Re: Concord picture


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There's also this. You will need to register with the site to get a hi-res version. Here is the hi-res image url. I'm not sure if it will be good enough for your purposes.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:06:47
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Re: Concord picture


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Also this. You might be able to contact the owners of the images for even higher-res versions.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Ian M. Banks - Feersum Endjinn
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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:08:19
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Re: Concord picture


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I like the picture... and it makes a liar out of me about cloudscapes being boring from above tongue

But it really calls for landscape presentation- I've downloaded it and I'll note it as a "possible", thanks.

Bill
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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:14:25
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Re: Concord picture


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There is also a famous tele-photo image of Concorde transiting the sun but I'm having difficulty finding it.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Ian M. Banks - Feersum Endjinn
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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:29:34
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Re: Concord picture


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It's a bit too much of a silhouette... but it (along with the other examples) shows that getting a good picture of an aircraft in portrait is not easy, even when it's a long thin one like Concord!

I know I'm being picky, but it'll be going on display in a sort of set, and has to fit with the overall appearance.

Bill
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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:35:28
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Re: Concord picture


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You could contact BA customer relations and see if they can help.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Ian M. Banks - Feersum Endjinn
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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:39:13
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Re: Concord picture


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It might help (or not tongue) if I say what I'm trying to do...

I've got images of the Spinnaker tower (in Portsmouth), HMS Warrior (ditto), both taken by myself and a Saturn V launch just before it cleared the tower, courtesy of NASA. Concord would make a nice "land, sea, air and space" set smile

Bill
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:43:54
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Re: Concord picture


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These? High-res images are fairly cheap.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Ian M. Banks - Feersum Endjinn
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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:57:10
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Re: Concord picture


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Some distinct possibles on that site, and it looks generally useful- bookmarked, cheers smile

Bill
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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 22:58:44
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Re: Concord picture


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A friend of mine is an aircraft fanatic. I'll ask him for suggestions.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Ian M. Banks - Feersum Endjinn
.
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Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Nov-12 23:05:26
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Re: Concord picture


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Dramatic high-res image - easily cropped.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Ian M. Banks - Feersum Endjinn
.
It Ought to be Easy | Greasemonkey scripts
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Nov-12 23:56:52
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Re: Concord picture


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Some images here:- http://www.concordesst.com/home.html

... but nothing portrait and good. frown

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 07-Nov-12 00:13:33
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Re: Concord picture


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In reply to a post by 5km:
... but nothing portrait and good. frown
The major hurdle is "portrait"... compared to that, "good" isn't so much of a problem crazy

Bill
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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 07-Nov-12 10:41:21
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Re: Concord picture


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That little white spot, from a light, needs a dose of photoshop!


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 07-Nov-12 10:43:08
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Glad to see you have chosen the real spelling of the name rather than that chosen when we surrendered to the French! If they had kept their runway clean, the aircraft could still have been in service.


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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 07-Nov-12 11:40:19
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Re: Concord picture


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Mais naturellement! tongue

Bill
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Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 13-Nov-12 11:55:55
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Re: Concord picture


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Probably not what you are looking for, though it is an interesting shot (and portrait).

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 13-Nov-12 12:19:11
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Re: Concord picture


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You're right, it isn't what I was looking for, but it's a good picture- I've registered an interest in buying it so will see what transpires. Taken with a Canon 5D, so the resolution should be acceptable tongue

(I'm not too dogmatic about it being Concord, just that it's the obvious aircraft for a portrait shot and would make an attractive picture- that one is lower on the "attractiveness" scale, but a lot higher on the interest one smile)

Thanks.

Bill
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