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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:46 pm

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davechinn wrote:
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Anymore airport security can be a little on the scary side. Knowing you are innocent but the unknown fact remains, what will they find? Once, in San Diego returning home, there was a button( unknown to me) sewn to the inside of my pants by one of the pockets. TSA found it with one of their scanners, but prior to finding out that it was a button was terrifying to me, with all the questions I was receiving. A strip search and a missed flight was going through my mind.

Your experience sounds to be more enjoyable with a little excitement, especially photographing cockpits.
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Except for going through customs in Nigeria my scariest TSA moment was when they found 'something' in my luggage.

I was running late as usual but made it through the line only to be the lucky random search winner. I'm late but I know they are just doing their jobs and it's best to help them so they help me so I sit while they check my luggage. Everything seems okay until I notice the man on his radio and then there are three big guys standing in front of me. 'What's wrong?' Sir have you been anywhere we should know about? No. Sir has anyone else had control of your luggage? No. More radio. 'What's wrong?' Sir your bag tested for a BOMB.

Forget the strip search, I'm going to jail... They take pity on me and try the test again, BOMB so they call the supervisor over to discuss my options. They all have a quick conversation while I sit there looking confused, then the supervisor says to try the other machine. Um, sorry sir, the machine is bad. Have a nice day. 'Have a nice day...'

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Just like the sirens in HI. Did you make the flight? Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:53 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
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Just like the sirens in HI. Did you make the flight? Matt
I was laughing too hard to get something to eat, but I made the flight! S-
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Post by davechinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:43 pm

minniev wrote:
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Making every attempt to keep out of the Rut. I have week #2 of project 52 for all interested to view and critique. Since my first image was airport related, I felt the need to take the project inside this week. I have several images and thought I would make the project airport related throughout the whole year. Then I thought, no, airport security may catch wind of me after several visits with complains, so I decided against the idea. However, this may be the last of the airport for awhile.

This is actually my first time to browse around inside the airport with camera in hand. At first, I felt a little uncomfortable, only because of security and how things are with today's issues. I'm sure I was being observed from a private room somewhere. Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!
Nice set, like the last one best, that's classic street. Yeah we don't wanta read about you in the news so be careful!


Thanks Minnie !!! I would have to say the last one is a favorite of mine as well. I need more experience inside the airport. It's similar to street, but different. I tried the bus terminal and that was more different than the airport. I guess it's like anything new, one will have to find a comfort zone?
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Post by davechinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:56 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
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These are very cool, Dave. I especially like the surprised look of the escalator man x2 with his reflection :) Also, #1 for the sharply angled line that I guess is an escalator or stairs, but appears to just drop off into nothing. Maybe it's that little airplane's runway?!
Thanks Linda !!! I wanted to capture more similar to the escalator man, but felt the urge to move on. Yes, #2 is an escalator and at first I didn't see the plane. It's actually higher up than it appears at that angled point of view. I suppose it could be an optical illusion. "Little airplane's runway", is a good theory I didn't consider.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:06 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
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I think the interiors are all outstanding (I confess to not having cared much for the exterior). I will also root for you as I don't think I could do this. Maybe a monthly but not a weekly. eekly. But being shy and terrified of handcuffs I wondered about doing this in airports, but then I saw this and thought about it:
Dave wrote:[...] "Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!"
I wonder if being that conspicuous is key? "Watchful Eye" is unmistakably interested perhaps precisely because you are pointing a lens the size of a bazooka at him. Would the terroristas do that? I think instead they operate solely with camera phones. Blend in. Hide in plain sight. On the other hand (oh lordy there he goes again) coming in looking like you're the advance man for Star Wars could also be a hiding-in-plain-sight ploy. "He can't be a terrorist! He's too obviously a terrorist!" :lol:

No wonder I hate to fly.

Yes Chuck, flying ain't what it use to be. There was a time I actually loved to fly, but not so anymore. My main concern now is I like to travel with as much photography equipment as possible and will not turn loose of any it. I would rather stay in control of my own destiny as much as possible too. Thanks for commenting !!!
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Post by davechinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:39 pm
davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Making every attempt to keep out of the Rut. I have week #2 of project 52 for all interested to view and critique. Since my first image was airport related, I felt the need to take the project inside this week. I have several images and thought I would make the project airport related throughout the whole year. Then I thought, no, airport security may catch wind of me after several visits with complains, so I decided against the idea. However, this may be the last of the airport for awhile.

This is actually my first time to browse around inside the airport with camera in hand. At first, I felt a little uncomfortable, only because of security and how things are with today's issues. I'm sure I was being observed from a private room somewhere. Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!
Dave, Great b&w shots; tonal range is spot on, focus/bokeh just right, decisive moments in 2,3 and 4 well caught. Especially like #4. Wonderful stuff.
I wonder what permission you could get if you went to security office to explain what you were doing. I have found that successful in some circumstances but have not tried such a sensitive area as an airport.
Matt
Thanks Matt, much appreciated. I too, wondered about the permission slip, but on the other hand I feel that there would be the possibility of opening up a can of worms for myself. Over the years I have found that it's best to not volunteer until asked. Best to leave well enough alone.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:31 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:27 pm
davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Anymore airport security can be a little on the scary side. Knowing you are innocent but the unknown fact remains, what will they find? Once, in San Diego returning home, there was a button( unknown to me) sewn to the inside of my pants by one of the pockets. TSA found it with one of their scanners, but prior to finding out that it was a button was terrifying to me, with all the questions I was receiving. A strip search and a missed flight was going through my mind.

Your experience sounds to be more enjoyable with a little excitement, especially photographing cockpits.
Dave
Except for going through customs in Nigeria my scariest TSA moment was when they found 'something' in my luggage.

I was running late as usual but made it through the line only to be the lucky random search winner. I'm late but I know they are just doing their jobs and it's best to help them so they help me so I sit while they check my luggage. Everything seems okay until I notice the man on his radio and then there are three big guys standing in front of me. 'What's wrong?' Sir have you been anywhere we should know about? No. Sir has anyone else had control of your luggage? No. More radio. 'What's wrong?' Sir your bag tested for a BOMB.

Forget the strip search, I'm going to jail... They take pity on me and try the test again, BOMB so they call the supervisor over to discuss my options. They all have a quick conversation while I sit there looking confused, then the supervisor says to try the other machine. Um, sorry sir, the machine is bad. Have a nice day. 'Have a nice day...'

You never know what's going to happen at the airport! S-

Oh my !!! While reading your customs experience in Nigeria, placing myself in your shoes, sounds as though a clean up in aisle #13 would have been needed !!! You should think about writing a book, if you haven't already. I enjoy reading your short stories. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:18 pm

davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:39 pm
davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Making every attempt to keep out of the Rut. I have week #2 of project 52 for all interested to view and critique. Since my first image was airport related, I felt the need to take the project inside this week. I have several images and thought I would make the project airport related throughout the whole year. Then I thought, no, airport security may catch wind of me after several visits with complains, so I decided against the idea. However, this may be the last of the airport for awhile.

This is actually my first time to browse around inside the airport with camera in hand. At first, I felt a little uncomfortable, only because of security and how things are with today's issues. I'm sure I was being observed from a private room somewhere. Trying to be as discrete as possible, but I'm sure that was impossible. How often does an ole' man with a scraggly long grey beard, camera, long lens and backpack enter the airport lobby to browse as though he's on the streets? Discrete? Yea, right !!!
Dave, Great b&w shots; tonal range is spot on, focus/bokeh just right, decisive moments in 2,3 and 4 well caught. Especially like #4. Wonderful stuff.
I wonder what permission you could get if you went to security office to explain what you were doing. I have found that successful in some circumstances but have not tried such a sensitive area as an airport.
Matt
Thanks Matt, much appreciated. I too, wondered about the permission slip, but on the other hand I feel that there would be the possibility of opening up a can of worms for myself. Over the years I have found that it's best to not volunteer until asked. Best to leave well enough alone.
Dave
Better to seek forgiveness than to ask for permission. Matt
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Post by davechinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm

Here it is week #3 of my project 52 and do wonder if I'm gonna be able to keep up. Time moves rather quickly, but so far so good. The weather has been cold and snowy. I can handle the snow, but the temperature is another story.

I have two shots of the same subject this week, just at different angles, the 2nd one is a little different from previous post processing, just mixing things up while experimenting at the same time.

Bicycle rentals that are popping up all over the place. I have seen them in various cities and prices seem reasonable @ $8.00 per hour. I may consider a photo ride once the weather breaks.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 am

davechinn wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Here it is week #3 of my project 52 and do wonder if I'm gonna be able to keep up. Time moves rather quickly, but so far so good. The weather has been cold and snowy. I can handle the snow, but the temperature is another story.

I have two shots of the same subject this week, just at different angles, the 2nd one is a little different from previous post processing, just mixing things up while experimenting at the same time.

Bicycle rentals that are popping up all over the place. I have seen them in various cities and prices seem reasonable @ $8.00 per hour. I may consider a photo ride once the weather breaks.
Oh, I really like the second! It's amazing how processing can help tell the story. Beautiful! S-
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