Why Snapshot?

To my mind there is a vast difference between a photograph and a snapshot.
A photograph is made, the photographer has a vision for the image in mind and sets about creating it. Waiting for the right light or weather conditions and often visiting the scene several times to get it just right.
A snapshot on the other hand is taken as the opportunity arises, often with minimal thought. It is what we do on holiday, when out with family, it aids us in remembering those moments long past.
Having said that, many snapshots are perfect, just like the postcard, whilst some photographs, despite the time and effort, look like a hurried snapshot.
I take mainly snapshots, but occasionally, I get a beautiful photograph.

More of my images can be seen on smugmug and on flickr

Monday, July 4, 2011

Lost Images 2.

The second installment of the "Lost Images" series.
This image is of a Convair CV-440 Metropolitan in the now defunct Ansett Airline livery. As this slide was found with other Tasmanian images I assume this was taken at either Hobart or Launceston airports but am unable to verify this.

After some time spent googling to find the type of aircraft it was and its age I found an amazing amount of information for this particular aircraft. The following information was found at Aussie Airliners.

Construction completed - August 21, 1957

Sold to Ansett Airways for $US 750,000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BZH - July 23, 1957

Departed San Diego on delivery flight to Melbourne - September 17, 1957

Delivery route was - San Francisco-Honolulu-Canton Island-Nadi

Arrived Melbourne - September 24, 1957

Leased to Butler Air Transport in Ansett colors & Butler titles - March 1959 to January 1960

Transferred to Airlines of South Australia - January 1960

Aircraft was named 'Col. William Light'

Registered to Airlines of South Australia - February 14, 1961

Withdrawn from service - May 15, 1962

Ferried to Essendon Airport for storage

Sold to Allegheny Airlines Inc - May 18, 1962

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to San Francisco - May 18, 1962

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 21, 1962

Registered N8421H - May 28, 1962

Converted to CV-580 standard by Pacific Airmotive Corp - May 17, 1967 to August 23, 1967

Delivered to Allegheny - becoming N5829 - August 23, 1967

Sold to National Bank of Detroit - November 29, 1976

Leased to Evergreen International Airlines - May 13, 1977

Aircraft was named 'Jane'

Sold to Plymouth Leasing Co - January 1979

Leased to US Airways / Interstate Airlines / Emery Express - June 1979

Reregistered N583PL to Interstate Airlines - June 24, 1981

Sold to Air Traffic Service Corp - June 11, 1982

Leased to Summit Airlines Inc - November 1983

Sold to Summit Airlines - becoming N537SA - November 16, 1985

Leased to European Air Transport - for DHL - September 17, 1987

Registered OO-DHB and entered service in DHL colors - September 24, 1987

Leased to SwiftAir - becoming EC-830 - March 6, 1995

Reregistered EC-GBF - June 1995

Sold to Sky Haul Pty Ltd, South Africa - 2005

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-SKL - June 29, 2005


1 comment:

  1. Awesome post: Lost Images 2. Very informative one. Regards, DHL