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Netcop

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Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« on: December 12, 2011, 06:12:45 pm »
Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden

Many types of runways exist in aviation world - concrete, asphalt, gravel, grass…

But every RadarBox user knows that one more very special type of runways exists – glass one. Referred in our community as outlines, we see these runways on glass screens of our Radarbox’s stations monitors every day. From the world’s mega-hubs to small strips on leisure islands, from frozen Alaska to tropical Brazil they give us spectacular view of “ground” life of aircrafts and airports across the world. 

And our Outlines folders are not just а storage of some text files, but the definitive collection of the works of Radarbox themes' remarkable artist Rod Bearden.

His ehthusiasm, optimism, and imagination inspires everyone in our community, and I'm one of them.

With my deep respect and thanks to Rod, as well as to all people who develop, support and fill RadarBox Network, I want to open here а small gallery of his works. Enjoy….


“Gates to Big Apple”, 2011 (New York/KJFK, United States)
“Island of Cathay”, 2011 (Hong Kong/VHHH, China)

     
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“Magic Carpets Base”, 2011 (Istanbul/LTBА, Turkey)
“Pit Stop for Heavy Metal”, 2011 (Anchorage/PANC, Alaska)

   
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“Cranes Nest”, 2011 (Tokyo/RJAA, Japan)
“Knight Strip”, 2011 (Malta/LMML, Malta)

     
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“Harbor of the Sky Caravels”, 2011 (Madrid/LEMD, Spain)
“Between the Two Oceans”, 2011 (Port Elizabeth/FAPE, South Africa)

   
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“The Land of Pele”, 2011 (Sao Paulo/SBSP, Brazil)
"On the Arctic Frontier", 2011 (Tromso/ENTC, Norway)

   
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“Yellow Sea Pearl”, 2011 (Seoul/RKSI, South Korea)
“Oil International”, 2011 (Kuwait/OKBK, Kuwait)

     
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Merry Christmas, Rod, and keep your foot on the pedal :)


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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 06:24:43 pm »
Hello

I certainly second Netcops thoughts.  Rod does a lot of good work to enhance our enjoyment :-)

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 06:45:46 pm »
Well said, Rod does great work enjoyed by us all

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 07:30:50 pm »
I agree whole heartedly with my fellow ANRB colleagues, Rod certainly enhances this superb hobby and thanks to Nick who showed the wonderful work he does with the pictures above. It's a superb comparrison between Nicks photos and Rods 'outlines' :)

Best regards Dave.

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 08:39:13 pm »
Well, thanks, for that, Nick.

As I've said before, I do it because I enjoy it - whether it's outlines, logos, or the "silhouettes", and I've developed a few tricks to speed up their production - but it would be boring if it was too easy!

The outlines can be interesting to do as I'm seeing the airfields in great detail in Google Earth - in the last few I've spotted a Saab Draken with several Hunters, a TS-11 Iskra, and an Il-14, all lurking in US airports, and LFRH revealed lots of interesting old planes, some as gate guards and others just rotting. All fascinating stuff.

And as long as people download them, I'm happy to keep posting them.

And happy Christmas to you too!

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 09:32:00 pm »
Amazing post. Congratulations.

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 09:39:33 pm »
Can only re-iterate all that's previously been posted here!

What a great tribute Nick - it certainly shows Rod's work to be of the highest standard!

Rod, you're a legend mate!!!  Thanks for your untiring enthusiasm !

Regards

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 05:24:14 pm »
Rod - thanks!!

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012, 05:48:11 pm »
New уear has come and a new hall in Rod Bearden’s Glass Runways Gallery is about to open. Some pictures present in this hall were painted during Max Effort Day in December and others just few days ago and still keep the smell of the fresh paint …

With your permission, Rod and colleagues, I proceed to а ribbon cutting ceremony. Enjoy…


“Liszt Jet Orchestra”, 2011 (Budapest/LHBP, Hungary)
“Ria Formosa Reception”, 2011 (Faro/LPFR, Portugal)

     
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“Birds of the Eastern Paris”, 2011 (Bucharest /LROP, Romania)
“Growing Under a Tropical Rain”, 2012 (Lagos/DNMM, Nigeria)

   
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“Inland Empire Gates”, 2011 (LA/Ontario/KONT, California)
“Sky Ships Dockers”, 2011 (Marseille/LFML, France)

     
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“Maple Leafs Field”, 2011 (Toronto/CYYZ, Canada)
“Flavour of Holidays”, 2011 (Curacao/TNCC, Netherlands Antilles)

   
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“On the Turkish Riviera”, 2011 (Antalya/LTAI, Turkey)
“Earth's Heaven Threshold “, 2012 (Fort-de-France /TFFF, Martinique)

   
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“Cradle of Humankind. 3 Million Years After”, 2011 (Johannesburg/FAJS, South Africa)
“In Daedalus FIR”, 2011 (Heraklion/LGIR, Crete)

     
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Regards,

Nick
« Last Edit: February 26, 2012, 01:21:23 pm by Netcop »
Greetings from Russia, Moscow
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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 01:52:27 am »
Thanks again, Nick.

It's nice that AirNav have recognised Nick's and my efforts here: http://www.airnavsystems.com/RadarBox/shotsairports.html

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 06:23:42 pm »
Thanks to you as well, Rod

Your outlines art is a mainstay of this project and I am looking forward to continue our cooperation.

Nick
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Greetings from Russia, Moscow
20.54 nm NWN of UUDD

SW: ANRB v 3.13/ANRB v 4.03 3D, XP SP3
HW: SkyCentre Quad Core PC for 24/7 operation
Antenna: outside SSE 1090SJ mk2
Amp: Wimo AS-1090
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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 04:42:32 pm »
Dont know what we would do without you Rodders. Many thanks for all your hard work. Colin.

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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 06:18:26 pm »
Well, spring is coming and I don't want to miss an opportunity to place a couple of winter pictures on the walls of the next hall of Rod’s Glass Runways gallery.
 
Huge thanks to all colleagues who fill our RadarBox Network with their live data and love to sky…

“Luxury Baguette”, 2012 (Dubai/OMDB, United Arab Emirates)
“World Port. Swiss Made”, 2012 (Zurich/LSZH, Switzerland)

   
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“Door to Winter Wonderland”, 2012 (Oslo/ENGM, Norway)
“5-1-4 in White”, 2012 (Montreal/CYUL, Canada)

   
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“Sky Ferries of Amur’s City”, 2012 (Khabarovsk/UHHH, Russia)
“Beluga Bay”, 2012 (Toulouse/LFBO, France) 

   
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“Wings of a Butterfly”, 2012 (Brasilia/SBBR, Brazil)
“City of Take-off Streets”, 2012 (Montpellier/LFMT, France)

   
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“Atlantic Sentinel”, 2012 (Shannon/EINN, Ireland)
“Angels of LAX”, 2012 (Los Angeles/KLAX, United States)

   
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“Morning in the Middle of Russia”, 2012 (Tomsk/UNTT, Russia)
“On the Waterfront of Coral Kingdom”, 2012 (Kaohsiung City/RCKH, Taiwan)

   
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Regards,

Nick
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 09:47:34 am by Netcop »
Greetings from Russia, Moscow
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SW: ANRB v 3.13/ANRB v 4.03 3D, XP SP3
HW: SkyCentre Quad Core PC for 24/7 operation
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Re: Glass Runways - Thе Art of Rod Bearden
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2012, 10:19:09 am »
The past few months were marked with significant increase of RadarBox Network coverage. We may see new stations оn all continents and as a result even more pictures of ground traffic in the world airports appear on virtual walls of the Glass Runways Gallery.
 
And I admire Rod Bearden’s enthusiasm in creation of more new outlines for new locations and our new colleagues. I would like to thank separately Rod for creation of outlines of home ports for absolutely all new users of RadarBox on the territory of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
 
But our gallery isn’t only Rod Bearden’s Art Exhibition.
 
Each of these pictures has a few authors.  Rod Bearden - as a creator of fantastic backgrounds and our colleagues, who painted their own pictures of the sky on it.
 
And sure, many thanks to AirNav guys, who provide canvas, brushes and paints for these works, as well as to authors of airports photos.

So, the new hall is opening. Welcome…


“Where Rush Is Hotter Than Brakes”, 2012 (Macau/VMMC, China)
“Gates of Tropical Manhattan”, 2012 (Sao Paulo/SBGR, Brazil)

   
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“Dreams Аbout Livable City”, 2012 (Curitiba/SBCT, Brazil)
“Silk Road Pit Stop – 21st Century Edition”, 2012 (Urumqi/ZWWW, China)

   
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“Rio's Touchpad”, 2012 (Rio de Janeiro/SBRJ, Brazil)
“Aria of Sky Daughter”, 2012 (Istanbul/LTFJ, Turkey)

   
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“Waterproof Field”, 2012 (Bangkok/VTBS, Thailand)
“Amazon Queen Diamond”, 2012 (Izmir/LTBJ, Turkey)

   
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“At the Foot of the Sky Mountains”, 2012 (Almaty/UAAA, Kazakhstan)
“Sky Castle of Maharashtra”, 2012 (Mumbai/VABB, India)

   
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“Starship Carrasco”, 2012 (Montevideo/SUMU, Uruguay)
“Seagulls of White Nights”, 2012 (Saint Petersburg/ULLI, Russia)

   
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“Future Is Like That”, 2012 (Beijing/ZBAA, China)
“Over the Golden Steppes of Kuban”, 2012 (Krasnodar/URKK, Russia)

   
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Regards,

Nick
« Last Edit: June 19, 2012, 10:28:29 am by Netcop »
Greetings from Russia, Moscow
20.54 nm NWN of UUDD

SW: ANRB v 3.13/ANRB v 4.03 3D, XP SP3
HW: SkyCentre Quad Core PC for 24/7 operation
Antenna: outside SSE 1090SJ mk2
Amp: Wimo AS-1090
Cable: Draka NK Cables RFF 1/2'-50
RadarBox24 station: Netcop