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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: near Ottawa International Airport
Date: Feb 7, 2010
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Transportation, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2010

Just what it looks like - the underbelly of a big jet about to land at Ottawa International airport. Shot handheld.

pp: RAW-TIFF conversion, rotate, crop, shadows/highlights, brightness/contrast, saturation, resize, usm, sharpen, save for web

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OMG OMG OMG...am I being punk'd?!

I could hardly believe that this fairly simple shot of a plane might bring me a ribbon, let alone a blue!

Thanks to 21.gif Magnumphotography, for taking me to this location with you as you tried to capture that incredibly tricky shot! Love you Ryan!

We were at the end of a runway, on the public side of the barrier, by the rack of lights used to help guide in the planes. It was about 8:30 am when we got there on a pretty cold and windy morning. Once we could see a plane in the distance as a tiny speck, we'd have the time to get out of the car, cross the road get set up. I decided to put the D90's 4.5 fps to work, and that coupled with panning the Sigma, helped me capture this.

Huge thanks too to Team Suck, whose members have offered nothing but tons of support in all forms, humour, and friendly camraderie. Never fear, I STILL have an average under 5!

Oh and the green circle? Lens flare, to the best of my knowledge, as I don't have a lenshood for the Sigma. But I will soon!

PS: Nope, we weren't wearing earplugs. You don't hear the afterburners until the plane is about 5 seconds away, behind you, then it goes screaming overhead.

PPS: Nope, did not *assume the position* for which I am best known. Though I believe I tried a few shots from that angle, but found it too cold. I may have been hunkered down, though, so that's pretty close :-)

PPS: Ryan's right...I was staring at the top row of images for Things that Count, and Perspective VI was the second row, he did literally point out the shot to me :-)

Thanks everyone for all the great comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.9851
Avg (commenters): 8.6429
Avg (participants): 6.6308
Avg (non-participants): 7.1533
Views since voting: 6622
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 202
Comments: 88
Favorites: 13 (view)


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05/30/2012 12:02:49 PM
Holy Cow!!! Snaffles what an amazing shot. I've never seen a jet from this perspective before. Congrats on your Blue. ----I've decided to go through all my comments and look at their profiles. This might take a few weeks as I'm writing Exams and report cards right now. I want to get to know this community better, and thank everyone personally. You're at the top of my comments, so I'll start with you. I have been living in Taiwan since 1996 and have only returned home once in all that time. Out of touch with planet Earth. Take Care, bye for now.

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03/05/2010 09:51:21 AM
very belated gratz on my behalf.... but WOW! Way to go you! You look good in blue :)
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03/01/2010 06:47:30 PM
Big (but belated) congrats on the blue!!! Well done.
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02/25/2010 06:07:05 PM
Congratulations on the fantastic finish! It was so nice to see your face on roll over. Even better, you did not notice your image, till I pointed it out. Oh my God, I got the blue ribbon! lol Priceless....
So here's to many more fantastic shoots with you Snaffles. You are truly, one special women.
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02/22/2010 09:32:16 PM
A truly wonderful image. well worthy of its' placement at the top of the heap.

Your photography has improved by leaps and bounds from the days when I first met you at the library and am proud to say that I knew you when you first started out. Very nicely done, and I have no doubts that, given your drive and devotion, that you will astound us with your creativity and talent.

Keep up the good work.

Ray
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02/21/2010 09:28:24 AM
Susan, this is just marvelous! Congrats on your blue, your PB, and just in general the way your photography has come alive these days. An image of impressive impact, creative and well shot, and it's no surprise to me that when you did get your first ribbon, that it'd be in this astonishing way. Keep on keepin' on, girl! W00t!
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02/20/2010 10:53:28 PM
YES!! So happy for you! Congrats on the blue!
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02/20/2010 06:17:18 AM
Woohoo! Congrats on an unusual angle and a great shot, your personal best, your first ribbon, and your first blue all in one! :)

About that angle - it's SO much more interesting than if the plane's nose were toward the top of the shot.

BTW, I love that lens. It lives on my camera.

Congrats again!
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02/20/2010 12:07:26 AM
Congratulations on the blue. This is wonderful shot is just so brilliantly exposed.
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02/19/2010 10:44:57 PM
It still delights me no end to see this on the home page when I log in each day. :-)
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02/19/2010 08:02:10 PM
Ok Susan, I've looked at this a dozen times, trying to come up with right way to say this... All I got is OUTSTANDING!! Congrats, this is wonderful.
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02/19/2010 06:05:51 PM
Susan :) Congratulation :)
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02/19/2010 03:27:35 AM
Humm, so Susan you now have one of those blue thingies. I agree with that upper wing. Congrats..
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02/18/2010 06:22:45 PM
Wonderful shot, I love it. Well done!

As per Bear_Music's comment regarding the absence of afterburners on commercial aircraft, I would like to also offer that the engines are near idle or just above it on final approach. So, the noise is subdued and highly attenuated compared to a departure shot of the same plane with the engines spooled up to maximum thrust. Sorry, the pilot in me makes me say these things.

As it happens, I am off to CYOW tomorrow myself.
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02/18/2010 05:52:19 PM
NICE Work!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!
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02/18/2010 12:22:27 PM
strange. I had thought you had ribboned before. Well congratulations on the first of the many you will receive =)
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02/18/2010 11:40:42 AM
Wow, I just realized this was a Snaffles! You got a RIBBON! Congrats!

Side note: Commercial jets don't use afterburners :-)
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02/18/2010 11:34:04 AM
YAY! congrats on your first, and a blue to boot!
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02/18/2010 10:14:31 AM
Good for you...you got the blue girl!!! Excellent picture...question (dumb one although) isn't this a fisheye lens?
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02/18/2010 01:00:12 AM
wait, what? snaffles???!!!???!!! what happened! i leave for a week and youre getting ribbons!!!!
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02/17/2010 11:37:42 PM
well, look at you go!! Congrats on the blue for a great shot!!!
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02/17/2010 10:12:38 PM
Excellent and a great subject very good angle and focus!!!!!!! Congratulations. Susan.
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02/17/2010 07:40:28 PM
Congrats!
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02/17/2010 06:07:01 PM
Great shot,congrats on the blue!
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02/17/2010 05:49:15 PM
Way to go, Susan!!! Congratulations.
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02/17/2010 03:50:01 PM
Oh WOW... you ROCK.

Awesome photo, and a huge congrats on the blue ribbon :)
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02/17/2010 02:57:43 PM
From this observer's view, this is hardly a fairly simple shot of a plane :-) FANTASTIC! Love the lens flare, BTW.
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02/17/2010 02:24:47 PM
awesome!! What a challenge for this photo, too!!! I love this!!
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02/17/2010 02:21:53 PM
Susan's got a ribbon, Susan's got a ribbon...nananaaaa
The first one and damn, immediately the blue one!!
A big congratulations Susan :D
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02/17/2010 12:39:03 PM
I never voted in the challenge but this deserves a HUGE congratulations and a FAV!!! Excellent perspective shot.
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02/17/2010 12:04:45 PM
Congrats on your blue!
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02/17/2010 10:32:34 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon!! :)
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02/17/2010 10:32:12 AM
VERY nicely done. Congratulations, girl!
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02/17/2010 10:06:00 AM
Congrats!! This is an awesome capture!

I wish I had found the lens hood for you!
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02/17/2010 09:35:41 AM
Congrats! Great shot!!
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02/17/2010 09:13:04 AM
DAMN GIRL!!!!! LOOK AT YOU!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
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02/17/2010 09:07:03 AM
YEA Susan you did GREAT!!!! Congrats Congrats
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02/17/2010 08:57:58 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. You must be over the moon! :D
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02/17/2010 08:50:38 AM
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDEEEEEEEEEEEE Your 1st ribbon, the high will last at least a week!!!! Huge congrats to you!!!
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02/17/2010 08:36:06 AM
Awesome, Snaffles! 'Grats on the Bluuuuuuuuuuuuue!
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02/17/2010 08:28:11 AM
Congrats,WTG,great pix!!!
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02/17/2010 07:17:35 AM
My pick for the blue, excellent shot Susan congratulations on your blue!!
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02/17/2010 07:16:10 AM
A big Congrats on a blue and new PB!
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02/17/2010 07:10:04 AM
A blue! Big congrats Susan!
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02/17/2010 06:31:37 AM
Congratulations Snaffles on your Blue and your first ribbon, WTG girl, great image.
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02/17/2010 06:23:52 AM
Beautiful perspective! Well done!
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02/17/2010 06:06:08 AM
Way to GO! ... Great shot !!!

me
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02/17/2010 05:57:02 AM
Hey Hey Hey!!!! SO many congrats! This is fantastic!!!
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02/17/2010 05:33:50 AM
congrats for your blue, an amazing shot!
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02/17/2010 04:40:26 AM
Superb shot!! Congrats on your ribbon :)
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02/17/2010 03:54:22 AM
A super shot well executed. It has me turning my head and twisting about to see this pic from all angles. Nice on Rotating it making it really an eye catcher
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02/17/2010 03:36:41 AM
Wow, Susan. I'm so happy for you! Enjoy this! That's an awesome phot as well!!
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02/17/2010 03:24:34 AM
Congratulations Susan, you must be over the moon!
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02/17/2010 02:38:39 AM
large congrats on your brand new ribbon!
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02/17/2010 02:33:39 AM
WOOHOOOO! Congrats, Susan! I could just picture you shooting this.
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It's about time! I am stoked for ya.
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02/17/2010 01:38:44 AM
Great shot, Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2010-02-17 15:55:46.
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02/17/2010 01:25:07 AM
Very congrats, horse person. It is ALL about perspective. The word "humdinger" comes to mind. Love the clouds.
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02/17/2010 01:20:58 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon!!! This is such a cool shot! I like the shiny belly of the plane!

I took a shot like this last year at Frankfurt airport - but with a fisheye which made the plane look so far away that all that roar that you should feel, looking at it, disappeared.

Your photo still has this feel of airplane sound, and the interesting tilt really makes this look like an acrobatic maneuver :)
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02/17/2010 01:01:49 AM
Wow! Congrats on the Blue!
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02/17/2010 12:47:21 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

First impressions are that this is an impressive shot that makes the plane look like it is upside down!?

Technically this is good. Composed well. Exposed well - you haven't killed it with post processing. I do find the skin of the plane to look a little glossy - maybe we don't clean our planes in NZ as much as you guys ;) There seems to be some noise visible in the engines - is this from some shadow/hilight processing perhaps or a topaz filter? The crop works well for the shot. The green circle is a bit of a shame but it seems you are off to address that :)

Artistically this has a "wow" factor that DPC likes but you know this because you won the blue with it. The sky is a bit full of clouds for my liking but that's a minor nitpick.

In summary a good shot for the challenge as the voters have already told you. The funny thing is that in a Free Study I'm not sure this would score much above a 6, it's just that it fits the challenge well so in context it rocks.

Feel free to PM me if you have any queries.
Gerry

Message edited by author 2010-02-17 00:48:18.
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02/17/2010 12:39:51 AM
ok so whats whit the green circle? (oh and congrats!)
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02/17/2010 12:33:46 AM
Top Gun!!

Way to go snaffles!
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02/17/2010 12:22:51 AM
Congrats on your shiny new ribbon! One of my favorites in the challenge, and I was one of your 10's. Well done. :)
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02/17/2010 12:21:41 AM
Woohoo! So happy for you Susan. Super cool image. Congrats! Now get that original in please. :)
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02/17/2010 12:19:18 AM
big congrats snaffles!!!
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02/17/2010 12:12:32 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and PB!
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02/17/2010 12:12:30 AM
Really really cool shot. I like the weird angle, I would've never thought to have it rotated that way. Also great tones, decent composition... you deserved it!
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02/17/2010 12:09:50 AM
oh my!!! Look at you with a blue in a big entry challenge!!!! Awesome shot! Get ready to comment some more... :D
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02/17/2010 12:07:07 AM
WOO FREAKIN' HOO!!!! Congrats!!! Oh, and please tell me you shot this while lying on your back with your feet in the air... :-) Way cool, Susan!
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02/17/2010 12:05:57 AM
What an awesome shot! Excellent perspective. AND your first BLUE and a new PB!!! Congrats!!!!
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02/17/2010 12:05:49 AM
I am so happy this won the ribbon it was my favorite. Awesome job.
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02/17/2010 12:05:22 AM
Great Job! Congrats!
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02/17/2010 12:02:46 AM
Welcome to the lone ribbon club!!!! YAY snaffles!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 10:45:12 PM
Great clarity and a good angle. Top shot.
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02/16/2010 12:42:36 PM
Wow...at this angle it looks like this jetliner is coming in for a crash landing. I presume you flipped the photo for effect. It works and has dramatic perspective. Nice detail and reflections on the jet's hull. 7
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02/15/2010 12:03:13 PM
Great angle, beaut PP.
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02/15/2010 09:22:53 AM
nice take and great shot 8
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02/15/2010 02:45:19 AM
Awesome, one of the top 5 in my opinion! 10
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02/13/2010 01:48:06 PM
this is stunning! great work!
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02/13/2010 09:00:06 AM
A big shiny bird in the sky. Well captured, perfect exposure.
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02/12/2010 11:07:29 PM
really really awesome!, hope you wore earplugs. only thing i am wondering is what is the green circle by the engine? light flare maybe? or maybe *gasp!* a ufo? ;)
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02/12/2010 12:58:53 PM
You def got a different perspective with this. Great framing and it looks great.
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02/12/2010 11:15:30 AM
Wow this really jumps out at you! Nice comp, I never knew planes were so shiny underneath!
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02/11/2010 10:51:13 PM
I like your composition, especially how the plane is angled. It gives the picture a sense of motion.
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02/11/2010 05:34:42 PM
WOW!! Amazing shot a 10. I'm curious how you got this shot.
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02/10/2010 05:54:19 PM
best plane photo for this challenge!
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02/10/2010 05:34:49 PM
WOW!! Spectacular perspective. One of my favorites
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02/10/2010 04:38:21 PM
Awesome! 10!!! Stand out photo, great perspective.
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