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Challenge: Free Study 2012-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon
Location: SAAF Museum AFB, Zwartkop, Centurion , RSA
Date: May 12, 2012
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Transportation, Military
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2012

SAAF Zwartkop AFB Museum Warbirds Airshow 2012-05-12
SAAF Oryx firing flares. Right place right time.

It pays to be prepared and know your camera/lens inside out and major effort and cost go to these shows regularly. This chopper came out of nowhere and fired flares very far from the crowds. I had to react very fast to get a shot sequence. This was image 7/9 and each shot was fired individually, not as part of a high FPS burst hold button down and hope for a good shot nonsense. Slowish s/s was required to capture (and enhance) running flares and get some blur of the rotors.

NEF-Adjusted WB to Daylight to get the blue back on a very dull day, cooler temp, sharpened.
NEF-TIF 8bit
TL Detail 2, TL DeNoise 5
Clone out sensor dust bunnies
Cropped 800px 72dpi
Smart Sharpened
SFW 100% JPG Nearest Neighbour
Changed Title from my "Fire and Light" to "Wings" and increased Saturation at the recommendation of a friend. Cropped with more -ve space at the top and tight at the bottom at the recommendation of another friend.

[Jun. 1st, 2012 08:56:27 AM]
Votes: 15
Views: 32
Avg Vote:6.8000
Updated: 06/01/12 08:10 am

116 Votes/273 Entries WTF? This shot plummeted to 6.3x in the last few hours of voting...

Place: 36 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.3879
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2326
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 1238
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 116
Comments: 6
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/08/2012 04:47:16 AM
Who would give this a 1? Regardless it is still a great shot and I love it Harvey! Good score and probably not as high as you wanted but you should feel good about regardless. Nicely done!
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06/07/2012 08:59:15 PM
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06/07/2012 04:56:23 PM
Wow. Fascinating.

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06/06/2012 01:26:35 PM
What a show! Nice timing.
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06/05/2012 10:17:06 AM
This is my pick for the win, which means you won't be in the top 10.
Simply love it. I might have titled it something different, like You're F*cked or something along those lines, but that won't detract from my score.
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06/01/2012 03:16:56 PM
Those are some scary-assed wings! Great timing on your shot.
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