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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: 2017
Date: Apr 8, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2017

The Blue Angels over the house this Spring.

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.0098
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.0875
Avg (non-participants): 5.7273
Views since voting: 269
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 102
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/28/2017 12:12:40 PM
Originally posted by ubique:

Best shot I've seen of air show action. What makes this one really singular is the setting: in a suburban street. That's a really inspired alternative to the usual 'Blue Angels shot' foreground of fat people in horrific shorts. Although maybe the awful shorts would actually be more arty? Not for me thought; I think this is a wonderful photograph, and easily my favourite air show photo ever. Thank you.

Ditto this - exactly what I thought but was too lazy to write.

Message edited by author 2017-01-28 12:16:25.
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01/27/2017 05:37:46 AM
Mesmerized by the supersonic and skewsme's narrative... what a blast :)
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01/26/2017 10:24:17 PM
PS - I think you have a winner here. :-)
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01/26/2017 10:22:06 PM
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An Instagram’ish photograph of the highest order. It’s more than just a simple Instagram though (and perhaps it isn’t an Instagram at all, but processed to be one) as it has a photographer’s keen eye and sense of composition as opposed to a phone shooter’s arm’s-length point-click sensibility (or lack thereof). Love the sun… the flare, the fractured sunspots, the rays, the way it lights the contrails. It sets the tone for the whole picture. The inclusion of the house is the best part. Back yard view of the air show, the sense of being somewhere in the Midwest. Doesn’t get any more ‘Merican than that. But then there’s the opposing directions of the fighters themselves. How very apropos.
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01/26/2017 09:39:19 PM
Look at your comments and bling! Congratulations.
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01/26/2017 08:48:08 PM
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Although the Camps had been established several years before the floods came, fate had been written in the sky long before, in fluffy chemtrails. At that time, sustainable farmers pointed fingers at urban entitlement and petroleum purveyers pushed flatus theory, but the truth was closer to what reverberated beneath tin foil helmets. The environment was being intentionally targeted.

It happened while intercontinental travel was still permitted, in fact, the price of jet trips had hit an absurd nadir. Cheap flights flew in the face of incredible inflation, flippant cuts of FHA assistance and a fundamental food insecurity. Aircraft criss-crossed in close quarters without fear of collision, owing to the advanced echolocation technology that superceded plain old radar. And flight times were wildly reduced once we learned to pre-pressure the air in the plane's predicted path, neutralizing the sonic boom carpet.

Each one of these jet planes might as well have been spewing contrails in the shape of skull and crossbones. Through the harvesting of oilspill-eating bacteria, new amphipathic fuel stabilizers had been developed which increased the half-life of avtur several fold. While this technological frugality made for very cheap plane tickets, the novel nanocarbons in the eventual breakdown products ate the earth’s ozone layer for breakfast. Several biochemical engineers were paid handsomely for their silence.
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01/26/2017 08:03:43 PM
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America, in two opposite directions flying. Left, right, up, down. And look how personal it is, brushing the top of our heads. We can feel it in our topmost chi, where the eternal soul sits on the lotus flower of our buzzing consciousness. Do we have a shared consciousness? Is there anything totally shared by every American? Is there anything that we can point to and say, “if you don’t have this, you’re not American?” I don’t think so. America is a verb. It’s like a very aggressive variation of Mother May I. ‘Merica base on your island? ‘Merica pick your next leader to make you a better ally? ‘Merica send some drones in and blow up your terrorists?

Just look at those mighty warplanes hopping like robins from tree to tree. ‘Merica home and family? ‘Merica climate change? ‘Merica nuclear war? What a staggering question ‘Merica is. We should be careful where we point it. Your photo, with its outrageous sun flare, its pint-sized death machines, its shingled roof, its distortions and its focus… is America. What is the sound of two jet fighters clapping in suburbia? ‘Merica! Oh, say can I see! And to the gutter with everything else!
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01/25/2017 06:31:59 PM
Thanks so much for the comments and bling, always appreciated.


Message edited by author 2017-01-25 18:32:58.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 11:42:48 PM
Masterfull capture and processing!
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01/24/2017 10:49:50 PM
Nicely captured and processed.
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01/24/2017 09:55:30 PM
Dramatic and unusual and ultimately much more interesting than the normal clicheed shots of air shows. Actually does reach to realms of art over aviation. voted earlier
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01/24/2017 06:52:22 PM
Love the title, has real impact due to the current political scene ATM, already voted.
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01/24/2017 05:27:58 PM
Wonderful! A ribbon contender.
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01/24/2017 01:21:47 PM
Very art worthy. Love the title too.
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01/24/2017 12:14:49 PM
Best shot I've seen of air show action. What makes this one really singular is the setting: in a suburban street. That's a really inspired alternative to the usual 'Blue Angels shot' foreground of fat people in horrific shorts. Although maybe the awful shorts would actually be more arty? Not for me thought; I think this is a wonderful photograph, and easily my favourite air show photo ever. Thank you.
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01/24/2017 11:36:59 AM
This is my top pick. There's something so evocative here and a degree of immersion too.

It's like you've captured a perfect life moment and put it in front of us.

Perfect choice of toning and selective blur.
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01/24/2017 06:16:57 AM
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01/24/2017 02:29:49 AM
I never thought a shot of fighters would be considered artistic but this is really good. Well done.
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01/23/2017 11:31:27 AM
To have this happen over your house... Even the sun was impressed.
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01/22/2017 07:04:19 PM
Boys having their playtime. Truly captioned, this one is a telling commentary on our times.
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01/22/2017 11:08:53 AM
I thought I didn't like photographs of planes and jets but you have convinced me differently. Perfect capture with the lovely sun spots and light rays. One of my top picks.
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01/21/2017 09:01:51 AM
The composition is stunning and exciting. But this image comes to the top for me more because it is somewhat unique to so-called first-world people and it is captured here so perfectly. The machines are the paintbrushes. Sketching a fleeting cloud across a clear summer sky. A puppet show that instills more awe than shock. The rumbles cause people to go to their windows - not to their basements. The audience is thankful to be on this side of the equation.

THe framing a treatment work really well. The monochromatic tone keeps it focused on the composition and subjects rather than the colors which we can imagine unconsciously if we so desire.
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01/19/2017 07:06:52 PM
Remarkable catch with impeccable timing. Surreal suburban afternoon. Nice!
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01/18/2017 08:57:15 PM
Absolutely!
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