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Right or Left?  Contemplations of a high speed pass
Right or Left? Contemplations of a high speed pass

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: NAS JRB Willow Grove Army base, Horsham PA
Date: May 28, 2005
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Military
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2005

Not happy with this score, but this is what I wanted the image to look like, aside from the low-contrast background.

Blue Angels. Panned on the lower jet, continuous shutter to catch the passing jet (top). Taken at an airshow in Horsham, PA. Edits: Neat Image, Levels, Hue/Saturation, Curves, border added, cropped, Unsharp Mask. Had this been a member challenge I would have dodged and burned the clouds and maybe selectively lightened the jets to add interest to the background.

Full Exif:

Nikon D70
2005/05/28 15:34:56.7
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 G
Focal Length: 155mm
Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/1000 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto -1
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp: User-Defined Custom Curve
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment: c.Benjamin Snyder 2005
Noise Reduction: OFF

Place: 161 out of 275
Avg (all users): 4.7568
Avg (commenters): 4.5714
Avg (participants): 4.5567
Avg (non-participants): 4.8564
Views since voting: 766
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 292
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2005 09:20:14 PM
I love this shot! This would make such a cool print.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2005 11:41:25 AM
I think the picture would have been stronger if the aircraft were still approaching one another.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2005 09:45:58 AM
I don't feel that the image conveys instantly recognizable decision. Great pic. I think the problem is the title does most of the work, now if the title and the photo went hand in hand... this would have done much better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2005 08:50:35 AM
Good effort for a tough shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 08:53:47 PM
Wow! Border, positioning, crop...this was very well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 10:19:54 AM
I am not considering titles in this challenge, but I am looking for images that meet the challenge description visually....

meets challenge description......4
06/01/2005 10:13:44 AM
It is too bad the top plane came out so blurry. That really hurts this otherwise nice picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2005 10:07:10 AM
I met these guys at an air show in MA. Not the nicest bunch. Nice action shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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