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air power c. 1945
air power c. 1945
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Challenge: Time Capsule (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Hicks Field T27
Date: Aug 8, 2005
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 39 out of 298
Avg (all users): 5.8567
Avg (commenters): 7.2632
Avg (participants): 5.9385
Avg (non-participants): 5.7914
Views since voting: 1565
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 293
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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03/19/2008 01:06:02 AM
Wonderful shot. I wish I could have been there to feel the rumble of that radial engine.
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08/17/2005 11:37:58 PM
i agree the horizon, and yeah i guess someone might have a problem with the prop being motion blurred, maybe it just isnt what they wanted. i think its an awesome photo and i know what the 1,2,3 stuff can feel like. thats just a natural averaging going on
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08/17/2005 12:03:38 PM
Just read your post, thought I'd pass along what I see about this. And about the 1 and the few 2's you got, unless its really a spot on image, you are going to have a few of those no matter what it is. The biggest thing wrong in my book is the horizon is off. Then second thing that I don't really care for is the framing. I'd have put a little more space on the left side to give the plane somewhere to travel to. The sky would've enhanced the picture if you could've found a few clouds. As it is it seems really flat, which is a big negative side to sepia toned pictures. Clouds would've helped, IMO
Overall I think you got a pretty fair score. Its not a bad shot, however I think that there are 2 very controllable factors that would've improved the shot. The sky issue is out of your hands. Good luck :)

edit: Bye correcting the horizon you would also make the plane seem like it was going a little more up than it is, as it appears in the photo it seems to be going straight left

Message edited by author 2005-08-17 12:08:39.
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08/17/2005 11:58:15 AM
In response to your forum request...

I didn't vote on this at all, so didn't vote it a 1, but I would have scored it down because the plane blends into the background very well. I might have wanted to see a bit more separation between the plane and the bushes/trees behind it. The sepia looks awesome, but also amplifies the lack of contrast there. Great shot compositionally though. Nice work.
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08/17/2005 10:16:20 AM
Your choice of sepia tone is perfect. Great motion on the props and stop-action on the landing gear. (I certainly hope he's taking off and not landing...) A great capture! Congratulations on your sale!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2005 08:39:35 PM
...really nice capture..totally captures the era...very nice.
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08/16/2005 08:41:58 AM
Too bad this photo doesn't have some grain.
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08/14/2005 07:06:21 PM
Nice.
A couple of things to pick at- the border doesn't seem to match much, I think it would look better plain black. A little bit of the ol contrast could help this as well, to make it really 'pop'

Otherwise, good work. 8
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08/13/2005 11:00:55 PM
gives the feeling of the era, excellent shot of gear being retracted..good composition and perspective on subject.
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08/13/2005 08:44:05 PM
WOW... awesome work... 9
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08/13/2005 08:19:20 AM
Nice clean image. I like the brown, gives it that 1945 feel. Good luck
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08/12/2005 07:10:45 PM
Not really keen on the choice of red for the border, but the colour of the rest of the photo is suitably nostalgic.
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08/12/2005 10:06:37 AM
Love the way you caught the gear going up. The blur on the prop is really cool too. Great use of sepia. 9
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08/12/2005 08:41:16 AM
Gotta love this one! Great shot, crisp and clear. Very well done! 9
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08/11/2005 08:19:28 PM
I just hope he is takeoff and not landing. Looks like a Texas Navy Reserve bird. But then seeing it is Navy, he could very well be landing. From an old Air Force pilot. Nice photo
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08/11/2005 02:50:24 PM
Great capture and nice color tones in this. Definitely has that 1945 feel to it.
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08/11/2005 04:50:58 AM
Too bad about the background, nice plane and so small...
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08/10/2005 09:58:12 PM
Neat how the B&W makes the photo appear vintage. I'd try to adjust the tone to make it stronger, though...
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08/10/2005 03:03:45 PM
Cool. Would be even better to me, if the plane was a little higher. Just above the bushes & whatnot.
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08/10/2005 12:31:26 PM
Minor Comment. i think a white border would have given it a more authentic feel. Basicly I don't like the border........... I know it's minor. GREAT SHOT. 10
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08/10/2005 10:12:21 AM
your choice of color really enhances the atmosphere of this shot with a good find for a subject. well done
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08/10/2005 05:30:25 AM
the photo is very good! but your choice of frame is a bit weak. 8
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08/10/2005 01:23:36 AM
way to capture the propeller and landing gear along with thte pilot's face.<7>
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08/10/2005 01:02:15 AM
Wow, that iis gear up. Good shot.
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08/10/2005 12:38:20 AM
Like the photo, but I would have liked it more if the landing gear was fully up or down...
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