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High Speed Pass
High Speed Pass

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Challenge: Shutter Speed (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Date: Oct 30, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Sky, Performance
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2005

My 2nd submission. Photo from the Blue Angels show at the Chattanooga Air Show. This was actually one of their slower passes at about 500 mph. I have several outtakes on single planes at >650 mph but I liked this photo better.

Place: 21 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.3164
Avg (commenters): 6.7857
Avg (participants): 5.9451
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 1954
Views during voting: 487
Votes: 275
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2005 09:07:37 PM
Nice capture! I like the angle, also - almost looks like a single 4-pilot aircraft.
11/08/2005 07:30:59 PM
Incredible shot!!
11/08/2005 12:10:18 AM
wow, those guys are nuts.
11/05/2005 08:16:06 PM
this had to be a tough shot. Contrast is on the money. Colors are great. Very clear .Wow
11/05/2005 03:44:56 AM
11/04/2005 07:20:59 PM
WOW! Nice crisp and clean!
11/04/2005 10:51:43 AM
nicely captured
11/03/2005 07:24:27 PM
6 - Good shot. Criticism; not sure, but perhaps more of the 'smoke' into the 'composition' may have made this better in my opinion. Difficult given the color of the planes against the sky, but the color of the sky is 'competing' with the color of the planes in my opinion (difficult to explain sorry), so some 'tweaking' somehow, not sure.
11/03/2005 10:47:25 AM
Wow that must have been fun to watch, above avarage picture.
11/03/2005 03:38:27 AM
Impressive. I would have to congrulate them for flying in such tight formation, and you for capturing it.
11/02/2005 11:23:33 PM
nice and sharp! the centered cropping works well for this one.
11/02/2005 08:33:25 PM
Great clarity! Nice capture.
11/02/2005 12:29:12 PM
Hey, the bottom guy is lagging!
Seriously, though, wonderful capture. Sure meets the challenge, as these are fast birds. For some reason, shots of airplanes may not score too high, just because of the lack of the wow-factor overall. While it is great capture, there are only planes in it and no other objects of interest.
Good luck!
11/02/2005 10:44:16 AM
My fav of the airplane shots. The four of them in perfect sync is cool. I'd crop more on the left and leave more vapor trail on the right.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2005 09:13:07 AM
You must have been at Airshow Chattanooga, too!
11/02/2005 05:23:28 AM
Guess you finally found your niche. Really is a great photo.

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