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Challenge: Negative Image (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Location: cape town, south africa
Date: Apr 20, 2006
Aperture: 11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Abstract, Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2006

30 Seconds to touchdown. B737-400 on short final at Cape Town International, against an ominously coloured sky (even in negative format). Adjusted contrast, converted to negative with Irfanview, resized and saved.

I have many images like this, with the aeroplane filling more of the frame in most, but the wider sky effect on this one was quite special to me.

Place: 71 out of 438
Avg (all users): 5.7462
Avg (commenters): 6.6923
Avg (participants): 5.6106
Avg (non-participants): 5.9286
Views since voting: 856
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 197
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/09/2006 11:29:40 PM
Hello from the Critique Club!

This shot definitely has that wow factor that grabs your attention. The sky is very ominous and it strikes me not as a negative, but as a late evening sky that is about to produce the most horrific storm ever seen. The airplane's colors add to the tension of the shot, as it looks quite sinister with the dark nose and bright windshield.

I very much like how the airplane is in the lower portion of the frame as it reinforces the idea that it is about to land. This also gives good balance between the plane and the orange part of the sky. I don't care for the light post. It is much to prominent in this shot and does steal some attention from the airplane and sky. It might have been better if you had moved a few steps to the left so as to make the light post the right edge of the frame. However, doing this may have ruined the angle you had on the airplane. Having the plane coming right at the viewer is one of the key elements that make this such a powerful shot. So maybe a few steps closer would have helped.

Overall this shot is quite good and is definitely one of the more memorable shots in this challenge. ...And congratulations on your best entry so far!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2006 11:28:07 PM
From "eh" in positive to "check out that sky!" in negative. Good choice!
04/30/2006 09:24:06 PM
Love it. WOW. I realy thought my entry was good, but looking at the other stuff, I can understand my low score. 7
04/30/2006 05:21:29 PM
Nice shot! the sky is just fantastic! and I love the compostion. Good luck!
04/30/2006 05:14:35 PM
Yeah, nice work.
04/30/2006 05:05:06 PM
really , the colors are great, looks like we are being invaded
04/30/2006 08:48:25 AM
Pretty cool, the sky looks awesome and normally I hate lightposts in pictures but here it works very well, gives the photo some scale and three dimensionality. 7 from me.
04/30/2006 02:39:03 AM
i think i would like this better without the post in front, it traps my attention a bit too much.
04/29/2006 11:04:42 PM
Great job on the sky. The perspecitive makes it look like the plane is headed towards the lights.
04/29/2006 09:53:49 PM
really nice image.
04/29/2006 04:49:27 AM
great shot
04/29/2006 12:50:42 AM
04/28/2006 09:59:04 AM
nice shot!!!
04/27/2006 08:53:39 AM
very good...excellent in fact...hope you finish well
04/26/2006 09:51:33 PM
Works very well as a negative. Good job.
04/26/2006 09:17:21 PM
This is so cool. Love it and in my faves ;)
04/26/2006 01:50:30 PM
good composition.

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