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A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10 Thunderbolt II

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Osan Air Base, Korea
Date: Aug 1, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Action, Military
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2006

An A-10 Thunderbolt II on final approach to Osan Air Base, Korea.

Place: 84 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.6649
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5443
Avg (non-participants): 5.7478
Views since voting: 978
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 194
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/14/2006 12:21:39 AM
Thank you to everyone that voted and commented.

I really appreicate the feedback on how I could have made the image better. I was actually kicking myself in the rear when voting started on this.

I came across this site looking for info a new lens. I thought the idea of a challenge with voting would be awesome. I have submitted photos to the weekly assignments on Fred Miranda's board, but for obvious reasons had no luck. So I thought this would be cool with people voting for your work.

I had been out shooting and took this picture. The next day I found this site and it was really the only photo I had to get entered at the time. So I threw it up there. Later in the week I tweaked a few more photos from my day of shooting and came across one that I liked better. In fact, I even think the voting public would have enjoyed it better too. For some reason though I never switched my photos out and that is where I made the mistake....

So, this is what I should have gone with....

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Thanks again for the votes and the feedback, with my first challenge done, I now have a benchmark to attempt to surpass.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2006 05:15:04 PM
Is this Oskosh?
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08/11/2006 04:49:31 PM
Returning for comments.

First let me say the quality of this image is very good and most important no motion trails so you hit homeruns in both of those areas. The color, lighting and sharpness is very good. The composition is the only aspect that is just average (i.e. snapshot-like) but I'll get to that in just a bit.

To be honest, beyond the technical qualities I find little else to like here. The image just seems a little boring probably because the subject is centered, it's wheels are down and there is nothing in the background to suggest this plane was indeed in the air and in motion when you captured it. Now I don't doubt that it was but the photo doesn't convey that in any way beyond the fact that it appears to be suspended in midair. I think the images that will do well are the ones that have stop motion but still retain the feeling of motion either by seeing the background in motion or other elements to suggest it. That's really the only blemish I see with your photo which would work perfectly in any aviation periodical so that's no knock on your image in general.

In addition to what I mentioned something else that could have improved this shot for this challenge would have been the composition. Instead of having it centered maybe have it up in the top left corner, which means zooming out a bit. Also, tilting the subject so that the nose was higher up would convey better the feeling of decent (i.e. motion).

Anyway, just my thoughts. Good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/11/2006 01:18:21 PM
Good job stopping the action. Lighting seems a little harsh and I may have cropped this a little diffently so plan wasn't in the center to give the impression of either taking off or landing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/11/2006 10:14:29 AM
Nice crisp image. Motion is stopped just fine. Looks a bit like a documentary type shot. Something you would see in a textbook or website that provided details on the plane. With that being said, I'm not sure how much "Wow" factor you're going to get with the voters. Yes, it's a nice shot, but (nothing personal) not very exciting. Best of luck to you in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2006 09:57:19 PM
Very clear shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2006 07:59:37 PM
nice idea, but a little soft.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2006 11:37:35 PM
nice shot. maybe could use a bluer sky? meh, who cares, im distracted by the pure awesome that is the cannon on that thing. now THAT wouldve been a good stopped motion shot...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/07/2006 06:33:21 PM
Wow, just for "AvionRevue". What a focus!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/07/2006 04:22:36 PM
I already noticed in some past challenges, that planes and helicopters do look somehow dull when stopped in the midair - may be if there would be something more behind than the sky... otherwise a nice shot and beautiful shade of blue
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