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Low but not so slow
Low but not so slow

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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Location: Súđavík
Date: Aug 3, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/640sec
Galleries: Emotive, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

When I saw this challenge I asked my father to take a low flight, very slowly, for me so I could take this picture... He was happy to do it because he is proud of this beautiful airplane of his. The weather was not the best but he did it anyway and I decided to use this picture instead of taking another one. His speed was around 300km, so maybe low but not so slow... :o)

p.w. sharpened the colors...cropped...

Place: 128 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.3636
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.2405
Avg (non-participants): 5.4454
Views since voting: 1418
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 198
Comments: 13
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08/19/2006 03:31:44 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club
by strangeghost

The first three parts of this critique are written based purely on examination of your photo. "Final thoughts" is written after reviewing your score, photographer's comments, and voter comments.

Focus is good. Nice clean image overall. LIghting is adequate and, though no detail is lost in the shadows on the underside of the wings and fuselage, it does appear a bit too dark. While the plane itself seems well exposed, the sky and mountain look a little funny. The greenish smudges on the mountain look almost as if they could be an artifact of processing. The sky has a slightly burned look to it. The red of the airplane is nicely handled. Bright red is a problematic color and you've avoided letting it become too saturated. I'm impressed with the detail visible at the forward end of the plane - around the windshield, engines, and wheels.

Nice crop on the plane but you're left with a relatively static looking shot of something that cries out for drama and action. For purposes of the challenge, you've clearly frozen the plane but it might have had more impact if you had frozen the props too (is that even possible?? I don't know). Definitely not a bad shot but not one that will inspire much emotion or reaction in the typical viewer. A different angle, for instance with the plan coming more straight on toward the camera, would have added drama.

As stated above, not terribly dramatic or provocative. It's a serviceable image and would make a nice stock shot of an airplane. A bit too usual or ordinary.

Your final score of about 5.3 is where I would have predicted. It's a shot that nails the technicals, but lacks the drama or dynamism necessary for a higher scoring challenge shot.
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08/14/2006 05:04:17 AM
Skemmtileg hugmynd en mér finnst eins og þú hafir ekki náð að útfæra hana nógu vel. Það er svolítill snapshot fílingur í henni. Hér skortir góða myndbyggingu, lýsingu og vinnslu. Ég hefði farið mun nær og notað eins víða linsu og mögulegt væri. Ég veit, það er brjálæði, en það gæti tekist vel til ef myndbyggingin, lýsingin og vinnslan væri góð.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 06:49:46 PM
Íslensk flúvéll... vei!!!
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08/11/2006 07:24:19 PM
A little bit faster shutter speed would have frozen the props better. Increasing the ISO or aperture would have allowed you to accomplish this.
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08/10/2006 07:59:08 PM
lovely shot, but a bit too much blur for a challenge asking for none. don't mean to be so anal, but hey, that's what the descriptions are for.
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08/10/2006 03:15:43 PM
Graet clean shot, I like the blur in the propellers. The color of the plane really stands out well with good shadow detail.
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08/10/2006 12:27:59 PM
great capture of the plane, great color. Such a bummer the sky and hill are washed out....hazy
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08/10/2006 02:56:19 AM
nice big red!
loyal to the challenge topic of being "frozen motion" here.
the plane appears immobile if the properllers aren't in motion. Cool.
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08/09/2006 03:37:05 PM
Uh-oh. Didn't stop those blades from turning. ;^) Image is well focused and exposed - just not quite fast enough on the shutter speed for a challenge with the theme of 'Stopped Motion' with the caveat of no motion trails. Cool looking plane tho. ;^)
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08/08/2006 12:20:50 PM
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08/07/2006 07:57:58 PM
Great capture. Love the focus of this shot
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08/07/2006 05:53:30 AM
too bad you couldn't have got the propellers frozen in action
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