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Challenge: Vehicles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Arizona
Date: Dec 14, 2003
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Sky, Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2003

A glider flying right over a motorcross track while out shooting. Saw the moon and hoped it would come out.

Post Processing: Resize, Adjust Levels.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.7250
Avg (commenters): 8.2941
Avg (participants): 6.5816
Avg (non-participants): 6.8627
Views since voting: 3097
Votes: 200
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/15/2004 02:28:17 PM
Great shot! I just became a full fledged member & was just browsing the archives. If you would all like to know, this is called a "PPC" or Powered Parachute. Kind of a combination of a go cart with a big fan on teh back & parachute over head. I know many pilots & work some of the air shows they have. If any Photographers are in the IL area (45 minutes outside of St Louis) in mid august, you can catch the Powered Parachute World Chanpionship Competition. Details can be found at //www.chute-out.com This will be my 4th yr there working a booth. VERY cool thing to watch, photograph & do, but intro flights aren't available at competitions. I have hundreds of shots of them. Here's one of an Australian pilot (love their accents!)

TheAussies.jpg

Nancy

Message edited by author 2004-03-15 14:32:36.
12/29/2003 10:57:01 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I haven't been too involved over the holidays and just noticed your ribbon. Beautiful shot. I love the moon. Many congrats...
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12/26/2003 03:43:09 PM
Excellent photo Tina. But I that doesn't look like motorcross to me. Congratulations.

T
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12/25/2003 12:09:33 PM
This is a wonderful photo, and congratulations on your ribbon.

Merry Christmas.

Message edited by author 2003-12-25 13:53:16.
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12/25/2003 10:51:18 AM
Congrats! Very nice picture!
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12/25/2003 07:23:42 AM
It.s a shot worthy of the high placement - congratulations. What a nice surprise on Christmas.
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12/24/2003 03:46:47 PM
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments! I was pretty darn surprised to open my browser and find this shot in 3rd place! Makes for a nice little Christmas gift. :-)

I was out shooting a friend of ours at a Motocross track in the East Valley. He'd just come off the track for a break, so I set my camera down for a break also. I started hearing comments "look, check that out". Turned around and there they were. Made a quick reach for the camera and didn't have much time for focusing, set up, etc. they were passing us by. The first couple shots I took didn't have the moon in it. The last one I saw the moon in the viewfinder and remember thinking: I hope this turns out.

That's how I got this one and now I'll be heading out to try and 1) find this guy and 2) get more shots of them.
12/24/2003 03:34:13 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, score another one for the AZ team!

Where was this shot taken? Iíve always wanted to try flying one of those things.

Iím looking forward to the Jan get together. Just let me now where and when.

P.S. Donít let Steve know that Iím coming, Iím afraid of what he may do.

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 15:34:50.
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12/24/2003 02:31:02 PM
This is sooo creative, I am happy that this one won a ribbon! :-) Wnderful photo, congrats! :-)
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12/24/2003 02:20:38 PM
Yeah! I;m glad you won a ribbon! Too bad people get DQ-ed but I think you would have originally been here regardless, especially if those that did cheat didn't! Congrats!
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12/24/2003 02:12:22 PM
Well, there you are! I really LOVE this photo and think it deserved to place dq's or not! Congrats!
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12/24/2003 02:00:00 PM
Congratulations for 3rd.

Arizona photographers rock!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2003 11:52:58 PM
One of the most unique images in this challenge.

Technically very good and the moon in the frame puts this image a cut above most of the others. This should be a top finisher!

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 14:00:15.
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12/23/2003 05:01:23 PM
I like the color here.
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12/23/2003 02:51:39 PM
VERY NICE! I especially like your composition and having the moon in the upper corner just adds that little extra to the photo. :)
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12/20/2003 08:37:00 PM
very cool capture. Love the moon in the shot as well. 10
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12/20/2003 04:41:31 PM
wow
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12/20/2003 07:44:59 AM
no way, your eyes will pop out like in that movie with arnold schwarzenegger (total recall).... i guess stranger things have happened.. those being: arnold becoming governer of california and: britney spears and justin timberlake breaking up.. WOW...
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12/19/2003 12:59:30 PM
Very cool! Nice job of getting the moon in there -- it really adds to the shot!
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12/19/2003 09:49:08 AM
This truly brilliant.
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12/19/2003 04:38:28 AM
Well done, very creative work
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12/18/2003 10:12:52 PM
The best one I've seen. Excellent shot. Nice color and the image is sharp. Like the placement of the glider and the moon. 8
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12/17/2003 03:37:20 PM
Fantastic composition and colors. Lunar flight, so cool.
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12/17/2003 11:44:04 AM
Really lucky to shot with this beauty moon on background. Verry well done.
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12/17/2003 11:23:10 AM
WOW ... love the colors!!! The moon is a very nice touch!!!
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12/17/2003 08:50:06 AM
Very good picture! max points!
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12/17/2003 07:36:05 AM
Excellent! Colors are vibrant and I like moon shots :-)!
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12/17/2003 04:40:50 AM
wow very nice composition... the slight moon on the left add the feeling here.
The color and contrast between the subject and the blue sky are very nice.
Very well done!
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12/17/2003 03:16:34 AM
Nice shot, excellent framing.
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