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Clipper Flying Cloud
Clipper Flying Cloud

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Challenge: Vehicles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Smithsonian’s - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Date: Dec 16, 2003
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2003

Boeing 307 Stratoliner Clipper Flying Cloud

Place: 4 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.7192
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.5532
Avg (non-participants): 6.8624
Views since voting: 2316
Votes: 203
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/29/2003 01:19:25 PM
Critique Club review:

Hi David,

I was out all last week, so I didn't have a chance to vote on vehicles, so I at least have yours.

First, no doubt your shot meets the challenge well.

Your shinny plane is cropped perfectly. The eye is led nicely to the engine (subject) with very little distraction. Your dof and sharpness are very good, and fit the shot. The shinny chrome reflections are really nice, no reflection distractions to move the eye off the subject. I really like the modifiers and there locations, i.e. the window, exhast, and round antenna?. They give an opportunity to really study the plane. If you used flash, you did it well. If not, you didn't need it. So light was done quite nicely.

Overall, you diserved the high score you received and you should be proud of this wonderful image. I hope this slap on the back doesn't hurt.

Have a Great 2004 and looking forward to more great shots.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2003 07:40:13 PM
nice composition.....great subject matter
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12/21/2003 09:57:22 PM
12/21/2003 04:37:50 AM
One of the best entries in the challenge. Might be a ribbon material.
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12/20/2003 08:11:24 AM
oooooooh, shiny
12/20/2003 05:32:35 AM
Interresting view. To put the focus on this part of the plane is a nice idea. -8-
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12/19/2003 08:02:48 PM
Great picture. Very nice job of not getting TOO much reflection on that surface.
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12/19/2003 12:57:12 PM
Great subject and very well made: I like the sharpness, light and cropping. Also the frame works very well. The overexposed parts at the engine work also very well: one wants to close the eyes because they are so bright. Gives me a feeling as if I am standing in front of this great plane.
It's probably a winner, at least in my eyes. Good luck
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12/19/2003 06:57:39 AM
Very good and I like it very much.
12/18/2003 10:13:53 PM
Overall a nice shot. Nice and sharp and very clean shot. Light was right on. 7
12/18/2003 10:02:17 PM
Aside from the chromatic aberrations on the highlights, I like this shot
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12/18/2003 03:39:51 AM
Beatiful picture. The only thing that damages the image is the reflex in the metal, but it´s a good work, one of the best of this weeks. 8
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12/17/2003 08:40:47 PM
Fantastic! My favorite so far. Very sharp and great closiness. Feel like I am there. This propeller looks so brand new.
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12/17/2003 04:44:22 PM
nice pic
12/17/2003 04:30:06 PM
Pretty shooting. Good if not great focus. I like this shot.
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12/17/2003 04:25:05 PM
What kind of an airplane is this motor on? Looks like an old DC-3? or somewhere in that area? 9
12/17/2003 06:50:35 AM
This is a gorgeous image! Thanks for sharing!
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