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3rd PlaceAir Traffic Control
hotpasta


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Challenge: Time Lapse (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse")*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Tullamarine Melbourne International Airport
Date: Jan 7, 2008
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Black and White, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2008

THE IMAGES: Shot this wide at 10mm on a tripod. Initially I tried using burst mode, but then decided to manually shoot each frame in succession for better time and distance between the shots. I would imagine these started at one frame a second and ended at 2 frames a second.

THE EDIT: Basically overlaid each image in PSCS3 and masked the planes from each layer one at a time. Merged all the layers. Grayscale, Duotone, Dodge and Burn, Noise Ninja, USM...not in that order.

PREDICTION: I am hoping I won't get dqed, but if I don't: 6.4564. I checked with SC and they indicated this would be OK, but with all the controversy, it is yet to be seen.

POST: What a thrill to ribbon twice in a week! Thank you everyone for your kind comments and votes. Some of you are starting to pick my style out, so I will have to try some new things. I was on holidays with the family when all of the voting was going on, so I was able to get online on my phone. I was really excited with this particular image and ribbon. Thanks again...Enzo

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.1917
Avg (commenters): 8.0217
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.1581
Views since voting: 11237
Views during voting: 917
Votes: 313
Comments: 89
Favorites: 36 (view)


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03/02/2013 11:02:04 PM
A wonderful idea.
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01/22/2008 01:10:55 AM
i love this.
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01/20/2008 05:32:34 PM
This is just awesome. I LOVE It. Would have gotten a 10 from me.
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01/18/2008 10:56:08 AM
Hello Enzo,

First I would like to say congrats on the ribbon. I think you have a wonderful image here but I do have some issues. First that sign & lightpole both cockeyed, I can live with the sign but the lightpole is murder. Secondly the first planes nose being abruptly cut off by your border some room was needed to have the feel of flight and direction. I get the feeling of run-up here the first plane stopped planes 2 & 3 just kept coming.
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01/16/2008 08:25:26 PM
Enzo, your genius is boundless...Congrats!!!
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01/16/2008 05:28:58 PM
Congrats! This is SO fab!
love
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01/16/2008 03:32:56 PM
Congratulations on another ribbon!
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01/16/2008 06:11:50 AM
Knap gedaan ,mooie opbouw
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01/15/2008 07:57:54 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. Great shot
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01/15/2008 07:57:23 PM
incredible
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01/15/2008 04:30:08 AM
Congrats! This is just amazing!
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01/14/2008 08:25:45 PM
I like the colors in this how its not exactly black and white. How did you do this. Is it duotone?
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01/14/2008 07:34:37 PM
Two ribbons in one week?? Have you sold your soul??? : )Congratulations! Awesome shot and - yes - it was clearly your's even in voting. It has the decidedly Enzo feel.
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01/14/2008 12:56:35 PM
Does this mean to say that priests are allowed to point black tubes at incoming aircraft? Tongue in cheek I be - but I am surprised that they allow people to do such things. Not sure they would here... edit to add that I did like this in voting!

Message edited by author 2008-01-14 12:58:50.
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01/14/2008 12:49:19 PM
You are on a roll Enzo! Congrats it is a very cool image!
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01/14/2008 10:06:00 AM
This is so cool...it stood out when I was voting!!
Congrats on the ribbon!! :)
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01/14/2008 07:16:51 AM
Originally posted by SoulMan1978:

random guess, hotpasta?


Oh my God, guessed you again!!!!! Every challenge I vote on now I'm going to play "Which one is Enzo's?" ;-)

Seriously, well done on *another* ribbon. It was a great shot, loved it!!
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01/14/2008 05:33:00 AM
Thought this was yours Enzo. And I thought it would ribbon too. Making it hard for me to catch up with you. Congrats!

Message edited by author 2008-01-14 05:33:16.
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01/14/2008 05:31:24 AM
fantastic shot. Great compostion and processing.
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01/14/2008 04:16:33 AM
Well done enzo......
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01/14/2008 04:12:14 AM
well done/congratulations
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01/14/2008 03:57:35 AM
Congrats on another ribbon, Enzo! This was one of my favorites - glad you won.
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01/14/2008 03:12:48 AM
Congrats Enzo, a well deserved ribbon!
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01/14/2008 02:13:01 AM
Congratulations Enzo. Looks like I'm the only one who didn't get it, and maybe that's why I usually don't make the top 50%.
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01/14/2008 01:56:14 AM
Well done enzo, grreat take for the challenge.
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01/14/2008 01:31:48 AM
all i can say is WOW, you're hot.
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01/14/2008 01:12:27 AM
Congrats on another ribbon...yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Aussies rule!
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01/14/2008 01:09:38 AM
As I've already mentioned, you'd be a very unsuccessful fortune teller ;-)) Yayyyy Enzo! WTG and a GREAT shot (and I even recognized it as yours ;-) Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/14/2008 12:52:14 AM
You are on a roll and so deserving of this score and position, for this image.....
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01/14/2008 12:49:28 AM
Congrats Again Enzo! Had your look!
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01/14/2008 12:34:47 AM
ENZO ROCKS!

This is WONDERFUL - as are you - keep bringing us these amazing images - they are food for the spirit!
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01/14/2008 12:12:27 AM
I thought this was very well done. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/14/2008 12:07:11 AM
Congrats AGAIN, Enzo! You're really on a roll. :) You're gonna have to start doing high-color shots just to throw people off your trail.
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01/14/2008 12:07:06 AM
One of my favorites. Glad you got a ribbon Enzo
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01/14/2008 12:06:00 AM
So glad this did well!!!!! Congrats.
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01/14/2008 12:04:06 AM
Congratulations! Nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2008 09:29:25 PM
scalvert: ah, the classic physics of aerodynamics. I vote natural.

ursula: this isn't nature. It's High Tech!

muckpond: it's not high tech, it's hotpasta.

scalvert: how do you know?

muckpond: I smell ribbon.

scalvert: grrrrr
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01/13/2008 05:24:06 PM
Amazing shot, B@W works great.
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01/13/2008 11:10:22 AM
Love this photo, great b&w conversion and idea. 10
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01/13/2008 10:05:33 AM
Great capture on this. Very creative idea and nicely done.
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01/13/2008 02:42:32 AM
wow!
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01/12/2008 10:39:10 PM
Great tones. I like this. The light-pole in the background hurts this. I also think I'd like the 2nd plane from the front to be left out.
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01/12/2008 05:47:55 AM
good composition and tones. but there is to my taste one plane too many among the closest 3. The last 4 are great, but I would have deleted the 2nd closest.
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01/12/2008 02:57:13 AM
Very nice shot, I wouldn't be surprised to see this on the front page. The B&W processing is very good, it reminds me of hotpasta's B&W shots
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01/11/2008 08:20:16 PM
Excellent tone, excellent perspective, excellent use of time lapse, and excellent use of comic relief with the sign!
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01/10/2008 07:33:51 PM
Great angle. Nice compilation, too.
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01/10/2008 07:01:06 PM
the underbelly
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01/10/2008 06:05:28 PM
The PP effect has the same feel as the following image. I like this sequence of images. Nicely done. BB

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01/10/2008 12:48:44 PM
Good capture works well in b& w
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01/10/2008 10:17:53 AM
Beautiful picture and very clever idea to associate "ground" traffic signs with air traffic. Together with the title, it's perfect.
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01/09/2008 11:01:14 PM
I like your choice of black and white for this shot.
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01/09/2008 07:52:28 PM
I'm guessing Hotp. Toned, square crop, border, etc. Really a fun shot, especially with the sign.
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01/09/2008 05:59:01 PM
Great POV and BW conversion.
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01/09/2008 04:35:37 PM
first image i've seen seen so far, and i know already that this one will, and should, blue

early congratulations! 10
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01/09/2008 02:07:11 PM
great shot. i love the signs on the left and the perspective, though the light pole is a bit distracting. the time lapse part came out really well, too.
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01/09/2008 10:38:31 AM
Very cool. Surreal. Almost like an old sci-fi movie.
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01/09/2008 10:18:14 AM
best of the lot well done
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01/09/2008 07:02:57 AM
8 - Very good. 'If only' the nose in the fore, but 'never mind'.
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01/09/2008 05:49:58 AM
nice!!
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01/08/2008 07:32:48 PM
This is my Favourite. Love it in B&W.
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01/08/2008 12:55:11 PM
I really love this one. This is great!
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01/08/2008 12:53:16 PM
Pretty cool to include those signs, heh. Nice idea.
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01/08/2008 11:48:19 AM
a little more separation between the planes would have made this even better.
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01/08/2008 09:47:40 AM
If only the spacing was consistent between the back 4 and front 3. The rest of it is spot on, great B&W conversion, lovely tones, clever signs and title. The lampost is a bit unfortunate, you might have been able to obscure it with the forground sign without effecting the rest of the composition.
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01/08/2008 09:21:46 AM
I love this. Good Job
10
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01/07/2008 11:18:43 PM
Wow I love this cool perspective! You have done an awesome job!
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01/07/2008 09:27:30 PM
I think this is hotpasta. Hope you ribbon whoever you are
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01/07/2008 09:19:12 PM
Nice idea. Wish the top one wasn't cut off though but still very nice. I'm guessing this might be Simms?
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01/07/2008 09:03:30 PM
Very cool! I love the merge right sign as it refers to the planes looking merged as they get closer. Excellent work!
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01/07/2008 07:42:13 PM
Nice - I love the moodiness and the sky. The only thing I could say is that I wish the last plane weren't overlapping the second one or cut off by the top of the frame - but it's not like you could sit and reshoot forever. Everything else is perfect.
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01/07/2008 07:15:43 PM
Nice b/w conversion and I like the ominous, industrial feel of the shot. Would look nicer if the planes weren't overlapped.
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01/07/2008 07:00:34 PM
AWESOME! Great idea and so cool to look at. My pick for ribbon. Back to bump you up to 9 and adding to fav's.
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01/07/2008 06:36:24 PM
I love it. Excellent shot on every level. 10
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01/07/2008 06:06:40 PM
fantastic!!! Very well composed, great angle, great black and white treatment

random guess, hotpasta?
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01/07/2008 03:33:50 PM
I love this one. Lucky this is my third 10 given out. Hopefully other voters agree with me, and this gets a ribbon.
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01/07/2008 12:37:59 PM
I like the sign with the plane. This is a great image, the BW looks good. Composition is great. 8.
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01/07/2008 11:24:53 AM
wow! how'd you get so close to the runway?
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01/07/2008 11:05:08 AM
sweet. shame about the nose being cropped off the final one, but still a great image and use of the technique. Tho i suppose you couldnt hang around too much taking shots on the airport boundaries, hehe.
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01/07/2008 11:01:00 AM
Funny idea. Nicely done.
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01/07/2008 10:31:52 AM
One of my favourites from this challenge (if it stays legal!) but a wicked photo nonetheless. The perspective is gorgeous and I love the black and white which suits the toning perfectly, dark heavy jumbo against soft white clouds. For the sake of criticism/improvement, it would be nice to have removed the top of that lamppost from the sign if it was physically possible and for the last couple of jumbo frames to have been separated...but I'm guessing you were on a fixed time lapse, so the togetherness of the planes is the plane slowing down for a landing. Ace pic - solid 9 and a fave.
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01/07/2008 10:28:12 AM
This is a GOOD one!!!! Time lapse is composed so interesting and artistically! Great job!
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01/07/2008 10:10:40 AM
Very cool idea and nicely composed.
You've certainly captured the idea of Time Lapse in an effective sequence.
-10-
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01/07/2008 10:02:07 AM
Excellent work and very creative work. If you had skipped the overlapping 2nd airplane and gotten the last shot a little earlier showing whole first airplane I think it would have gone all the way in this challenge.
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01/07/2008 05:39:00 AM
Enzo is this you? BRILLIANT!
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01/07/2008 03:56:50 AM
Terrific, if you could have just kept the nose of the plane in that last shot.
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01/07/2008 03:38:47 AM
This is so darn good, it could be Enzo's work. Fantastic shot and I hope you ribbon (whoever you are).
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01/07/2008 01:36:53 AM
Nice sequence shot, but I don't understand why the sign and street light are in the shot. IMHO it's a real stretch to associate it with air traffic control. I would move to the right or crop out the left half.
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01/07/2008 12:33:55 AM
Wonderful! Just love the wide angle distortion and odd angle on the view.
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01/07/2008 12:30:13 AM
This one is awesoe. Very nicely done and I love the contrast.
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