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Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: 10,000 Feet
Date: Apr 10, 2009
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 4s
Galleries: Blur
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2009

Editing: Straighten, Crop, Exposure, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpen


Post Challenge: WOW!! I'm stunned and really grateful to have won a ribbon on this site. It means more to me than it probably should, and I thank you all for the very nice comments and votes. I'm really humbled.

There were a couple of folks that asked how I got access to take this picture. Well, unfortunately you have to be a commercial airline pilot to have access to the jumpseat. I wedged a portable tripod behind the jumpseat to steady the camera and hoped for a little smooth air in the descent. The trick is to have a clear night so that you can see the lights from up high as you aren't supposed to use electronic devices down low.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.6851
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.3542
Avg (non-participants): 6.8045
Views since voting: 5489
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 181
Comments: 28
Favorites: 16 (view)


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06/01/2009 12:33:51 PM
Originally posted by Marjo:

Great capture! I rarely got to see this view the few times I jumpseated because I was asleep. ;) That flat panel looks familiar. Are you a freight dog?


Thanks! Yeah, I usually sleep on the jumpseat too! It's an A320. Not a freight dog - UAL.
06/01/2009 12:21:59 PM
Great capture! I rarely got to see this view the few times I jumpseated because I was asleep. ;) That flat panel looks familiar. Are you a freight dog?
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04/28/2009 11:51:09 AM
What a great view! Thanks for sharing this view that most of us will never see, and congrats on the well-deserved ribbon!
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04/27/2009 02:38:10 AM
Awesome!
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04/25/2009 09:02:25 PM
Now this is a view I will probably never have in my life. Thank you so much for sharing such a breath-taking and exclusive view.
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04/24/2009 09:56:41 PM
Now, THAT is a unique photo. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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04/23/2009 01:34:09 PM
Congratulations, MM -- exciting to see a "new" image (and new photographer) on the front page.
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04/23/2009 08:18:44 AM
Creative, original and well captured! Congrats on a ribbon!
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04/22/2009 03:18:28 PM
Looks like having access to cool places will get us high scoring pics on DPC challenges.
Your neighbor in the ranks,
Cory
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04/22/2009 09:20:47 AM
For all of us that have longed to be up front to see the view... THANK YOU! Amazing shot!
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04/22/2009 09:14:55 AM
Thank you all so much for the overwhelming comments. I couldn't be more thankful, and feel very very lucky to be in the 'ribbon club'.
04/22/2009 07:47:28 AM
Amazing and original. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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04/22/2009 04:21:02 AM
What an amazing image and perfectly excecuted too. I also love your comment about it meaning more to you than it should. It made me smile and I'm positive I would feel the same way if I was ever to get a ribbon. Brilliant effort, congratulations.
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04/22/2009 01:46:52 AM
I knew it. Both that you had to be a pilot and that this would ribbon. Congrats.
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04/22/2009 01:24:25 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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04/22/2009 12:36:26 AM
Congratulations on a great shot and your first ribbon!!
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04/22/2009 12:26:20 AM
Nice!! Definitely a shot most of us don't get to see - great idea, excellent execution. Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/22/2009 12:20:45 AM
what an original shot! congrats on the ribbon, very awesome indeed
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 11:51:37 PM
amazing capture.
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04/21/2009 03:33:17 PM
Fantastic image, and something very different than all the other stuff on offer. My choice for the blue, and the only 10 I've given out in this challenge. I don't think that anyone could argue that this wasn't creative use of light. Meets the challenge perfectly. Good luck for a strong finish!
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04/20/2009 06:06:22 AM
More a image of the use of lighting than a creative use of lighting. It's hard to rate this because of it's nature. It might have been a better approach to find a subject and then use the lighting to create the image rather than of the light itself.
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04/19/2009 02:27:55 PM
Love it. Sulu warp speed ahead! :)Breathtaking, love the crispness within the cockpit as well.
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04/19/2009 03:19:23 AM
Unfortunately to get this shot today you'd either have to be an airline employee or a terrorist or give us the scoop!
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04/18/2009 01:17:52 AM
Great picture, though I am not sure those who do not fly will appreciate it.
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04/16/2009 01:03:19 PM
Whoa. cool. I am really interested to see the story behind this
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04/15/2009 03:22:54 PM
No fair - what I wouldn't give to have access to this view!! :)
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04/15/2009 01:55:11 PM
WOW!!! THAT's a steady hand! Are you a pilot? How'd you snag such a great view :-)
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04/15/2009 12:16:52 AM
Magical, amazing really, looks like light speed .
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