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I Wish I Could Be Child Again (A Dream of Flying)
I Wish I Could Be Child Again (A Dream of Flying)

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Challenge: Motion Panning III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Public park Rehberge, Berlin, Germany
Date: Jun 15, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20 s
Galleries: Emotive, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2009

I didn't wanted to take another car/motorcycle/bicycle panning shot so I was thinking about the possible other subjects and since I'm working on the series of photos "I Wish I Could Be Child Again" the idea came kind of naturally. I searched the internet for some interesting paper plane designs, made couple of them, took my camera on a nice sunny day (took my polarization filter) and went to the park close to where I live. Took about 50 shots, varying exposure time, shooting directly into the sun with/without flash, away from the sun… I wanted to have a nice blue sky as well as the green trees as the background. Blurry, but not too blurry. I tried different planes and different orientations. I focused on the plane and then switched to manual mode and then rotate with the plane in the left hand while shooting from the right hand. At the end I went with this one you are looking at. Almost no editing in PS. I’m pretty satisfied with the photo and the atmosphere it creates… looking at the score, it seems not many share my opinion :)

Place: 72 out of 91
Avg (all users): 4.5961
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.1351
Avg (non-participants): 4.6988
Views since voting: 3198
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 203
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/25/2009 06:54:54 AM
Mato - thanks... We're trying it out this weekend... or after since it is the OrigamiUSA national convention this weekend in NYC.
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06/24/2009 08:52:56 AM
Hi pineapple, there are many good designs out there, just google it :)
For the plane in the photo I used:
It flies quite well :-)
And thanks everyone for comments.

Message edited by author 2009-06-24 08:53:44.
06/24/2009 06:42:16 AM
Very good work, Mato, don't sweat the score.
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06/24/2009 06:24:45 AM
So how about spilling the beans on the design of this nice little paper plane :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2009 08:30:17 PM
This shot took me back to my school days for some reason.
Guess it reminded me of the naughty things we would get upto when the teacher wasn't in the classroom and we would make paper planes and fly them at each other;-)
Good luck with your Dream,they do sometimes come true!!
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06/20/2009 12:28:53 PM
I find the sun distracting. Also, the movement of the shot sugests that we are moving from left to right (or right to left), but the plane is pointing straight at us. If it is the plane that is moving, shouldn't it be facing to the left or right of the frame?
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06/19/2009 11:49:06 PM
Very effective use of lens flare.
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06/17/2009 09:29:31 PM
Perhaps the best photo in this challenge. Original, more or less. Looks like an interesting model paper plane. Do you have the details / plan?
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06/17/2009 09:17:00 AM
Interesting concept. It needs a longer shutter speed to really catch the motion panning. I don't feel heading into the sun helped you in this case.
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06/17/2009 02:00:15 AM
Nice idea. I like the lighting effect.
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06/17/2009 01:44:55 AM
Nicely done - the panning here is subtle, and I hope most voters look long enough to notice. I like the askew horizon, works well as a counterpoint to the angle of the paper airplane.
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