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Red Arrows
2nd PlaceRed Arrows
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Jersey, UK
Date: Sep 10, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Transportation, Military
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2009


[Sep. 22nd, 2009 05:17:40 AM]

The RAF Red Arrows display team taken during the Jersey International Air Display.

Shooting was difficult as the only spot I could get was facing directly into the sun and on a windy day but I managed to get this shot on their way round for another pass.

There were some much better formations and shots but the photos were not great due to the sun!

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WOW! Thrilled with the score and ribbon!

A little suprised at how well it had been doing during voting but makes all the low scores worthwhile. A definite incentive for all to keep going.

Thanks for all the positive comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 165
Avg (all users): 7.0686
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 6.8065
Avg (non-participants): 7.1831
Views since voting: 5224
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 204
Comments: 40
Favorites: 9 (view)


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09/27/2009 09:53:49 AM
Hi Joe,

WELL DONE !!!!!!!

Very envious, but well deserved as it really is a great picture.

Trust you and the family are all well.

Regards,

David (C).
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09/26/2009 01:58:45 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

It is quite difficult to offer a critique on one of the ribbon winning shots, but I'll have a go since you ticked the box for a critique.

It must have been incredibly difficult to capture this image, so I take my hat off to you as the composition is spot on. It never ceases to amaze me when I see images of formation flying how anyone manages to get these shots. Those planes move quickly!

Choosing to desaturate this image was interesting. I personally am not a fan of selective desaturation and had I voted then it would surely have influenced my vote. I very rarely find it enhances an image and in this case I think a blue sky would have worked so much better. I am however, clearly in the minority on this issue as you still scored above a 7. I wonder if you would however have scored higher overall with a fully saturated image?

Anyway, quite difficult to critique since it is a really well done image.
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09/23/2009 09:51:19 PM
EPICCCCC
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09/23/2009 04:57:40 PM
Congrats on a new PB and on your ribbon!
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09/23/2009 12:51:47 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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09/23/2009 10:53:39 AM
Fantastic perspective! congrats!
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09/23/2009 10:38:50 AM
A Red Ribbon for a picture titled "red arrows"... [insert X-Files' theme here]

Congrats on that awesome picture
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09/23/2009 10:12:26 AM
great photo and congrats on your red ribbon.
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09/23/2009 08:17:41 AM
Fabulous action shot! Congrats on your ribbon and PB!
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09/23/2009 08:10:49 AM
Great capture. How appropriate that the planes are the same color as your ribbon.
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09/23/2009 07:50:30 AM
Wicked shot!!! Congratulations!
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09/23/2009 03:00:37 AM
Congratulations!!
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09/23/2009 02:48:56 AM
Incredible shot!
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09/23/2009 02:08:00 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and your new PB, Joe!
You've done a great job here!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/23/2009 02:04:12 AM
Knock out photo man. Congrats on your first ribbon
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09/23/2009 01:46:39 AM
Spectacular! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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09/23/2009 12:55:40 AM
Fantastic shot, Joe. Many congratulations on your first ribbon and new PB.
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09/23/2009 12:50:19 AM
Congrats Joe! This was one of my favourites in the challenge :-)
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09/23/2009 12:05:37 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Second place is awesome. Nice work.
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09/23/2009 12:04:30 AM
Big congrats !! Yup knew this would do great.
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09/23/2009 12:04:01 AM
Congrats! I was at the air show a week earlier and can defiantly share the pain of shooting right in to the sun! Excellent finish!
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09/23/2009 12:02:41 AM
Great job, Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 11:58:56 PM
Great capture. Not much to fix. Exposure dead on. Very pleasing image.
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09/22/2009 05:14:43 PM
Great timing on this shot and the skewed angle makes this a great shot.
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09/22/2009 01:12:22 PM
very cool shot! i really like the perspective of them coming right at me.
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09/22/2009 09:15:15 AM
Well. I expect this photo to be in the top three.
10
:)
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09/21/2009 09:37:20 PM
Thumbnail view: five contrails. Voting view: nine red airplanes - nice visual surprise. Red usually works well with blue, so choice of grey sky is interesting. I think that sets up the small red areas to have much greater impact. Well seen and nicely executed.
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09/21/2009 12:52:27 AM
a ribbon winner...hoping it's legal 9
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09/20/2009 11:06:33 PM
Great flying symmetry on their part, and great capture on your part. With basic editing, this can't be selective desat (can it?). So was the sky really this gray? Looking forward to your notes.
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09/20/2009 11:49:43 AM
Jees how often do these air shows take place? Every week? Awesome shot, although I guess a lot of voters would prefer a pristine blue sky with no cloud...
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09/19/2009 12:08:37 PM
Excellent! 10
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09/19/2009 11:30:31 AM
desrves a nine
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09/19/2009 09:26:40 AM
Excellent composition, how did you get the sky grey?
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09/18/2009 08:05:32 PM
Not sure about the select desat on this, but such a powerful shot.
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09/18/2009 03:51:54 AM
My favorite of the challenge - I love the lines of movement in this picture.
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09/17/2009 07:15:30 PM
Outstanding.
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09/16/2009 12:58:49 PM
My pick for the Blue - 10 .. Beautifully captured! Everything in the shot just works .. diagonal lines, rule of thirds!
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09/16/2009 10:27:01 AM
Good processing...very clear, no noise, well done.
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09/16/2009 09:08:37 AM
Great shot. Love the angle.
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09/16/2009 02:10:14 AM
Brilliant shot.
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