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"Airlift": Centered Composition, Stop Action, Tilted Angle
"Airlift": Centered Composition, Stop Action, Tilted Angle
Yo_Spiff


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Three Techniques (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Irving, Texas
Date: Oct 22, 2009
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Galleries: Transportation, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2009

Ran across this leaving work one day. This helicopter was busy moving about a dozen air conditioning units into a new office building.

The overcast day with heavy backlighting gave me some issues with noise in the photo. I think I overcame them with some careful post processing and selective noise reduction, but it could have been better. Hindsight being what it is, I should have moved to the other side of the building to get the light from the other side. I also just looked at my exif and realized I was shooting at ISO 400 with a really high shutter speed. Probably would not have been able to stop the rotor blades at a lower ISO, but I would have had less noise to deal with.

Pre-challenge notes:
I think this is good for an average somewhere in the mid 5's, but nothing really surprises me. It'll surely get it's share of low votes.

Anticipated critiques:
-Too dark
-Overprocessed
-Composition does not work
-Background is dull.
-Do not see where the use of the tilt is
-DNMC, Rotor blades show a little bit of motion blur (Yes, I expect someone to be that nitpicky!)

Post-challenge notes:
As expected, this had too many flaws to place highly. Considering the poor lighting conditions I had, I think I got the best out of this that I could. I did have better shots from this session, but none that I felt fit the challenge.

Statistics
Place: 105 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.3030
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1875
Avg (non-participants): 5.3690
Views since voting: 832
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 132
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
11/08/2009 09:56:58 AM
Arresting action mid-air!
Love it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2009 07:30:47 PM
The burning of the clouds could be improved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2009 07:34:17 PM
I like this a lot. I'm a great fan of the hard crop so its good not to see what is being lifted.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2009 11:36:30 AM
this definitely shows the 3 elements, but the underside of the helicopter isn't so interesting...no offense
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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