DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

 
You are viewing 1st place.
2nd
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
City Traffic
1st PlaceCity Traffic
nds


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Technology (Classic Editing)
Camera: Casio QV-4000
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: Nov 16, 2002
Aperture: F 2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2002

No, this airplane is not flying. It was mounted on the housetop of the German Museum of Technology in Berlin. I used the overexposure of the sky to blur the contours of the bow and the propeller blades a little bit. I hope, that viewers thereby are not realising this fake on the first view. Have you been had ;-)?

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 179
Avg (all users): 7.1861
Avg (commenters): 8.8529
Avg (participants): 7.2439
Avg (non-participants): 7.1391
Views since voting: 2682
Votes: 274
Comments: 51
Favorites: 14 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/28/2002 02:11:00 PM
Yippee!!!! :-)

Sorry for answering so late. As my brother (stephan) told you already, I was a few days on holiday. Thanks a lot for all your comments on my shot and for your congratulations on the ribbon. I am very surprised at getting first place, but I like the feeling and I could become accustomed to it ;-). The plane was not flying, all you wanted to know you can read in the photo details. If there are more questions, please feel free to ask me here. Sorry also to the runners-up, that I have 'stolen' your ribbon with such a cheap trick... ;-)

@ PTLParsons
I didn't crop this shot, and I have no other version, where you can see the wings. Sorry, but I decided to use a vertical composition. I think, that the lines of the building thereby are much more impressive, because they are leading the eye better to the main subject.
11/27/2002 06:53:00 PM
Very good shot and had me fooled. Showed it to an 11 year-old today and he knew right away the plane was attached. The wisdom of children! Congratulations!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 02:15:00 PM
A worthy winner - the converging lines lead you straight to the 'what the!' moment at the top
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 01:13:00 PM
Gave this one a top mark. Knew it'd come somewhere up there (excuse the pun).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 11:41:00 AM
Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 10:11:00 AM
Congrats!. Excellent shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 09:47:00 AM
Yep, I was "had," but this was still my only 10 for the week... cool shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 08:53:00 AM
I looked at this pic several times but it never once occured to me that the plane was attached to the building! Brilliant, and a well-deserved first place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 05:11:00 AM
My brother (nds) asked me to tell you that he's out of town until wednesday and won't be able to thank you personally. He'll do that as soon as he arrives. But I think I don't say something wrong when telling you that he's very very happy :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 04:44:00 AM
GRATULATION zum Ersten!!!
Wirklich verdient! Schade, ich konnte letzte woche nicht voten - wär aber eine glatte 10 mit bienchen geworden!
...nicht nur deine freundin wird manchmal grün vor neid...;o)
Liebe grüße - martina.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 03:29:00 AM
I was had too... doh!
Anyway, great shot!
Congrats on 1st place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 01:07:00 AM
You had me. I still want to see the whole plane but it is wonderful. Congratulations. You deserved 1st - especially by fooling us.PTL
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 12:41:00 AM
Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2002 12:37:00 AM
Excellent shot. I must admit that I was "had." You totally had me fooled. Congratulations on #1. 8) Rob
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2002 04:51:00 PM
Wow! THis is a great perspective, and quite an amazing image. The only improvement I would like to see would be to sharpen it a little. But anyway this is very, very good! Grayce
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/24/2002 08:46:00 AM
Nice picture of someone elses art... no, no just kidding ;-) Great composition! I also like the colour tone. A bit overexposed, because the propellers disappear in the sky and the "nose" of the plane loses its edges. -stephan
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/24/2002 07:54:00 AM
An awesome, amazing shot. The center composition works great. I really like the abstract feel to it, with all the lines and angles, as well as the areas of light and dark. Either your timing is incredible, or you waited through a lot of shots to get this! lhall
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2002 01:29:00 PM
Amazing shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2002 12:00:00 AM
Whew -a great photo --I love the symetry and the soaring of the tower--really excellent andrewm
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2002 09:13:00 PM
Good image. Nice exposure and depth.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2002 04:01:00 PM
Crisp and clear image. Excellent!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2002 08:18:00 AM
good shot. What a perfect symmetry. Just a bit more contrasst for me would be fantastic. Good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2002 10:23:00 PM
This was a 1st place shot. Wish you had not cropped it this tight, or used a wide angle lens if you had too. the angle of the shot is awesome. Good light, good focus, great subject matter, good composition with the exception of the tips of the wings. Love this shot. Absolutely love it. It is one of a kind. Definitely has the "Wow" and pizzaz that grabs you. With the wings it is my very favorite one ever. If you have any with the wings e-mail them to me. Still worth a 9 but should have been a 10. PTL Keep coming back to it and what the heck it deserves the 10 in spite of my little pettiness. Great job beautifully done. You deserve the 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2002 10:11:00 PM
Really nice. Was this plane attached to the tower or was it actually flying over?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2002 08:43:00 PM
Perfectly executed! If I find out later that this plane was flying over and not actually affixed to the building I think I will roll over and die of shear adulation. (Hope it's affixed :)) 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2002 07:04:00 PM
This is either a great shot of a plane mounted at the top of the building, or you are one lucky photographer. I suspect the former, but the pic seems to show spinning propellors. Either way, an excellent picture. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2002 12:04:00 PM
Okay, I'll admit it took me a second of "Okay, how on earth did (s)he catch the plane at that perfect moment, and in that perfect symetry?" Too early in the morning I suppose. I really like the colour, and the photo really grabs the veiwer. Excellent.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2002 10:44:00 PM
Beautiful! Must have taken forever to get just right -- definitely one of my favorites this week. How did you do the colorizing?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2002 08:17:00 PM
Outstanding. -10-
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2002 06:55:00 PM
Wow. Great symmetry. Congrats on setting this up so well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2002 04:08:00 PM
WOW!!! Absolutely awesome! Love the symmetry!!! Was this a first take?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2002 01:13:00 PM
Great composition! I especially like the way the image is on the lighter side of the tonal range, it gives it airy and light feel. Again a great photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 11:06:00 PM
Wow, great pic...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 10:28:00 PM
Very interesting and the angle catches the eye imediately and directs the gaze up to the plane.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 08:59:00 PM
AAhhhhhhhhh, she's gonna hit capt'n. Nice angle. I like it. Jacko 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 08:40:00 PM
Nice shot. No not just nice, fantastic, love this photo. Good luck.(10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 06:34:00 PM
thats kinda cool... I think I like it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 06:03:00 PM
That is sweeeet. How did you get the plane perfectly alighed with teh building! Just luck?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 04:50:00 PM
Very cool shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 04:49:00 PM
Too cool. Is that passing overhead or mounted on the building? Just super!!! Congrats. Justine
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 02:40:00 PM
I love the "technical" feeling of this shot. It seems so exact. The color is a bit odd to me (all the same muted gray), so I am assuming you either meant to do that, or my monitor is off (could very likely be the latter). 10 karmat
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 02:36:00 PM
Fantastic. Tell me you did it without using burst mode! Symmetry can often be a bit boring in a picture but I think it's the strength of this photo. Great stuff.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 01:56:00 PM
nice imagination. great photo too!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 01:32:00 PM
this made me dizzy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 01:03:00 PM
Wow -- that's a cool shot! If that plane is really flying above the building, this is exceptionally well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 12:23:00 PM
Wow! Great shot! 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 07:12:00 AM
Excellent composition, good capture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 06:37:00 AM
C-47 Dakota, classic airborne transport plane. The preferred choice of allied paratroops in world war 2. Based on Douglas DC-3. Navy and Marine designation R4-D. Excellent photo of old aircraft technology. 10. Davyaldy
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 06:22:00 AM
How really is this image? Is it staged? Fixed in place? Or, was it really flying?
My pick of the week. 9, Morgan.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 05:32:00 AM
Fantastic composition. Well achieved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2002 01:14:00 AM
Oh wow, I think taht's all I can say. Great shot. Looks awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/02/2020 01:09:43 AM EDT.