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Challenge: Clouds (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Worms, Germany
Date: Nov 23, 2010
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2010

[Nov. 30th, 2010 09:56:14 PM]

I had 30 minutes of daylight all week. I work at a small airport and rushed like hell to get this shot as this is what I really wanted: My wide angle with a huge expanse of clouds and some intrepid pilot going at it.

No, no shot. No planes.

I rode my bike up the street toward my train and stopped again to shoot some grass with some clouds. And then I heard it, right out of a movie. This thing launched a hundred meters from me and already was arcing in defiance of the storm clouds.

I was on the road and this bastard never crossed it. He took off and and went strait up! It was fairly incredible.

The dark at the bottom of the photo is indeed the horizon, and this madman is literally banking it up into the sky. I spun and shot.

I could not be happier. Nor could I with the great comments. Thanks a lot.

Place: 48 out of 141
Avg (all users): 5.7268
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 5.6154
Avg (non-participants): 5.7710
Views since voting: 581
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 183
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/03/2010 01:35:01 AM
This is indeed magical.
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12/01/2010 02:24:18 PM
Excellent shot, Scott. The sky in this looks amazing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2010 10:51:33 PM
giving you a high mark because it's not only about the clouds, love the scale
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11/28/2010 03:10:58 PM
Well I saw this and thought immediately of my hero, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. "The void surrounding us then suddenly yawns on every side." This image would be a very fine cover photograph for one of his books. 8. Thank you.
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11/28/2010 09:22:23 AM
Like the title. Inspiring image.
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11/26/2010 10:18:23 PM
I like this - 7
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11/26/2010 05:18:44 PM
Love it. Clouds were the challenge, and you got it. The plane crisp, and clean, and perfectly located. The minimilisim nature of this photo is just wonderful. I'm initially given this a 10, but may be back to re-investigate. GJ.
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11/26/2010 12:26:15 PM
love the mood here.
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