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Glory Days Dreamer
Glory Days Dreamer

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: South Dakota Air & Space Museum
Date: May 28, 2011
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Military, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2011

I'm huge into history. I may be a little weird, but seeing static aircraft on display, such as this B-29, kind of depresses me. It's like they're screaming to get off the ground again and fly through the clouds. I tried to represent that feeling through this photograph. I decided on HDR because I wanted the detail within the chrome while being able to really draw out the whites in the clouds.

I kept the darks dark because I wanted the aircraft to remain in a somber mood, allowing the sky to prevail as the most beautiful aspect of the photograph... exactly where the somber bomber yearns to be. I hope you enjoy the photograph as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Place: 131 out of 344
Avg (all users): 5.7391
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6364
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 505
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 138
Comments: 7
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/20/2011 10:29:11 PM
Yes, the days of this plane are over and I'm sure many of the people who fought during that time hated it at the time but for the most part we have moved on and are mostly friendly with each other. But...they brought it to us, our civilian population AND, they were warned...what did they expect? In my opinion, that comment 'below' had no place here, especially in 'public'. It said nothing of your photographic work. It is a very artistic look and feel to it. The crop is right on and it has a historic place in our DPC files. 'Somber' - very well put and I'm wondering if it was read prior to the comment....GEEZ!
06/08/2011 07:52:45 PM
There's a debate I'm not going to get into. But thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!
06/08/2011 10:33:03 AM
hardly glory when this thing dropped nuclear bombs on civilian populations. wish they all were "static". sorry but its time to stop glorifying war.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2011 03:58:11 PM
Love this one
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06/04/2011 01:40:46 PM
The sky is totally overworked in post. I think you could have done a red channel black and white conversion, added some contrast, and called it done.
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06/02/2011 11:02:57 PM
Interesting use of effect and very nice symmetry. I would have personally preferred to see a little more of the plane, but its nevertheless an interesting shot 7
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06/02/2011 09:00:09 AM
The heavy processing here goes very well with the subject. Clinging to the old majesty.
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