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Mustang Sally
Mustang Sally

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Challenge: Shutter Speed II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon
Location: Waterkloof AFB, Centurion, South Africa
Date: Oct 1, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Transportation, Military
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2011

North American P-51D Mustang built 1944.
I photographed her at the recent SAAF Airshow at Waterkloof AFB, Centurion (near Johannesburg). In traditional aviation photography the prop should be blurred but I wasn't sure if that slow s/s technique would be appreciated as much as stop motion for this challenge. Whatever happens, this is one of my nicer aviation images I've ever shot and appears as if you're flying alongside as wingman.

Crop/Mask/Dodge/Topaz DeNoise Sky/Sharpen/Saturate/SFW/Border/SFW

[Oct. 3rd, 2011 02:26:37 AM]

I just have to post this:
Votes: 14
Views: 24
Avg Vote: 7.2143
Updated: 10/03/11 02:16 am

[Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:18:16 AM]

And 2 hours later... :(
Votes: 17
Views: 30
Avg Vote: 7.0000
Updated: 10/03/11 04:10 am

Place: 28 out of 116
Avg (all users): 6.1742
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1636
Avg (non-participants): 6.1818
Views since voting: 729
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 132
Comments: 10
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10/10/2011 01:52:05 AM
Hey Harvey, you and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RianBotes taking a shot of the same airplane, AND same Title. Come see me in the principle's office, one of you is going to be in trouble.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/08/2011 03:15:01 PM
Very cool - looks like it's gliding! Excellent shot!
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10/07/2011 05:20:49 PM
Great job freezing the plane in mid-air, unfortunately, you also froze the prop. Some blur there would have conveyed the feeling that the plane was running and not gliding with its engine off
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10/06/2011 03:03:45 PM
1 of only 2 P51s airworthy in South Africa.

Nice but you want to come back on the shutter speed quite a bit so as to get more motion blur on the prop.
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10/05/2011 10:13:01 PM
Nice catch, but frozen propellers look unnatural...
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10/04/2011 07:06:19 AM
Crisp and clear, nice stop motion. Great shot.
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10/03/2011 07:38:20 PM
great stop action, a lot of detail here, well done
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10/03/2011 06:28:05 PM
Nice stopped prop. Well executed.
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10/03/2011 12:37:38 PM
Harvey? Well now I wonder what the voters would be thinking - two guys went to the airshow and decided to enter the same plane and even name it the same.. lol
Nice sharp well exposed. Would like to have seen a bit more blur in the prop
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10/03/2011 12:33:39 AM
I really love this, very seldom do I see a shot with the props frozen, looks like a toy someone threw in the air!!!
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