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Judi


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Challenge: My Drug (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges Landscape
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Mar 15, 2012
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/2700
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2012

I had a blast doing images for a client so had to include this image for the challenge.

BTW...there was no straigtening of this image and it definitely wasn't a simulator...lol!!

Interesting last minute voters hammered my score, although at rollover 4 votes were wiped and the score went from 7.3984 to 7.4597.

Damn low fishy voters out there...go and find something better to do with your time. LOL!

Originally posted by KristinaG:

Congrats! This is such a fabulous image and absolutely deserves the blue.
I am mystified how you managed to have the cockpit and the earth in such crisp focus with an aperture of 5! Care to share?


It is all about the lens. The wide angle lens is perfect for shots like this.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 102
Avg (all users): 7.4597
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.9400
Avg (non-participants): 7.8108
Views since voting: 4189
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 124
Comments: 46
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/03/2012 10:50:58 PM
Looks HDRish? That almost makes it look fake but I know it's not. Awesome shot. Love the details and the brilliance. Congrats on first place.
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05/21/2012 12:05:19 AM
Sweet shot! Congrats on the blue
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04/01/2012 09:49:32 PM
Very nice, congrats
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03/31/2012 10:02:26 AM
Congratulations.
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03/29/2012 07:59:32 PM
Wow.... real picture with a camera, fake with a computer simulation both of those scenarios in my book deserve an 11 - though we all now this is real .... wow :-)
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03/29/2012 04:28:37 PM
Very cool image...congrat's Judi!
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03/28/2012 09:35:32 PM
Impressive!
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03/27/2012 09:31:12 PM
This so Cool!!!..Something I've always wanted to do.....Congrats!!!
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03/27/2012 07:42:05 AM
Oh nice. This drug however sounds too dangerous to try.
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03/27/2012 04:55:13 AM
With only one vote lower than a 5 and the 4 votes that got wiped having an average score of 5.5 I don't really think you can complain about low voters, or rather I look forward to the day I'm in that position =). Congrats on the blue!
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03/27/2012 02:25:16 AM
wow every exciting
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03/27/2012 01:47:16 AM
Congrats on the blue Judi. Great shot. It sure would be easy to get hooked on that activity.
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03/26/2012 08:49:52 PM
Making me jealous! Congrats!
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03/26/2012 04:13:36 PM
nice opportunity to fly on a chopper, get paid, and win a ribbon! Congrats, Judi!
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03/26/2012 04:07:27 PM
so cool
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03/26/2012 11:53:36 AM
An amazing window on the world, congratulations to you!
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03/26/2012 10:03:03 AM
Well done in this! Great image!
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03/26/2012 08:52:08 AM
"Damn low fishy voters out there...go and find something better to do with your time. LOL! "

you got no 1,2, or 3 votes and only one 4. i dont see any troll votes.

great image nonetheless.
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03/26/2012 03:25:26 AM
Congrats one of my favs

Message edited by author 2012-03-26 03:25:38.
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03/26/2012 02:02:11 AM
Firstly congratulations Judi. My 9 would have counteracted the ahole troll votes :) Secondly I didn't mean to imply it was a sim, merely that it could be mistaken for one. Photographing flight sim LCD's is near impossible :)
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03/26/2012 01:59:14 AM
Congrats, Judi! One of my top picks!
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03/26/2012 01:57:41 AM
Gosh I wished voters would vote me so low, just once! :-) Congrats on the ribbon and a phenominal score!
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03/26/2012 01:24:23 AM
Congrats! This is such a fabulous image and absolutely deserves the blue.
I am mystified how you managed to have the cockpit and the earth in such crisp focus with an aperture of 5! Care to share?
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03/26/2012 12:39:04 AM
Congrats on the Blue Judi! Glad those "poopy" last minute voters got scrubbed! :-)
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03/26/2012 12:29:42 AM
It's good to see you "Flying High" again Judi. It's a beautiful image of a very grand looking area of your homeland, and from my favorite point of view too.
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03/26/2012 12:25:27 AM
That's a really nice job, Judi. Congrats. My score got hammered in the last few hours also, by over a tenth of a point, to the lowest it has been all week...
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03/26/2012 12:11:44 AM
Congrats. This is a sweet pic.
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03/26/2012 12:08:01 AM
Yay... bty it make me air sick ... LOL Congratulations!!
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03/26/2012 12:06:44 AM
Bravo! What an image!
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03/26/2012 12:01:05 AM
YES!!!!! Called it!

Message edited by author 2012-03-26 00:05:44.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2012 11:12:19 PM
wow... disorienting and colorful... terrific!
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03/23/2012 05:17:16 PM
VERY NICE!
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03/23/2012 03:57:58 PM
I really enjoy this. A unique view to so many.
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03/22/2012 06:02:49 PM
This is an awesome shot! LOVE the colors, the detail... the angle.... all of it is great
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03/22/2012 12:34:25 PM
Top 3
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03/21/2012 01:41:32 PM
nice perspective
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03/21/2012 10:56:36 AM
nice perspective shot and the post helps it..
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03/20/2012 04:07:12 PM
WHEEEEEEEEEE!! Getting vertigo just looking at this! 10
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03/20/2012 02:29:39 AM
I can see the addictive qualities of that! :D
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03/19/2012 09:35:30 AM
Very nice shot.
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03/19/2012 03:51:08 AM
This is cool. I don't know any helicopter pilots, but guys I know who fly small fix wing say flying is a rush. My top pic for the challenge so far. I see a ribbon for this one.
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03/19/2012 03:48:18 AM
Awesome shot. Looks like a flight sim. Cockpit and scenery in focus. One of those images where a tilted Horison works.
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03/19/2012 01:25:44 AM
Great job on the horizon tilt. Really translates the adrenaline rush of the glide turn. Super 10
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03/19/2012 01:11:41 AM
Neat perspective. Lovely picture, thanks for sharing.
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03/19/2012 12:41:37 AM
Leave that helicopter pilot alone!
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03/19/2012 12:40:41 AM
This makes me dizzy, top 10 for sure. 9
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