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Challenge: Free Study 2012-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Waterkloof AFB, Pretoria, RSA
Date: Sep 22, 2012
Aperture: f/19
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Action, Military
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2012

Dawid Laas flying Dawid's privately owned ex SAAF ZU-IMP 479 Atlas Impala Aermacchi MB-326M at Waterkloof AFB during the annual AAD Expo Aerospace and Defence Airshow. The weather was terrible and thus dull light so I took to doing more environmental interest images rather than dull grey sky aerial shots. The BG is the Airfield Tower and there is a captured tank below adding interest. ZU-IMP is hangared at Lanseria Airfield up the road from me at Elite Jet :)

The Pretoria Rekord newspaper approached me to use this image (uncropped) amongst others and they were published Friday 27th September 2012. More images of the day and the newspaper PDF's at my website.

Anyone who has used a slow s/s (in this case 1/125s) and hand panned a jet aircraft (and kept it sharp) will appreciate this image especially the perfect flat horisontal lines. This was an individual click as she flew past and NOT part of a high FPS hold finger on button and hope for the best. A 6+ in a FS would be nice but high hopes.

See a cockpit in-flight video of ZU-IMP here.

RAW / Sharpen / Drop EV -0.9 / WB to Cloudy from Auto > TIFF
Mask Aircraft and TL Adj5 Vibrant Clarity on Aircraft, clone BG dust bunnies, TL DN5 BG, strip EXIF, resize and SFW.

[Oct. 2nd, 2012 05:21:33 PM]

Current Server Time: 10/02/2012 05:20:49 PM EDT
Votes: 47
Views: 88
Avg Vote: 6.7234
Comments: 6

[Oct. 7th, 2012 05:50:07 PM]
From a good run of 6's and 7's now come the Sunday afternoon 5's :(
Votes: 117
Views: 199
Avg Vote: 6.6496 (Better than expected!)
Comments: 8

Fabulous useful comments with an average 8.1x, thanks!

Place: 18 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.5920
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.6818
Avg (non-participants): 6.3784
Views since voting: 903
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 125
Comments: 11
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10/10/2012 04:11:03 AM
This did very well in a FS and glad it got some serious recognition from people appreciating it for it's tech difficulty as well jst being a beautiful aviation shot
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10/08/2012 05:13:52 AM
this was a 10 from me - its supurb
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10/08/2012 04:11:37 AM
Oh, fabulous. Harvey. Panning is a piece of Pie for you, I see. Goodness - 1/125 sec!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2012 11:57:29 AM
Nice pan! I love how solid your horizontal lines are too. This really is a pro shot.
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10/05/2012 02:45:12 PM
That is superb panning! Excellent exposure, superb focus.
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10/02/2012 04:48:00 PM
Wow, excellent capture.
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10/02/2012 09:39:30 AM
Great example of panning! Originally gave a 7, but the more I look at it, the more I like it, so I'm bumping to an 8.
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10/01/2012 01:19:33 PM
Nice panning work!
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10/01/2012 08:43:29 AM
Fantastic capture - background is to die for.
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10/01/2012 03:14:03 AM
Beautifully panned shot. Really a great avaition shot and most people wont appreciate the difficulty in getting this right, sharp without much background disturbance. 8
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10/01/2012 01:16:41 AM
Well done keeping the plane in focus
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