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Challenge: Upside Down V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Zuiko Lens ED
Location: Houston, Texas
Date: Nov 1, 2014
Aperture: 4.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Transportation, Military
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2014

During the 2014 Wings Over Houston AirShow the Blue Angels perform the Double Farvel. This maneuver requires the top and bottom jets of the Diamond Formation to fly inverted and is considered one of the team's most difficult stunts. Flying Blue Angel No. 1 is Capt Thomas Frosch (Commanding Officer/Flight Leader). Flying Blue Angel No. 2 is LCDR John Hiltz (Right Wing). Flying Blue Angel No. 3 is LCDR Nate Barton (Left Wing). Flying Blue Angel No. 4 is Capt Brandon Cordill (Slot).

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09/10/2015 12:39:58 PM

*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An intriguing image that meets the challenge well.

Well there's no doubting your image certainly fulfils the challenge brief! That looks like some difficult manoeuvre, its difficult to tell their exact position in relation to each other from this angle but I assume the inverted ones are above those flying normally? Anyway, there is nothing you can do to separate them but you have captured it well. The exposure is good.

One of your commenters has remarked about the blue sky but you need space for them to fly into and you also need to see where they've come from. I suppose you could have subdued the intensity of the sky but we have just three colours here blue, yellow and white all of which are working well together so I don't think there's even a need for that. The only other thing you could have done would have been to photograph them on the diagonal which I think could have worked well but if you wanted to document them accurately as you have here then it is not an option.

Anyway, thanks for your contribution and apologies for the delayed critique, Sid
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2014 10:37:40 AM
Again...Fly Navy. I always liked this maneuver. Good shot.
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11/11/2014 06:26:05 AM
Well captured and sky offers perfect background!
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11/10/2014 04:44:04 PM
These guys are so insane. Regarding the photo, I know it's weird to say but there's just too much blue...
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