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Iron Cross
Iron Cross

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Date: Oct 16, 2004
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/340
Galleries: Photojournalism, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2005

U.S. Navy Sea Hawk overshadowed by a massive fireball from a nearby explosion.

I adjusted the levels and then adjusted the blacks, whites, neutrals and reds using selective color. I also cloned out a communication antenna that was a little distracting. I wanted to take out the truck on the right and a couple of the soldiers but I didnít want test the limits of the new editing rules.

Place: 162 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.9851
Avg (commenters): 7.2667
Avg (participants): 5.9008
Avg (non-participants): 6.2381
Views since voting: 826
Views during voting: 505
Votes: 336
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2005 10:42:59 PM
This is an amazing photo, I hope we get to hear where and how it was taken when the contest if over.
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01/26/2005 06:53:13 PM
I've had to come back and study this shot a few times to really appreciate it.
The composition and detail are good and is of a very powerful photojournalistic nature - refreshing in this challenge. Well done ((8))
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01/25/2005 05:11:05 PM
this is an image that will not gently fade away. very evocative. i hope this isn't getting overlooked in this monster challenge, and that viewers are giving this the time necessary to appreciate it. thanks for sharing. good luck with this, and all the challenges yet to come!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/21/2005 02:03:26 PM
The coolness factor of this shot earns it at least a 6 in my book. Suggestions... May have been better with the bottom halves of the people in the picture.
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01/21/2005 12:52:33 PM
Whilst I agree it is a very dramatic scene, there is too much going on behind the rotor, it detracts from the cross itself.
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01/20/2005 07:46:01 AM
Would love to know the story behind this photo. Gotta give it a 10.
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01/20/2005 12:53:58 AM
I can hardly wait to hear the REST... of the story! 8
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01/19/2005 07:51:35 PM
I like the danger keep away message better!!! Nice capture. BOL
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2005 11:25:10 PM
Very impactful
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01/18/2005 04:25:04 AM
This is just terrific! It takes a cool head and a remarkable eye to see this, in what I assume were emotional circumstances. And it is very well executed as well. 8.
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01/17/2005 07:20:02 PM
Wow some kind of exposion
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01/17/2005 12:48:35 PM
Powerful shot... I'd like to know what the smoke and flames are from.
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01/16/2005 02:23:04 PM
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01/16/2005 08:51:44 AM
wow, powerful image
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01/16/2005 07:32:04 AM
really interesting composition. The figures at the bottom show the sclae of the smoke plumes, which really adds drama to the image.
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