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Precision and Grace
Precision and Grace
Maverick


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beauty (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: NAS JRB Willow Grove Army base, Horsham PA
Date: May 28, 2005
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Transportation, Military
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2005

Taken at an airshow in Horsham, PA. I don't expect this to do well (its not exactly original), but I do feel that it meets the challenge. I had a few that I liked better (tighter formations, more planes in the shot), but this best conveyed beauty to me through the tight formation between the jets as well as the cloudy/blue sky. I had a lot of nice shots that had one of these two elements, but few with both. This formation is traditionally flown with a WWII era aircraft as well, but for some reason there wasn't one at this airshow. I had fun and would like to shoot another airshow in the future, but hopefully with a much better lens, as I found many shots to be soft (though in focus) and had to stop down as a result, forcing me to increase the ISO.

Full Exif:
Nikon D70
2005/05/28 13:57:32
JPEG (8-bit) Normal
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 G
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/2000 sec - F/14
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto -1
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp: User-Defined Custom Curve
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment: c.Benjamin Snyder 2005
Noise Reduction: OFF

Statistics
Place: 155 out of 255
Avg (all users): 5.2500
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 5.0534
Avg (non-participants): 5.4701
Views since voting: 936
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 248
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2005 04:28:22 PM
Nice, where was this? I live next to Dobbins AFB and Lockheed and get to see the FA/22 weekly. Planes are cool arent they?
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05/31/2005 04:07:28 PM
Nice Capture!
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05/30/2005 10:22:43 PM
Makes me homesick. Good job
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05/30/2005 09:51:57 PM
Wonderful to see these soooo close. Great lens.
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05/30/2005 07:02:26 AM
Great zoom! Wonderful photo!
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05/30/2005 12:47:29 AM
I was surprised at how many airplane entries there were, but yours really stood out from the rest. My brother is a pilot for FedEx, and although I'm not a big fan of plane shots (no pun intended), this one is truly spectacular. You did a phenomenal job capturing them. My only other comment would be that I think I would have scored it a 10 if the colors had been a little brighter. Great job! (9)
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