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Challenge: Busy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 High-Speed for Nikon
Location: Airshow Chattanooga 2005
Date: Oct 31, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500th
Galleries: Action, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2005

I got lucky snapping this shot at the local airshow. To get to where he is, this guy started out standing on top of an airplane. He then made several passes until the helicopter got close enough for him to grab the skid. Then he rode the skid up and down in front of the crowd for a little while. This shot was right before he was set down on the ground in the middle of the smoke.

As far as editing, it was pretty basic. Just adjusted the values of the raw image as I opened it in photoshop, then a little neatimage.

I hope it's busy enough for everyone.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 190
Avg (all users): 7.1908
Avg (commenters): 8.1154
Avg (participants): 6.9296
Avg (non-participants): 7.2880
Views since voting: 12318
Views during voting: 534
Votes: 262
Comments: 65
Favorites: 29 (view)


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04/17/2007 03:34:45 PM
Awesome capture! Ribbon well deserved
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11/15/2005 02:20:25 PM
Congrats on a very powerful image.
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11/13/2005 09:24:44 AM
WOW. Very Impressive. Congratulations!
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11/11/2005 11:54:11 PM
Fantastic capture--congratulations!
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11/10/2005 11:57:34 PM
Incredible light and swirl in the smoke. You may have gotten ucky, but you are also very skilled. Congratulations!
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11/10/2005 06:56:24 PM
I thought this was a toy with cotton...or something like that....WOW It really took be by suprise!
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11/10/2005 01:35:31 PM
Very awesome composition, well deserved ribbon.
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11/10/2005 12:47:58 AM
I love this! Great job on 2nd place!
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11/10/2005 12:21:07 AM
This is sick. Great shot, looks pretty perfect to me.
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11/09/2005 08:18:12 PM
Love Love Love this image. Really well seen, well done. Congrats.
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11/09/2005 07:20:35 PM
This is like one of the those once in a lifetime image. The figure dangling and the fury of the clous swirls adds even more interest. Congratulations on your RED.
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11/09/2005 06:20:37 PM
simply stunning. Congrats!
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11/09/2005 01:14:50 PM
Congrats on the Ribbon! I really like this shot, still amazes me.
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11/09/2005 12:17:41 PM
I gave it a 8 . EXCELLENT
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11/09/2005 11:22:35 AM
Congrats - very cool shot.
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11/09/2005 10:42:08 AM
fantastic shot. The yellow smoke adds so much to it. Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/09/2005 09:10:11 AM
Truly stunning capture! Great job and congrats!!
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11/09/2005 08:34:49 AM
this should have been the blue!
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11/09/2005 07:20:50 AM
Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad I got so lucky with this shot!
11/09/2005 04:24:33 AM
Congrats on your ribbon.
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11/09/2005 04:05:11 AM
Congrats - I knew this one would do well!
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11/09/2005 04:00:54 AM
Congrats - I knew this one would do well!
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11/09/2005 02:53:34 AM
Yup, busy enough for me. LOVE the helicopter's name, "OTTO"...
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11/09/2005 12:48:27 AM
Many congratulations! Love this shot.
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11/09/2005 12:15:05 AM
Kinda figured this one would make it to the ribbon arena - fantastic capture! Congrats!
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11/09/2005 12:13:34 AM
singlehandedly, one of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen. I am adding it to my short list of favs!
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11/09/2005 12:08:36 AM
Way to go, very cool shot. Congrats on your ribbon. Geez it took you long enough.
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11/09/2005 12:06:07 AM
yay, this was one of my top picks!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2005 09:10:58 PM
WOW! 10
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11/08/2005 08:20:54 PM
Awesome. Where do you go to get pics like this? 10.
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11/08/2005 06:15:58 PM
Well that's a heckuvashot! I'll be interested in reading the details on this one, just to see what on earth was going on here. Training exercise? Stunt show? Some guy got stuck to a helicopter? In any case, it's a 10 from me!
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11/08/2005 03:31:57 PM
oh my goodness! Good capture!
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11/08/2005 02:39:18 PM
This is the scariest, prettiest picture I have ever seen.
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11/08/2005 11:30:25 AM
Excellent photo!
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11/08/2005 08:07:37 AM
This was a wow photo. I know it is basic editing and you can't do any kind of burning or dodging, but I see the photo as you can edit it without restrictions, so I give it a 10.
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11/08/2005 07:39:47 AM
This is definately not a shot that everyone can capture everyday. Definately meets the challenge, great capture.
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11/08/2005 06:22:58 AM
This photo is the winner, and if not in this contest, at least here with me
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11/08/2005 03:48:34 AM
Well seen. Dramatic. 9
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11/07/2005 07:57:43 PM
wow...
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11/07/2005 01:15:45 PM
Airshow Chattanooga... not exactly a rescue, but nice photo.
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11/07/2005 11:47:03 AM
Winner's circle for this unusaul capture--10
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11/07/2005 10:17:21 AM
Great capture!
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11/07/2005 09:30:22 AM
Spectacular! Oh my...talk about being in the right place at the right time, for you anyway...I'll be surprised if this doesn't get a ribbon...absolutely fantastic.
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11/07/2005 08:18:06 AM
spectacular photo!
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11/07/2005 02:25:08 AM
definite top 3. 10
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11/07/2005 01:38:26 AM
excellant
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11/06/2005 09:38:59 PM
Fantastic lighting and color!!!
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11/05/2005 06:47:39 PM
Excellent catch! That person looks like he's just standing ther on air. Love the movement in the helicopter's blades. The picture looks "blown-out" overall, but it works somehow. One of the best in the challenge (IMO). (9)
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11/05/2005 02:22:10 PM
nice.
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11/05/2005 06:24:57 AM
WOW!! What an amazing shot!! Great timing.....superb shot!
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11/04/2005 04:14:27 PM
holy cow - how awsome for you that you were able to capture this - and such a good capture at that, the smoke detail and coloring are really good and the entire crop or sizing aound the main image is great - good job!
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11/04/2005 04:06:15 PM
Dramatic.
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11/03/2005 07:03:27 PM
Thats quite an amazing shot! I dunno if it says busy, but it does make me ask the question, what the heck is going on here?! Is the Chopper on fire? Where was the guy rescued from? Its got me busy asking questions:)
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11/03/2005 11:55:44 AM
Very cool catch. Excelent composition too.
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11/03/2005 10:57:22 AM
looks like you took a photo of the man standing on the ground then edited him in to the helicopter"s original picture, nice idea though
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11/03/2005 01:42:44 AM
wow.
simply wow.
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11/02/2005 11:41:51 PM
Awesome capture. My vote for a ribbon.
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11/02/2005 10:36:46 PM
Magnificent. What more can be said? Unbelievable focus. 10
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11/02/2005 04:31:06 PM
Wow! Absolutely amazing shot!
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11/02/2005 09:40:24 AM
WOW! What a dramatic picture! Very cool!
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11/02/2005 07:52:24 AM
Wow just doesnt describe it... AMAZING!! a 10 for sure!!
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11/02/2005 05:46:06 AM
Wow! What a dramatic shot! Excellent capture!
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11/02/2005 02:27:10 AM
Sweet capture!
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11/02/2005 12:33:17 AM
WOW. That's reallyh powerful photojournalism. Love the yellow!
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11/02/2005 12:16:24 AM
Wow, I think you may have yourself a winner here. :) Amazingly rad shot. 9
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