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High-G Kiss
High-G Kiss
Matthew


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Silverstone, UK
Date: Jul 31, 2007
Galleries: Action, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2007

This shot was captured at the British Grand Prix. The display team was the red arrows - quite simply breath taking aerobatics.

The shot was taken with my 5d, a 2x converter, as the planes were quite some distance away over a fence - I saw them lining up for somehting that looked good and kept the shutter depressed for a sequence. 3FPS is slow, but this one came out pretty okay. The focus is marginally off, and I had to crop the image to get the composition (I had a monopod attached for the racing, restricting my ability to move to portrait).

Post processing introduced the noise - while the image was good, I pushed the contrast in the smoke and lightened detail in the very heavy shadows of the planes using an HDR version, which I partially overlayed and selectively masked to reveal some extra detail. I added a bit of vignetting to even out the image because the vignetting on the bottom right is in fact the fence that I was on tip toes shooting over.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 651
Avg (all users): 6.5984
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.4808
Avg (non-participants): 7.1304
Views since voting: 1424
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 127
Comments: 25
Favorites: 7 (view)


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08/25/2007 01:07:10 AM
WOW! thats a great shot planes are so much fun to shoot i look forward to the blue angles comin to seattle every year
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08/18/2007 08:14:47 AM
Usually aerial shots leave me rather "eh" feeling, but this is terrific. The movement and rich texture of the vapor trails plus that POP of red against the blue sky is wonderful. What great perspective. I gave this high marks and see it did well in the challenge.
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08/18/2007 06:59:30 AM
fantastic, the noise gives it a grittier feel (which in my book works for this shot, makes it more `urgent`). IMHO should of scored/placed higher.
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08/09/2007 03:57:49 AM
my guess is that if you ran this through a noise program it would have scored even higher - i didn't vote in this challenge but wow ! this is one hell of a capture.
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08/08/2007 04:08:42 PM
Hey! A Posthunous Red Ribbon! Congrats, this is an amazing shoot.
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08/08/2007 02:11:34 PM
This is outstanding. I guess you got downgraded for "noise"? All I can say to that is "BOO!"
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08/08/2007 10:42:05 AM
Wow! I can't believe this didn't take top 3. Awesome capture.
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08/08/2007 01:04:13 AM
Spectacular, love the grain and pp.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 11:15:43 PM
This picture awes me. I feel like I am crashing into it. If you told me I was going to give a ribbon to an airplane shot, I wouldn't have believed you. But this is just so beautiful and scary at the same time.

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08/07/2007 02:02:21 AM
The planes should be the focal point here, but they sort of get upstaged by the pretty smoke trails and sky.
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08/07/2007 12:02:08 AM
Wow! Wow! Wow! I confess to being an aviation enthusiast and an airshow junky. This is among the best airshow photos I have seen. Congratulations!
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08/06/2007 11:22:00 AM
Just by the nature of the distances involved, air show photos are usually so stale, static, and really not much of interest beyond the planes themselves. This is none of those and so much more. The textures, tones and composition are pure wow!
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08/05/2007 11:50:34 PM
Wow. you have incredible timing.
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08/05/2007 10:26:22 AM
Excellent detail and exposure. I like the graininess here as well.
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08/05/2007 02:23:47 AM
The planes seem well processed however the smoke seems rather cartoonish, maybe too much tone mapping and some of the smoke is blown out.
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08/04/2007 03:42:28 PM
This is a lovely capture, I wonder if it would be possible to work on the noise in the image? Certainly be worth it. :)
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08/04/2007 02:18:50 PM
Puts a knot in my stomach everytime I watch air shows. Love the detail in your shot one of the best I have seen ever. Keep up the good work psart 9
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08/03/2007 11:32:29 PM
wow. That looks scary! This is captured so well. I love it.
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08/03/2007 01:57:59 AM
unfortunately the smoke trail came out over exposed.
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08/03/2007 12:49:05 AM
Goodness this is amazing. Just love the trails. This is so dramatic. First time I've given a 10 to an airplane shot.
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08/02/2007 06:14:53 PM
GREAT!!!
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08/01/2007 08:33:08 AM
wow!!!! perfect!!
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08/01/2007 06:39:21 AM
this is vvvvvery good!
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08/01/2007 03:20:02 AM
Great action shot, and good editing, although it's quite noisy, and the colours aren't quite right.
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08/01/2007 12:14:59 AM
Love the shot, a little noisy.
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