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Powerful Lines
Powerful Lines

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Challenge: Parallel Lines (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Konica KD-400Z
Location: Hill AFB, Utah USA
Date: Mar 13, 2004
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2004

My first submission in several months...

Closeup of a Pratt & Whitney R2800-27 radial engine (an 18 cylinder radial developing more than 2,000 HP). It is attatched to a Douglas A26-B Invader at the Hill AFB aerospace museum.

I was really drawn to the parallel lines radiating from the center-- both the engine mounts and engine lines. I felt the conversion to a somewhat contrasty B&W emphasized the textures and lines of the engine while conveying a feeling of power.

Shot indoors under ambient light using a tripod. Cropped, split image to RGB, discarded both green and blue channels. Slight adjustment to brightness/contrast. Resized for submission; USM at 1.25/100/5 in PSP8.

Place: 103 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.3723
Avg (commenters): 6.4545
Avg (participants): 5.1806
Avg (non-participants): 5.5846
Views since voting: 810
Votes: 274
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2004 09:00:49 AM
Nice Clean engine.Quite absrtract image
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03/23/2004 03:14:03 AM
Nice detail and good composure.
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03/22/2004 02:44:42 PM
I like this one very much. It is perfectly photographed.
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03/21/2004 01:14:34 PM
radial airplane engine? very nice
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03/19/2004 03:55:31 AM
Wow, never has one of... those things.. looked so good. nice job.
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03/18/2004 11:32:16 PM
Very cool shot, nice perspective !
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03/18/2004 12:52:01 PM
challenge met but not an overly interesting shot
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03/18/2004 12:42:51 AM
works well in black and white nice
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03/17/2004 09:51:11 PM
B&W was the right choice. My only criticism is that all the twisting tubes take away from the parallel theme.
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03/17/2004 05:19:57 PM
Great shot. - 7
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03/17/2004 12:12:48 AM
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