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Dawn somewhere between LA and Melbourne
Dawn somewhere between LA and Melbourne
millsa


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Pacific ocean somewhere!!!
Date: Nov 8, 2009
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2009

Woke up and looked out the window over the pacific on the way home to Melbourne from St Louis. Took a bit of editing to get to this, those grubby aircraft windows are terrible to shoot through.

Photo matrix, curves, levels, lucis sculpt, noise reduction, hue/sat. different WB for sky and engines using masking, burning.

[Dec. 7th, 2009 09:55:17 PM]

About an hour of voting to go and I'm blown away, 6.9, my best FS score! Thank you for the fantastic comments. I though the noise, haloing and high saturation was going to have this shot struggling. Fingers now crossed for a possible top ten finnish.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.8616
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0439
Avg (non-participants): 6.4000
Views since voting: 1383
Views during voting: 1284
Votes: 159
Comments: 25
Favorites: 22 (view)


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12/10/2009 02:06:57 PM
nice work !

congrats on the finish.
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12/10/2009 08:42:44 AM
just awsome
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12/08/2009 10:43:50 PM
I like this very much, congrats on the great finish.
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12/08/2009 05:48:53 AM
well done on a top 10 finish Tony
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12/08/2009 03:34:41 AM
Excellent photo and PP. WTG Nikon D90 and that Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di everyone raves about. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 09:41:06 PM
It's a little noisy but that's a really beautiful sight, complemented by an interesting composition. 8
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12/07/2009 08:41:30 PM
Really nice airplane shot, and wonderful post processing treatment. Not easy to make a shot like this pop, but you did. 9
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12/07/2009 06:12:40 PM
I've seen photos from airplanes before, but hello! This one is by far the best!
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12/07/2009 03:50:09 PM
One of the more outstanding and ambiguous shots-from-a-plane I've seen. 8 from me.
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12/07/2009 05:10:46 AM
wow wow wow...8 for now but I'm sure it becomes a 10 at the end.
Yes, definitely my favourite even if I'd crop away just a bit on the top. 10
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12/06/2009 12:41:21 AM
I haven't seen too many out of the airliner window shots that were more than snapshots, but this is good.
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12/05/2009 02:31:57 PM
wonderful light and composition..not your usual "airplane shot"
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12/04/2009 09:38:35 PM
Oh, this is exceptional. My current pick for best in show. Not sure about the letterbox framing, but am sure about the rest.
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12/04/2009 05:36:17 PM
Between LA & Melbourne? There's a lot of distance between those two points. Beautiful shot. Love the light.
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12/04/2009 09:52:51 AM
This is very well done.
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12/02/2009 06:57:30 PM
that is awesome!
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12/02/2009 12:12:18 PM
very interesting picture...I like the graininess of it
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12/01/2009 11:52:39 PM
OUTSTANDING............
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12/01/2009 06:00:54 PM
Ahh... this could be... might be... is it? I suspect so... so I won't vote on it unless I find out otherwise...

Excellent colour and composition... and the details are great. Might be hurt by the noise and the haloing, but I quite like the effect... I'd give this a 7 or 8 (if I was to vote on it). Bet you it'll do better than my FS entry. :)
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12/01/2009 04:26:26 PM
Best airplane shot ever!! Very nice.
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12/01/2009 03:17:14 PM
I love taking pictures out airplane windows! This one is gorgeous. Not voting.
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12/01/2009 05:24:51 AM
Way to make use of the engines. A shot of just the view would be lovely, but the engines somehow complete the photo for me. I'm not a plane buff or anything, it's just a compositional/interest thing I think.
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12/01/2009 04:36:41 AM
The border makes this shot as it "legally" gives the impresion of the earths curvature. Nice work
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12/01/2009 12:26:53 AM
I personally hope this wins it for this month. This shot rocks !! 10
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12/01/2009 12:20:07 AM
Great shot... pp work is a tad overdone in my opinion.

Raj
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