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Retiring: My Last Flight As Captain
Retiring: My Last Flight As Captain
Dr.Confuser


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Six Word Memoirs (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Seattle, Washington (USA)
Date: Jun 30, 2011
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2011

Photographer’s Notes
I am a pilot. They say time spent in the air is not deducted from your natural lifespan. Some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, I’ve seen from the air. This is my tribute to pilots, everywhere.

Post Processing
• Convert from RAW (PSCS5 Camera Raw)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Remove Sensor Dust (PSCS5 Clone Tool)
• Adjust Color (PSCS5 Hue/Sat Tool)
• Resize (Genuine Fractals)
• Sharpen (PSCS5 USM)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)


Camera Data
• Date: 2011-06-30
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
• ISO: 100
• Aperture: f/32
• Shutter: 1/2500

Statistics
Place: 70 out of 150
Avg (all users): 5.6928
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.5932
Avg (non-participants): 5.7477
Views since voting: 530
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 166
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
07/13/2011 12:50:59 AM
Awesome image and poignant story. Sounds like flying is part of your soul.
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07/13/2011 12:29:14 AM
Originally posted by Rorschach:

Lovely moon above the clouds image


Actually, it was the sun. Can't you see the sun spots or are they visible only in the full res version? (I'm just messing with you on the sun spots.) Thanks for the comment.

Message edited by author 2011-07-13 00:31:07.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2011 11:26:12 AM
Photo reflects title beautifully. Happy retirement!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2011 07:18:35 PM
photo: 5
narrative/title: 7

Interesting perspective, I don't know if you're in a plane, or on a hill, but the height is believable. I think some heavier cropping to the left would have made this feel a bit more cozy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2011 06:17:09 PM
Really you took this from the cockpit? COOOOL (ah who was steering the plane???)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2011 03:02:39 PM
Lovely moon above the clouds image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2011 12:37:05 PM
This really struck an emotional chord in me. Saw the lovely picture, and it was ok. Then read the "story", and was very moved. A very fitting sayonara...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2011 11:01:20 AM
True? Congrats Captain! I retired as a controller on Jan 1, you're gonna love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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