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Old Dec 29, 2004, 7:09 PM   #1
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Here is a shot taken at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR. The large aircraft is the "Spruce Goose", a prototype transport seaplane build by Howard Hughes. The smaller aircraft is a SR-71 "Blackbird"

Nikon D100, Sigma 28-70mm zoom, Nikon SB-800 flash.



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Old Dec 29, 2004, 7:40 PM   #2
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Contrasts in a well exposed high contrast image.

The SR71 looks tiny next to the Spruce Goose. Did you take a tour of the Goose's interior?

I think the museum should put the smallest airplane in the collection up next to the Goose, and the Wright Bro's replica next to the SR71.


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wow, that SR-71 is hott!

nice shot cal! nice contrast there!

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 4:24 AM   #4
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It's hard not to be impressed by big lumps like that isn't it? I'm guessing that is a normal size car tyre there to, just to add another contrast and to give some idea of scale.

Well done calr.
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hugemoth wrote:
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Contrasts in a well exposed high contrast image.

The SR71 looks tiny next to the Spruce Goose. Did you take a tour of the Goose's interior?

I think the museum should put the smallest airplane in the collection up next to the Goose, and the Wright Bro's replica next to the SR71.


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Actually, the smallest (I think) plane is next to the Spruce Goose. That's it in my avatar and you can see the left wing sponson just behind the GB Racer's engine. The wright Brother's Flyer replica is also in that area. It's too bad that it isn't possible to get all of the Spruce Goose in one photo. Nice shot Cal. The varying light in that building are really hard to deal with, especially on a sunny day.

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 8:28 PM   #6
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If I remember correctly, I think I actually shot that photo from outside the building, looking through an open front window!

Hugemoth, I did see that portion of the interior that they have open. Basically you climb up some stairs and enter what amounts to a glass cage. You can't see the cockpit, but I think you can see some of the engineers station and you can look back into the cargo area. It is immense!
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