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Old Apr 17, 2006, 2:02 PM   #1
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I took this from 1000 feet away, and was lucky to catch the cloud of smoke off the nosewheel. The smoke was gone less than one second later.

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Old Apr 17, 2006, 2:12 PM   #2
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wow

nicely done.... betcha can't do it again :-)

great timing mate
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 2:17 PM   #3
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:?Ken what seetings did you use did you allso use tripod .

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Old Apr 17, 2006, 7:28 PM   #4
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This is the part where I elaborate and tell you that I'd planned for the smoke, I'd stalked the Boeing 737 for hours,phoned the tower to ask which runway he was going for, assessed the winds, ambient temperature, and so on. The nice thing about digital is, you take fifty shots and show off the one that worked out. :G


I didn't use a tripod. I had my TCON-17 teleconverter on, with somewhere around 10x zoom. My FZ5 was set to "P", so I really don't recall the speed and aperture. Some things I did do with Photoshop (thank god for the Photoshop crutch :G), I adjusted color balance and levels, greened up the grass, sharpened and NeatImaged. Looks a lot better than the orig.

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Hey, Ken, whatever you did, it is still a neat photo. I take a 100 and if I keep 10 or less, I am doing good. My big problem seems to be focus, focus, and focus. Other that the other thing is that hinders me is focus.
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 9:42 PM   #6
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Nice sharp picture Ken! Jim
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 11:02 PM   #7
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I generally seem to have a lot of focus issues, too. I've gotten into the habit of always pre-squeezing. Should I have continuous focus set instead? The camera would still have to measure the lighting and adjust the aperture, but at least the shot would be focused.

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Very nicely done. If most of us were willing to admit it, in action shots there is allot of LUCK involved, period!

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Nice Pic! Sharp... in fact... that might be me looking out the window just behind the over wing exit. At the least, that picture almost makes it feel like I'm there in my usual seat. I fly Westjet so often I think I know the pilots by the way the plane touches down.
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 11:50 AM   #10
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I get a kick out ofthe WestJetsense of humor....

"Please remain inside the aircraft during flight."
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