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Old Sep 2, 2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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I like the way this turned out but a few impartial opinions would be helpful. Taken at 8:30 AM when the morning light illuminates the cockpit and the heat from the concrete is at minimal levels.
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Old Sep 2, 2012, 7:21 PM   #2
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It almost looks as if the plane is turning its head...!!!
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 2:54 PM   #3
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Nice shot, just clone out that blue pole at the bottom right.
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 9:51 PM   #4
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Just cropped it away.
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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May be just me but the new edit looks a whole lot better now.
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Agree with editing out the blue pole. Since you asked for an impartial opinion, overall the image looks grainy, especially visible in the sky. How much cropping did you perform? I also see a slight greening cast...but may be my monitor.

Great vantage point!

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Old Sep 4, 2012, 8:08 PM   #7
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Jehan, it's close to a hundred percent crop. Here's the original with no P.P.
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This look better than the first photo of airplane.
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My aim was to capture the dynamic qualities of the image by focusing on the cockpit activity, the turning of the fanblades, and the thermal distortion of the trees in the background caused by the tailpipes heat. The uncropped image was just a photo of an airplane.
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I agree that the crop puts the emphasis on the engines and the flight deck and therefore makes for a better composition. However, I think the 100% crop kills the image quality.

You need to get closer (good luck with airport security) or use an even longer lens!

Here is one I took from a relatively close distance : http://www.airliners.net/photo/Unite...a59d56c90bb490

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