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Old Jan 26, 2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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Last post I promise - liked the contours on this FW190's wing root. Does this work or is it a bit bland?
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 10:51 AM   #2
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I am a bit of an aircraft fan, but there is nothing much here apart from the gun to grab ones attention. Might work better from a higher angle. Did you get any more? Don't think that the opening for the under carriage is doing much for the shot either..... sorry for being so negative.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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I have to agree. Not much here to look at.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 2:25 PM   #4
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i love the FW190, but i also think perhaps a wider view would pique more interest. the low angle is fine, but perhaps a bit farther back, to bring the nose of the plane into the picture.. or a rear quartering shot, showing the view as the pilot might have seen it when approaching to climba aboard his mount...
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 3:57 PM   #5
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There's just no real point of interest here to let the viewer know what he/she is looking at, nor is it abstract enough to create interest.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 5:53 PM   #6
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i agree.. too tight for a study on form.. and not much detail to hold interest..
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 6:28 PM   #7
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The FW 190 is one of the greatest fighter planes of all time. It was small, fast, extremely maneuverable and very heavily armed, much like the modern F-16.It looked elegant and menacing at the same time, andI think your photo would have been much more interesting if it included more of the aircraft, especially the cowling and propeller.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 9:10 PM   #8
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Steve how about trying this out again with much more view. Regards. Jaki
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:05 PM   #9
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Steve,

I agree with the posts here, and feel that this photo demonstrates something that I have noticed in a few of your photos.

My feeling is that you sometimes go for a "medium" crop. A wider view would give more context and a better feel for the object. A much tighter crop would often give the photograph an abstract feel, or as Dustin said, make it into a "study in form". But having a crop somewhere in the middle leaves me a bit unsure as to what I should be looking at. The subject often seems to be missing.

Perhaps next time out you might try (no cost in digital right?) taking both wider and narrower shots as well as the ones you're taking now.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:10 PM   #10
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For the tighter shots I was thinking something like this might be interesting...
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