DC3 Aeroplane

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  1. PushingTin

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    I went to take pics of the exterior and got there just as they were going to start the engines for a test run. Captain invited me in to the cockpit to watch the startup procedure which was very kind of him :thumbup:

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    ok... really cool stuff. i love the colours in 1 and 3. i would clone out the hanger bottom left on 1 though. also, #3 has some really cool cropping potential for some abstracts in the side of the plane. i wish more planes were still shiney.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Great pictures.

    Hard to believe that the DC-3 is still in service...

    And, no - they don't build 'em like that anymore...

    Planes from that era were made to last forever. Modern planes are meant to be thrown away after 10 years (but they aren't)...
    The planes I currently work on were all built in the sixties (the last one was built in 1964). Back then, they built to last.
     
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    here i loved that shot so i tried a couple crops. hope you like.

    oops, just realized i caught the bottom bit of the lettering top frame in the first one... oh well

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    Thanks for the comments...

    Wyjid i really like the crop on pic #2
     
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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #1 is a great angle. Good job.
     
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    True, built to last but certainly not built to fly fast.... I had to vector all the faster jets around this bird...
     
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    the fourth pic is nice. i like the movement of the hand and the fact that everything else is well defined. but the right part outside the windshield (is that what it's called on a plane??) is way too overexposed. it distracts from the rest of the image!
    i love love love the fifth photo.
     
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    Thx for the comments giorgia, i agree with the outside being overexposed but it was just one of those cases where I needed to either expose for the outside or the inside of the cockpit.

    I usually get away in those situations by creating 2 different shots (expose for inside and outside) and then blend the image, but didnt have that luxury. I also tried matrix metering to try help but it didnt. So it was a case of inside exposed well and outside was completely washed out but i saved what i could in post processing.

    Hope this makes sense?
     
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    Great images, specially the first, and yes it does make sense :), you saved what you can and got the main subject exposed properly, so the photo is very good!
     

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