Men of the Line

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  1. Solthar

    Solthar TPF Noob!

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    Well, when you're at an airshow and you only have a 17-50mm lens, you have to get creative!

    Here's one I call "Men of the line", a take on the old phrase 'ships of the line'. After all, they're packing a lot of Canon's!

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    Also, I've been playing with curves and levels a bit, anyone mind commenting on which of the following three pics they prefer when considering color balance and contrast?

    Number One:
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    Number Two:
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    or Number Three?
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    Comments and critique is, of course, more than welcome as well.
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice work.
     
  3. tron

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    ^lol way to respond to his post

    i like how wide the first pic was shot, i think that looks a lot better than a standard pic would.

    as for the other 3, i would take the sky/clouds from your first pic and match it with the plane from the third pic. i think both of those pics have the strongest elements.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :er: Oops... missed that bit. Not my fault... he hid it between images! Yeah, that's it....

    Overall my preference is for #3, based on the strength of the "smoke" and the way it appears to come out of the cloud.
     
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    My favorite one (out of the sky pictures) is the first one, just because it has the most natural color to it. The second one is an odd shade of blue, and the last one is too gray.
     
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    its okay, i seill lurve you :hug::
     
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    Sick pics man. My fav is #2 the color and jut the lighting is great!
     
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    O'Rork No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #2 does it for me.
    Looks like the guy on the left is shooting a Nikon w/a big fast glass, in the first shot.
     
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    if you look closely you will see that the guy in the left is actually shooting canon - red outlined shoulder strap and white writing. and the guy on the right is shooting nikon - yellow writing on shoulder strap ;)

    on topic: i like number 2 most :)
     
  10. Solthar

    Solthar TPF Noob!

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    Hah, that just shows you how individual a persons tastes are. A vote for each attempt!

    Thanks for your comments - hopefully the next batch will turn out better because of them.
     
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    I like the composition in #2 even though the sun is a little bright.
     
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    number 2. great image. the better cb/con. that inky saturation on the base of cloud is a bit detracting.
    i don't know or care if that sky blue is accurate. it looks super.
     

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