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All The "fours" - A Little O/T  
User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Hi all,
Just browsing through the recent uploads and couldn't help but notice a strange phenomenon in regards to this picture.

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Photo © Colin K. Work

Not only is the photo of a SA747-444 it is also has the honour of being photoid #444444

What a fluke! Any other oddities in the database like that??



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User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Not sure about flukes but that shot looks great against the white clouds!! Especially the tail and left winglet. Damn, I need to go to JFK (Novemeber!).

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

That is a tough shot to get. Colin deserves some credit. for one thing, he's shooting with 300mm + 2x converter and you know that getting steady blur-free shots at that kind of extension is not easy. And, the lighting is just perfect with all that white in the frame. I dont think I could ever shoot a white plane that good in overcast sky.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2939 times:

Thanks guys.

Actually, I hate to admit it but that one was pretty easy - SAA made the unusual but welcome decision to "perform" at the Duxford Centenary airshow, so the aircraft was posing for the cameras. As to holding the camera still, well Canon Image Stablisation is a big help.

I will take credit for the sky though  Smile - washed out skies is something I hate, so I'm always trying to get a little tone and texture even on an overcast day. I find with the DSLR's excellent lattitude in the shadow end of the scale, a little underexposure usually helps. The midtones can easily be restored to a suitable level in PS, and it does ensure you record whatever highlight detail might exist.

Love the fact it got all the fours! Makes it look significant somehow.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
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