tim
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Opinions On This Photo

Wed Jun 06, 2001 7:47 pm

G'day all,

What do you think my chances are of getting this photo accepted? It is a Beech 60 Duke. I took it a few weeks ago at Jandakot Airport (Australias Busiest Airport).

It has now been in the line for 10 days (dont think I am complaining! because I aint.) should be reviewed and hopefully added soon  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/kevron.jpg

Regards
Tim
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jwenting
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RE: Opinions On This Photo

Wed Jun 06, 2001 7:57 pm

should be another week or two, at the current rate.
I think the verdict will be that the aircraft is at too great an angle to be accepted, but only Johan can tell for certain.
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tim
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RE: Opinions On This Photo

Wed Jun 06, 2001 7:59 pm

Ta for the comments mate! Im not to sure if it will make it or not myself.
Yep Im expecting another week or two.

Cheers
Tim
 
jwenting
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RE: Opinions On This Photo

Wed Jun 06, 2001 10:28 pm

Personally, I like it. Not that much into the standard sideview myself, but it is what many people seem to want for some reason.
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TomH
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RE: Opinions On This Photo

Wed Jun 06, 2001 10:41 pm

Tim,

The Duke is my favorite piston executive type. They look like they are going fast while just parked on the ramp. I have never seen one with wingtip extensions like the one in your photo, and I think that complicates picture taking a bit. But that's not what throws me off about the picture.

My preferred shot of the Duke would have been with a prime lens (50mm or so) and it would have included the nose of the aircraft. I think you have to be careful when obstructing the nose of most aircraft with another part of the airframe, as you have.

Some will argue this point, but in most successful aircraft photos, the nose of the aircraft has been treated with respect. What I mean is that the photographer has tried not to let the outline of the nose be compromised by background distractions such as light poles, harsh, contrasty buildings, groups of people or parts of other aircraft. In your case, you eliminated the nose of the aircraft entirely, and this frustrates the viewer right away.

It is also important on twin Beeches, though not necessarily the Duke, to include some engine detail. In this way, if you had the prop spinners in the shot, the viewer could quickly determine if it is piston or turboprop-powered-and Beech has produced many of both.


One last comment. Ideally could be a bit higher in the frame. It is noticeably closer to the bottom (horizontal) margin of the frame, with the result being a disproportionate amount of clear sky. It's hard for me to complain about the latter, as that is a commodity we have seen little of where I live!

Hope my comments help.

TomH

 
tim
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RE: Opinions On This Photo

Wed Jun 06, 2001 10:46 pm

Tom and jwenting,

I really appreciate your comments! I am very new to actually photgraphing aircraft and like to get better and better with the tips of other photographers!

Tom: Great looking aircraft aint it!? Especally with those 744 style winglets!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers
Tim
 
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RE: Opinions On This Photo

Thu Jun 07, 2001 2:05 am

I can only advise to create your own style, shoot what you like the way you like it.
Shooting shots you don't like just to get them accepted by someone else should only be done if the other guy is paying for it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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rindt
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RE: Opinions On This Photo

Thu Jun 07, 2001 7:19 am

Jwenting, what you just said is probably the best thing I've heard from you... and it's very true.

Tim, the photo is properly exposed, but slightly blurry. I think if you had walked 8-10 feet to your right, you would have eliminated the problem Tom is referring to. (the nose)

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