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All The "fours" - A Little O/T

Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:43 am

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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RE: All The "fours" - A Little O/T

Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:03 am

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!).
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RE: All The "fours" - A Little O/T

Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:34 pm

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.

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RE: All The "fours" - A Little O/T

Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:25 pm

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.


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