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Storm Shots - Vortices; Critiques Welcome

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:31 pm

Hi Gurus,

first off, floods suck. But the intense weather we're having has left us with lots of atmospheric effects with the planes landing at National. So, I took a swing by Gravelly Point on my way home yesterday, and this is what I found. LOTS of vortices trailing! Some 757s left trains of vortices that lasted nearly a whole minute after the plane had already landed!

Anyway, here are 5 of the shots (more on the way). If anyone has thoughts on improvements, I'd welcome your comments. Thanks in advace!

Damon

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/NxxxAA_DCA_062606_DSC_3990.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/NxxxAA_DCA_062606_DSC_3987.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/N760US_DCA_062606_DSC_4010.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/N591US_DCA_062606_DSC_3962.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/N458UW_DCA_062606_DSC_4038.jpg
 
linco22
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RE: Storm Shots - Vortices; Critiques Welcome

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:34 pm

Hi Damon,

Always difficult conditions to shoot with, you've managed quite well though I dont think and are up to the quailty needed. Perhaps the AA 738, though i'd say that more PP will kill it.

Regards
Colin  Smile
 
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RE: Storm Shots - Vortices; Critiques Welcome

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:41 pm

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 1):
I dont think and are up to the quailty needed.

Thanks Colin! These were all shot in RAW, so I could re-edit them from scratch. Can you say what in particular should I pay more attention to?
 
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RE: Storm Shots - Vortices; Critiques Welcome

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:44 pm

Combining the dark US airways livery and the dark conditions will be hard. Especially to avoid noise etc.

I would say work on the AA 738, give the contrast a kick with it too and a slightly tighter crop

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Colin  Smile
 
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RE: Storm Shots - Vortices; Critiques Welcome

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:08 am

Here are a couple more shots from that day.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/C-FRIA_DCA_062606_DSC_3927.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...x/NxxxUSNW_DCA_062606_DSC_3855.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...tex/NxxxAA_DCA_062606_DSC_4067.jpg

This last one is just for fun - not looking to get this accepted (unless you know some miracle editing). I was shocked this plane attempted to land. The next 3 went around. Note the wall of water this plane met at the threshold - believe it or not, it wasn't raining where I stood.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/D_L_X/DCA%20Vortex/DSC_4127.jpg
 
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RE: Storm Shots - Vortices; Critiques Welcome

Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:47 am

I like that last one - good one!

You have done well considering the conditions. I agree that maybe working with the lighter coloured aircraft rather than the dark US aircraft, you will have less noise to deal with.

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