drgardner
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Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:45 pm

Hi:

Just starting out here, and would appreciate any insights/comments on the following shots. These are all different angles on the same aircraft, N52652, a 1942 Boeing/Stearman A75N1.

http://gallery.me.com/drgardner#100097/local_work709&bgcolor=black

http://gallery.me.com/drgardner#100097/local_work701&bgcolor=black

http://gallery.me.com/drgardner#100097/local_work705&bgcolor=black

Shots were taken at the Flying Circus Aerodrome in Bealeton, Virginia.

In looking at the online photos, I notice that a couple could be sharper - I think the originals are ok, and that may just be a consequence of the export and upload. I'll check it. Any thoughts on composition, exposure, and other factors would be welcomed, and appreciated.

Thanks.
 
dlowwa
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Photo Acceptance - Pre-Screening (Drgarnder)

Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:20 pm

Nice shots, but there are three things I'd suggest need improving:

1.Tighter crops
2. Too dark
3. Soft

Although back-lit, I personally like the the second one best. It also needs to be centered better, as it's currently a little low and too the left (I guess you were trying to keep the contrail in the frame). You could remedy that easily enough when you re-crop.

I think the third one would be the easiest to clean up, as it has the best lighting.

Dana
 
drgardner
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Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:07 pm

Dana:

Thanks very much for taking the time and providing the feedback. I'll work on reprocessing the images.

You're correct on the second image - I was limited, due to field operations, to shooting that side of the aircraft. The contrail was an interesting coincidence, and I was thinking the sky was suggestive of the aircraft in the air.

Again, I really appreciate the time and the feedback.

Best,

Dale

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