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The Return Of The WOW Shot Thread

Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:38 am

I was browsing through the latest additions today to see if I could find anything interesting and found this hidden gem (336 views at this point):


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Not a challenging or even original shot by any means, but the simplicity and cleanliness of it made me go WOW!

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Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:38 am

Couple things made me say "WOW"

First, the actual accident. Then the photo of the damage. Then the photographer. Nice to see that old timer around 
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:20 am

Old timer Ron?  
Thanks pal. I still can't believe it happened. I was listening to the ATC tower from my car police scanner and could not believe my ears when the 767 pilot announced that he thinks he struck the RJ.
Wow! I should have stayed where I was in South Boston though . It would have been a nice photo from Drydock up top of that Massport building that houses all of the freight companies.
 
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:24 pm

I thought these 2 are pretty good!


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The first one has some great lighting on it and gives me a very old-school/classic feeling, while the second one got me looking aswell, getting the feeling the photographer was on the runway at the time of the photo.

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Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:36 pm

One more great shot of Gavin Conroy:

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Most of Gavin's shots are WOW shots actually. One of my favorite collections on Anet.

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 3):
The first one has some great lighting on it and gives me a very old-school/classic feeling,

Thanks Kas, I somehow missed this magic shot. Completely agree with your judjement.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:47 pm

It's been uploaded 4 months ago already, but this one was a real jaw-dropper for me:


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Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:17 am

Ron, I just added this one of yours


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I screened a lot of...less than stella(r) (har har) stuff today (to put it politely), but this one made it all worth it. Very, very nice.
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:50 am

The first photo above did actually make me go wow, the colours and mood are excellent, even if the shot might not be too difficult. Well executed and worthy.
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:51 am

The Strikemaster shot is excellent.
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:33 am

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 6):
Ron, I just added this one of yours



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I screened a lot of...less than stella(r) (har har) stuff today (to put it politely), but this one made it all worth it. Very, very nice.

Holy shhhh...

Definitely made me say wow.
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:07 am

Ron,

What a photo! Really love that one!

Thanks for sharing it!

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Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:47 am

Quoting javibi (Thread starter):
Not a challenging or even original shot by any means


Maybe not completely original but IMO it's quite challenging indeed. He's nailed that exposure perfectly, something in these kind of shots that needs quite a bit of experience. I normally (accidently) slightly over-expose the Sun or under-expose the entire image. He's done well. A very nice picture and one I'd love to have taken. Good call J.
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:16 am

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 6):

Woah.. Thanks for bringing that to my attention! Definitely made me go wow.
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:06 pm

One more photo:


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That's how the song goes I think. And it's entirely appropriate.   Great weather contrasting the white plane.
 
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:22 am

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 6):
but this one made it all worth it. Very, very nice.

Hey, thank you so much! Much appreciated. I had some wonderful comments on this photo, it's quite humbling! I really appreciate the feedback and the comments here as well. I'm glad I dug this out of my hard drive!

Well this shot made me say wow last week. I'm not sure the light could get any better and the photog really nailed it. Seeing what people are doing with this lens, Nik (I think), Randall, etc. also has me really impressed.


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Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:28 am

This one for me. Right time, right place and the caption is just apt!

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Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:45 am

Just fantastic:


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Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:50 am

WOW is an understatment.

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Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:19 am

Quoting withak (Reply 18):
WOW is an understatment.

That's photography on a whole new level.... STUNNING
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:31 am

Quoting withak (Reply 18):

Unfortunately it's hard to get anything like that without a full frame professional body! No doubt an amazing shot but also a big investment!

Oh, and I've just noticed a 'like' button for fb on the top of pictures.. Hmm..
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:28 am

Love this.


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Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:32 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 20):
Unfortunately it's hard to get anything like that without a full frame professional body!

It's indeed a great photo, I like it alot! But don't sell your equipment short, it may be a little harder for prosumer bodies to do something along those lines, but it can be done. Perfect exposure, steadiness, correct type of lens and careful editing goes a long way on even prosumer bodies.
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:53 pm

Quoting RonS (Reply 22):

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 20):
Unfortunately it's hard to get anything like that without a full frame professional body!

It's indeed a great photo, I like it alot! But don't sell your equipment short, it may be a little harder for prosumer bodies to do something along those lines, but it can be done. Perfect exposure, steadiness, correct type of lens and careful editing goes a long way on even prosumer bodies.


The thing about that shot, or shooting the stars at night in general, without a rig to track the sky as it moves during exposure, you need an incredibly high ISO to keep the exposure time to a minimum. There is no way that my 7D could take it at that quality, especially quality good enough for Airliners.net.
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:06 pm

Kavin have done a great job. Just magic! Do not remember such a sky made from the airplane.

12.800ISO is a good thing. My 5D has 6.400 and I'd be happy to try to get something the same. But for this I have to go to the southern side of the planet. These guys are lucky to have the sky we never had on the north.  
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:28 pm

Fyodor, the Milky Way can be seen in the northern hemisphere as well   . Now photographing it...different story
 
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:34 am

Quoting RonS (Reply 22):
it may be a little harder for prosumer bodies to do something along those lines, but it can be done. Perfect exposure, steadiness, correct type of lens and careful editing goes a long way on even prosumer bodies.

But having good quality pictures from ISO 12800 can go a long way! And I guess you hope the wing doesn't move around outside. I'd probably need a 20 second exposure to get anything similar - and that's assuming all the other factors fall in line.

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There is no way that my 7D could take it at that quality, especially quality good enough for Airliners.net.

I'd love to see what you can manage with the 7D however.. I wonder how many takes this shot took to perfect! He said he had all night so maybe it did take him all night!
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:21 am

Quoting withak (Reply 18):
WOW is an understatment

More inspiring for me than all the Skyvan air-to-air photos in the world.

That's awesome photography. Having a D3S to give quality clean enough to allow it to work out is also useful. All your photographic skills are nothing if the image is extremely noisy.

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Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:39 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 27):
More inspiring for me than all the Skyvan air-to-air photos in the world.

Ouch!  


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Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:48 am

Quoting javibi (Reply 28):
Ouch!

Well, it seems everyone is going up in that skyvan to take photos of fighter planes - but that photo of Kavin Kowsari, that's so unique.  
 
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RE: The Return Of The WOW Shot Thread

Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:44 pm

I'm one of those that's been up in the Skyvan and to put it bluntly, that milkyway photo blows anything I've taken out of the sea!!!! No wonder it has its own thread! Deservedly so too.
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:09 pm

Quoting sovietjet (Reply 25):
Fyodor, the Milky Way can be seen in the northern hemisphere as well

Ivan, astronomy is one of the subject of my interest. Could be called as hobby even. Milky Way on the Northen semisphere and on the South are completely different things. We, from the North see the external part of our Galaxy, as far as South is turned to its center. I've seen it from the both sides and difference is very obvious.  

However many guys saw southern sky but the only one I've seen made the great shot from it.
 
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Extremely nice quality image from 1984! Beautiful old plane too. I clicked on the image thinking it was a modern day one, but was surprised when I saw the date was 1984.  

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