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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:35 am

I guess Ned didn't expect to write 100 critiques every evening.  Wink You gotta quit your job if it goes on like this.  Smile

Great to get feedback on photos by you, Ned. I'm sure it's helpful to a lot of us, and next time we're out to shoot some choppers we still have your advices in mind.

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:39 am

Here's my photo taken at the yearly Open Fleet days on the island. The Royal Netherlands Aie Force join forces on this event with the local and Aruban drugs enforcement agency and the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard to give a nice show to the public on how they work together.

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What I like about this photo is the angle of the helicopter and the colorful buildings that form the background of this photo. The Pink Panther doll in the cockpit of the helicopter is funny too Big grin

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:30 pm

Ned, I would greatly appreciate hearing your critiques on my images. I'll only include a handful for the sake of your time. Judging from your critiques on other photogs, I think that I could work on my exposure on helos. Thanks for your expertice and time!


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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:44 pm

Holy Crap - Few images to Look at  Smile  Smile so better get started.

Chris's images.

First Image: Nice well composed image. First thought that comes to my mind is what is he lifting. You could probably have cropped in a little closer to the blades but still leaving room on the outside for words and text. Although you have some movement in the blades and are standing on the ground it would have been nicer to have a bit more motion, but you do have just enough there to give it some movement.

Second Image: This is actually a very ugly angle of the BK and especially the Surf machines that have that longer radome on the front. You have also shot this into the sun which darkens the yellow and red. Would have preferred to see this shot from the other side or at least with the sun on it to really show off the colours. Nice blade movement which is good to see.

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Garys Images.

First Image: Love the Seaking but the direct overhead midday sun doesnt make it looks the best. Would have been great to see the side of the machine in direct sun. Cropping is good and would have been nice to get rid of the blue car in the background by maybe moving around a little but sometimes you obviously have no choice.

Second Image: Nice composition but couple of things could be improved. Would have been nice to have the sun on the front of the Puma since that is where the action is and great to see the various people working around it. Would probably have waited a second until the person on the right side of the picture took his head back inside the helicopter. Apart from these couple of things its a nice image.

Third Image: I think you need a bit slower shutter speed here and also the sun needed to be side on as its a dark coloured helo and you are shooting it against a browny background which is hard at the best of times.


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Now onto Luis's images.

Top Left: Love the sun on the side of the helo and the lack of background is great here as the helo stands out. You have the people aspect in there which is also great, but not sure why you cut off the tail of the Longranger. Also slightly slower shutter speed may have helped give the blades a bit more movement but its always a bit harder when you are nearly at the same height as them.

Top Right: I like this image as its full of action. However having the nose of the AS350 sticking out from the front of the 205 and the loader in the back of the picture take away the focus from the helicopters in question. I would have suggested moving around slightly to your right so you could cover both those things up, apart from that nice shot.

Next Left: The sun is obviously coming from the front position on this shot hence the darkness along the fuselage. Also the blades being stopped take away from the shot but the main thing I am looking at, or in this case NOT looking at is the bambi bucket. Remember that an image is always there to tell a story. This is a fire fighting helicopter so where is the bucket ???

Next Right: Love this shot apart from two things. You have cut off the blade tips and also the bambi bucket. If the bucket was there I would know instantly what it was doing - as it is I am left wondering whats he carrying.

Bottom Shot: This one is same comments as couple of the above, blade movement and also cutting off the bucket.

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Ruudonlines Pics.

First Pic: Although its a very dramatic shot it doesnt really do it for me. I have seen this image before shot by other photographers and where you have come up short is the blade movement, they are basically stopped. You could have used a slower speed and that would also have allowed you to get the flares in more of a stream. The other one is the exposure. You may have the flares and sky sharp but look at the lack of detail on the helicopter itself.

Second Image: Chinook is an awesome looking helicopter. I like the dynamic look to the image but feel that it is too much up in the top right corner. Would probably have moved it down into the frame a bit more, but thats just a personal preference.

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Emmanueles Pic.

Nice tight angle of the EC135. Good exhaust heat coming out and background is slightly out of focus which is great as it puts more emphasis on the helicopter. Good to see the pilots in the front being a major part of the image. Extra little bit of blade movement could have helped but still looks great.

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:33 pm

Quoting Air2Air (Reply 54):
Emmanueles Pic.

Nice tight angle of the EC135. Good exhaust heat coming out and background is slightly out of focus which is great as it puts more emphasis on the helicopter. Good to see the pilots in the front being a major part of the image. Extra little bit of blade movement could have helped but still looks great.

Thank you for the comment  Smile

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:57 pm

I would like to thank Ned for contributing to this forum and offering professional insight into what is required for publication.
Wouldn't it be great if others from the aviation press would contribute in the same way.

Quoting Air2Air (Reply 54):
First thought that comes to my mind is what is he lifting. You could probably have cropped in a little closer to the blades but still leaving room on the outside for words and text. Although you have some movement in the blades and are standing on the ground it would have been nicer to have a bit more motion, but you do have just enough there to give it some movement

I agree, they were long line lifting construction materials into a National park and there was no way I could get the chopper and the load in the same frame, the distance also required 500mm zoom so getting a shutterspeed to show motion was difficult even with a monopod. Having said that having learnt much more about this digital imaging thing since then I may retrieve the original and have another go!!

Once again thanks

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:11 pm


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I'd like to shoot more helicopters. Find them fascinating.
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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:35 pm

Hi Ned

Here's a couple of mine

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:22 am

Ned, just the one for me......what you think?


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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:45 am

Awesome shots guys and great tips from Ned, I will keep the tips in mind when I go out for some helo shooting during the springtime  Smile
 
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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:03 pm

I just uploaded the next photo. What you think, will this photo be accepted in the db?

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:17 pm

Here is our new Police Helo from Eurocopter just received on feb 10,2006
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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:00 pm

This thread is for great viewings!

Maybe I should not dare to post this as I am a newbie and the photo only in the queue and has a cluttered background and maybe likely to be rejected. What do you say?

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Thanks for any suggestions,
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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:59 pm

Hi

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:30 am

Looks like I have a few to get through. Will get through as many as I can before I have to leave for Heli Expo in Dallas on Thursday.

Alexandru's Image.

Stunning image and its something I would use as a DPS in the magazine. Love the blade movement and the background slightly out of focus. The heat haze from the exhaust is great and you havent cropped off any of the blades which is important.

If I was going to say anything negative about this image it would only be two things, first is would have been great to have the sun on the front of the helicopter because of the busy background but I know you have to work with what you have and I would probably have cropped out the flag stand in the lower left. Apart from that its a great image and you have nailed it.  Smile
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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:52 pm

Hi Ned,

Great thread! Must be an awful lot of workload to comment all these - beautiful - pictures! It is really interesting and your comments contain a lot of helpful hints, thanks for that! We will all get better from that!

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:31 pm

Hi Ned,

In Holland we say "uit de oude doos" (out the old box)


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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:02 am

Quoting Walter2222 (Reply 68):
beautiful - pictures

Yes, many beautiful shots here. We all know the old joke that that helicopters do not actually fly (they are so ugly that the earth repels them) but these shots are great!
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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:16 am

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:24 am

OK, I was really limited in what I could do with this shot...basically it appeared from out of nowhere and I shot it before it disappeared. So, I know it's not magazine-worthy.

So give me your critique anyway.

And, thanks for doing this!


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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:07 am

Here are a couple of mine - not the greatest of shots but I like them.


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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:49 am

What a great thread! Here's a few of mine....

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RE: Post Your Helicopter Images Here For Critique

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:58 am

A couple of new ones, just added.


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