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Striking red

Striking red
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-27
Categories: Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 2:03
Viewed: 2517
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Striking red

The line up of the Moroccan Cap-232 display team taxing to the runway for the take off at the Reims airshow.

Took this shot with the Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens with maximum focal length (300mm) and a very small aperture (f/25.0) to create maximum DOF with this lens setting. The relative slow shutter speed creates the propeller motion blur, but was also a challenge not to move the camera during shooting to prevent motion blur.

PP work: adjusted levels and curves, even like increasing the brightness and contrast (all minor changes). No adjustment of saturation. Resized, sharpened using USM and add small frame.

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Hi Hans,

A great shot of the planes stacked up for take off (or from coming in to land !!) The clarity of the shot is good as is the shutter speed you used to get the prop blur captured. Nice strong colours throughout. Even though you have used a small aperture for the DoF, the heat haze from the planes exhaust has created a nice DoF for you and blurred out the background fields.

Nicely Captured,


What an excellent photo. Great color and striking effect with the prop.


Nice viewpoint Hans - straight down the barrel so to speak. Great colour and I like the compression from the longer end of the zoom. A classic aviation style shot!!


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-09-21 6:04]

Hi Hans,

Very cool shot, the prop blur from the numerous aircraft creates a very interesting visual. I commend you for your steady hand, I know how difficult it is to avoid camera shake at this FL.


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  • Texan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 543 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-09-21 10:27]

Bold color and shapes visually interesting different take on standard aviation faire I like it.

Wow Hans, deze knalt er echt uit op mijn scherm !!
De titel is dan ook erg goed gekozen. Prachtig effect die props.
Super mooi.


My favorite subject!! Wow! I really like this shot. All of the lines in the runway are interesting and give it such a geometric look. Then the blurry prop adds some motion to the lines. Nice brilliant red of the plane. I like how the tips of the propellers are red too. Nice job! :)Lisa

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-09-21 15:49]

Hi Hans,
great PoV and vivid colours, a good choice of camera settings

WOW~ I love the effect you achieved with the propellers Hansie! Super brilliant RED color! I love the blur effect, you really nailed that here! Good job!

Hello Hans,
great idea, colors and scene you have captured here.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-09-23 10:58]

Hi Hans,
If this was hand held & I think your notes make one presume that it was,then well taken my friend.Your clarity of details certainly shows here,that your choice of F/25 was a good one.What really makes this interesting for me,is that the image is so different from the majority of the air show images posted,not an easy task, but one you have done well.
Great impact here Hans.well taken.

wow, beautifully done! love the POV, great job with the exposure. very colorful and pretty

Het vliegtuig heeft net een gezicht zoals van een speelgoed vliegtuigje voor kinderen. Dit geeft een extra vrolijk effect. Mooie heldere kleuren en de beweging van de propellor is erg goed vastgelegd.

TFS Cynthia

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