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Plane Under Fire

Plane Under Fire
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Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-13
Categories: Nature, Transportation, Experimental
Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD, SD 2GB, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2008/10/03 "Under" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-03 11:57
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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(Reuters News 2008-01-13) Warship fires at Airplane at the Rajang River - war has arrived in Sibu just 2 week before Lunar New Year. A small rescue boat was speeding away carrying...the photographer maybe?

It was 6.47pm, I just received a call to attend dinner but the sunset was just about to boast its best color that I have captured with my camera. I decided to be rather later for dinner than missing this episode of the war, so I stayed to shoot more. The ship was there because it had extra cargo loads specially for Lunar New Year transaction. The sunset - it was purely nature's gift. I had no tripod, so camera was sitting on a brick fence pole.

At the Rajang Port, the cargo vessel was unloading cargoes for new year's peak business period of shopping and sales, so it was working overtime into late evening. I managed to catch this special rays of light from the setting sun into the clouds to cause a firing effect on the ship's crane and boom in action swing. The plane was of course by pp work. Thank you for stopping by. Cheers, bill

EXIF DATA : 2008-01-13, ISO100, FL17mm

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2008-10-03 12:00]

Hi Bill, wonderful colors. Great profiles and details of the airplane.
Compliments, Adele

Hi Bill,
LOL...funny PP work, but also very impressive! The brightness of the B767 is the same as the sky, well done. The scene were it's flying to is gorgeous, like your posting my friend, very nice picture.

Good decisive moment.
Colors , composition and light are very good.

I'll tell you the colors in this just jump right off the page Bill!! Excellent saturation, not sure the plane looks natural, but it's all in fun anyways! Really love how you did this!

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  • Alexia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 221] (2466)
  • [2008-10-03 12:19]

Ciao...meravigliosa questa foto
sia per il momento preso
sia per i colori..


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-10-03 12:20]


Fantastique image, cet avion avec le deux bâteaux, le grand et le piete, le tout dans ciel de fue, merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié


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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-10-03 12:25]

Vraiment splendide cette image.

Olá Bill,
Great shot. Fantastic colors.

Hi, Bill!

Interesting and special shot, excellent work.



Hi Bill;
lovely colors! beautiful composition very good presented; lights and contrast are great
wonderful shot;
regards Karolina

hi bill
wow how can you take this one

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-10-03 13:08]

You should be so proud of this!!! I love it, the colors are stunning, and what timing!!!! I'm surprised by the great detail shown on the plane. Fantastic image!!! TFS

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-03 13:17]

Haha! Great one Bill! Very nice pp work and the shot is perfect with great lights and colors and a very good composition. Thanks!


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-10-03 13:49]

Hello Bill! Beautiful everything: sky, plane, ship, water...and picture. Greetings. Barbara

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-03 14:34]

Well Bill you certainly hev feeling for timing am the right moment,no doubt about that!

Hi Bill,
An excellent view,The airplane,silhouette and sky are very beautiful.
Excellent composition of this beautiful sunset.
well done.TFS.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-10-03 15:01]

Hi Bill
Superb colours, excellent look of the silhouettes and
fantastic pp.

Hello Bill!
Wow! Incredible sky, incredible reflection, incredible capture!
Everithing in this picture is just fantastic!
Great work!!!
Best regards!

Mate this is fantastic PP work, the placement of the plane in the shot is utterly believable, not just the lack of visible edges or pasting, but its consistency with the resolution of the shot, its WB, and even the apparent reflection of the sunset off one of the jet engines.
I love it!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-10-03 19:48]

Hi Bill,
amazingly interesting photo. So many individual sub-plots in this one to look at. Very impresive PP work here. One give away is that one would expect the plane to be much darker, given that it is shot against a very bright sky! Creative imagination.

Hai Bill,

Fisrt I was shock the plan flew that low, but after knowing it was your PP works, it was look real dude. You have made all the empty space in this captured full, sunset maybe to common adding the ship's for your FG, with the plane and also the boat, everything seem complete. DoF was good.
Well done.



So believable, Bill! Great pp work. It is too low for comfort (in real life) but here, everything works in harmony.


Hi Bill - I'll be totally honest and tell you that adding the 767 ruins a great sunset photo!!! You could have just called the pic 'Under a Blood Red Sky' or something and it would be a beautiful sunset photo.
It's great to experiment with pp, but here the lighting on the aircraft is quite obviously mismatched with the sunset glow....

Hi Bill,

Perfect moment to capture this event . .
It's about landing with those wheel are ready . . and most beautiful thing is the surrounding . .
It's beautiful moment . . after sunset . . more red and yellow at this time . .
Well composed my friend


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-10-03 23:39]

Hi Bill

Or sampan under plane! A spectacular sunset with marvellous colours & superb framing & sharpness. Good silhouettes of the ship at right. Tfs!

Hi Bill,
Perfect timing, a fantastic moment well captured. The colours of the sunset are awsome and this scene amazes me. The ship and the warplane make a fine composition, great job! TFS.
Best wishes,

Hi Bill,
adorable contribution to the theme indeed,
wonderful colours of sunset,
superb compo with excellent reflections and lovely silhouettes,
and really elegant pp work with plane here,
great work my dear friend,
welldone and tfs,
warm regards,

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-10-04 3:18]

Hi Bill
very good composition in a very strong colour.
Gr Jos

Hello Bill.
Excellent pp work on this stunning evening shot.
Bet, your dinner was tasting you even more better after thid result.
Selamat Petang.

Hello Bill,

Warm and wonderful colors of this excellent composition!
I like very much the boat's shadow and theairplane in air.
Congratulations and TFS.

:) amanhã

Bill Hi:
Splendid, amazing colors and artwork. Very impressive composed and artistically presented, original as well.
Thanks for the note
Congratulations, my friend

Hi Bill

Beautiful visual
I am amazed with the beautiful colors of this sky
and of the elements that it composes this landscape.
great capture and very well composed!


Hi Bill,
An airplane on the seaport with a ship!!!...
Very interesting composition, and fantastic
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Great how all the different elements came together.
Good job.
Regards David

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-10-04 14:49]

Hi Bill, really a good and effective pp work! amazing colours and light too.
Ciao, cinzia

Hi Bill...great details and colors...nicely composed.


Clever PP work Bill but I think maybe the plane would have been better either left out of just a silhouette. A fun submission to the theme and witty notes,

Hi Bill,
The drama created by the approaching plane and almost in collision with the boat is most exciting. Superb fiery sky. A very engaging composition. Best regards...Danilo

Hello Bill,

Spectacular merging of two photos You placed your plane at the right place for best credibility. Although, the plane would be very low, and we are desesperately searching the airport (^_^)

Great work in composition and light management !

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-10-05 5:33]

Hello Bill
Superb light and colours and an excelent compo. Congrats, mb

Hi Bill,
Another fantastic picture you captured here. I love these bold sunset colors. The composition is wonderful as is your presentation of this shot. Interesting note, the picture was worth being late for dinner. Great work.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-10-05 6:14]

Hi Bill...
Great capture of Sundown - Looks very interesting and well presented.
Looks very interesting PP work and well done, nice idea.
The colors are lovely and the quality is very good.

Hello Bill,
An incredible sunset shot, really heightened by the profiles of the plane and ship.
Colours really are like fire.
My compliments for the capture.

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  • rigz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 82] (1091)
  • [2008-10-05 15:10]

Hi Bill,

Excellent! Wonderful shot with very impressive colours. Aircraft, Ship and boat was nicely captured. Good PP and composition. Congratulations!

Geoffrey Bin Ramji

Hello Bill,


Selahattin E

Hi Bill, Bonjour,
Great composition and presentation with an excellent POV. and details, the warm colors is great and good for the theme, the sky is amazing and very pretty,
all my compliments.

What a cornucopia of color you have captured writ large upon this canvas, Bill! The perspective, timing of the shot, and composition within the frame are all excellent. Great contribution to the theme.


Excellent in all aspect of photography Bill.
Youre in the right place in the right time.

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-10-06 5:56]

ciao bill...ottimo lavoro...grande composizione...ottimo pov...belli i dettagli...bellissimo contrasto...grande lavoro...complimenti

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-10-06 10:49]

merhaba Dear Bill...
nice composition..superb colors and focus..selamlar

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-10-06 13:28]

amazing colours
plane works well nice PP

Hi Bill,
Other beautiful and fantastic capture,congratulation.
Best regards,

another spectacular sunset you captured, breathtaking clouds and colors Bill. well composed as well.congratulations.

Hello Bill
Superb colours the plane adds drama to this mind-blowing scene. Top notch work, see ya around.

Absolutely perfect Bill.

I recognise your dilemma, you have to go to dinner, but outside the light is so perfect that you just can not stay away.


Hello Bill

What an absolutely magnificent shot here, very well balanced view with superb sharp details and what an amsing sunset. An original and very well captured idea for the theme

TFS and for joining in the theme

regards Helen

Very original experiment and nice lightness, very nice colours. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-10-07 0:58]

It looks like the whole world is on fire Bill. What wonderful colours.
I love your composition with the plane added to the scene - very clever. I remember seeing the old war movies - not a good time then...

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-10-07 1:35]

wow, impressive work !


More than beautiful. Life of sky and the sea.

Hi Bill,
You captured a great shot. Colors are fantastic.
Excellent work. Well composed and nicely presented.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2008-10-08 5:35]

The sunset you have here surely dramatic Bill


hahaha...what a PP, Bill....:). it's impressive, although only an observant notices the absence of the golden shine on the aircraft fuselage and the low-fare carrier is descending so low while the runway is still out of sight....mayday! mayday! LOL

i like your work!


Hi Bill. I think you are qualified to work with the advertising company by now. The work is very well taken care off. Not an easy job and you have perfected the image rather well. If you could get the sopt lighting in CS3 on the right side of the plane before pasting in this frame would have been more brilliant. Creative writing and creative work for the theme. TFS and warmest regards. Jusni

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-10-11 5:30]

Hi Bill,
Very fine work here. The sunset alone, and the flaming sky, is quite a capture but the addition of the jet, in post, with the great matching of light and conditions, and perspective, is quite well done.
Good core picture, even better creation.
Nice note to compliment the whole thing,
Well done,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-10-14 19:32]

Hi Bill, An unusual sunset, with so much action involved. A wonderful composition. Colours are so good on your island of Borneo.TFS. Murray.

Really nice colours. I'd really like to know if you made any post processing adjusments. Compliments. Stefan

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-03-25 11:08]

:) I'd rather be late for any dinner than to miss a great rich warm fantastic shot! the sky, the clouds,the sea& nature in general, the boat and the plane.. beautiful combination of different elements in this shot.. colors are magnificient creating a terrific mood and a superbe composition..
very impressive and good for you to be late for that dinner Bill:)
TFS and my regards

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-04-10 10:05]

Wow Bill, my respect, what a amanzing shot.The scene is georgus i like the colours,details and your work.What a amanzing view.
Best regards my friend.

Hi Bill,
wonderful shot, you have captured the beautiful colours of the sunset. i like the series of this sunset photos.



Hi Bill,
This is really impressive photography! Awesome sky and interest in the boats and the airplane. Captivating! Well composed and well taken. Tfs.

Regards and best wishes,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-05-16 1:59]

Hello Bill.
Magnificent post here!
Great moment capture in wonderful scenery.
My compliments.
Janek Kloss

Excellent work in all aspect.
Nice composition with many elements included.
It's really look like under fire.
Warm regards.

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  • thy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 24 W: 17 N: 3] (438)
  • [2009-10-17 19:20]

How come you start to use DSLR from Aug 2007?
You are performing very well.
If you have such achievement in such short time, you must be a genius.


what a colorfull photo
vey good.. amazing

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