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How low can you go? by NamelessFaithlessGod How low can you go? by NamelessFaithlessGod
Flying Legends Airshow 2010

Video here. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQUHyY…
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Simply put this is top draw aviation photography, matching technical excellence with that bit of luck for everything to fall into place.
In technical terms the low shutter speed gives the sense of movement and also blurs the prop, a must for top aviation photography. Add that the plane is pin sharp and brilliantly exposed, the latter a feat in itself as you’re shooting into the sun. Top this all with a perfectly horizontal horizon and you have the makings of something special. But its that bit of luck, with the pilot choosing to keep the aircraft low after take off, that takes this photo to the head (well in my opinion at any rate) of NFG’s outstanding portfolio.
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They say location is everything, and you definitely had that going for you. In photography, timing is just as important, and there is no doubt the timing was spot on. The exposure was short enough to freeze the plane and long enough to avoid the uncanny effect of freezing the props in flight.

The depth of field keeps the viewer's attention on the plane by keeping it in focus (including the wingtips!) and the background soft and fuzzy.

Also, the composition is very good. In addition to getting the plane centered in the photo, it is also nicely lined up with the horizon, leaving the aircraft neatly framed between the sky and the ground.

Finally, while there are many excellent pictures of airplanes on the ground and in the air, it is rare to find a photo of a plane so flying so close to the ground. This makes for quite the impact when you see the photo mixed in with many others.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Beyooootifullll!!!!! :D
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TheWonderingSword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Writer
Typhoon or Spitfire Mk. X?
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Either, it's actually a Seafire Mk XVII :D
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It is amazing when you see the pilots head in the canopy and you see how small even the 'big' Spits were!
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Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a render until I saw the category. Amazing shot.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Photographer
Not much lower, that's for sure!
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NamelessFaithlessGod Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Photographer
I don't know, the grass could do with a trim. :D
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Photographer
Hehe!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great panning! :jawdrop: :shock:
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Vkdogg009 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Tremendous shot! Love the sense of action!! :D
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