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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Boeing B-29 Superfortress
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 93 N: 141] (1022)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-08
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Nikon D600, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-13 3:43
Viewed: 968
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover on Friday, a wide array of legendary World War II aircraft flew over the Mall in Washington, D.C.

A long-range heavy bomber that entered active service toward the end of World War II. One of the largest aircraft of its time, the B-29 was used in the nuclear attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

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Bom dia Michael,
A great shot here, perfect lightess, sharp, well placed in frame. Just missing the noise of the engines...

Hi Michael,
One cant believe it caused do much devastation, lets hope some lessons will be remembered by all. Excellent diagonal composition, pinsharp and magnificent details.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2015-05-13 22:27]

Hi Michael,
excellent sharpness, the diagonal composition is good but perhaps it's cropped a little too tight, a bit space in front of the aircraft would be good.

The is no info about the shutter speed but it was obviously fast to freeze the props so clearly, a shutter speed of about 1/250 would have created a bit of prop blur which would get rid of the static look

Hi Michael, nice job with the detail in this one,perhaps a little more space in the top right for the beast to fly into.Fiona

Sharp, good exposure and well framed.
As Jack already mentioned a shutter speed of around 1/200 would have added some dynamic.

Can't argue with the great exposure, contrast and detail in this shot Michael, but I agree with Jack (jackal)with regards to shutter speed and space.
I'd love to get a shot of this aircraft myself, but alas.........none of them ever appear in UK.

The fast shutter speed has frozen the props and the fact there's no space for the aircraft to "fly into" makes it look a little too dead in the sky.

I myself have uploaded a few aircraft shots, (more to come in a couple of weeks) detailing shutter speeds that explain prop blur and how to get it.

Still, for me, a very nice subject that has most of the qualities a good aircraft shot needs, and you certainly attracted my attention with this.
Big, noisy, powerful and exciting :-)



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