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Close, Closer...Formation Flight

Close, Closer...Formation Flight
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Copyright: Edwin OWO (OWO) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-31
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony DSC-V3
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Airplanes, My favorite Public Transportation shots, A I R, Anything to do with aviation, Friday theme 2008/03/21 "Flight" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-20 3:22
Viewed: 4419
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The last formation flight of the Dutch P-3C Orions before being given away to Germany. This shot was taken from the right seat in the cockpit around the same time as this other shot.

Had a great time flying these beauties...and in the process getting paid for having fun as well. Life can be sweet!

Couldn't resist in posting one of my aviation shots for this Fridays theme, thank you Helen for opening it.

Shot in JPEG
Contrast, saturation and sharpness increased

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Top-gun style shot Edwin, I love it.. this a great pow, thanks


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-03-20 3:26]

Hi Edwin.
Great moment capturted. Real air action.
Great sharpness, colors and detalis.
Looks very effective.,
Thanks for sharing.
Janek Kloss

Hi Edwin

Great shot.
Excellent colours and details.

Regards Derek

hello Edwin
nice work
i am thrilled to see this shot.
very interesting.
good take.

manuj mehta

very nice shot....well done... tfs :-)

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-03-20 3:51]

wow, stunning contribution to the theme !
What a POV !!!

congrats and thanks,

Hallo Edwin.
Stunning picture and fantastic sharp. Excellent captured and presented.
"Weggegeven" aan Duitsland ? toe maar, geld spielt keine rolle, toch ? haha
Superb picture for the theme.
Groeten van Jan

Hi Edwin,

Avation shots like this can be posted anytime.

Nowadays it is getting much more difficult for us common people to visit the cockpit and you not only gave a great impression of the cockpit but the view outside is wonderful!
Great job.

Dat rood/wit/blauwtje ken ik alleen van het luchtvaart museum in Soesterberg, veel leuker om het te zien vliegen.

I imagine the fantastic moment which you lived!
Great POV and very good shot at the right moment!!!
Merci de le partager!

Hello Edwin!
Perfect picture for Fridays theme!
Fantastic shot!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

hello edwin

really thrilling shot!
very nice view & great moment, well captured
good colors & different pov
good idea

great for theme!


Hi Edwin,
Wow, very impressive photo.
It's wonderful.
Technically, it's perfect.
Fantastic details.

Geweldig als je zo in de gelegenheid bent om een foto te maken. Leuk die details eromheen met al die metertjes en knopjes
Perfect uitzicht.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-03-20 5:07]

hi Edwin

Great capture of the moment to have the flight cockpit's view of the plane in full view. Clear and sharp both of the view inside and outside the cockpit. Must be nice up there. Well done.

TFS, bill

Hi Edwin

Oh WOW this is superb how lucky you were to be in the aircraft flying in formation like this and to have your camera.. well what a bonus :-)

Excellent POV with superb sharpness and details.. thanks for taking us along on this flight :-)

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-03-20 5:51]

what a amazing view for common people, really cool. great details with nice clarity. tfs, Edwin

Amazing shot Edwin, what a great unique POV!
I'm just staring at this shot in amazement.
I like how the pilot is looking over at the other plane too.
Well done my friend.
- Vincent

What a capture Edwin! I would have loved this opportunity.
Perfect details, really awesome colors and great POV. Very nice shot!

Hi Edwin,
Pracht foto! zo iets zie je maar zelden.
Bedankt en vr.groet,

Great to see formation flying - from inside one of the participants! I can only imagine the thrill it must give you, it's fun enough seeing it in an 800-pixel-wide shot on the net!

Excellent sharpness throughout the shot, good use of flash to balance out the levels, very professional.


Hi Edwin,
This is a fantastic shot, I love seeing the other aircraft so close. Great colours and details.
I love formation flying but this is a bit bigger aircraft than I am used to flying with.

Hello Edwin,

The quality of this shot is quite amazing!
The sharpness, the details, the dof and the composition are superb!
I have really enjoyed lingering over this and soaking in its every detail!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hoi Edwin
Zie even je site, maar mijn complimenten. Heel mooie foto's. Deze laatste van jou is ieders jongensdroom. Heb je daar zo in dat toestel gezeten ???
Prachtige plaat.

Hello Edwin ,

You should change your nickname to a more suitable one i.e WOW ! instead of OWO ( ^_^ )

The best and certainly most original one ! It seems we are sitting in the cockpit as the details are accurate and the colors are so bright and bold.

A wonderful addition to the theme ,

Hi Edwin,

WOW!!! How fortunate for you to fly these planes! I love aviation and could fly every day (as a passenger :D). This would be my ultimate dream! I do hope to fly in a bi-plane next month as a birthday present to myself.

I'm so glad you have posted this photo. It's a remarkable view that many will never get to experience. The pov is absolutely outstanding!! The framing of the pilot with the window is a nice effect. Just Awesome!

It's a favorite!! Thanks


This is fantastic. Great moment, colors and sharpness. TFS


Hoi Edwin,
Jammer dat je dit met je F-50 niet meer mag doen! Gave plaat man, het echte vliegwerk, prima scherptediepte, gave heldere kleuren.
Helemaal top mijn vriend!
A great contribution to the "Flight" theme

One of the best aviation shots I hve ever seen!!
What a details,super and to be there you realy are a lucky devil

Prachtige opname Edwin!

* pl

Namestey Edwin,
Great eyecatching shot,
The colour combination is fantastic,
good idea and nice tittle also,
Superb entry on the Friday theme.
nicely focused,
Good job,

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-03-21 2:40]

Wow! Edwin, it is really kool, watching the other plane just right there... it look unreal to me... hehehe, not that your photos is unreal, but it just look to me like watching those movie set, (of cos I know is real). Great sharpness and pov! Salute!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend,

:) ltr

Hi Edwin,
Great catch here wanderful moment in a flying time, very impressive picture taken at the good moment, beautiful colors and sharpness, An excellent POV. and well for the theme, very well done.

Bonjour Edwin
Thanks for your kind word about may last post of that red-winged Blackbird. QWhat on an aircraft you call "leading edges" is known as "bords d'attaques" in French.
You got a real great shot here. You know, not many people have the chance to make such photos. That one is very sharp and the situation is stunning for me who never flies in the cockpit. It's particular to see all those dials and buttons and the attitude of the pilot looking at the other plane as though they were waiting for the trafic to turn green.
Very good photo.Bravo

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  • mcoco Gold Star Critiquer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 3] (759)
  • [2008-03-21 12:24]

Hoi Edwin,

You are a very lucky man, to have the chance to make such pictures. It's great to see that the inside of the cockpit you're in is bright and clear as the plain outside. Very nice done.

Groeten van Marco.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-03-21 12:54]

Even late reactie Edwin(pfffdruk,overwerk,gezin ect ect)niet elke dag meer tijd om te Tl-en.
Dit is natuurlijk grote klasse,ik denk een van je sterkste fotoos,net of ikzelf naast je collega zit!
Het ziet er allemaal heftig en een beetje spartaans uit op je "werkplek",maar wel droombaan heb jij.
Leuk van al je reacties,dank,een enorme stimulans om mijn fotoos nog meer te verbeteren en om te leren.
Fijne avond en pasen.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-03-22 3:27]

Stunning PoV with outstanding details!
A very fine posting

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-22 15:42]

Well done Edwin! A perfect shot for the theme! You've done a great job on the exposure and the pov and dof are just great well done, thanks!


Hello Edwin,
Beautiful details and most wonderful from this theme. TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-03-23 10:00]

Hi Edwin

Great shot. Perfect exposure and very well compoed. It gives us a real feeling of being in the action. Great work



Hi Edwin,

10/10, because it is something about aircraft.

But that wouldn't do your work here justice.

Amazing detail and beautiful compo. Working with the light in an aircraft is difficult, especially the bright outside and dark inside. How did you get the exposure right? To have such detail in both areas?



Hi Edwin !
this is really impressive !
The exposure is well balanced (this sort of situation can be tricky- with the extreme light conditions. If nit handled carefully as you did here, it can sometimes mean the outside will be grossly over-exposed. nd if exposure suits the outside, then the inside will be in full silhouette :-))

Not so here though, as you have shown very good skill. Did you use as flash..??

Well done. Best regards, Daniel

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-06 20:39]

A view the rest of us never got to see, and, you honor us with a deadly sharp and well presented view of the whole thing; talk about "being there", this does it for me.
The colors and sharpness are great but the pilot's attitude, physical and seeming mental, are a key to the emotion as well as a guide to the rest of the presentation.
Well conceived and shown,
Thanks much for sharing,
Take care,

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  • bomb01 (154)
  • [2008-05-08 9:36]

Nice work. i like this picture

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