Its always fun to see who belongs to which shot. A big part of me soooo wanted this to be First place this week... First Flight = 1st place. You had a bunch of great composition Jack, but believe me, this is one of the most powerful and insightful entries of the week. Great job my friend!
Great shot goes well with teh photographer shot with teh tripod
One of my top ten for the week. Its been a great week for me in viewing, but is hard to look at photography versus my favorite aircraft in deciding favorites.
Thanks Mangoes and gfa, for the great comments and votes, much appreciated. gfa I have a shot without the mount but didn't submit cuz' of the string. I'll post edited versions after contest.
What would an aviation theme be without the pioneers? You have plenty of resolution, when I look at this full screen and the plane just inside the the lower right corner it really packs a punch, so I would have cropped out the mound it is sitting on. Good shot.
Lovely composition and fun subject. It's amazing to view the success of the initial trial and error this week.
Thanks lenscap and joie, for the comments and votes.
Nicely done... great shot...
just stopped by for another look and a zoom for the detail in this great shot. Regardless how many clicks I employ to the zoom the photo remains crisp and clear with its fine detail. this shot is very well done! Bravo...again, thanks for posting this view.
I really missed it on this shoot cuz' I only thought in color during composition and missed a ton of B&W opportunities... shame on me, hafta go back.
Thanks tomel, played with b&w last night night and agree with adjustments. Will post on gallery after contest. I had from 5-6:15pm(timer 1hr. off) to shoot at site, 15min. to drive and meet wife for dinner. LOL
Submitter, just my opinion but I'm not a big fan of sepia. It never seems to quite give the desired nostalgia effect. If you want to go down that road I would suggest B&W with a bump in contrast because of the lines and shadows. I think it looks good the way it is although shooting earlier in the morning or later in the evening would give more drama to the sky, but sometimes you have to work with what you have. Already voted.
Thanks Bear and Suz for votes and comments. Tried playing with sepia with PH but got lost... HELP
Back to vote.
agree with michael about the sepia maybe being a good choice with this image to show the age and history. still a good shot with its composition and clarity and interest. good job!
Thanks harper, buziebee and michael for the comments and votes. michael... didn't think of sepia or for that matter b&w, thanks!!!
I'm particularly happy with how you managed to frame this to make it look as real as possible, with no distractions in the background and giving Orville a place to fly to in the photo. It might have been a good idea to try this in sepia too, for a more historical feel.
Great shot and a part of history that I have never seen Thank you vote
Good sharp photo, and good contrast. Love the subject! voted
Thanks Mr. creative, almost pulled but sticking with this one. After contest I'll post more from shoot on my gallery.
I was glancing through the thumbnails, saw this and just knew this was the one to make my first comment on - First Flight. I really like this. Your composition, lighting, and focus are all great. Nice to zoom in on and try and put yourself in Orville's place on that fragile craft. The sculpture is terrific and I thank you for showing it as your entry. I didn't know about it and it wasn't there on our visit to this area in 1996. When aviation was voted for the topic for the week, I was hoping, and pretty sure I would, to see a shot of this aircraft. I know that in the nearby visitor center there is a full scale replica of it made of wood and canvas. But I can't imagine that a good shot of it can be taken because it is pretty tight quarters if memory serves me right. Thanks for this. I love anything to do with flying and this is were it all starts.
Thanks ALL, for the help, comments and votes, much appreciated. May all your shots be winners.
yes like this angle much better. good job!
agree, much better. it can be tough dealing with decisions on our entries. kudos for going with your effort in change.
I kinda got stuck trying to incorporate the memorial into photo, please forgive. I have a lot of good ones to go through.
This is a much better composition. It shows me what this is exactly about. Good job!
Much better viewpoint. Very nice shot. In fact, I hadn't even noticed Mr. Wright in the last photo. Great shot.
I like this view much better. It gives a much clearer representation to the viewer of what the scene is really like.