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C-17 Globemaster at sunset
Lens: Pentax DA* 60-250 Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs Photo Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: CRPhoto, 07-06-2013, 07:19 PM

Carrying part of President Obama's convoy back to the US after a visit to Costa Rica. When the C-17 started taxiing for takeoff the sun went behind this cloud, I quickly set up the camera for a backlit shot and waited for the takeoff. Fortunately the C17 flew right into my "trap"!

Pentax K-5 IIs Digital SLR Camera Body 12050
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07-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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That is one very good shot !!
Lovely background against this awsome (and huge) aircraft.

BTW, I was watching a show, right this week ... "Mighty Planes" and this C17 was the star of the show.

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Impressive image, aircraft, and sky.
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That's awesome, the way the sun beams burst out of the clouds in the same direction as the plane. I don't think this could have been done any better even if you had complete control over the sun, the clouds, and the plane all at once.

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Thank you for your kind words! This was just one of those "right time, right place" moments, and just before the airplane took off I saw the cloud and the sun rays and decided for a backlit shot, just hoping that the airplane would fly into place. I moved a little looking for a lower shooting angle and just waited a few seconds, and that's the result. Thanks again!
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sweet shot
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stunning capture !! well done.... dave m
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That's some shot, well done.

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Great Catch!
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Great shot...I get to see them all the time so good for you.
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Excellent capture. Well done. I feel the crop could have been less tight though since the environment/surroundings provide most influence.
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Definately right time and right place, but it takes some skill to be able to be ready for those moments. Great Job!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kcmadr Quote
Excellent capture. Well done. I feel the crop could have been less tight though since the environment/surroundings provide most influence.
Thanks for all the comments! As for the crop, I was using the 60-250 and I think i was at 60mm or close for the shot,
so I didn't really have a lot of room to work, but I do agree with you about the crop. Thanks!
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