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Posted By Ghanzer [Profile] [Gallery] Original Filesize 500.0 KB
Category PentaxForums Exclusive Gallery Original Dimensions 1200 x 800
Date Posted 08-23-2014 Number Of Views 4,298
Average Rating 3.44, 9 votes Number Of Comments 5
Title Window of Opportunity
Description With the CT-133 moving out of his field of view to accommodate other photographers to his right, Michael takes this little window of opportunity to check the shots he already took.

The CT-133 is flown by Carl Schwerman, backseater Robin Verplancke.

Photo taken at one of the Air-2-Air photoshoots as part of the 2013 Edition of the Air-2-Air Academy.
Camera K-5
Lens DA* 16-50
Location In Flight - Belgium
EXIF Information:
File Name _K5_46212-A_-_1200px.jpg File Size 511970 Bytes
File Date 2014:08:23 12:15:46 Camera Make PENTAX
Camera Model PENTAX K-5 Date/Time 2013:09:15 16:39:58
Resolution 1200 x 800 Flash Used No
Focal Length 50.0mm (35mm Equivalent: 75mm) Exposure Time 0.0012 s (1/800)
Aperture f/7.1 ISO Equivalent 200
White Balance Manual Metering Mode pattern
Exposure Manual Exposure Mode Manual
Lens Smc PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM    
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Window of Opportunity

this is a great pic, I find it weird, that this image can get so many views without a comment...
shaynej is offline
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Window of Opportunity

Very cool shot. I've seen a lot of air-to-air but this one gives such a great sense of presence with the shooter in the frame.
keruili is offline
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Window of Opportunity

Very good image and something completely different for a change. I like the bit of dangerous factor to this. Well done on a very good picture. Hope we see more of this :-)
bezuidar is offline
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Window of Opportunity

Hey I'm just trying to figure out how you got such a great shot, with the 800th of a second, and that fstop, with such a low looks so dark.
Was there a lot of light originally? Just trying to figure it out, thanks.
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Window of Opportunity

Thanks for the kind words shaynej, keruili, bezuidar, ajzimmerman. Much appreciated. I am sorry I didn't respond any sooner, but I hardly ever check up on this part of the forum, and usually am mostly a follower on other parts. :-)

It's hard to recollect the exact circumstances, as it's been over a year ago I took this shot. But, judging from the other photos of the flight, there were several cloud layers above and below us. And it looks like the sun was behind one of these cloud layers at the time of taking the shot. Anyway, when I look at the JPG that came from the camera (I have the camera on both RAW and JPG), it came out, somewhat, underexposed. Next to that, I think I have a tendency to post-process my images a little bit on the dark side. ;-)

This is what the JPG straight from the camera looked like:

Last edited by Ghanzer : 2015-02-10 at 16:16
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