Post by MilitaryAirshows on Jul 6, 2007 12:40:25 GMT
Looking at the entries again, i think you are probably right that John Powell deserved to win as the photo is very similar to the winning photo but has a better exposure but saying that it was a high standard this time and there are a few entries which could easily have won. I still think that Andy's photo is superb.
A.Billing I think you have cheek to be critical of the top 6 pictures -Your shot is clearly under exposed and very grainy.The standard of photos this time was very high but your`s was one of the poorer efforts.
In reply to Paul mc's comments, I would like to know if he bothered to read my last posting, if so he did not need to make them comments, As for my photo being underexposed is utter rubbish, as this is how the photo is meant to be, as it was taken in natural conditions on a very dull day, if I lightened it, the photo would be over exposed, and as for it being grainy, you can only see this if you zoom in twice, not like his at only once, As for his photo, I thought it was very good, and was not one I thought over exposed, But saying that I don't go much for his attitude. For your interest my photo was taken at 2000th sec at F5.6 & 400 ISO.
Yes I did read all you comments A.Billing and I thought you were being unfairly critical of the other photos submitted. You should realise that if you are critical of others expect to get some in return. I don`t think your picture was as good as some of the others but that`s just my opinion not an attitude.
Don`t lose sight of the fact that these comps are just a bit of fun.
Mr Billing I note your shot was takenat 2000th/sec at f5.6 400ISO.
Perhaps it might have been better to use a slower shutter speed and ISO eg 1000th/sec at f6.3 ISO 200. You might have even been able to use slower shutter speed again as the aircraft appears to be coming into land or a slow gear down pass. It is possible to get good landing shots of jets even in poor light at 300-500th/sec
Using a very fast shutter speed in low light conditions usually isn`t advisable.
My photo was taken at 200th/sec at f9 ISO 100 with a 175-500mm lens but I had good light.
What ever happened to "the editor's decision is final"? I don't think I've ever known a photo-comp cause so much contraversy!!!
I know I struggled a bit at RIAT last year because I'd only had the camera 18 hours (came on the Friday before the show), hence why my photo ain't that good I had some real trouble at RAF Cosford this year because of the bland white/grey sky/background. No matter what I tried on the camera settings, I was struggling to take a decent pic. Any advice on taking pics in these conditions would be appreciated as I'm a complete novice!
how about a comp for silhouettes, be they mistakes or not. i have a couple of shots where the aircraft is silhouetted against truly dramatic skies making these just as acceptable in my opinion. well done all on the F-18 shots, some quality pics
Post by Andy Skarbinski on Jul 16, 2007 21:36:06 GMT
I just wanted to say thank you to all that have commented on my photo, both good and bad. As I have never won (or entered a photo competition) previously I am a little sorry that it seems to have caused some unhappiness amongst other photographers but perhaps that is what makes life interesting. If we all agreed then life would be boring.
A message to Mr Billing. Chill out. There were a lot of good photos entered and I was the lucky one but I would not have complained if another had beaten mine.
Post by MilitaryAirshows on Jul 17, 2007 11:55:56 GMT
Thanks Andy, i guess i did invite criticism about my selection of the winning entry on the Photo-Competition page. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion and although i have the final say as to who wins, it's interesting to hear other peoples opinions and comments. There are no prizes for this competition and in the end it is just a bit of fun and hopefully inspires people to take better photos by seeing what can be achieved by the winning entries.
It should also be noted that one of the reasons i choose a photo to win the competition is that it not only looks good on the Homepage but can easily be reduced to the correct size to fit the Homepage.
Thanks to everyone who is contributing to the Photo-Competition and do please feel free to comment about the entries on this forum. I have 9 entries to the Wingwalking comp so far and look forward to selecting a winner....and then running for cover