Photos from another plane

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  1. johnaalex

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    Actually from 2 planes, the first photo is of the coast of Greenland taken while flying from UK to Los Angeles:

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    This one was taken on the flight home over the Grand Canyon:

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    And then on final approach to LHR, Buckingham Palace:

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    Each shot was taken with my D80 in RAW format then tweaked and cropped with Photoshop Elements 5.

    All comments etc welcome as always!

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  2. senu

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    Fascinating.. and lovely to look at..:thumbsup:
    Makes a serious case for a Window seat ( and flying by day)

    The Grand Canyon and "Liz and Phils" London home are nicely captured , considering you probably had only 20- 30 secs to catch them before the plane moved on . Also your PP keeps the natural colours it seems
    The Coast of Greenland ( also well caught) makes me wonder how that country got its name.. Its all Blueland to me!:confused::rotfl:
    It looks almost like a painting on my monitor:)

    Well done.. thanks for sharing
     
  3. jonnypb

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    nice shots, all the icebergs look like boats! i didn't think planes flew that close to buckingham palace unless you've used a huge zoom!
     
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    Excellent photos, did you use a big zoom only i have flown the same route over greenland and the ice bergs and mountains were not that close, i think we went over at about 30,000 feet
     
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    Even with a big Zoom ,as they were handheld I imagine a decent Image stabilisation system was active
     
  6. johnaalex

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    All three were taken with my Nikon D80 kit lens - the Nikon 18-135 F/3.5-5.6G using the max zoom and steady hands - honest! Of course using RAW gave me a big file to crop, but having said that I did not crop that much.

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    Lovely pics but can't help wondering if a bit of contrast adjustment would make them a little more dynamic.
     
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    I wonder about that too and find that the Greenland image has a bit more tonal range on the monitor at work compared to mine at home.. one of them is probably "off"
     
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    nice pictures indeed
     
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    I did quite a bit of work to get them as they are, I was worried that I might overdo it (as I have been guilty of that in the past). The main problem is that BA don't keep their windows very clean. Also shooting through two sheets of "glass" also reduces the quality.

    Maybe I could try my hand at HDR on these....

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  11. senu

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    Of that there is no doubt .. and it shows:smashin:

    Grrr...:eek:!( ...or maybe not, pls!)
     
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    These are great shots... who needs Google Earth?! ;) :smashin:
     
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    Hope you excuse the liberty but I had a quick fiddle with the contrast and saturation to see how this one came out
    See here:
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1295/1314889036_7a599624f1_o.jpg

    Can't get it to show as a picture though, only via the link.
     
  14. johnaalex

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    Nice work that man! I should send all my photos to you :clap:

    Thanks for showing me what can be done.

    Regards

    John
     
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    the boost in contrast and saturation works well
     

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