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19 Comments | Report
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson November 21, 2013
Really looks good in B&W Brian
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin November 21, 2013
Fantastic B&W image!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson December 08, 2013
Jake, A really nice study in B&W. Brian
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin January 14, 2014
A wonderful, crisp & clear shot :-)
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr February 22, 2014
Awesome B&W..:~)
pkrappyart
 
pkrappyart June 04, 2014
AWESOME! THAT LOOKS RAD! I TOTALY DIG THE CONTRAST! THIS IS HOW I SEE THE WORLD AT TIMES!
otxanh
 
otxanh June 29, 2014
vote
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 04, 2014
hey...congrats. Fantastic!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 05, 2014
Great shot Jake! Congrats!
captjer PRO+
 
captjer August 05, 2014
Great rang of tones and the d-max/ D-min are in perfect control. AA+++
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS August 10, 2014
you got a good one,great b/w detail,,good luck
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 10, 2014
Fantastic
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon April 17, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Metallic Matter contest
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira May 26, 2015
Excellent. Voted
tonyafricano PRO+
 
tonyafricano June 05, 2015
One of the best B&W's in this genre Ive seen ... Terrific Work!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography July 19, 2015
well done!
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guitarmanification March 22, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
DC
 
DC February 11, 2017
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DC
 
DC February 11, 2017
Great shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was shot at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. This museum has hundreds of vintage aircraft on display both outside and inside five different large hangers everything from helicopters to B-29 Bombers. The photographic possibilities are endless.
Time
Because of Tucson's desert climate, conditions can be hot with bright sunlight. I intentionally waited for an overcast day and visited the museum in the morning hours as soon as they opened the doors.
Lighting
I waited until the rolling clouds presented a nice mixture of dark and light tones. To obtain the desired composition, I literally got on my knees in the dirt to give the airplane a more dramatic look and capture the contrast between the shiny silver airplane surface and the various gray tones of the sky.
Equipment
The photo was shot with a Canon Rebel XSI with a Canon 18-55mm lens - 18mm, f 5.6 at 1/25 second. Handheld.
Inspiration
The vintage look of this particular airplane with its sleek silver finish and black propeller looked great contrasting against the cloudy sky. I photographed 50 different airplanes that day, but this one was my favorite.
Editing
I processed the photo with Adobe Photoshop elements and used the Topaz Black and White conversion plug in.
In my camera bag
Today my main camera is a Canon 60D with an 18-200 lens and a Canon flash unit. I also still carry the Canon XSI for times when the 60D is too bulky for the situation.
Feedback
There are many ways to photograph any subject providing you have the time to explore possibilities. Take the time to study your subject and explore different angles, compositions and always be aware of how the background affects your shot.Don't always settle for the obvious shot, try variations and experiment. Be bold.

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