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Shellyb67 September 08, 2016
love, love this photo
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sebastiao_chaves September 12, 2016
Thanks very much, Shellyb67!
 
DenisChurin October 14, 2016
I think it's a great shot! Difficult to imagine that it's possible - to take such a perfect composition image while flying, but you made it! Congrats!
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sebastiao_chaves October 17, 2016
Thanks Dennis. As in every singular photo there is mix of timing and luck :) I was flying over the Nasca Desert on a small airplane. At certain point it made turn with the plane at 45 degrees, light reflection on the windows was gone and camera in hand. Cheers!
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dmitrysamsonov October 15, 2016
It's really amazing work with excellent compo ! Follow with pleasure ! My compliments !
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sebastiao_chaves October 17, 2016
Thanks Dmitry!
 
elainadevault April 30, 2017
What a cool shot!
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sebastiao_chaves May 04, 2017
;) Thanks, Elaina!
 
anndawson_5827 June 22, 2017
just awesome! :)
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sebastiao_chaves June 25, 2017
Hi Ann! Thanks very much!
 
danijeljagarinec February 06, 2018
Wonderful picture! I have a similar one, taken also in Peru while flying over the Nazca lines!

Panamericana



Panamericana goes all the way from Alaska to Patagonia. Shot this one in Peru while flying over it
Panamericana goes all the way from Alaska to Patagonia. Shot this one in Peru while flying over it
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Behind The Lens

Location
Took this photo in Peru while flying over the Panamericana highway..
Time
It was taken around lunch time. Being Peru so close to the Equator line makes the sun being vertical at that time
Lighting
The fact the sun was almost vertical made the photo being almost shadeless. That made the whole difference on the terrain definition and color. Furthermore, as in every singular photo there is mix of timing and luck - I was flying over the Nasca Desert on a small airplane and at certain point it made turn with the plane at 45 degrees, light reflection on the windows was gone and camera in hand.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 7D Mark II with a EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. Meanwhile that lens has been sold... Stays its "work".
Inspiration
Panamericana is the worlds' longest "motor-able road", it goes all the way from Alaska to Patagonia through almost all the of the Americas countries (there's only a break between Panama and Colombia). There is commuting done on this road for ages. Seeing all the people passing by, going over such an old and historic land was really inspiring. If you look to the bend of the road there is a small cemetery mark on the side.
Editing
Almost nothing. Increased saturation and clarity/sharpness. Also darkened the top right and bottom left corners to enhance the road.
In my camera bag
I only use one camera which for the time being is a Canon 7D Mark II. Lately, on it there's always a Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens mounted. On my bag I carry 2 extra lenses - normally a wide angle (Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens) and a telephoto (Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM) lens. Depending on session the telephoto is quite often exchanged by another prime (Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM). There's always a spare battery and a spare SD card in the bag. Depending on the time and trip I might also bring the tripod.
Feedback
Don't think too much. It might happen the moment is gone.

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