carolcardillo PRO
carolcardillo

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Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume6
Peer Award
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Top Choice
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Superior Skill
mcampi snowdon
Magnificent Capture
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Virtuoso
GigiJim08
Genius
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Outstanding Creativity
Eramanst
All Star
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Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol8Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 51Top 30 class
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol8Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume6Top 30 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 51Top 30 class week 2
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume6Top 20 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 51Top 30 class week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume6Top 10 class week 1
All Geometrical Shapes Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest Vol7Top 20 class
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest Vol7Top 20 class week 1
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GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 09, 2019
Great action you captured here Carol!
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GigiJim08 December 13, 2019
Voted Image of the month Vol 51!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 13, 2019
Voted monthly PRO Vol 6!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 31, 2019
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Monthly Pro .. great job
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita Jan 04
superb Carol....congrats on your Contest Finalist Award
GayleLucci PRO+
 
GayleLucci Jan 13
Great capture, Carol. Congrats on another contest win!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I was across the street(!!) from the Punta Gorda, FL Airport where there was an air show going on.
Time
I shot this mid-afternoon on a cloudy/blah day but ended up liking the look of the sky for this composition.
Lighting
Glad not to have had glaring sun as is typical for a Florida afternoon. This was taken at 1/500 sec at f/8.0, ISO 100.
Equipment
I hand held my Canon 70 - 300 mm.
Inspiration
I have seen fantastic photos of air shows by other photographers on VB. Thought I'd try to get a few good shots but was only able to be across the street from the event. Next year will be IN the airport to watch it!
Editing
Mostly, I lightened the shadows and highlights but then slid the black clippings to the darkest to make more contrast between the clouds and the smoke from the plane. The composition needed a darker, more dramatic sky. I also raised the Clarity to 50 which is higher than what I might usually do.
In my camera bag
I have 3 Canon Rebel bodies: one T3i and two T5i. I use 4 lenses: a 70-300mm, a 70-55mm zoom, a 10-18mm wide angle, and a 100mm macro. I have a Black Rapid dual strap which I really like as it allows me to carry 2 cameras without having to switch out the lenses. I have a MeFOTO tripod.
Feedback
I do everything trial and error with lots of errors but that's how I learn, even if it's slowly. I also spend time in Lightroom, not necessarily trying to change the photo too much but trying to enhance the photo. I don't have advice specific to this shot but I would say don't be afraid to try different settings, different combinations, etc. Mostly, have fun!

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