Gavin Tow  


J = Jet !! by Gavin Tow

January 2020 - J = Jet !!

About the Image(s)

This was taken in 2018 at a park that is also part of an industrial area that has a small airport (it was used by the Navy in WWII). A Canon 24mm lens 1/500 at f/22 was used with ISO 300. I found them hard to photograph at the time as they're not well maintained, but the curves and shapes of early jets I found interesting.


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4 comments posted

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I like the way the wide-angle lens and the looking-up perspective make the planes look powerful. The antique-ness of the not really maintained surfaces is what holds my interest. I wished I could see the metal better, so I played with your image in Photoshop to bring out the shadowed areas. I used lots of Texture and Clarity. One other thing caught my eye, and that was the brightest part of the image, which to me is the top of the middle wing...it is brighter than the sky. That's a distraction for me. I want to notice the planes as a whole, not as a wing first.

My edited version may be too unrealistic. In person we probably wouldn't see the planes the way I've made them. Looking for opinions..........   Posted: 01/11/2020 13:14:30
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Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Everyone: remember you can click once on an image to see it in its original size. You can click your keyboard's ESC key to close the window and get back!   Posted: 01/11/2020 13:16:34

Ally Green   Ally Green
This photo certainly tells a story and has captured a bit of history. I like your perspective of how you took the shot as you can see the plane's bodywork in more detail. To me the metal work creates an interesting dimension and with the diffused light you can clearly see the detailing. In my opinion Carole has done a good job on enhancing the image by added Texture and Clarity.   Posted: 01/18/2020 17:37:15

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
The wide angle does a good job to show scale on the jet. I like what Carole did to bring out more detail in the nose of the jet. The second plane in the background adds interest and fills an empty space. Good job.   Posted: 01/31/2020 17:16:04