Kathleen McCrary  

Connie and visitors by Kathleen McCrary

July 2024 - Connie and visitors

About the Image(s)

This image was made at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Seattle is a big airplane town and the museum has an impressive collection. This airplane is a Lockeed SuperG Constellation, often referred to as a "Connie". It originally went into service in 1954 for TransCanada Airlines and was retired in 1965. It was allowed to become derelict but was eventually restored in New York state and acquired by the Museum of Flight. It is considered one of the last great piston engine airliners. I like the contrast between the figures and the huge airplane. Hope you enjoy it!

3 comments posted

Robin Mellor   Robin Mellor
What an amazing piece of egineering. It's good there are people around who will undertake such restoration projects. The two figures in the foreground help to show the scale and I like the way they are echoed by the figures in the distance. For me, the waste bin(?) in the right foreground keeps pulling the eye away from the main subject, especially when part of it is so light. It would be quite a job to remove it - not impossible but difficult with the crash barriers behind it. Perhaps it could be darkened down in some way to make it less intrusive. I think it is quite legitimate to remove distracting elements in a photo to improve the composition, unless it is photojournalism or natural history.
  Posted: 07/07/2024 10:52:12

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Nice shot of the old airplane, Kathleen. Good perspective of the airplane and the visitors beneath. Well exposed. Sharp details. The sepia tone complements the vintage aircraft. It is huge and you presented it nicely. Thank you for sharing.   Posted: 07/07/2024 16:44:19

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Kathleen, I do like your images of places like this and the way you create a story using a mixture of man made things and the way we interact with them. The other people apart this shot of probably a father and his son on a day out is a charming image. I too would crop out the waste bin on the right. I'd leave the people on the far left in but if you wanted to you could use the Photoshop Remove tool to take out the people in the far distance who do not really add anything to the image. The sepia effect once again helps give a yesteryear feel to the image.   Posted: 07/08/2024 03:33:15


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