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Regional Airport - 3

Regional Airport - 3
Copyright ©2007, Leon Plympton
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This McDonald Douglas (MD600N) 8-place helicopter is such a rich blue that the sky paled by comparison - even with the polarizer filter. Both the MD-600N and its smaller cousin (the MD-520N) sport the new NOTAR technology; neither helicopter has the traditional tail rotor, ergo the name: NOTAR (NO-TAil-Rotor).

Photographer: Leon Plympton
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 18-Mar-2007 00:40 CET
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/80
Aperture: f-7.1
Focal length: 28 (56) mm
Lens: ZD 14-54mm
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Described previously in this 'Regional Airport' series.
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Image resized to: 600x800

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Like your pictures Leon but just a question

Why don't you take the whole airplane / helicopter in the shot...?
I think for a plain spotter it would be nice to see the total machine , of course shots from details can be also interesting but now looking at these three images I miss something in each of them...

Best regards,

Fonzy - at 15:16 CET on 19-Mar-2007 [Reply]

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G?Day Fons:

Thanks for taking the time to view the images I posted from the airport and for your comments. I truly appreciate someone with ?your eye? taking time to provide feedback.

As to how come just a partial shot rather than a full view of the aircraft is concerned, as you know this website has a limit as to the size of what can be downloaded; consequently, if you post an item that shows the entire object then downsize it (to 800 x 600) there is a good chance that in doing so the image loses its impact ? in a visual sense, that is.

I took a total of 16 shots of the MD-600. Some were of the entire helicopter, the rest were close-ups. As you correctly note ? ? details can be also interesting ? ? Clearly, the close-ups have more detail and more effect, at least to my way of thinking.

I?ll post two more images of the helicopter; one shows the entire airframe, including the rotor blades; the second is closer than the original photo-file I posted. Let me know what you think.

Ciao!

Leon Plympton at 22:21 CET on 19-Mar-2007 [Reply]