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  Mini#28 Best of 2014
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chasing miss geico       ©2015 elliott
Olympus E-620       15th place, 76 points
1/639s, f10, ISO 200, ?, Creative, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: slight adjust to saturation, contrast and maybe sharpened a bit. crop and resize.       Extra Info: not an easy choice for 'best of'. didn't travel this year but lucky to have a great airshow event here this year. (and even with incredible shots of the thunderbirds, this one was one of my favorites.)
this was a mock race between the boat, capable of 200+ mph and a couple modified wwII vintage SNJ trainers. a quick search for 'miss geico' and 'geico skytypers' will give you the specs.
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Jade O.
Jan 13, 2015
    The lgtfooh will be one of those images that I'll remember forever --as for the avtar, check out the General Forum post.

Jan 12, 2015
    thanks to all for the great comments.
jade, thanks for remembering the 'lgtfooh' shot. i've had the e620 since it came out and very comfortable with its abilities to capture what i want even on full auto. this was at a biannual free airshow sponsored mostly by embry riddle aeronautical university here in daytona. two days (and we went down to stage center both days. tons of shots of the aircraft doing incredible things in the sky, but this one put things more in perspective i believe.
and jade... great new avatar thing.

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2015
    Reminded me so much of Lets get the flock out of here! that I was afraid to guess it was yours. You've got the chase genre perfected!!! I loved this shot. I thought it deserved top 10. You just can't get this without a lot of skill.

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Jan 12, 2015
    Nice composition, colors & action.

Jan 12, 2015
    Super shot in many respects.

Jan 12, 2015
    I love this shot - the colour, the action - the spectators. The detail is tremendous. High in my faves.

Jan 12, 2015
    Bright, colourful and full of crisply catgut action. Great composition.

Jan 11, 2015
    The planes are cool as is the watercraft but the people make this shot for me. Most folks with a camera would be zero'd in on the planes alone. This makes a much more interesting image.

Jan 11, 2015
    A great shot with lots of interest for the viewer.

Jan 11, 2015
    Must have been great to be there, would have been great to get a close up of those 2 planes with the water spray.

Jan 11, 2015
    Great capture of the action and the "scene" at this event.

Jan 11, 2015
    Great capture shot. You really get the feeling of the event. Must have been a sight to see. GL.

Jan 10, 2015
    Where are all the hard bodies? Nice photo, but more eye candy next time!

Jan 10, 2015
    great shot of the speedboats and the aircraft
I think that i would have cropped a line with the top of brown chairs making a pano of the shot

Jan 10, 2015
    Very interesting, not your typical airshow shot. Well done.

Jade O.
Jan 9, 2015
    For a candid this is exceptional in composition, colour, and framing. You've done a wonderful job here.

Jan 9, 2015
    So much of interest going on in this photo. The colours are vivid and everything is very sharp. Well done.

Jan 9, 2015
    Great timing! This is a fun shot.

Jan 9, 2015
    Wow - must have been exciting to watch and you've captured the energy and speed well. I like you kept everything in focus and perfectly exposed. Nice.
Edited on Jan 9, 2015
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