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    Quote Originally Posted by parihaka View Post
    Here ya go
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    >Here ya go

    Bring tears to your eyes? Is it fake? Don't know but a couple of things.

    Maybe it's the angle, but for something that intense, I would expect to see more of the elevators on the rear surfaces. Also, where's the aircraft's shadow? Finally, while it seems that the wings are reflected off the skin, it looks like it's a runway reflected under the nose, something constructed reflected off the skin at the level of the cockpit windows.
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    (As AirWolf goes into a 90 degree power climb on turbos. "WOW! Look at that!"--Flight Baker (air intercept) pilot, (w,stte), AirWolf "Moffet's Ghost")

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeopard View Post
    >Here ya go

    Bring tears to your eyes? Is it fake? Don't know but a couple of things.

    Maybe it's the angle, but for something that intense, I would expect to see more of the elevators on the rear surfaces. Also, where's the aircraft's shadow? Finally, while it seems that the wings are reflected off the skin, it looks like it's a runway reflected under the nose, something constructed reflected off the skin at the level of the cockpit windows.
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    (As AirWolf goes into a 90 degree power climb on turbos. "WOW! Look at that!"--Flight Baker (air intercept) pilot, (w,stte), AirWolf "Moffet's Ghost")
    Yah, there was a big discussion on this pic first time it was posted. Someone pointed out that you can easily read the signs on the runway, and the runway itself shows significant foreshortening. I believe the general opinion was that the high angle was an illusion formed by the unusual angle of the shot. Also possibly taken with a telephoto lens. Looks to me like it might be at a 30 or 40 degree climb, pretty steep but far from vertical. Amazing shot, though.
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    For those of you unfamiliar with dealing with photos larger than your screen, right click on the photo and select view image. If you've got a Mac it's control click

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    The thing I like about black and white is that colour confuses contrast: the nuances of the scene are lost in the clash conflicting colour.

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    But then sometimes colour has it's own meaning

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    Infact sometimes it's downright essential

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    Speak for themselves really

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    Quote Originally Posted by parihaka View Post
    The thing I like about black and white is that colour confuses contrast: the nuances of the scene are lost in the clash conflicting colour.
    I like the lightning photo, Pari!
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    Now, everytime someone asks me what I have the black ass about, that motorcycle picture will surely come to mind.

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    The picture with the jet happened in L'viv, Ukraine, 2002 or somithing like that, SU-27 crashed but drunk Ukranian pilots had escaped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie View Post
    the black ass about,
    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

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    Quote Originally Posted by THL View Post
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    The motorcycle pic......when someone is in a bad mood, you've never heard anyone say, "what do they have the blackass about?"

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