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  • Death Defying by Actuarius

    We have thanks and it is a splendid film. There were two real problems with getting a decent picture I found. The first was that the speed and radius of the wall meant I had to be very quick and accurate with the panning. The second was that I couldn't really assess the pictures at the time and make modifications to the settings as that would mean missing the show!
    • 31 Jul 2011 10:25PM
  • There's a cat in there - somewhere by Actuarius

    If you're interested, page 3 of my portfolio has him in full "attack mode" (on our rug rather than any other creatures!)
    • 12 May 2011 10:39PM
  • The Shape of Fins to Come by Actuarius

    Ha! Difficult not to get someone in it, it was rather busy and a quick picture had to be grabbed when i had the chance. Might as well be me as anyone I reckon!
    • 22 Mar 2011 6:55PM
  • Break! (Note! 2nd Up-load to get into Critique Gallery) by Actuarius

    That looks amazing, thank you! The decision to get the aircraft central was deliberate but I think it gives a little more lateral movement with having "space to go into" (if this isn't all getting too pseudish). I still prefer the central position as I think it infers the aircraft rolling rather than swooping - all being the merest of inferences of course. You've nicely got rid of that majenta blush as well. This was a picture taken with my - up until that point - trusty Zenit 11 with zoom. The picture was then printed as a standard film onto 4 x 6 by Bonusprint and has sat in an album ever since. With the 75th anniversary of the first flight I dug it out with one or two others, scanned at 600dpi and cropped it to make a better composition. Due to a computer problem I have lost all my tweeking software so this is how it "fell out of the scanner." Thanks for the modification, really splendid.
    • 7 Mar 2011 5:50PM
  • Break! by Actuarius

    If there is a way you know of where I can "permit" such an upload I would be glad to, thanks for having a go at it. Its scanned straight off a standard 4x6 print and then cropped (but not by a huge amount). I suspect a decent negative scanner would produce a better image to start with. As it is, its just scanned and uploaded as a part of my marking the Spitfire's 75th birthday.
    • 6 Mar 2011 8:32PM
  • Climbing to the Light by Actuarius

    Thanks Mickey but entirely wrong I'm afraid! Two Spitfires and the image is exactly as it stands on the print (processed by Bonusprint with no special instructions). In fact I would go so far as to say that you can see the propellors are in slightly different positions - but close enough to give a nice similarity - plus one aircraft has a 2 cannon wing and the other a 4 cannon wing. The shutter speed was sometimes slow because of a fault in the camera which means that a lot of the pictures on the film just look murkey. I think with this one though that, because of the strong light where the cloud was broken or thin, this ended up with nice gradations and sharp sillhouettes. A fluke or sheer chance? I cannot deny these but it is up-loaded exactly as it stands. No cloning and no post-processing.
    • 5 Mar 2011 7:55PM
  • Steaming In by Actuarius

    Thanks, if you're into Escorts you may want to look at the one I up-loaded yesterday as well.
    • 13 Feb 2011 12:45PM
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  • Posted on Britman's profile

    6R4s and Sea Vixens - impecable taste. I find that being a Chevette driver I must turn my nose up at the Escort (just between you and me though I will concede its a fantastic picture!)
    • 8 Apr 2007 7:45PM

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