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    Default Concorde's last visit to Boston

    Went out Thursday evening to shoot the departure of the final British Airways Concorde to fly into Logan International Airport. My office had been told that it would depart around 6pm, which I figured would work out well with sunset. I shot a couple test frames of other airliners just make sure what I was gonna get from my digital gear.

    Things didn't go as planned:

    1- Concorde didn't depart until closer to 6:30pm, depriving me of the sunset and much of the light.
    2- Concorde did not depart on the runway that I had been led to believe it would depart on.
    3- Did I mention it was dark?

    Anyway, my test shots looked better than anything else I've shot since getting back from Reno. Thought I'd include them so everybody else would understand what I'm carping about.

    I don't think I'm desperate enough to Photoshop Sunset from photo A with any of the Concorde sequence (any advertisers may feel free to discuss such a photo illustration with my agent - HA!)

    Robert

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    Test # 1
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    Let's try Test #1 again...
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    Great shot Robert, the Concord would have been a priceless one!

    Too bad on the scheduling changes and the like.. I guess that'll be our last chance to see such a modern marvel as the "ancient" SST!

    Wayne

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    Test#2...

    (BTW, that's a blimp at the top, not a dust speck)
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    Thanks, Wayne. Wait till you see how the light changed with Concorde. This stuff was shot around ASA 400 at about 1/500th @ f/5.6. Concorde was at ASA 1600 at 1/400th @ f/4.5.

    EWWWWW!

    Robert

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    Test # 3


    My ears are still ringing from this one...
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    Now for the star of the show - if you use your imagination, you can see the Speedbird zooming down the runway.
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    Last one...

    Will miss it.
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    Just for fun, ran your high ISO noise shot through "Neat Image Pro"... does wonders for the stuff!

    Actually bad light and all, a good shot.

    Wayne
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