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From Above winner
The winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "From Above" is Kevin Moore for his photo of a 1912 Curtiss Pusher flying over Fort McHenry. The photo was taken with a Canon 5D MKIII and a 70-200mm lens at f-9. Moore writes, "A friend from the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum let me know that there was a spot in the back seat of a small plane that was following the Pusher to the Bay Bridge on its way home to Virginia Beach; although I haven't been in a plane for over 15 years I couldn't pass up this opportunity. As the plane momentarily passed over Fort McHenry I was lucky enough to get an unobstructed shot of it."
Sun photo editor Jerry Jackson's critique: "It helps to have friends in high places; in this case, a pilot that put the photographer in the right place at the right time. The photo is also a nice example of how complementary colors work, with the yellow plane against the blue water and the red brick contrasting with the green grass."
August 20, 2012