C5 Galaxy at McChord AFB WA - AirExpo 2005

© John G. Clifford Jr

<b>C5 Galaxy at McChord AFB WA - AirExpo 2005</b>

Uploaded: October 19, 2005


Reduced version of a 4-exposure multi-shot panorama assembled by Pano Tools and post-processed in PWP v3.5.10 (cloned in moving people's parts to fix 'glitches' in the pano process caused by differences in the source images). Original images taken at ISO 100, Sigma 50/2.8 EX Macro, 1/400 @ f/8.

Details: the original image is 6380x1440 and prints a 4"x18" pano @ 360 dpi with incredible detail. This is the second iteration of this image, redone from the RAW source images.

The C5 Galaxy, larger than a Boeing 747-400, is the largest transport aircraft in the US military inventory. I shot this as a panorama because I wanted to convey the impression that this enormous airplane gave to me across the tarmac to the viewer and I felt this type of image that spans our range of vision yet is filled with image detail would most accurately and realistically portray the immense size and scale of this incredible machine.


Robyn Gwilt March 21, 2006

John this is great, as an ex airhostess and someone who generally has a passion for planes, I'm always amazed at their size, yet grace and ability to actually get into the air. This is an excellent pano and portrayal. I also enjoyed your other 'airy' pix :) #412708

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