Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

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Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by Aaron Robinson » 20 Jul 2009, 01:23

Adding to our latest Screenshots Contest, let's talk about each of the twelve screenshots that made it to the final pool--which one(s) do you think are the best and why? Which do you feel deserves to win? Which do you think will win?

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British Airways A319 over London, Ryan Calder
+nicely includes three London icons, Westminster Abbey, the (British Airways) London Eye, and the Palace of Westminster

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Northwest Saab 340 departing Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nick Anderson
+nice angle, power even in the little prop
+detail: look at the reflection on the prop!

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Delta MD-88 at Washington Reagan, Nick Anderson
+great detail on the aircraft and its neighbor plus GSE
-a sunny day would have been nice...
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Delta MD-88 departing New York JFK, Nick Anderson
+powering out--neat perspective
-if only the Delta terminals were in back, not rival JetBlue
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Pacific Blue 737-800W over the Tasman Sea, William Reid
+beautiful clouds
+sun reflected in water and in lens flare yet barely seen
-aircraft edges against sky are too sharp

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Alitalia MD-11C at Milan Malpensa, Victor Meurtrier
+lots of activity in foreground and background
+retired aircraft always a plus
-AI Traffic '1.0 nm'

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Air Canada Dash 8-300 over Washington, Brandon Farris
+nice river effects and mountains
-the water in the foreground is angular and blocky compared to rest of scenery

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Air Canada Dash 8-300 over Seattle, Brandon Farris
+good overview of the city
-somewhat dark, more light/earlier in the day would have been nice

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Air Canada Dash 8-300 at Seattle/Tacoma, Brandon Farris
+lots of nice action at terminal
-foreground is sparse compared to background, balance issue

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Virgin Atlantic 747-200 over Ireland, Nodar Kipshidze
+retired aircraft
+nice color palette in screenshot
-more on ground, maybe horizon?

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Delta 737-800W arriving at Orlando Intl., Randy Hecht
+nice airport background
-aircraft appears a little too clean
-angle somewhat confusing--looks like it could be taxiing

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Emirates 777-300ER over Istanbul, Nodar Kipshidze
+nice to include two bridges, although the second could be more visible
+nice background water colors
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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by Dennis » 20 Jul 2009, 01:52

Nick's shot of the Saab is the one I think will win, though the Emirates shot is a serious challenger. There's just no denying it: Nick's graphics are superb.
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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by Carlo » 20 Jul 2009, 02:31

I second that.
The 340 is a 'cute' little aircraft and those graphics and editing are superb, as well as the composition of the picture itself.
An uncrisp, jagged picture is a big turn-off for me. Even if the composition and colours, etc are superb, unfortunately.

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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by Jacob Mobley » 20 Jul 2009, 05:10

I agree. The sabb's got what it takes to be a great screenshot.
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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by caps1237 » 20 Jul 2009, 06:40

I love the Saab shot, but the MD-88 at JFK is my personal fav. I'm a sucker for powering out T/O's that include shots of the departing airport's scenery. And this is a well done example of just that.
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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by briantwigley » 20 Jul 2009, 11:33

The Saab beats me hands down. Very nice!

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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by gazdadude » 20 Jul 2009, 20:11

i'd say the Saab 340 the angle i awesome beautiful pic of this aircraft

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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by Eagle737 » 22 Jul 2009, 15:47

Which developer made that Saab???? One of the better FS saabs I've seen....
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 22 Jul 2009, 21:26

Eagle737 wrote:Which developer made that Saab???? One of the better FS saabs I've seen....
Flight Factory Simulations, they've since closed and the aircraft is no longer available.
Real shame because it's fantastic.
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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by CK245 » 24 Jul 2009, 04:24

Hey Nick, What scenery you use for KMSP? I can't find anything that looks as good as yours on these screenshots!

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Re: Screenshots Contest (2009, No. 9)

Post by Northwestdc9 » 27 Jul 2009, 18:50

CK245 wrote:Hey Nick, What scenery you use for KMSP? I can't find anything that looks as good as yours on these screenshots!
BluePrint Simulations makes Minneapolis/St. Paul but it's payware.
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