I wanted to show 1 more photo of this grounded US Army Airplane. If you have not seen my previous post, then I should tell you that this Army plane deliberately crash landed on a black sand beach because the pilot believed he was out of fuel.
This occurred back in 1972, 40+ years ago and the plane still sits in its original position like the body of a lobster on a table! But its very hard to locate as it blends in with the surrounding lunar moon landscape.
I wanted to show a more detailed view of the nose, and the way the shell of the plane has been defaced over the decades. I also really liked how the blackness of the windows appeared in this shot, whereas in my previous post the light passed right on through. So its nice to have a complete opposite contrast.
Hope you like it
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snunney (104607) 2013-03-25 6:24
A fine capture of the remains of this aircraft complete with graffiti. Looks very atmospheric in black and white.
emka (104140) 2013-03-25 6:32
Hi Craig, strange what is written there. The guys from Poland, Andrzej Woźniak and Leszek Poreba from Jarocin were there. Even if it is a wreck, I hate such writing. Vandals.
Oceania (5202) 2013-03-25 6:36
A cool American souvenir left on the beach of Iceland. It's excellent in B&W.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-03-25 7:53
I see we both posted B&W shots today, Craig, though with wholly different subjects. Good to get another look at this old wreck, especially with the added human element of the carvings. Putting this on in B&W really helps accentuate those, and I think makes the nose of the plane more stark in its destruction. Did you use a flash here, or is that spot of light in the center a natural reflection? Either way, a well framed, well lit study of a relic. Thanks!
Mondaychild (378) 2013-03-25 7:59
the whole scenery looks like from an old movie, a war movie from the Fifties or something. The landscape increases this effect, it somehow looks from out of this world.
Good sharpness and good depth.
What happened to the crew of this plane?
I totally agree with Malgorzata. It´s a shame to use a crashed vehicle for grafitti.
pajaran (64340) 2013-03-25 11:21
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o avionu ...
Uradili ste, lepe fotografije o avionu.
Dobar snimak i kontrast.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan avion sa vise fotografija.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good text with the given data on a plane ...
You did, nice pictures of the plane.
Good shot and contrast.
Good work, nice plane shown with several pictures.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
Noel_Byrne (33036) 2013-03-25 11:54
Thanks for showing this alternative view, the black and white is perfect for the subject, and the decay in the nose is the first thing that I noticed in this. It looks like the elements have been very unkind to this plane. The graffiti on eye body of the plane is very interesting too.
All the best
dkmurphys (62725) 2013-03-25 11:59
Very fine artistic result of your capture. The textures are amazing. Good idea!
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-03-25 19:49
interesting composition of the shell of the plane. Well done. Tfs.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-03-26 4:36
looks like the plane became an integral part of the island(even if not mentioned in none of the guidebook).After your previous shot of this plane I really enjoy this B&W version.I think it captures much better textures of the plane and makes the whole scene more expressive in perception.
Cool shot and excellent B&W treatment!
Sergiom (85877) 2013-03-26 5:32
J'aime le cadrage serré qui nous montre bien les détails de la carlingue et toutes les preuves écrites laissées par les visiteurs.Le noir et blanc ajoute une touche vintage à l'ensemble.
dale54 (8766) 2013-03-27 10:38
craig hello,this is very interesting pic and story to it.love your pic of this ol' plane,and the b&w takes this shot away my man- super job. dr
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (70967)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-03-16
- Categories: Transportation, Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-25 6:21