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22-AUG-2018 jimmsp

Star of First Flight

Kitty Hawk, NC

You are looking at the hill where the Wright Brothers launched their gliders as they tested components and prepared for the first flight. It was a sand dune when they were there. They then launched the plane from the flat plain below. The first flight went 120 ft and lasted 12 sec. The monument on the top of the hill, Kill Devil Hill, is a centerpoint for the National Monument dedicated to Kitty Hawk and the Wright brothers.

Canon EOS 80D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/200s f/11.0 at 70.0mm iso100 full exif

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Canon Image Challenge27-Aug-2018 12:29
Dave - since I shoot in RAW, SOC is not really viable to show what the scene looked like. Here, there wasn't a lot of post work, though. Shadows bumped a little, as was clarity and vibrance. I did add a bit of dehaze to the clouds.
The sun was fairly high in the sky, and not shielded by the heavy rain clouds, so there was a lot of contrast. And they have had lots of rain there - so the grasses were quite green.

Canon Image Challenge27-Aug-2018 01:50
Love the colors. SOC? The clouds really do add.

Canon Image Challenge27-Aug-2018 00:51
There was a storm rolling through just south of us. The rain line was about 2-3 miles away.

Canon Image Challenge26-Aug-2018 03:26
Of all the things, I enjoy the layers of clouds as much as anything. Paul
Canon Image Challenge23-Aug-2018 20:36
Yes, it is pretty decent in size. I was about 400-500 yards away from the hill when I shot this.
Canon Image Challenge23-Aug-2018 18:00
Wow, it looks big....thanks for the people for perspective...also, the place is green, eh. Very nice and let it fly indeed.....Traveller