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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Dawn Departure by Philippe Clairo
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Dawn Departure

November 30th, 2009

This High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo was taken in the early morning hours at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Our flight was going to Toronto. While waiting for the crew to get ready, the sky was giving us a nice show, which reflected in the aircraft's body.

Canon 40D with 17-85mm lens. HDR in Photomatix, minor level and saturation applied in Adobe Photoshop.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Cytosyn
about 14 years ago
I love it, very unique.
Posted By: Jesse Phillips
about 14 years ago
Beautiful shot. The placement of everything is just perfect, it makes for an interesting arrangement that works REALLY well, and sky is just magnificent. Very nice. Better as a piece of photography than a wallpaper, if you ask me, but nonetheless excellent. Nice job.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 14 years ago
Fantastic shot, great use of HDR.
Posted By: odkkoma
about 14 years ago
There are so many amazing pictures in the Loupe. I ask myself what's wron with IFL - why aren't they posted?
Well, finally I see one.
Posted By: Yorkie X
about 14 years ago
Great work I love it !
Posted By: Mac Man
about 14 years ago
Now this is amazing! I SO LOVE reflections, and sky. Nice work!
Posted By: Stretix
about 14 years ago
Amazing shot! And the HDR is so nice and clean - very well done!
about 14 years ago
Thank you, it's nice shot.
Posted By: Daa Maa
about 14 years ago
This photo is stunning! I'm curious, how does this photo have absolutely no noise! It doesn't matte what conditions I shoot in, my Nikon D70s will have noise and artifacts scattered around the photo (particularly on the sky).
Posted By: BlackEagle754
about 14 years ago
Awesome shot!
Posted By: Krystina
about 14 years ago
Positively my favorite. I love aviation, and this is just beautifully done.
Posted By: ImRegen
about 14 years ago
I like aircrafts!!!
Posted By: rcheng99
about 14 years ago
Very well executed HDR. Nice job.
Posted By: PoopChef
about 14 years ago

Did anyone else notice that the pilot is reading a nudey magazine????
Posted By: Beginning
about 14 years ago
Nice image, very well done. Thanks for sharing..

@PoopChef - You know everyone is going to do a double take there.. :) Cheers!
Posted By: pirate_republic
about 14 years ago
Hurray, a picture of my home town.

Nice shot.
Posted By: knaim2
about 14 years ago
Nice, I love it! I was wondering, how can I take an HDR pick? Is that a specific setting in my DSLR?
Posted By: Dragline
about 14 years ago
Awesome work! IMO, one of the best HDR images on IFL, thanks for sharing!
Posted By: Chris Gin
about 14 years ago
@knaim2, try this: http://tinyurl.com/yzqkuq3 :)
Posted By: Philippe Clairo
about 14 years ago
Thank you everyone for you kind comments!
This is encouraging. On top of my site listed in my profile, make sure to visit my Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/craignos/ ), and let me know if there is an image you would like to see as a wallpaper here!

Posted By: SmugMac
about 14 years ago
Amazing wallpaper. Wish it was higher resolution - something suitable for the iMac 27" (-:
Posted By: Philippe Clairo
about 14 years ago
SmugMac, I did submit a 2560x1600, but that you mention it, I do not know why it's not available in the download list. I sent an inquiry and I hope I'll have an answer. Thanks for noticing, and thanks for your comment!
Posted By: SmugMac
about 14 years ago
Thanks for the update Philippe Clairo! I don't suppose you could email me a copy (-: I'm a real aviation fan and I'm amazed by the quality of your work.
Posted By: GalacticCowboy
about 14 years ago
Thanks, excellent shot! I love dawn/dusk shots, and this one is beautiful.

@Elliott Barer: Since this is an HDR image, that will have the side effect of removing some noise. Also, he probably started with a higher resolution and the reduction would also remove noise. However, camera settings can also affect this quite a bit. For example, ISO settings are a balance between light sensitivity and graininess. Higher ISO shots have higher light sensitivity, but are also typically more grainy. For HDR you would typically use a low ISO and intentionally "bracket" the exposure so that some shots are under-exposed and some are over.
Posted By: jageger27
about 14 years ago
Finally, someone knows how to use HDR properly! It's truly an amazing shot. Well done!
Posted By: virginie24jb
about 14 years ago
I love it ! Beautiful shot, beautiful colors.
Posted By: onis_uk
about 14 years ago
honestly one of the best shots i've seen interfacelift in a long time !!!
Posted By: Clyde
about 14 years ago
"Finally, someone knows how to use HDR properly!"..

So true. This is a really great photo and the HDR is spot on.
Thanks :)
Posted By: Evil Napkin
about 14 years ago
I like this one alot! :)
Posted By: jman
about 14 years ago
2560x1600 now available in the dropdown menu :)
Posted By: Jerrym2
about 14 years ago
Awesome! LOVE IT!!! More aircraft pictures please :D
Posted By: Hogans
about 13 years, 12 months ago
Very, very nice! Please add more of your aircraft photos.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 13 years, 12 months ago
This is the best example for HDR o__O
stunning !! Im a fan of aircrafts and this 737 looks awesome.
Posted By: Philippe Clairo
about 13 years, 11 months ago
Mac man - this aircraft is an Airbus 320, but thanks for the comment! ;-)
Posted By: macworld1.1
about 13 years, 11 months ago
This is one of my very favorites and ive looked through about 150 pages on this site. I also love the title its very insightful! Great job!!
Posted By: CanonA1
about 13 years, 10 months ago
Not a major fan of the over-used and over-abused, totally phony HDR syndrome, but this shot is quite excellent, in most every department. A keeper, for sure. Evidence that even an abused thing like HDR and "lens flare" (and other such instantly identifiable conceits) can actually be of value, when properly employed.
Posted By: medic215
about 10 years, 10 months ago
Beautiful HDR work, fantastic shot! More aviation photos, please!!!

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