What can I say? This one definitely caught my eye instantly! And took my breath away!
The timing of the shot could not have been more perfect! Here, the seven planes are 'dropping down' from the very top while letting their contrails flow freely. What is so interesting is that the blue and white colors stand out as if they were pieces of ribbon while the planes 'hang in suspension'. Just like tiny Christmas ornaments adorned with their hanging ribbons. The position and shape of the contrails definitely look quite symmetrical as if the pilots were making a concerted effort to show synchronization while dispersing after flying over the top.
The planes truly stand out in this incredibly awesome shot, since they appear as silhouettes against the cloud-filled sky. There is even a bit of reflection on a few of 'em from the sun! And the way the planes disperse is so coordinated, and the timing of the disperse during the 'dive' could not have been more perfect! If I were the judge, I would rate the performance as extremely high!
The way this shot was taken is definitely quite pleasing to the eye. The planes and their contrails are pretty much centered, going from the very top down to the middle of the photo. The combination of these two against the variable cloudy sky definitely makes for a very well-balanced shot.
This one [link] is really nice, but not completely as eye-catching as this one. What really captures the attention of the viewers on dA is the way the planes and their contrails stand out in the shot!
This is the kind of shot that would wow anyone, aviation buffs and members of the public alike! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" title=" (Smile)" />
By the way, my dad who loved to attend airshows, would be quite captivated when seeing this most wonderful photo!