The guillotine

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  1. Salty

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    You just said the opposite of what everyone else said. And that’s why I’m not entirely sure. I don’t believe the blur is from depth of field. The wingtip and cockpit are equally perfectly focused.
     
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    Remember that glider pilots spend every moment of flight looking for lift and planning where they're going to put it if that lift doesn't come. An emergency requiring and off airport landing in a glider is often not quite the same thing as an emergency in your typical Cessna bug smasher.
     
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    This is probably very accurate. Normally poles that size carrying power lines would be about 250 to 350 ft. apart.

    Depth of field on this shot with the right lens and camera could easily be 30 feet. More than enough for the plane to be mostly in focus. The camera is probably at least 100 yards away, probably more.
     
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    That seems to be true of forum participation as well. Especially after a few drinks.
     
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    It, alas, was a wood post. I wasn't aware of the fence when I picked that field (not that I had much choice). When I saw the fence coming up I stood on the brakes but the grass was wet and I slide right through it. It took the post with the right wing and I had probably 30 feet of fence wire wrapped around the prop which was also pulled taut on the right main leg which damaged the gear door.

    ... oh and the cow got loose and bystanders had to chase it back. The farmer was a pretty good sport about it. Him and his son resunk the post and strung the wire back.
     
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    Search and rescue may never find this guy if he crashes into a field of cows.


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    Photo used a fast shutter but a wide open lens, thus a narrow depth of field (foreground and background poles blurred) and a blur-less airplane. I have taken racecar pics that were similar. Image sharpening filter might have been used in post processing, too.
     
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    Race cars aren’t generally 15 feet wide.
     
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    Bummer! If it was electric fence, you probably could have avoided damage by missing that post. the small electric fence posts would have probably done little damage, and they are usually 50 or 60 ft apart. If it was barbed wire, there would have been at least 3 or 4 wires to cut through. Not much you could do then. Glad you made it without getting hurt. That is the most important part.
     
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    Mine would get pretty wide if I was leading the last lap and running out of gas....:lol:
     
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    Yep. And I have on occasion put the two inside wheels into the grass to get by a competitor’s ultra-wide racecar.

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    In Nebraska, we call such drivers "tractor ass."
     
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    We joked about getting sponsorship from John Deere..... :)
     
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    Just looks like a guy spraying a field. What’s kind of story would you expect.
     
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