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Old 09-09-2020, 07:32 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd View Post
I have sinned.

398' AGL

But on the plus side, I didn't post it on RP and whore the link everywhere.

Loyd L.

Loyd, you're supposed to start that by saying "Bless me Father, for..."

That's what the military would call a "U2 shot." It's the kind of image more typically taken from a high altitude or space platform, such as a U2 aircraft, that military analysts use to assess what potential adversaries are doing, and perhaps plan "corrective measures."

It is different from other high down-angle shots that we see on RP, in that it shows only roof detail throughout the frame....with the exception of a couple of buildings near the edges. Depending on the content, colors, geometric shapes and juxtaposition of the elements, these kinds of shots can be considered artistic. The image submitted by Olaf Haensch, which won the 2016 CRPA award was this kind of image, albeit with very different content.

While the particular content in your shot doesn't quite do it for me, I can imagine a very similar image in which the layout of the buildings or the colors might well be pretty artistic, particularly if there were top-to-bottom or left-to-right symmetry. This is pretty close. I wonder what the RP Screeners would have done with this? Some folks seem to think they give an immediate pass to any aerials. This could be a pretty extreme test of that theory.

It's different, I'll give it that.

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