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Glenn Watson wrote:
Maybe we can do a Georgetown airport field trip that weekend - there wont be any control tower to tell us where we cant go!

Glenn


I should be free and clear to do all those things, just let me know the game plan for tickets etc and we'll roll with it.



Mar 11, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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Beth took it right over my head on the photo pass, and primes can't back up







Mar 11, 2013 at 02:05 AM
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Check 6







Mar 11, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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Nice^^^^^^^


Mar 11, 2013 at 02:40 AM
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Steven, I'd be curious to know how you processed that. Were the five exposures combined and then adjusted with sliders/curves? Or did you use layers and masks?

I've never been satisfied with the look I've gotten from the HDR process in Photoshop, so I've always found myself layering the exposures instead.



Mar 11, 2013 at 06:11 AM
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Brilliant work all round everyone! Mr Wilson, really nice work on making those houses look a million dollars

I haven't really picked up the camera in a while, preferring to do this instead -







I know many of you appreciate Darren Heath's work (@F1Photographer). Well here is an interview with the man.

Interesting that little bit about banging the 1DX while walking and McLaren helping him out in typical fashion.

- Ram



Mar 11, 2013 at 06:41 AM
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Mike Deep wrote:
Steven, I'd be curious to know how you processed that. Were the five exposures combined and then adjusted with sliders/curves? Or did you use layers and masks?

I've never been satisfied with the look I've gotten from the HDR process in Photoshop, so I've always found myself layering the exposures instead.


I did that one using photomatix I believe. Most of the built in base settings aren't so great, but with tweaking I've always liked the results. I've used photoshops HDR, I found it has good results if you work it just right, but I've just always been more partial to Photomatix.



Mar 11, 2013 at 08:35 AM
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Dear Ironhide,

Thanks! Nothin' wrong with putting your camera down and your feet up! Especially in that environment.



Mar 11, 2013 at 08:51 AM
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I spent a lot of yesterday going back through the images and I think I've covered the majority of them going back to mid Sept. There are some VERY impressive shots both from the ground & in the air along with many nicely tweaked shots using different software for interesting effects. Hopefully keeping up from here on will keep inspiring how I shoot this summer & in the fall when Vintage Wings Canada holds their show. It's the only full scale show I've attended with good gear & an idea of what makes a good photo in the form of prop blur etc. Shutter speeds for full scale are much lower than the R/C's when it comes to prop blur & I spent a lot of time experimenting while enjoying the show, but it paid off.
So far I haven't found any photos from the event in this thread so I'll add some starting with a couple of the Lanc which drew me there. Leftcoast Mike used some connections to confirm that this Lanc had been stationed in Greenwood back when I was a kid & my father would have served as crew on it so I wanted to get a few shots of it while it's still doing the show circuit.



















These were another common sight during my childhood.


























Mar 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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So with the 35mph gusty winds that I was fighting at the show this weekend, a very obvious question arose in my head and I only could figure one answer. How do you fight winds like that while trying to pan and get good prop blur? The only thing I could do is increase shutter but that reduces the blur. I went slower on a few and caught lucky breaks between gusts but that wasn't really expanding my envelope. So, just curious if anyone here has any advice should I or anyone else encounter that type of situation. Thanks


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astrobrian wrote:
So with the 35mph gusty winds that I was fighting at the show this weekend, a very obvious question arose in my head and I only could figure one answer. How do you fight winds like that while trying to pan and get good prop blur? The only thing I could do is increase shutter but that reduces the blur. I went slower on a few and caught lucky breaks between gusts but that wasn't really expanding my envelope. So, just curious if anyone here has any advice should I or anyone else encounter that type of situation. Thanks


The winds howl in Reno every afternoon, you just have to try to tuck your arm in against your body as your panning, and live with the fact that your just not going to get as many keepers as you would on a calm day.



Mar 11, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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I'm heading down to Southern Utah/ Northern Arizona this weekend for a much needed photo excursion. Getting a little antsy and I was going over some old images. Found this B-1 from Aviation Nation 2012. Enjoy.



JM



Mar 11, 2013 at 07:51 PM
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Saturday afternoon my eldest son called me at work (yeah it was my weekend at work - yuck) all excited that he saw what he thought was a B-29 fly over while he was at a friends house. This friend lives near the airport that hosts the local EAA chapter so I quickly checked the website and told him it was probably not the only flying B-29 because it was not in the state but it could have been one of the B-17's that they have at chapter events. He was thoroughly excited and could not wait to go see it after church on Sunday.

Since I had to work I gave him my old camera and asked him to bring back plenty of pictures and tell me all about it. I put the camera on program mode and told him to raise the flash if needed. He came back with a big smile and a CF card full of WWII history. It turns out that it was a B-17F that was used in the movie 'Memphis Belle'. I think he did OK considering it was a nasty overcast day with gusty winds, a thunderstorm moving in and the fact that he is twelve.

Memphis Belle by Geaux Jr:









Mar 11, 2013 at 08:32 PM
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12 years old and props in motion .. I'd say he did very well !! Congrats !

I believe I shot this gal in MD last year.



Mar 11, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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J Mosher wrote:
I'm heading down to Southern Utah/ Northern Arizona this weekend for a much needed photo excursion. Getting a little antsy and I was going over some old images. Found this B-1 from Aviation Nation 2012. Enjoy.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8548889713_fd7f6c496c_b.jpg

JM


Very nice !!

I might have to go to Salt Lake City the middle of July w/ gf ..... any aviation opportunities there ? any thing else to do there besides take a bus up to the mountains and monumental building photos ??



Mar 11, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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Cool B1 with sniperpod enjoy the trip Jim

Edited on Mar 11, 2013 at 09:19 PM · View previous versions



Mar 11, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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Geaux wrote:
Saturday afternoon my eldest son called me at work (yeah it was my weekend at work - yuck) all excited that he saw what he thought was a B-29 fly over while he was at a friends house. This friend lives near the airport that hosts the local EAA chapter so I quickly checked the website and told him it was probably not the only flying B-29 because it was not in the state but it could have been one of the B-17's that they have at chapter events. He was thoroughly excited and could not wait to go see
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Now that is something to be proud of



Mar 11, 2013 at 09:19 PM
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Jr did very well, both in spotting it & knowing it was out of the ordinary plus with the prop blur.


Mar 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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Another tweaked photo.









Mar 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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Wrei wrote:
An announcer on "Great Homes" was talking about similar flooring in a very expensive home as "hand carved and hand laid". I could only afford the machine carved floor, but it is hand laid!


JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Wrei. I installed machine scraped planks at HQ and I love the floor. More and more builders, even at the high end are going to that ever improving pre-finished product. This home is 1.4M and the flooring is pre-finished.


There's something to be said for machine-made stuff: overall consistency and error tolerances get better and better as technology improves. I had the wooden furniture for my office custom-made by a perfectionist carpenter in Guatemala and it would have been both easy and cheap to get the flooring planks done there as well, since we shipped a full 20' container of stuff.

But I hate squeaking floors, and I appreciated the interlocking tongue-and-groove setup of the machine-made stuff. So we got machine-made mahogany planks and glued them to the floor, then nailed them for a belt-and-suspenders approach. Love 'em.



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