Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2620
Country: United Kingdom

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Hi Steven,

I think Apple was a tad optimistic on release dates. The smaller version said "November" and there's no sign of them so far. The 27" said December, so they have a month to make good on that. They do look pretty cool.


Jim,

The 21" iMacs went on sale yesterday. Apple just made their deadline.

Someone needs to offer a Thunderbolt card reader. Man that would speed things up at the end of a day.

Mark



Rusty1
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 979
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
I've been up to my elbows in alligators that past couple of weeks getting ready for a last elk hunt with my oldest son before he leaves for med school. Unfortunately, the hunt got canceled when he came down with a serious case of the flu and had to be hospitalized. With some unexpected time to fill while I'm waiting for my son to repair, I've been rolling through one amazing page of MA2A images after an other.

To fill the void that would have been travel today, I've been working on the images for my upcoming Southwest Aviation Review article on the F-35B. Accordingly, I offer one last teaser photograph before my article comes out next week (keeping fingers crossed). Sometimes I like backlit images


You did the impossible, making that plane look good. Great work Jeff



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2750
Country: United States

Steve, I look forward to welcoming you to Austin!



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2401
Country: United States

Rusty1 wrote:
You did the impossible, making that plane look good. Great work Jeff


Thanks Vance. Here is a blended monochrome version that I thought turned out well.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4053
Country: Netherlands

Jeff looks like it's airbrushed very cool



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4060
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Jan-Arie wrote:
Jeff looks like it's airbrushed very cool


+1! Gorgeous effect, Jeff.



Aviationbuff
Registered: Apr 09, 2011
Total Posts: 698
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
Rusty1 wrote:
You did the impossible, making that plane look good. Great work Jeff


Thanks Vance. Here is a blended monochrome version that I thought turned out well.


I fully agree with Vance. Wonderful work



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2356
Country: United Kingdom

Aviationbuff wrote:
Jeff W. wrote:
Rusty1 wrote:
You did the impossible, making that plane look good. Great work Jeff


Thanks Vance. Here is a blended monochrome version that I thought turned out well.


I fully agree with Vance. Wonderful work


+1 How do you do that - if you're not giving away trade secrets?
Niall



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2401
Country: United States

Jan, SteveZ, Chris, & Niall - Thanks for the positive encouragement, you are too kind.

I actually processed this image two different ways in SEP2 (1 emphasizing structure & 1 emphasizing tone) and then blended them in CS6. Once I was happy with the blended monochrome, I took the image into CEP4 and used the "Midnight" filter on it to give the image some serious dark glow. After the "Midnight" treatment, I changed the CEP4 layer from "Normal" to "Overlay" and reduced the opacity to 15%. I also did some dodging and burning in CS6 to help blend the various post processing techniques to my taste.

Combine my post processing work with the unexpected magical back lighting in the afternoon and I got a much better image than I had originally envisioned. While I'd like to say I deftly pre-visualize every image before I trip the shutter, it don't always happen that way for me kids. It is nice to get a surprise like this once in a while. I guess I shouldn't be so quick to give up on an marginal image



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4060
Country: United States

CEP4: whazzat? Color Efex Pro? You mean I have to buy another piece of third-party software just to keep up?



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
Country: United States

Wow, Mark
, I never thought that We would ever see a beam of light stopped. I wont go into the cheetahs, as I am a cat person and anything that shows cheetahs moving like that is worth every second of viewing. Bet it would be fun, to attend one of those lectures at MIT.

Tom



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2356
Country: United Kingdom

I bought Silver EfexPro first and then liked it so much that I bought the rest of the suite Colour Rfex, Viveza (both of which I use a lot) Define (which I use occasionally to remove noise) and Sharpener Pro, thus spending about four times what I would have spent if I'd bought them as a single set!!! The only one I use is very little is the sharpener - CS6 sharpening tools are as good as if not better than the Nik Output Sharpener (IMHO) and I have yet to work out how you access the RAW presharpener from within CS6 RAW palette!!
Niall



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18955
Country: United States

Beautiful Jeff!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18955
Country: United States

I agree Niall. The Sharpener Pro proved to be of very little value to me.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2401
Country: United States

Thank you Jim.

Like you and Niall, I don't use the Nik sharpening plug-in tool. While I agree that the sharpening tools in LR4 and CS6 are tremendous, I use a plug-in called "PhotoKit Sharpener 2.0" that comes from the PixelGenius group. PixelGenius is a small company of photographers and IT folks that create post processing products for the photographic industry. They've been alpha/beta testers and advisors to Adobe for many years. Their software simply automates the sharpening tools within LR4/CS6 to help make your workflow more efficient. You should download their trial version and give it a try - you may find it helpful.

Whoops - Edit for Photo at the Top of the Page



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2912
Country: United States

9+ hours without a post...well that's too long...







You guys are slackin'!

Not sure I know how to ask this, but I have two questions about Nik SW. Does it matter Google bought them? Second, I do most of my work in LR, but that is changing. Is NIk for LR satisfactory, or do you need the suite for PS CS6?


Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2852
Country: United States

The thoughts of the people over at the Naturescapes.net forums think that unless somebody buys the Nik plugins back from Google, they are not going to last long. Google did not buy Nik for plugins, they bought it for Snapseed, plain and simple.



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4104
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Nicely Done Jeff. It definitely has a "rendered" feel to it.

Reconstructing some LR catalogs and overhauled this from 2009 outside Nellis...


-WOW- Nice one.



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4104
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
I've been up to my elbows in alligators that past couple of weeks getting ready for a last elk hunt with my oldest son before he leaves for med school. Unfortunately, the hunt got canceled when he came down with a serious case of the flu and had to be hospitalized. With some unexpected time to fill while I'm waiting for my son to repair, I've been rolling through one amazing page of MA2A images after an other.





To fill the void that would have been travel today, I've been working on the images for my upcoming Southwest Aviation Review article on the F-35B. Accordingly, I offer one last teaser photograph before my article comes out next week (keeping fingers crossed). Sometimes I like backlit images
DOUBLE WOW...Nice.


Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4104
Country: United States

Jay and Jeff...Incredible work here.



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