Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18829
Country: United States

Sent Fred a pm this morning to see if we could get the "s" dropped from our name, he already did it! What a guy!



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3757
Country: United States

Hi Mark:

Nice shot - looks like a challenging enviroment. Is the ice black or is that some setup for the photo?

Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18829
Country: United States

Those are beautiful airframes Mr. McGrath! And beautifully captured as well. Yes, the wifi eats batteries like crazy.



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 3111
Country: United States

Wow, thanks guys. It's actually Photoshopped.

This is the original team photo


Background was shot separately from the side


I cut out the girls from the first photo, added it over a crop of the background shot. Added the black floor, created the reflection using a separate layer of the cutout and the Edit-Transform-Flip Vertical command. Gradient tool to adjust the reflection (which isn't perfect because the coach on the right is sticking out), added the logo and adjusted the perspective to make it look like it was painted on the floor.

I wish I could say I knew enough Photoshop to come up with this by myself, but it's all based on a tutorial by Paul Alesse over on the Sports Forum. I think I have it as a pdf if anyone wants it.

Mark



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1958
Country: Canada

The only thing that might be worth trying is that for the little bit of ice remaining you might be better of to just make all the ice black. I wouldn't have noticed the coach if you hadn't said anything, but you might be able to grab the reflection of him and drag it up a bit to make it fit.



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 3111
Country: United States

Thanks, I'll give it a try. That's an all-black layer filled black with the paint bucket tool. The tutorial was for a curtain background, where the linear divider between the background and the black foreground made more sense.

I thought about messing with the coach's reflection, but I don't think I can do it without making it look worse.

Mark



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2392
Country: United States

Tim Adams wrote:
2012 in review,
http://www.timadamsphotography.com/tim_adams_motorsports_and_avia239.htm


Great stuff Tim. The music and images were a delightful combination. If you ever get Arizona way, please don't hesitate to give me a call, I'd be happy serve as your assistance and would be honored to shoot with you



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Tim Adams wrote:
2012 in review,
http://www.timadamsphotography.com/tim_adams_motorsports_and_avia239.htm


Awsome stuff Tim,...great images,...Wings n Wheels.....n miss Falken......



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

Seeing as we all share a common interest, I need a little help., I cant find this stuff in Australia.

Im searching for some Carbon Fibre tubing, it must be 2" to 2 1/4" OD & 5' to 6 ' long, it can have v=between 3 & 4mm wall thickness.
I need 18' (in three sections) or 20' in Four sections.

Does anyone know of a supplier to get hold of some of this , ...without costing the earth....
Jim , theres Violet Crumble bars in for you......

Al



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

MMcGrath wrote:
Another 777-300.


I'm skeptical: looks like the same bird with a new Photoshopped livery, to me

You're right, though: for an aluminum tube, it's a good looking airframe...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4056
Country: United States

Did anyone else notice the EXIF data on J-A's shot of the Emirates A380? Focal length is 560mm, but he's so good, he just leaves the shutter speed at 1/100, even for jets!



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States

msalvetti wrote:
futurshox wrote:

Two things come to mind watching these carrier activities.
1) How do they get enough takeoff speed with that bloody great airbrake hanging upside the fuselage?
2) Much as I admire the technological achievements of all this, does anyone else find that landing on a carrier while hovering seems a little like cheating?!


I did a little digging - the F-35B carrier landings are on an amphibious assault ship the Marines use (the video was taken on the USS Wasp). Just like the Harriers.

There's also an F-35C carrier variant with no vertical takeoff and landing capability. It will be launched and recovered like the F-18's are now. Although Googling around it looks like they've been having trouble catching arrestor cables with the tail hook. Apparently the hook might be too close the the landing gear.






Lockheed is working on a fix: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_09_19_2012_p0-497526.xml

Mark




+1 Thanks for clearing this up !


cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States

msalvetti wrote:
Wow, thanks guys. It's actually Photoshopped.

This is the original team photo


Background was shot separately from the side


I cut out the girls from the first photo, added it over a crop of the background shot. Added the black floor, created the reflection using a separate layer of the cutout and the Edit-Transform-Flip Vertical command. Gradient tool to adjust the reflection (which isn't perfect because the coach on the right is sticking out), added the logo and adjusted the perspective to make it look like it was painted on the floor.

I wish I could say I knew enough Photoshop to come up with this by myself, but it's all based on a tutorial by Paul Alesse over on the Sports Forum. I think I have it as a pdf if anyone wants it.

Mark


Really turned out great Mark ! It went right over my head that this was PS.. It just looks wonderful - They have to be very happy with this team photograph !

Capt. in the center, I'll remember that



J Mosher
Registered: Dec 26, 2007
Total Posts: 174
Country: United States

An interesting read on the F-35.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2136312-1,00.html

Only 12+ years in development so far....

JM



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

Good read indeed, the bankrupting ourselves in the name of military spending sorta sounds like how we won the cold war, only now we are doing it to ourselves. That said I hope the 35's come online sooner rather than later.

Edit TOPP:



KJindaUK
Registered: Sep 20, 2004
Total Posts: 645
Country: United Kingdom

Jeff W. wrote:
KJindaUK wrote:
HQs looking sweet Jim!

Anyone heading to the MCAS Yuma Air Show next month. if it happens obviously!

Kev


Hey Kev - I'm shooting a 10K race for the PAO at NAF El Centro on the 9th, so the actual air show at Yuma is out for me. That being said, I am planning on spending part of Friday shooting air show arrivals and practice at Yuma; then off to NAFEC. If the Yuma air show actually happens, I'd be happy to meet you and shoot said arrivals/practice - send me a PM if interested and we can coordinate further.


Hey Jeff, yes I heard about the 10k run/walk at EC, hope you have a good time. I'm not sure when I'll get into Yuma as I'm driving down from Vegas on the Friday but if it's early enough to catch some arrivals I'll let you know. Will swap cell numbers via pm.

Cheers,
Kev




MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2602
Country: United Kingdom

One of the home teams 777-200's departing LHR.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

You sure have a treasure trove of Phantoms Jay Phabulous!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Hope to garner some more next month if they even hold the Heritage Flight Conference...

Who Said Bacon?



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