Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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"Flaming Golden Shadow Chaser"



USM IS
Registered: Apr 12, 2010
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WOW! O golden light master.

Mike



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Here is the P-51's break during our A2A with it and the FW-190, at Madras. If I'd known a few seconds earlier that the break was coming, I'd have changed settings to 1/200sec instead of 1/50sec.

Question: which crop do you favor, and why?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
Here's one for the "collective"

Wonderful Opportunity and Dynamite Subjects and despite not quite being able to get the exact formation we wanted, I managed to get all four planes in the frame and reasonably sharp.

But...

Something feels off and I can't nail it down. SO, feel free to tell me why this doesn't feel right?

This was built from two "Smart Object" frames in Photoshop which allowed me to have separate handles on the background and the airframes (essentially, you get raw converter controls for each layer.)
Dropped a mask over the top of the planes (so nothing would show) and then went in and "painted" just the planes in through the mask. Flattened the resulting image and did a High Pass Sharpen layer.
Warmed the resulting .psd file a little once it was back in LR and also put a diagonal gradient of -.50 from upper left toward lower right to reign in the sunset just a little bit more.

Have At It...



Jay, maybe you tried too hard to pull the airplanes out of the background, and would have been better off just going with a silhouette look?



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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A Loose Amalgamation...



FlyingPhotog
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I'd go with #2 Zim .. The "dutch tilt" adds a certain je ne sais what..



FlyingPhotog
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Above It All...



Glenn Watson
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I like the tilted horizon shot better too big Steve for what thats worth. Seems slightly tighter and adds a littlle drama.

Were they cycling the gear for photos or some other reason?

Glenn



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Father And Son Moment...
Ryan Pemberton in the Speedmail and his Dad Addison in the Boeing...



FlyingPhotog
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Glenn Watson wrote:
I like the tilted horizon shot better too big Steve for what thats worth. Seems slightly tighter and adds a littlle drama.

Were they cycling the gear for photos or some other reason?

Glenn



"Shoot Down" Scenario...



FlyingPhotog
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The direction we DIDN'T go to shoot the Laird...



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
Father And Son Moment...
Ryan Pemberton in the Speedmail and his Dad Addison in the Boeing...

Hey Jay - If I've missed it I apologize, but did you get any tight shots of the B40? The more I look at the lines of that airplane, the more it grows on me. That drawn-out fuselage, with the pilot placed more towards the tail, reminds me of the GeeBee configuration in a very weird sort of way. Obviously such a comparison would be stretch (pun intended), but there is a unique balance to this design that I find most interesting. I guess I'm making a photo post request. Thanks



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
Above It All...

^^^^^ BOOM ^^^^^



USM IS
Registered: Apr 12, 2010
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
A Loose Amalgamation...


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Jeff W. wrote:
FlyingPhotog wrote:
Above It All...

^^^^^ BOOM ^^^^^


+1 agreed.

Mike



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Jeff, I don't think I have any "in your face" looks at the 40 in flight as it was tail-end-Charlie for the four ship. I'll double check though...

Thanks for the Boom!



FlyingPhotog
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This Laird could become an obsession...




FlyingPhotog
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Vintage Laird



FlyingPhotog
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For Jeff... Best I got is a taxiing shot.



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
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futurshox wrote:
Jan-Arie wrote:
I still have to find the time to start using LR tried it a couple of time but don't get it...


I can run you through it in October if you like.



Ar, here we are at top again... My name ain't Zim, but that doesn't stop me shooting through airliner windows....
These were somewhere between Portland and San Diego.


Dear Lady Jo, please feel free to do as many window shots as you see fit. I like all three, and especially #1 I guess it's the portrait orientation that puts the cherry on top.

OK more blue it is then.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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nickjohnson wrote:

Dear Lady Jo, please feel free to do as many window shots as you see fit. I like all three, and especially #1 I guess it's the portrait orientation that puts the cherry on top.


Since you ask so nicely
Here's some things in the desert...



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