Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
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Trying something different...tell me if it sucks!





MrPlastic
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
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Here's one for the Cloud Appreciation Society. Can you see the wizard?



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Nice cloud :-)

Here's one of Bob Mills' Rocket Six, taken from the back seat of Dave Adams' Long Ez. Bob and Dave were practicing formation for the Missing Man tribute after the race, for our departed racers. More on that later...

I do not recommend a Long Ez as a camera ship... fun to fly in, but the cockpit is extremely snug! I used my Olympus since the Canon would have been a monster lump in there. I was surprised by how laid back the seating position is in there; you'd need a lumbar cushion for a long flight, it's a good 45 degree slope. We did some rolls and high-G turns though which was cool :-)



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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yipDog wrote:
Trying something different...tell me if it sucks!



Really like the first one, just too bad the canopy is so scratched.



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
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Tim Adams wrote:
yipDog wrote:
Trying something different...tell me if it sucks!



Really like the first one, just too bad the canopy is so scratched.


Thanks! yeah...and really no way to fix it. Would be pretty funny to request the pilot get a new $12,000 canopy for a photo shoot! HaHa! But this wasn't for an official shoot so no biggie!



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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20 seconds with The Rebel.



Tim Adams
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And a little BW flavor also.



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
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I like the color Tim!



Tim Adams
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Stunning DC-3 from Reno.



XHawkeye
Registered: Dec 27, 2002
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Photo of a low B-17 flyover at this link: http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1014508&postcount=194



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
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XHawkeye wrote:
Photo of a low B-17 flyover at this link: http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1014508&postcount=194


That's how we roll in Texas....

Lynn



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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XHawkeye wrote:
Photo of a low B-17 flyover at this link: http://corner-carvers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1014508&postcount=194


Except that it's this B-17 which resides in Arizona...



You're Welcome...



Ryan Harris
Registered: Jun 02, 2013
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Three more fresh edits. I'd really like some thoughts on my editing (especially the Mustang shot here). I'm always trying to learn, and lurking on here for a few months has already taught me loads of information, so a little more can never hurt.



















yipDog
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FlyingPhotog
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Words can't begin to convey the proper amount of gratitude, but...



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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I do believe that low B-17 shot is a production photo from the "Don't Mess with Texas" advert from a few years ago.



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
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Nice Jay,
How are you removing your back grounds, layers, masks ?
My edges never look to sharp and straight but yours look really good.



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
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A big thank you to all who currently serve and those who have served in the past.

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE



I recently had the privilege of documenting an Honor Flight of WWII Veterans to Washington D.C.
This was the 11th flight put together by the Northeast Indiana Chapter. www.hfnei.org/

The Veterans from this flight are featured in this group photo taken at the WWII Memorial.


Salute To Veterans 2013 by mrkyle229, on Flickr


Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Inspired by Jay Beckman

Thanks to all who keep us free!







FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Bill Gass wrote:
Nice Jay,
How are you removing your back grounds, layers, masks ?
My edges never look to sharp and straight but yours look really good.


The original is over blue sky...


...so that's fairly easy to select with the wand or color range selection tools. Don't forget to catch a bit of the area inside of a canopy where you should be able to see through to the background. Nothing kills a project like this faster than panels of pure white in a canopy where you should see blue sky (or in this case, flag) through the canopy.

"Refine Edge" helps clean up around the aircraft and inside of canopies.
"Invert Selection" flips the selection from sky to aircraft.
"CTL + J" copies and promotes the selected aircraft to their own layer
Open your background (US Flag) as a new file
"CTL A" selects the entire image
"CTL C" copies the entire image
Go back to your working image and select the layer just BELOW the aircraft
"CTL V" pastes the US Flag in as a new layer UNDER the aircaft
Try different BLEND MODES and OPACITY levels until the balance feels right. I generally like "OVERLAY" or "SOFT LIGHT" in order to hold the transparency of canopies and spinning props.



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