Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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FlyingPhotog wrote:
It's the little things with me and I just love the paperclip rust stain on the Mustang Brian!

Thanks, it's from an addon called Retrographer.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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The last two pages just blow. me. away. Well done, all!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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For those who may not totally have a handle on the Color Filters Vs Black and White thing, here are some examples using only a B&W layer in Photoshop.

As Shot In Color


Blue Filter (Note the stripes get darker but the sky gets lighter)


Red Filter (note the sky gets darker but the stripes get lighter)


Blue Filter with Red pulled all the way down (Note black stripes but white sky)


Red Filter with Blue pulled all the way down (Note rich black sky but flat stripes)


Now, when you step into the world of software like Nik Silver Effex, you get finer control over which colors you affect and to what degree while doing a B&W conversion. For a shot like this where there are bold primary colors, some layers would be very handy in order to massage the Blue sky and Red stripes as individual elements.

Oh, and then there are those Yellow stripes too...



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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...and the home of the brave.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Thanks Mark and Gerard for the advice I think im going to look for a new one i have a almost brand new 400 f/5.6 that i would like to trade in so maybe the cost won't be that high but i have to take it in for a review and advice stay tuned for more news.



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

Jay,

The whole series has been great (as usual ) This has got to be the best photo of the B2 that I have ever seen. The stealthy paint scheme usually makes these guys flat and featureless. You really brought out the detail here.


FlyingPhotog wrote:
Espíritu de Oro
(Golden Spirit)




JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Good Morning from FL330. Dismal. drizzling and 32, but, as usual The Creator's view is a better one...........



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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This assignment worked out well because there's a pristine TF a couple of hours from the location, and it just hit the market. Hoping to give it a once over in person.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Jay, I think you just gave me an idea that will eliminate dust cloning forever.............. I just need to get my clients to fall in love with "vintage".



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
Total Posts: 148
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Jay, I think you just gave me an idea that will eliminate dust cloning forever.............. I just need to get my clients to fall in love with "vintage".


The "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" philosophy! Think all of us with 1Dx's should start sending pics to Canon with extra dust spots! ha ha!



XHawkeye
Registered: Dec 27, 2002
Total Posts: 292
Country: United States

The OV-10 pictures reminded me of a very good book (wish I can remember the name, couldn't find it on Amazon) by a OV-10 pilot. Used a grease pencil to write, on the windshield, the pertinent info (flight numbers/call signs, fuel load, ordnance & etc) because once the shooting started there was no time to look anywhere but out the window.

The stress of putting the smoke in the proper location when you can't see the location of the unit being overrun. The colonel (in the command ship) was yelling to drop the smoke here, while the solider was yelling drop it in a completely different location and while the F4s are down to a bomb each and 2 minutes of fuel.

Long story short, nothing like being the middle man.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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I saw Randy painted the Mig. I wonder if he had any body work done?







Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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I saw Moose Peterson using this in a video this morning for cleaning the camera's sensor.


http://photographylife.com/product/sensor-gel-stick



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

Ray I thought i saw that he did some structural work do you have FB?
yes you have silly me

Look here and scroll true the photo's

https://www.facebook.com/randywball?fref=ts



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Country: United States

I just began following his page after the painting began. Looks like 1613 was getting some mechanical repair before paint. I was flipping through old photos and that photo pass caught my attention.

Along the same lines, many years ago I visited the Smithsonian Gerber facility and got the 'behind the scenes' tour with a very nice docent. He told us that the Smithsonian Air & Space was moving from restoration to repairing. This meant, since the aircraft were not flyable, they were repairing obvious damage. He showed where they were leaving stained and worn fabric, but were repairing missing/damaged fabric. They wanted to maintain the aircraft structure and comports to as original as possible. Thus, if a wing was crashed, they repaired the missing/damaged section, but did not repaint the entire aircraft it to make it look better. I thought that was a good standard for a museum.

Ugh! Edit for TOPP:






Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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OK, you guys are being tortured because we are having cold dreary days here on the farm. I am looking at photos I passed up, so I am reviewing and reprocessing some for practice. I have been doing Black and White for the first time digitally, film was easier, so let me know what you think as far as the processing. I only have LR & PS, no NIK.

A loud Stearman from Breakaway Park:






Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Jay, have you seen this for Photoshop. Kinda wondering what you think about it even though with all of those buttons, it may take a while to figure out where everything is. I do believe that buttons are grouped according to function, so that might simplify finding a specific key.


http://petapixel.com/2014/02/09/shortcut-s-intense-319-key-keyboard-designed-specifically-photoshop/



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
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Beautiful shots Eddie !



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Colin Giersberg wrote:
Jay, have you seen this for Photoshop. Kinda wondering what you think about it even though with all of those buttons, it may take a while to figure out where everything is. I do believe that buttons are grouped according to function, so that might simplify finding a specific key.


http://petapixel.com/2014/02/09/shortcut-s-intense-319-key-keyboard-designed-specifically-photoshop/


Haven't seen a dedicated super keyboard like that before for photoshop, but I have seen specialty keyboards for certain video editing software like Premiere, Avid and Final Cut.

Kind of genius-like really...



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2913
Country: United States

Thanks Bill!



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