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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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It's more likely a 'pseudo-HDR' from one raw frame: with moving objects you can't really do a full HDR because the subject(s) move during the time it takes to grab the multiple frames you need for true HDR. In LR or Adobe Camera Raw, those halos tend to appear when you push the sliders a little too hard.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Cool shot Jeff. I never ceased to be amazed by the jet team precision in formation. I cant wait to see them after last years break. I'll be at Kingsville NAS in Corpus next weekend for the Blue Angels - anybody else making it to that show?

Glenn



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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An Aerostar 601P crashed yesterday southeast of Denver. Looks like the pilot was buzzing something on the ground and lost control: over-banked, nose fell through the horizon, rolled back, pulled, got an accelerated stall, game over. Really glad the pilot was the only occupant and that he didn't take out anyone on the ground.

http://kdvr.com/2014/03/19/plane-crashes-burns-in-southeast-aurora/#ooid=V2ZDNhbDofEz8w9CQMyK1EGxdcIyFnYm



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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stevez wrote:
It's more likely a 'pseudo-HDR' from one raw frame: with moving objects you can't really do a full HDR because the subject(s) move during the time it takes to grab the multiple frames you need for true HDR. In LR or Adobe Camera Raw, those halos tend to appear when you push the sliders a little too hard.


Thanks all for the kind comments. Steve is absolutely correct, this is not true HDR processing. As Steve notes, it's just me being too aggressive with the sliders. I appreciate your question Kevin as it helps me understand what others are seeing compared to what I had envisioned and hoped to accomplish in post processing. In this case, I suspect the Clarity slider in LR is the primary culprit. I'll give it another go this evening and try to be a tad less violent with the sliders

I'll post the resulting effort for further comment. Thanks again



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Jeff... The only reason I saw it is because I have a positively horrendous monitor at work. I actually use it as a "proof" for my own work. It magnifies flaws like crazy.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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kwoodard wrote:
Jeff... The only reason I saw it is because I have a positively horrendous monitor at work. I actually use it as a "proof" for my own work. It magnifies flaws like crazy.


You may be the one who pointed it out, but you're not the only one who saw it.



Shaggy Wolf
Registered: Jan 20, 2011
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http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/325/language/en-CA/Lower-than-a-Snakes-Belly-in-a-Wagon-Rut.aspx

Not my pictures (obviously), but there's some neat ones in here from back when the planes were new



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

More from El Centro...



Notice anything odd about this pic? Like...aren't the pilots supposed to be LOOKING AT EACH OTHER!!!


Fat Albert a wee bit too big for the 500mm plus 1.4 TC!!


Love my 1Dx!


This poor gal had to watch all the shiny planes perform



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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One of my first air shows that I ever went to in Courtland, Alabama had just about everything you could imagine. From WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam and later. This show was around 1992.

This is a link to some information about the base.

http://flytwear.com/9a4-history.html



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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OK, version 2 for your review and comment.



Ryan Harris
Registered: Jun 02, 2013
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Jeff, personally, I like the look of the sky and smoke better in the first shot, but the second does not have the halo effect around the jets. Tough call...

Colin, do you have anymore shots of the Courtland show? Our A-26 should've been there in '92...black Korean scheme named "My Mary Lou". My dad has video from the show and there was more big iron there than you could imagine.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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I agree Ryan



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Ditto on Steve's thoughts, you just can't fix stupid!


http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/video-shows-low-flying-piper-aerostar-twin-just-crash?cmpid=enews032014&spPodID=030&spMailingID=20535231&spUserID=NTY3MzA4Nzg1OTgS1&spJobID=281097554&spReportId=MjgxMDk3NTU0S0



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Ryan, I think I have a shot or two of the A-26. I will look and post if I have them.
Courtland was an amazing show. I remember seeing most of these at the 1992 show and several others at the next two air shows. If I am not mistaken, each of these shows was a three day event and I believe that they where done for no more than three consecutive years. If anyone has more information, please post what you know.

P40 Warhawk
P47 Thunderbolt
P51 Mustang
F4 Corsair
F6F Hellcat
F8 Bearcat
Skyraider
T28A
T6 Texan
SNJ Texan
A-26 Invader
TBM Avenger
F-4 Phantom; Four aircraft doing a fly-by
F-14 Tomcat; One aircraft doing a fly-by
F-117 Nighthawk; One aircraft doing a fly-by
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-25 Mitchell
B-24 Liberator
B1 Bomber; One aircraft doing a fly-by
A-10 Thunderbolt
Harrier
Apache Helicopter
Various WW I aircraft
C-5 Galaxy; One aircraft doing a fly-by
Blue Angels
Canadian Snowbirds

and I am sure that there are some things that I have left off.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Jeff W. wrote:
OK, version 2 for your review and comment.


Version 2 for me!

[edit for TOPP: I'm headed back to NZ in a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd repost one of my favorites from Warbirds Over Wanaka 2012.]



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4060
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yipDog wrote:
Notice anything odd about this pic? Like...aren't the pilots supposed to be LOOKING AT EACH OTHER!!!


These guys are so good, THEY DON'T HAVE TO!

Beautiful set, yipDog...



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Ryan, is this the A26 you are talking about. This is the only shot I found.



Ryan Harris
Registered: Jun 02, 2013
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Yep, that is her. That was the first time she ever joined up with the B-17 and B-24. Rob Collings (who is now the director of the Foundation) was 16 at the time and came home on her. She had a documented 100 combat missions in Korea under those markings and name you see in the picture. Unfortunately, the next year a new pilot for us received get home-it us and proceeded to rotate on take-off with a visibly failing right engine. She tried to torque roll and ended up sliding on her belly for a considerable distance. The video is on YouTube.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18960
Country: United States

Wow! Interesting how it's open season on the American citizen, but looking into congress meets with an immediate investigation...."You can't make this stuff up!"

http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/reid-asks-sergeant-at-arms-to-probe-spying-warns-of-intelligence-community-run-amok/



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

Corsair from the files
Nooky Booky IV



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