This picture shows the North American P51 Mustang which was developed towards the end of WWII. There was an airshow at our local airport and we were fortunate to see three or four of these great planes.
I am still experimenting with HDR and am realizing how to use it and how to fix the problems. In this case HDR worked well because of the light reflections from the aircraft. The problem was the unnatural light in the blue sky so the sky had to be removed and redone in a more natural way. The other difficulty was the people who were in some of the five shots taken to make up the image. These people had to be removed using the clone tool. Photomatrix was used with it’s tone control to get the correct lighting. This picture is much more “alive” than the non-HDR images and shows the reflections of light in a much more dynamic way than a normal photograph.
This RP photo was color corrected to diminish some of the blue tint created by the HDR. I agreed witht he comment from Andreas.
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mcenteesalas (1618) 2007-11-24 7:41
Hi Roger, beautiful shot of this Mustang, well done, I really enjoyed admiring it, good composition, position of view and exposure, simply brilliant, well done, thanks for sharing it with us and keep them coming, regards, Salas
humayun (2913) 2007-11-24 7:42
wel and good picture.............
emjleclercq (15778) 2007-11-25 1:22
The blue tint is one of the interests of the image, in my humble opinion, since it makes the shining effect of the polished metal surface more original. But the picture is also very interesitng since it displays perfectly the role of light and shadows to provide a 3D effect: the nearly white color on the landing gear and the sides of the propeller is perfect on that matter.
All the best,
tabora (0) 2007-11-27 1:32
Très brillante,j'ai chercher après toi dans cet avion miroir mais je ne t'ai pas trouvé.
shabsslg (199) 2007-11-28 7:44
Excellant colors. Both steel gray & blue. preety imressive one!
JoeyNO (354) 2008-01-04 10:40
Hi Roger. You have lots of great pictures, but since the Mustang are one of my great favorites I just had to place a comment on this one, a great shot of this silver warbird. Crystal sharp and great angle. I have a few P-51 myself at treklens.. check out if you like.
- Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) (1556)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-11
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Leica D-LUX 3, Olympus 50mm F2
- Exposure: f/4.5
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-24 7:39