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#1 Roderick

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:36 PM

1/500th, f8, ISO 180, 600mm.

Cropped and a bit of layer blending to bring up the sky.

A whole gaggle of "old timey" planes were over my house today.

I managed to screw up photographing most of them including a brace of Spitfires...

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:43 AM

Wonderful old aircraft in what looks like difficult lighting conditions the sort of pic that would take me too much time to consider what the best settings to use might be before it would be gone.. Thanks for posting Rod



#3 David Pavlich

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:04 AM

Talk about a tough ole' bird?!  Just a great airplane.  Nice catch.

 

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:13 AM

Great shot Rod. There is a quality to it that looks like an old photograph and the clouds add.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:52 PM

Thanks fellas :)

John, The final result was a complete fluke - I masked out the plane and applied a curves layer to the sky, pulling the line down below the default by quite a bit.  Theluck 'o the Oorish ?

Yep, Geedee the sky was very bright and the sun quite close to the aircraft.  I was surprised and happy to find a bit on detail in the RAW file

David, I googled it and the aircraft is "Miss Pick Up" see the link.

https://www.catalina.org.uk/



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:41 AM

Really cool!  Thanks for the link.

 

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:43 AM

Rod
Thanks for getting this shot and posting. I love flying boats. I wonder if there are any Pan Am Clippers still airworthy.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:30 AM

Absolutely agree, Mark.

There's something about those big boats that makes my heart pump.

Coincidentally, One of the managers we had a few years back had the name  Pat Kelly Rogers and his father used to fly the  Atlantic clippers out of Foynes in Co. Limerick on the river Shannon estuary in South West Ireland.






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