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The not-so Red Arrows

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by J4kerobbo, May 19, 2017.

  1. J4kerobbo

    J4kerobbo Member

    I took this on a cloudy day in early training season. The image splits opinion when I've shown people as it's obviously fairly heavily edited but I think it shows a side of the Red Arrows that goes against the familiar "blue sky, red plane, white smoke" that we all know so well.

    Cheers

    Robbo

    [​IMG]_DSC3461-01 by Jake Robinson, on Flickr
     
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  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Interesting shapes but as you say a bit OTT with the processing. What did it look like before you started work on it?
     
  3. J4kerobbo

    J4kerobbo Member

    Like this.

    [​IMG]_DSC3461 by Jake Robinson, on Flickr
     
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That should come up nicely! I'd knock out the vignetting then crop it then up the exposure / set the white&black point, and play with the contrast settings like you did before but more gently. You don't need the black sky.
     
  5. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Pete,

    Disagree! I really like the black sky. And the crop.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  6. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Me too!
     
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I do like the drama of the original edit, but maybe there are alternatives, eg:

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    BTW there is some serious dust to be removed. I'd get the Hoover on that sensor.
     
  8. J4kerobbo

    J4kerobbo Member

    Thanks Mike. New camera arrives in a week. This is on my D200 which will be my reserve. I was handed it down from my dad but I can safely say he never cleaned it.

    I like your edit a lot! I think I was trying a bit hard to create a different image.
     
  9. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Love the original edit, but that noise has got to go!

    fff.jpg
     
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  10. J4kerobbo

    J4kerobbo Member

    Love it. Thanks
     
  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yep, like that.
     

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