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Flying Legends Duxford 2018

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Spent a quiet weekend at Duxford and I took a few snaps.  They were took over the two days of the air show and the weather was fantastic.  There are loads of photos and I mean loads.  The rest are on my Flickr page which there are at the moment in excess of 500+ photos and I am still working my way through more that I took.  Then I have the Battle of Britain Air Show to do.  I hope you like them.

 

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Lovely pics but a bit too arty for me. 

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I feel the same as above. They are super pictures including some well spotted detail shots, but to have all of them processed this way is a little over done. Is it HDR?

 

It would be interesting to hear how you did it though as it really works on some of the pictures

 

Andy

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On 10/15/2018 at 3:44 AM, Paul Bradley said:

What tool do you use to get that contrast effect?

 

21 hours ago, Red Dot said:

I feel the same as above. They are super pictures including some well spotted detail shots, but to have all of them processed this way is a little over done. Is it HDR?

 

It would be interesting to hear how you did it though as it really works on some of the pictures

 

Andy

The photos were taken on two very hot and bright days using a Nikon D7200 with a 150mm - 600mm lens and a monopod.  They were all took as RAW images and I used Photoshop's Nikon Camera RAW 10.5 plugin to edit them.  Each photo took about 1 to 2 mins editing if that as I haven't got too much time to play about with them.  I find RAW 10.5 good for the effect I am after.  I don't use any HDR software as I find it takes too long and there is too much messing about.  So I use RAW 10.5 as it comes with Photoshop I find it pretty good for what I want. 

 

The reason why some are sharp and some aren't is because I was taking the shots at a shutter speed of 1/320 sec to ensure that I got the prop blur.  The trouble was sometimes I got too much blur of not just the prop, plus it must be an age thing but I always forget to up the shutter speed when a jet is next on after say a prop.  To try to sharpen the image, I up the clarity slider in RAW 10.5 and drop the highlight slider a touch.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.  Also because it was so hot (in excess of 30 degrees) I was getting loads of heat haze which would give the auto focus and heart attack every now and then.  Something I have never had to deal with at Duxford.  Also carrying a heavy lens all weekend was a bit of a pain for my little arms.

 

On my flickr page there are just under 600 photo's of the weekend and I am still adding to them.  Some people like the effect and some don't, It a bit like marmite in a away, love it or hate it.

 

It was an excellent weekend and I have never drank so much water but just a touch too hot for me.  I hope this helps chaps and if I can help with anything else just let me know. 

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Thanks too. I feel your pain about carrying heavy kit around, but it's worth it in the end.

 

The RAW convertor doesn't add the 'effect' that you have though. It simply takes the RAW data from your mempry card file and converts it to a picture that you can then edit using the sliders on the software. You are adjusting colours, tints and contrasts in your own way during those couple of minutes (about a minute more than i do!!) to get the effect that you like.

 

For me it's a bit too much on all the pictures, but the important thing is that you like it. I still think they are great pictures, so please don't take this as a bad criticism.

 

cheers

Andy

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5 hours ago, Red Dot said:

Thanks too. I feel your pain about carrying heavy kit around, but it's worth it in the end.

 

The RAW convertor doesn't add the 'effect' that you have though. It simply takes the RAW data from your mempry card file and converts it to a picture that you can then edit using the sliders on the software. You are adjusting colours, tints and contrasts in your own way during those couple of minutes (about a minute more than i do!!) to get the effect that you like.

 

For me it's a bit too much on all the pictures, but the important thing is that you like it. I still think they are great pictures, so please don't take this as a bad criticism.

 

cheers

Andy

Hi Andy.  Thanks for your input.  RAW 10.5 lets you adjust colours, tints, etc before you convert the image.  Here is a screen grab.

 

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Once you have cropped, etc, you can click on the "save image" button that converts it to a jpeg or click on the "done" button to alter the RAW file.

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hi Ian,

 

That is basically exactly the same as the Raw convertor i use too. It is a typical 'Photoshop or Lightroom' page. How much you move the sliders gives you the effect you want.

 

Andy

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