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Warbird at rest

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Warbird at rest
At an air show in Victorville last weekend, I found this beauty sitting on the tarmac, behind a fence with the sun behind it. Used PSE11 gradient mapping to convert to black and white.


Shutter Speed: 1/2000.00 F-stop: f/7.1
Focal Length: 75.00

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Wm Nosal
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    COOL Dale!


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10/14/2012 8:11:52 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks very much Wm.


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10/14/2012 9:05:13 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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So nice to find one by itself on the field. One of the problems I have at the Air Races is that there are so many jammed together in one place it is hard to get a simple shot like this unless they are in the air. I like the single figure on the left - gives a nice sense of scale and a good feel to the shot.

You might take the highlights down on the (picture right) stabilizer just a touch. Other than that it looks good to me.


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10/14/2012 9:22:46 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Mike. That is exactly the problem I had with this show. All the interesting planes were on the tarmac behind a fence and we couldn't get to them to enhance our comps. Just had enough room between planes to catch this one alone after cropping the others out.

Will tone that spot down. Good catch.


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10/14/2012 10:13:30 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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The BW gives this a very nostalgic feel and I like that. I think this is the kind of shot that would lend itself nicely to one of your antique edits as well. Might have to remove the guy though as he might look too modern. Maybe when you adjust things for Mike you could throw a stroke around it? :~)


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10/15/2012 5:31:34 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Yup, same problem here with airshows. And, the planes that you can get around have thousands of people crowded around them. Oh well, still fun to shoot.

Nice work on this, Dale!


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10/15/2012 5:49:11 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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this is a great shot, I love seeing the wing folded up, didn't know that about them. I think the B/W did give it a more nostalgic feel but it better than the original color.
I think this was a great shot for the challenge. makes me want to go visit our air force musuem its one of the largest in the US. we were one of five that was consider to have the last space shuttle.


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10/15/2012 7:49:30 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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What a beauty Dale, I love the presentation in B+W!!! <><


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10/15/2012 8:24:01 AM

 
Brandi K. Mills
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I really like this shot, especially in black and white. I do wish that man would've stepped out of the way. He's distracting for me.


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10/15/2012 8:59:11 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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  aged version with man removed
aged version with man removed
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thanks Aimee. I took your advice and tried aging it a bit.

Also took the man out for Brandi.

Thanks Jeff and Rita.

Nancy, you're so kind. thank you.


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10/15/2012 2:15:25 PM

 
Brandi K. Mills
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Much better :) And I really like the aged one. Looks like a postcard.


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10/15/2012 3:30:08 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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I just love the aged one for this! Thanks so much for working it up for me to see Dale! :~)


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10/15/2012 3:42:19 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Brandi and Aimee. I like doing this type image.


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10/15/2012 4:40:25 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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LOVE the BW and sepia toned images! Especially with the person removed. I like the geometrical feel to this. I am not sure if you are going to do anything with these, but if you print, the tip of the wing got clipped in the sepia pic when you added the border. I love what you did to these!!!


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10/15/2012 6:14:33 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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I like the black and white one but the sepia works really well with this one. I am not familiar with these kind of planes, so why do the wings bend up?


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10/15/2012 6:56:26 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Beth - they do that for transportation on a carrier.


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10/15/2012 7:49:32 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Beth, Jeff is right of course. And when I was in the Navy, we had this type plane on the USS Wasp where I served in the early 50's.

Noticed that Elaine and if I were to enter this in contest, I'd expand the top before adding a border to correct that. But just go lazy.


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10/15/2012 8:31:19 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Awesome shot and edits Dale! And congrats on your PofD the other day too!


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10/16/2012 6:35:51 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Deb, on both counts. I'm counting the days for my PA trip already. Can't wait!


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10/16/2012 8:36:58 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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When are you going to PA? And where??


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10/16/2012 9:16:08 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Going to visit Esther, and hopefully all the gang including you, Bean, Jodi, and Aimee. Probably about the last week of June. You have no where to hide! :o)


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10/16/2012 11:13:33 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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The last week of June is perfect! School is out then and we don't leave for Canada until the 29th I think.... yeah! Let us know for sure when you will be around! Bean and I would love to come hang with you guys for a day! Or, if you want to stop up in WNY, we could do a Niagara Falls trip, or whatever! You are always welcome to stay with us :)


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10/17/2012 5:38:57 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Deb. I had planned to try to get up to see Jerry, so a trip to your area certainly sounds like a neat option. Somehow, I'm beginning to think this trip will last more than a week. :o)


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10/17/2012 8:20:54 AM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Hey-can I come? I'd love to meet you all. If you don't mind me inviting myself, keep me in the loop of place and time:)


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10/17/2012 9:31:52 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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You betcha!


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10/17/2012 12:54:59 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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You will be pretty close to West Virginia so don't forget me!


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10/25/2012 12:36:47 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Let's have a party!


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10/25/2012 2:21:26 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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Sounds like a Great Plan!!


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10/25/2012 5:57:58 PM

 
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