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    WWII Airbirds

    Local airshow over the weekend. 187 images whittled down to 53, then a handful of good ones... Continuing to work on PP with Aperture. C&C appreciated. All with 5D3 & 70-300 L

    1. Found PP for the sky a bit challenging. Wasn't getting as blue as I liked... a little dodging on the reds.
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    P-40 Warhawk 1 by MikePhoto63, on Flickr

    2. Tried a HDR preset and attempted to tone it down.
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    B-25J Mitchell "Panchito" 1 by MikePhoto63, on Flickr

    3. This one probably came out the best of them all
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    B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady"-3 by MikePhoto63, on Flickr

    4. This was HUGE! Had to reduce zoom to get it in!
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    B-29 Superfortress "FIFI" 4 by MikePhoto63, on Flickr

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    Wow Mike nice shots! I couldn't see the sky for the planes, awesome! My favorite is all four of them. Thanks for the show! They really keep those planes in beautiful shape.

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    A stunning set, Mike! Thank you for sharing them with us.

    If you wanted a more authentic look, you could clone out the taxiway lights in the first and find a way to remove the modern aircraft from the scene in the second. These are some of the clearest WWII aircraft I have seen!

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    Excellent work, Mike. Crystal clear images, hit the focus spot-on, perfectly sharpened and you've nailed the exposure beautifully. And, just for good measure, you have created well-composed, artistic images.

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    Ah! Now that the server issues are fixed I can reply! Thank you all for your comments. Im sure seeing improvement over time and its finally kicking in somewhat. Starting to see more of the "Ahh, now I get it!" moments from all the info shared on this and other sites.

    Thanks again for all the feedback here

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    Re: WWII Airbirds

    In addition to all of the above, you used a really great shutter speed to achieve just the right amount of motion in the propellers.

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