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by LN Strike Eagle
Sat 14 May 2022, 9:58 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: North Weald Diary 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 7820

Re: North Weald Diary 2022

Thanks for on the feedback on the Mustang shots. It's quite shiny and I find aircraft like that difficult to photograph, in most of my JPEG images the highlights along the fuselage are well blown. Was asked to lend a hand at Hangar 11 today as Pete had a shortage of ground crew to get the Russian Sp...
by LN Strike Eagle
Fri 13 May 2022, 4:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Forum dying?
Replies: 32
Views: 2558

Re: Forum dying?

I think what Andy has said pretty much sums it up. Also, after two years without an airshow I'm finding myself drifting away from them tbh; I barely pay any attention to what's being added to the lists and don't really have an urge to go back to one in a hurry. Spotting has been really good at scrat...
by LN Strike Eagle
Mon 09 May 2022, 9:57 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Goodyear Blimp
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Goodyear Blimp

Happened to see this on my drive home down the M2 tonight, looks like it's going to be around the south during May including at the BTCC at Brands at the weekend. https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/why-goodyear/blimp.html Anyone know where it sleeps each night? It used Damyns Hall a few years a...
by LN Strike Eagle
Fri 06 May 2022, 10:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 152116

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Tommy wrote:
Fri 06 May 2022, 10:11 am
*not sure of whether or not he actually can call an early one because of the fixed term parliaments act, although that didn’t stop May calling the 2017 one, so perhaps he can.
Repealed last month I think.
by LN Strike Eagle
Sat 30 Apr 2022, 8:11 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: North Weald Diary 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 7820

Re: North Weald Diary 2022

Hangar 11's Mustang went out to Wellesbourne today. Missed the departure but did catch Pete taxiing back to the hangar. Same stuff I've taken (and you've seen) a thousand times over now, but I wanted some shots of it in the bright sunlight to see how much of the detail can be recovered when I have R...
by LN Strike Eagle
Wed 20 Apr 2022, 7:36 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Knight Rider
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Knight Rider

The first Classic Motors GB meet of the year took place at North Weald on Easter Sunday and at short notice I'd arranged to meet with the owners of this local replica of KITT, the car from the Knight Rider TV series in the 80s, for a closer look. I was also hoping to get them to agree to a little ph...
by LN Strike Eagle
Wed 20 Apr 2022, 8:58 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Colour correction
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Colour correction

Thanks. I think the tinted windscreen is what’s making me think something is off in the images, it immediately looks better if I mask it and desaturate the cyan. Thanks for your help guys. I sent a selection of shots off to the owner yesterday and he seemed really happy, so I’ll bung a few in non-av...
by LN Strike Eagle
Tue 19 Apr 2022, 6:21 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Colour correction
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Colour correction

Is this the one from Frodsham. I've just been reading about it on the Manchester Evening News website. It looks very similar. No, I photographed this one at North Weald and it's local to this area. It's still a work in progress (taken the owner eight years to get to this point) with much of the int...
by LN Strike Eagle
Tue 19 Apr 2022, 5:28 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Colour correction
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Colour correction

I like that, thank you. I don't have the dehaze filter in CS6 but I'll try and boost the contrast, and I just noticed myself that I think it's the tint on the window that is throwing the images off to my eye. If I mask that and desaturate it I think it looks better.
by LN Strike Eagle
Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2:55 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Colour correction
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Colour correction

I'm pretty sure a polarising filter would have helped with those reflections but a) I don't own one and b) I've never really done this kind of thing before so it was all a bit of a learning curve. I've just got to make the best of what I have for the owner now.
by LN Strike Eagle
Tue 19 Apr 2022, 2:34 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Colour correction
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Colour correction

Thanks for the replies chaps, I forgot to post an image yesterday so here's one of my edits and a copy of the 'as shot' RAW image with no alterations. I still think it looks off, there's a weird colour cast to my eye (possibly from the hangar doors?) but I've tried the eyedropper trick, adjusting th...
by LN Strike Eagle
Mon 18 Apr 2022, 10:12 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Colour correction
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Colour correction

Any good tips for colour correcting an image in Photoshop? Did a shoot yesterday with a black car but the colours seem a little off and the exposure of a dark subject on light concrete means either the highlights or shadows get clipped, and in terms of colours things look off but I can’t quite put m...
by LN Strike Eagle
Thu 14 Apr 2022, 4:25 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: North Weald Diary 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 7820

Re: North Weald Diary 2022

lynothehammer wrote:
Thu 14 Apr 2022, 2:54 pm
Can anyone confirm which Dak is in one of the Weald Aviation hangars ? cheers in advance !
Should be the Aces High one, N147DC.
by LN Strike Eagle
Tue 12 Apr 2022, 8:41 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: North Weald Diary 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 7820

Re: North Weald Diary 2022

Very good mate, it's had a busy couple of days, seen and heard it passing nearby several times.
by LN Strike Eagle
Sun 10 Apr 2022, 9:59 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Seafire RNAS Yeovilton 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Seafire RNAS Yeovilton 2022

Excellent shots. It’s already booked for the first Shuttleworth show I think.

Do we know if Weald Aviation are going to be doing the maintenance on this like they did the Sea Fury?
by LN Strike Eagle
Sat 09 Apr 2022, 7:25 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: North Weald Diary 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 7820

Re: North Weald Diary 2022

A few from today. Peter took the Mustang out for lunch and Aero Legends were flying passengers again, although the Spitfire seemed to have a quiet day and was tucked away by mid-afternoon. There were a few jet movements from the JP3 and L-29 too, but I tend not to bother with those now as there's an...
by LN Strike Eagle
Fri 08 Apr 2022, 11:49 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 14th May - Evening of Espionage Show
Replies: 51
Views: 6479

Re: 14th May - Evening of Espionage Show

I knew they were always listed as drive-ins, but I’m not sure why? The drive-in format didn’t tempt me in the pandemic, it’s absolutely never going to as things get back to normal. Photography is one of the main reasons I attend and the chance of being stuck in row Z, without the freedom to take a v...
by LN Strike Eagle
Sun 03 Apr 2022, 12:27 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Special Seven Forty-Sevens
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Special Seven Forty-Sevens

st24 wrote:
Sun 03 Apr 2022, 11:11 am
Cheers Dan, it was pretty much dark but I'm happy with what I got.
I did yes but the Heathrow lighting is much better.
I've only photographed one E-4 but it was in clear blue skies and daylight. :innocent:

Whereabouts were you photographing AF1 at Mildenhall from?
by LN Strike Eagle
Sat 02 Apr 2022, 7:21 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Special Seven Forty-Sevens
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Special Seven Forty-Sevens

Good set in some tricky lighting. Mildenhall is a pretty incredible base really, it had some fantastic movements last week.

Did you get AF1 arriving to Mildenhall last year?
by LN Strike Eagle
Tue 29 Mar 2022, 4:51 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: A question about File Name Extensions
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: A question about File Name Extensions

Can anyone explain what are the benefits to saving images with the following extensions? .jpeg .jpg Same thing. JPG is just a carryover from the older windows format of three-letter files extensions. Saving files in JPG/JPEG format essentially causes damage to an image by compressing elements of it...
by LN Strike Eagle
Tue 29 Mar 2022, 9:52 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: North Weald Diary 2022
Replies: 31
Views: 7820

Re: North Weald Diary 2022

Without photos it’s hard to say but they have two other Army Lynx - XZ678 and XZ188

Look up ‘North Weald Heritage Aviation’ on Facebook and Instagram, they give good regular updates on their projects that might be able to help you tie up some loose ends.
by LN Strike Eagle
Sun 27 Mar 2022, 12:28 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: WC-135W Constant Phoenix
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

WC-135W Constant Phoenix

Caught the WC-135 on a test flight last week, which included about an hour of circuit bashing. Also got some shots I was reasonably happy with of a KC-10 and an RC-135 lining up to depart. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51962007762_fa912ad740_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5196300646...
by LN Strike Eagle
Sat 26 Mar 2022, 9:04 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 2022 dates announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6935

Re: Shuttleworth 2022 dates announced

Hmmm is the Lancaster just going to be a brief flypast then or a candidate for disappearing off the list? The BBMF list their first display as the 3rd June at Torbay... Assuming they have their PDA in time, a Lancaster 'flypast' at Shuttleworth is way better than a full display. Call my cynical tho...
by LN Strike Eagle
Sat 26 Mar 2022, 8:25 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Prestwick 26/03/22
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Prestwick 26/03/22

Both are very nice.

I'm always reminded of the C-141 when I see that March tailband - not really sure why that one stands out for me over any other though.
by LN Strike Eagle
Sat 26 Mar 2022, 8:14 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2022
Replies: 161
Views: 59550

Re: Duxford Diary 2022

ADSB seems to show it going back to Lydd.