Re: Duxford weekend in B&W [Updated with colour shots!]

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FlatEric999
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Re: Duxford weekend in B&W [Updated with colour shots!]

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As others have already commented, the lighting for most of the weekend was 'challenging', so I thought I'd try processing a few of mine in B&W (and in the case of the Great War Team, sepia with crud!).

Hope you like them :)

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Target rich environment
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MiG
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Fly Navy
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Blenheim
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Buchon
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Yaks
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Lanc
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Hurricanes
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The Great War
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Not overly struck on the B&W pics, but the GWDT editing looks great! :up:

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Agreed, the B&W ones seems a little over done to me, but the WW1 ones look like they could have come from, oh I don't know, WW1! Super editing :up:
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Is the "crud" done with overlays (yours or commercial)?

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Thanks for the feedback and comments guys.

sdad - I used Lightroom for basic processing, but the retro / "crud" editing was done using the Nik plugin, Analog Efex Pro 2. Google made the whole Nik plugin collection FREE sometime ago - they're very good and at a price you can't ignore :)

Within Analog Efex you can select various vintage / classic camera styles to apply, as well as numerous individual effects (film type, bokeh, scratches etc..). Well worth a play.

Here's a few more WW1 / GWT edits.

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I think you should show them to the Team.

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Hi sdad, based on the feedback from you and others, I sent the GWT an email this afternoon with a link to this thread and offering to share my 'cruddy' photos with them :lol: . Not heard back as yet.

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Based on the 2nd shot of the first batch I would heartily recommend a sensor clean! :wink:
Beholder & beauty spring to mind! Marmite also. Good to be different, but sdadly for me deffo' not my cup of coffee!

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Hearty Congratulations - both on the idea and its execution.

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I like these, something a bit different from the norm. The Lancaster shots especially are great.

The Great War ones are superbly done.

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Re: Duxford weekend in B&W [Updated with colour shots!]

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Hi Stagger2, I’m surprised it took this long for a ‘sensor dust’ joke. You’ve sussed me out – no fancy software editing, these are ‘straight-out-of-the-camera’ images…. :lol:

9arrow and Spiny Norman – thanks for your feedback, glad you like them :up:

Given the ‘Marmite-like’ qualities of what I’ve posted so far, hopefully I’ll be on safer ground with this lot.

Cheers

PS/. Had a response from the Great War Display Team – they’d like some hi-res copies, especially of the shots containing ‘Archie’, for possible use in their promotional literature. Thanks for the suggestion sdad!
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Catalina and Wildcat
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Spitfires
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MiG 15
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Blenheim
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Yaks
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P40
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Swarm of Moths
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Synchro pair
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BoB Memorial Flight
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Parachutists
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Vampires
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Wildcat
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Bearcat
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Seafire and Corsair
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Buchon
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Hawker Fury and Nimrod
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..more Hawker Furys (of a different sort)
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Tiger themed hangar walk ..
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Fly Navy
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Thanks for looking :)

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<Thanks for the suggestion sdad>
I trust you will forward my commission from your fee.

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Crikey, the Lanc's wings look crinkly there!

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