Ya, so I forgot to tell you all. I went up flying with the Navy the other day and took this shot.... :-/ Not so much..
This merging of the images involved using Photoshop. However, to complete the image I then OPTed them to make the final image to make it Pop. Please see the comparison image below.
*** Please feel free to check out my OTHER AIRCRAFT PHOTO MERGE ***
For those of you who are interested,this is a compilation image of clearskyphotography and Wenspics OPT Processing As you can see the result is absolutely breathtaking. Rest assured that this is NOT an hdr image. Our magical technique creates results much like that of an HDR however, can be done with a single exposure, and eliminates the "halo" effect you most often find in hdr imagery. This technique is becoming well know as OPT. OPT is a combination of many programs EXCLUDING Photoshop. We hope to someday make OPT available to everyone through a software program, with a different name than OPT (over processed technique)
The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer's first jet fighter and the U.S. Navy's second. The Panther was the most widely used U.S. Navy jet fighter of the Korean War. It flew 78,000 sorties and was responsible for the first air kill by the US Navy in the war—the downing of a North Korean Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter. Total F9F production was 1,382, with several variants being shipped to Argentina for export.