Bombs Away

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    Underside of a B-1 bomber at Kingsville Naval Air Station. This is the most challenging HDR image I've ever processed. Processing info here:

    I debated on how to handle the sky above the left landing gear. It's filled with smoke from a performance which frankly makes it look like lousy processing...thought about cloning that out altogether but decided to stick with the smoke.

    –tradewinds•>, TXphotoblog, atmtx, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. TXphotoblog 81 months ago | reply

      Wow, fantastic shot! Great job on the HDR, and nice angle on the airplane.

      How'd you like the airshow?

    2. Freedom of 76 81 months ago | reply

      great composition and...landing gear :)

    3. DaveWilsonPhotography 81 months ago | reply

      Nice processing job! I'm envious of your air show visit. I've not been to one in years. Must try to find something local to visit this summer.

    4. Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits 81 months ago | reply

      nice one Mike, came out great

    5. van.sutherland 81 months ago | reply

      Wow, great shot! I can imagine how difficult the processing was. Really nice job!

    6. Cool HDR (Chris Pokorny) 81 months ago | reply

      I'm sure with only three or five shots you probably had to deal with halos everywhere... But well done and I don't mind the smoke - give context to the airshow but after reading the blog I know exactly what you are talking about with cloning in background stuff when people move. I too wouldn't have known it was handheld.

    7. atmtx 81 months ago | reply

      This is such an awesome shot. The POV and angle are great and very dramatic. The smoke looks fine. The detail in the bomber keeps me locked into the center of the frame anyway!

    8. @rup 81 months ago | reply

      very nice.. got to know from Trey's twitter... very well done

    9. 6th City 81 months ago | reply

      Very nice picture. Its cool how you can see the detail on the bottom of the plane. I have masked out parts of a moving flag before but I never tried a bunch of people. I can imagine it took some time.

    10. Michael Tuuk 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone. I had fun working on this one.

    11. 81 months ago | reply

      Michael... Awesome...I read your blog and it sounds like you spent a lot of time and effort on this's very well finished. Keep up the good work...I'll be looking out for the next masterpiece! ;)

    12. jaymetravel 81 months ago | reply

      Wow, that thing is huge! Nice job on the processing.

    13. Rob Hanson Photography 81 months ago | reply

      This is great, and well worth the effort you put into the masking. In my opinion, the smoke over the left wheel is not an issue. You're at an air show, so those things are to be expected. Perfectly natural.

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    14. Randall Joel Der [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      WOW freaking insane and one of my favorite hdr images i have ever seen thank you for proof positive hdr rawks
      You Have an Award


    15. Tattoo Al 81 months ago | reply

      You did a superb job with this !

    16. ~*Elizabeth*~ 81 months ago | reply

      Cool perspective.

    17. Till Matthis Maessen 81 months ago | reply

      Really great. This is an example of a scene where HDR really makes sense and makes it better!

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