Today we catch a stunning display of aeronautics as a plane is caught “Buzzing The Tower” Top-Gun style…
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Sigma 150-600 C
- Raised contrast, shadows and whites
- Lowered highlights and blacks
- Raised clarity, vibrance and saturation.
- HSL adjustments for the yellow
- Raised sharpening with masking
Well that’s an awesome plane, and I caught a good shot, if you excuse the noise.
We have to do something about that background.
I found this throw away shot of Chicago for the background…
But the clouds sucked, so I thought Id use these since I am no longer dealing with reality…
So I masked that sky into Chicago with the plane and added a bit of con-trail blur.
And why not add a vignette to help focus the eye on that amazing jet?
Well I forgot to address the noise, but better late then never.
I used my 400 ISO preset, as 800 ISO made it a bit muddy.
This is a completely disingenuous photo, as after 9/11 no pilot would come the close to a big city, as they’d probably get a missile up the butt…
Even Maverick and Iceman wouldn’t get away with it, they’d end up reuniting with Goose!