Here we are “Getting Flashed” by a $150M Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor that breaks Mach 2 and looks like we stole it from the aliens from “Independence Day.”

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

 

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
350mm
f/6.3
1/5000s
720 ISO

 

Lightroomed

 

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  • Contrast, shadows, whites raised
  • Highlights, and blacks lowered

 

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  • Clarity and vibrance raised

 

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  • Cropped

 

Photoshopped

 

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Well the sky is horridly boring in this photo, so lets find a more interesting sky to compliment this state-of-the-art plane that is worth more then the city I live in…

 

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First I masked out the boring blue sky…

 

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Then I added in the sky from 2 years earlier…

 

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Then I made a basic vignette,

 

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Then blurred out that vignette…

 

 

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Then lowered the vignettes opacity to make it more subtle.

 

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This jet was super-top secret for a long time, and I am sure this photo would have got me locked up in Guantanamo at some point, but now they are so confident in its air superiority they will flash the payload bay at some weird middle-aged Canadian ginger while he eats french fries and listens to episodes of “TWIP” while applying liberal amounts of sunscreen.

 

 

More photos of this beast…

 

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