Here we find “One Hot Ass” as a CF-18 Hornet taxis away for take off to display a skill set of air supremacy.

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Sigma 150-60mm C
f/7.1
1/5000s
600mm
2500 ISO

Lightroomed

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  • Raised exposure, shadows, whites, clarity, vibrance and saturation
  • Lowered highlights and blacks
  • Medium contrast tone curve
  • Lens corrections

Photoshopped

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I didn’t like that the heat distortion was only on one side of the plane, but since the plane was 90 degrees from the focal plane, I thought Id just copy one side of the plane to the other….

 

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Then I warped the fake side to more fit where the real side was, then fixed the barrier between the two sides with masking.

 

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Then I used the healing brush to make some changes to each side, to make them look less fake.

 

Final Thoughts

I didn’t do a very good job on this photo, but the heat distortion can hide any weirdness I created here.
This photo ended up looking likeĀ  a painting, its so strange that it looks like I may have just used a filter on a parked plane. Too bad the afterburners weren’t lit!

 

Other Shots

 

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