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    We recently went to the Aviation History Museum in Darwin where they had this DC3 parked up outside. As it is such an iconic aircraft I wanted to to try to show it as an ‘historic' photo.

    It was taken with a Canon EOS80D with he stock 18-55mm lens at 24mm, f/4, 100ISO and 1/2500s. It was a lot brighter than the clouds would suggest!

    The file was subsequently processed with PSE15 and Silver Efex Pro 2.

    Happy for any thoughts.

  • #316121

    Very solid shot, but the shadows on the wing are disappearing into the shadows of the background towards the left. 🙂

  • #316149

    Dahlia Ambrose

    I love this image Mary and Neil. The clouds are very dramatic. If you could dodge the darker areas near the wing on the left and the nose cone on the right, that would help the aircraft to stand out from the background 🙂

  • #316171

    Lenny Wollitz

    What admin and Dahlia said.  Nice B&W and I like the clouds.  I would clone out the thing that enters from the left edge and intersects with the wing.

  • #316219

    Erik Fransman

    Hi MaryandNeil, it is a bit over processed. The trees in the background have quite some halo which make them look unreal.

    I would also clone out the wing from the plane at the left.

    For me there is too much rubbish in the BG to make the plane stand out.

    I would try to go back to the original photo and make the edits a bit more subtle.
    Less vignette as it makes the plane too dark, maybe blur the forgroud an bit and possibly the background too.

    Just some thoughts.


  • #316278


    thanks for the comments , they all make sense and I will try to make some amendments .




  • #316280


    an attempt to bring some of the points to a new edit. I have de-cluttered the background a bit and dodged under the wing whilst trying to maintain a lot drama in the sky and hopefully have the aircraft stand out more. Thanks for the pointers.DC3 a<script async


    • #316283

      Dahlia Ambrose

      I like this version a lot. Very dramatic and the airplane stands out so well from the background 🙂

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