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I won a one hour pleasure flight...

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Clivegriff, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. ...in a Piper Arrow light aircraft.

    Well...actually...my son won it and it was for two people.

    Here are some pictures from the flight. All were taken with the D70 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 from an uncomfortable position and through a plastic window; all required extensive Photoshop work.

    The A1 motorway winds its way north/south...

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    Knaresborough, North Yorkshire...

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    The Washburn Valley, whose reservoirs provide water for Leeds and Bradford...

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    Otley, West Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales...

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    The Humber Bridge...

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    Where we could have gone, given time and fuel...

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  2. Very nice, Clive! You must have done a wonderful job with PS -- you can't really see any direct evidence of the window at all!
  3. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    Clive, I visited England about 10 years ago and your shots make me want to go back soon. I went to London, Leigh-on-Sea, visited Oxford, as well as Stonehenge and many other interesting places. I wasn't as fortuante as you to be able to see if from the air though....i'm so very jealous! Great pictures you took!
  4. Thanks, Gordon.

    It was a bit cool at 3,000 feet! :D 
  5. Thanks, David.

    The PS work consisted of...

    Crop - usually to 12in x 8in @ 240ppi = 2880 x 1920 pixels

    USM (50,100,0) - at least two passes, sometimes three and sometimes with the third faded to around 50%. It's usual practice to run USM as the last job before saving, but I used it first because it "lifted" the haze caused by the plastic window.

    Levels - pulled both ends of the histogram towards the middle.
  6. Thanks, Leigh.

    I hope you get the chance to re-visit soon and see some of the dramatic scenery in the north of the country.

    We also have other advantages over the south up here...

    breathable air; polite, friendly people, cold beer and Rugby League!

  7. You missed out the main one - which is that you're a lot closer to Scotland of course :lol:

    You've done well with the processing, I've taken a few shots from planes and it's always a major pain trying to get rid of reflections and window haze.

    Well done ! - and you got some reasonable weather too :) 
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very good.

    Thank you for sharing
  9. Thanks, Dougie.

    We were very lucky with the weather which has now taken a distinct turn for the worse.
  10. My pleasure, Gale.

    I'm pleased you enjoyed them.
  11. Clive.......you have outdone yourself!! WAY TO GO!! :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :) 
  12. Hey Clive,

    That's a really niiiiice tour! 8) It sure makes me want to visit... and I appreciate the advantages you listed over the southern regions ;-)
  13. Thanks, Bryan.

    I appreciate your kind words.
  14. Thanks, Philippe.

    There are so many, many more advantages that I just didn't have time to list them all.

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