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Thought I'd start a thread for the 1 and 2's of military aircraft some of us catch.

I'll start. Caught this F/A-18C at LIT this past Friday. It's "naked" as it has not unit markings but I looked up the BuNo and it says it's an ex VX-31 bird.

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here's a few of mine from a while ago. None in the air, and some are trainers, but still military. All taken at the KGNV airport.

1. C-130

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2. NA-50 (foreign version of AT-6)

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3. FA-18

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4. F-5

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5. Modern T-6

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6. T-45

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Thanks, I printed out number 1 as a 20x30 and gave it to my boss to hang up in our airport. We get alot of military in here although mostly just trainers.
 
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Wow Darkside "Chris", what you did with that C-130 Looks amazing! How'd you do that im jealous, Same with the f-18!

My shots:

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Wow Darkside "Chris", what you did with that C-130 Looks amazing! How'd you do that im jealous, Same with the f-18!
Honestly, and most people don't believe me about this, but I didn't really do much to it. Shot raw to have as much room to work with as possible, underexposed the initial shot by about .7 - 1 EV, don't remember exacts, to get more of the cloud detail. Edited in Capture NX2, selected the sky, and darkened it till I got the "clouds of death" look. then selected the plane and lightened it a bit to bring back some of the details. Sharpened, re sized, and done. I just found out they put the photo up on display in the pilots lounge in the FBO I work in.

For the F-18... It's a snap shot I took 2 or 3 years ago (before I had ever touched an SLR) with a cheap 3 or 4 MP olympus p&s. I rediscovered it a few months ago and ran it through Topaz adjust which improved it vastly.

Here's the original shot.
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Honestly, and most people don't believe me about this, but I didn't really do much to it. Shot raw to have as much room to work with as possible, underexposed the initial shot by about .7 - 1 EV, don't remember exacts, to get more of the cloud detail. Edited in Capture NX2, selected the sky, and darkened it till I got the "clouds of death" look. then selected the plane and lightened it a bit to bring back some of the details. Sharpened, re sized, and done. I just found out they put the photo up on display in the pilots lounge in the FBO I work in.

For the F-18... It's a snap shot I took 2 or 3 years ago (before I had ever touched an SLR) with a cheap 3 or 4 MP olympus p&s. I rediscovered it a few months ago and ran it through Topaz adjust which improved it vastly.

Here's the original shot.
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topaz adjust?
 
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here is my terrible first attempt, I used the magic wand to get the sky and grass "Only way i know how to do it." and tryed not to get the plane. Then Turned down the brightness and upped the contrast. Is that kind of right?

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http://www.topazlabs.com/adjust/
It's a photoshop filter that's very addicting, and can be used to enhance an image like the F18 shot, you can also go a little heavier with it and get images like number 4 and 5 from my set. There's a thread in the retouching forum on here dedicated to it. https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=191053
They offer a free trial, but be warned, if you try it, you'll buy it.
So is this an addition to photoshop like a mod? Or a whole new program seperate.
 
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I'll play along

C-5
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A-10
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F/A 18
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Pt-17 Kaydet (Stearman)
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F/A 18:

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This is a replica of the X-1 rocket plane. Piloted by Chuck Yeager, this was the first plane to break the sound barrier. This replica is located at the Calspan research facility in Niagara Falls NY.


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F/A-18D BuNo 164024 at LIT for gas and an overnight stay.

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