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Post your military aircraft here....

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by andyman_1970, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. andyman_1970

    andyman_1970

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    Apr 2, 2008
    Arkansas
    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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  2. darkside

    darkside

    616
    Jan 2, 2009
    Orlando, Fl
    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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  3. Wow, those shots are amazing.

    darkside, I'd say your #1 and #3 shots are my favorites.
     
  4. darkside

    darkside

    616
    Jan 2, 2009
    Orlando, Fl
    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.
     
  5. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

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    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    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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    if anyone wants to add me and we could share and comment on each others photos my link is in my sig.
     
  6. Love the Herc capture!
    Brings back fond memories of my previous assignment...:smile:
     
  7. darkside

    darkside

    616
    Jan 2, 2009
    Orlando, Fl
    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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  8. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    topaz adjust?
     
  9. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    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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  10. darkside

    darkside

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    Jan 2, 2009
    Orlando, Fl
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  11. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    So is this an addition to photoshop like a mod? Or a whole new program seperate.
     
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  12. darkside

    darkside

    616
    Jan 2, 2009
    Orlando, Fl
    It's a plug in, so you have to have photoshop to run it.
     
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  14. OGPhoto

    OGPhoto

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    May 29, 2009
    USA
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  15. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    Hm I fell in love with this program, When i figure out my bills im going to buy it. Thanks for the help darkside.
     
  16. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    I'll play along

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    F/A 18
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    Pt-17 Kaydet (Stearman)
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  17. scoami

    scoami

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    Mar 5, 2007
    Richardson, TX
    F/A 18:

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  18. rwm1300n

    rwm1300n

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    Mar 27, 2006
    Western NY
    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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  19. andyman_1970

    andyman_1970

    400
    Apr 2, 2008
    Arkansas
    F/A-18D BuNo 164024 at LIT for gas and an overnight stay.

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