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Thunderbirds Wide Wide View...

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Desert Rat, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Well here is something you don't see every day.

    I shot the USAF Thunderbirds at Luke Days airshow at Luke Airbase in Phoenix, AZ.

    Took 12 vertical images in sequence and stitched together in Panorama Factory. A very large original file, but with great deails...

    Large Version: http://www.pbase.com/desertrat99/image/79999232/original

    Highly recommend going and looking at the larger version...

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 5, 2007
  2. Wooow, that full sized is beautiful!!!

    They tried to sneed the two seater in on the end, didn't they?
  3. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Now that is a thing of beauty. Wow.:smile:
  4. Great shot! Never thought about doing a pano for that...
  5. Thanks Mason.. Th think they keep all 7 of them out there for testing just in case one of the others does not work properly, then they have a 6th ship to use...
  6. That is an excellent photo!!!
  7. One word to describe that shot.......WOW :Wink:
  8. Rick727


    Jun 1, 2007
    Hamilton, NJ
    I like it. Very, very nice.
  9. Thanks Frank...
  10. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    Wow eric original is one of a kind!! Top notch and as always you do great with those panos! Guess I cant say you used photoshop...the pilots and angles are two different:biggrin::tongue:
  11. Super shot Eric.

    Having never shot pano succesfully, can I please ask your method ?

    Is it simply using a tripod and rotating around the horizontal plane ? Although I suspect not................

    How much overlap do you normally use ?
  12. Excellent Pano . It would be nice if they would park the cars somewhere else .
  13. jsch33


    Dec 27, 2006
    Surprise, AZ
    Great shot Eric, I think the 2-seater there is for emergency purposes but also for days like Friday when sometimes members of the media get to go up with them for practice. I couldn't get up to the fence when I was there to attempt a shot like that.
  14. Wow...that should be hanging on a wall for sure! Nice shot.
  15. Thanks Pete...
    Thanks Rick...
    Thanks Jonathan..... Only used Photoshop after the image was stitched...
  16. GastheerG

    GastheerG Guest

    Nice capture
  17. What a wonderful pano, Eric! The original is a "must see".
  18. Great photo!
    Have you considered cloning out that black box in the middle of the shot? Also curious why the 5 plane has its number upside down?
  19. Thanks...
  20. Thanks Sandi
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