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January Squares: Early Morning Flight

Very early flight, practically first light:

ISO 160 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/33 sec

ISO 160 f/2.2 4.2mm 1/33 sec

An Instagram version, social media delight:

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Early morning flight. #januarylight #flight #sunrise

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It’s Six-Word Saturday and January Light.

Cheers!

 

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January Squares: Grounded

I come across some interesting things while I am out walking. On this walk it was a small private airstrip:

ISO 250 f/11 24mm 1/1000 sec

These two small planes looked pretty much ready for flight. There were a few others with tarps and whatnot that looked like some prep would be needed before they took to the sky. It was a beautiful day and I really like the expanse of this original scene. I decided though to tell a different story with this particular edit:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.15mm 1/506sec

Much more about just this one plane. The Luminar look applied to it is called Aerial Dramatic. Though when applied to this photo I think gave it a feeling of nostalgia and a hint of abandonment. I’d be curious to know if it struck you with that same feeling?

My Instagram version is here:

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Grounded. #januarylight #flight

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I’ve added this to Day 16 of January Squares and also to Tuesday Photo Challenge, Transport.

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January Squares: Flight

This was a photo that I just happened upon:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.2m 1/8500 sec

Having spent the day at Waddesdon Manor and walking back to our car, a spitfire flew overhead. This is the edited version:

ISO 25 f/2.2 4.2m 1/8500 sec

Created in Hipstamatic with the Florence lens and Sussex film filters. What this photo needed most was the crop. This photo is really about a beautiful summer sky.

The Instagram post is here:

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Look to the skies. #sunnyday #spitfire #januarylight

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The magic of both summer light and flight for Day 2 of January Squares.

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Swan Stretch

It took a while to get to the point of writing this post. The original version of this swan:

ISO 640 95mm f/11 1/500sec

Now transformed into black and white:

ISO 640 95mm f/11 1/500sec

The easy part was the edits to the photo. In Luminar I have used the eraser tool to get rid of some of the dark patches on the swan’s breast and clean up a few spots in the water. I have also cropped this image. When I applied a black and white filter, I went with a green filter.  Lastly, I applied a vignette.  All pretty basic edits. It was getting the photo back into Lightroom in its edited format that proved to be the problem. Instead of black and white, it showed as a sepia image. The most frustrating part? I still can’t figure out why, after two days of messing with it, I have a finished version that I like but still not a clue as to what was wrong with the earlier edit.

Have you ever had something go wrong with files where the root problem remains elusive? so annoying. I do like this image in black and white though, feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below.

Cheers!

Added to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, In Flight.

Picfair version here.

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