Very early flight, practically first light:
An Instagram version, social media delight:
I come across some interesting things while I am out walking. On this walk it was a small private airstrip:
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:
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:
This was a photo that I just happened upon:
Having spent the day at Waddesdon Manor and walking back to our car, a spitfire flew overhead. This is the edited version:
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:
The magic of both summer light and flight for Day 2 of January Squares.
It took a while to get to the point of writing this post. The original version of this swan:
Now transformed into black and white:
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.
Added to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, In Flight.
Picfair version here.