Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Drama



What a dramatic picture. I wonder how he made the near-black sky? Polarization filter? Or a software manipulation?
[Picture from ImagingResource. Photo by Baqer Mohammed Jawad.]



The one below (from the day before) is nice too. Nothing that hasn't been done before, but if that was a necessary criterium, we'd never see anything.
Photo by Melanie Wells.



Alex said:
As for the Hot Rod, the blur on the road is not in the direction of travel, so I suspect that was a still car with some reasonable good post processing.

bert said...
I concur with Alex, the 2nd photograph is fake. The wheels of the car are crystal clear, which would have required a very short exposure, yet the blurred background says otherwise...

Dang, you guys are right. I didn't spot that.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Tuesday, January 22, 2008   9 comments links to this post

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At 22 Jan 2008, 00:47:00, Blogger Alex said...

Just from having polarized shades, and seeing twilight deep blue skies at noon, I would have to say polarization.

As for the Hot Rod, the blur on the road is not in the direction of travel, so I suspect that was a still car with some reasonable good post processing.

 
At 22 Jan 2008, 01:52:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike Alex, I'd guess software manipulation. Any idea whose aerobatics team that is? Perhaps, China's...

Ray.

 
At 22 Jan 2008, 01:53:00, Anonymous bert said...

I concur with Alex, the 2nd photograph is fake. The wheels of the car are crystal clear, which would have required a very short exposure, yet the blurred background says otherwise...

As for the dark sky, a yellow filter on top of the polarizer would increase the effect a lot (old b&w trick). And then, you reprocess the white balance in PS, and you should see something like that. Never tried it, though.

 
At 22 Jan 2008, 02:51:00, Anonymous bert said...

"Any idea whose aerobatics team that is?"

Looks like the RAF's Red Arrows, but it could also be the IAF's Surya Kiran, or even the RAAF 's Roulettes.

Hard to tell for sure due to lack of detail on the aircraft.

 
At 22 Jan 2008, 18:21:00, Blogger Alex said...

Now you mention it. My shades are on the yellow end of orange/brown with circular polarizer. But I don't PS my eyes.

The white/silver stripe on the wings look unlike RAF Red Arrows. Also the lead aircraft look like delta wings, the rear more traditional. They could be swing wings of some type. Do the Red Arrows still used HS Hawks, or was it Hunters?

 
At 22 Jan 2008, 18:25:00, Blogger Alex said...

Just had a look around.

The Hawker Sidley Hawk now seems to be BAe (British Aeospace?). They most definitely look like Red Arrows.

I like the photos of the Red Arrows in formation with Concorde, and Concorde with the QE2.

The Blue Angles show up here for fleet week, but apart from them being a few hundred feet above me at a local park, I've only seen them from 10 miles away.

 
At 22 Jan 2008, 19:00:00, Anonymous bert said...

"But I don't PS my eyes."

The brain is a much better processor anyway! ;-)

 
At 23 Jan 2008, 05:14:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any idea whose aerobatics team that is?" - Just after I asked that, I did more research. It's most likely either the Red Arrows or the IAF's SuryaKirans. Here's a link to the latter: http://armedforces.nic.in/airforce/suryakirans.htm

-Ray

 
At 25 Jan 2008, 03:01:00, Anonymous R.A.F. (The Resident Anonymous Flamer) said...

Sorry, mister Bert, these airplanes are definitely not mine.
And next time you meddle with my internal airforce security and try to reveal its secrets, I'll be forced to file a complaint against you to the UN Council. You have been warned.

 

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