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Hawker Typhoon (THE TIFFY). A big, heavy, rugged fighter-bomber which bore the brunt of the RAF's low level ground attack tasks over Normandy.
Carried 8 50 pound rockets.
The principal destructors of the retreating German army at the Falaise pocket.
A single rocket carried the destructive force of a 6 inch shell from cruiser.
The Germans were terrified of this plane.Tongue

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Apr 2013 - 8:55 AM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Hawk of the skies
Username:RLF RLF
Uploaded:4 Apr 2013 - 7:20 AM
Tags:Digital art, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
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Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:58 AM

Is it a model ?

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derrymaine
4 Apr 2013 - 8:13 AM

impressive shot

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 8:54 AM


Quote: Is it a model ?

Yes it is.
I'm still a big kidBlush
The propellor stillness is the big give away...I might try and blur this in PSWink

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9223 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:20 AM

I would try and put some movement into the image and then this will work well. PSmile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:59 AM

A great image, very well crafted and presented.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 1:25 PM

Just added version 2 with a bit of motion blur to the propeller...
Did it work / Were you convinced?Wink

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 2:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like the concept of this image but if you want to add movement to the propeller first clone out the stationary prop, then add the motion blur rotation. If you think about a spinning prop in movement nothing is visible except the blurred impression of the blades.

In principle I think your almost there.

Erik

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 3:53 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Erik's comment is very valid - I suggest you enable modifications on this one as I'm confident there'd be an upload by someone from the critique team to address this. I would also have opted for a slightly less central position, give some space for the plane to fly into.

Finally, consider turning this to a sepia or b/w photo - I think the colours in the background are a bit too saturated and take away attention from the plane here. They also alert us even more that it's a mock-up with a model, not a real shot. If you want to make it look more realistic, this second element (aside of the prop issue) should also be tackled.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2876 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 5:20 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The variations are on the right track, but arent quite there, as the blur is too dark and is showing the three props. I have done a mod you may like I can upload if mods are enabled, go to Options, Edit Photo, Options and click modifications.



regards



Willie

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2876 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 6:59 PM

Mod uploaded. You can try different amounts of blur, - I used a lot.

The blurred area will be brighter, - thats step 1. So brighten the props. The using the elliptical marquee tool, with the shift key held down, (makes it a circle) draw a circular selection around the props (make a layer copy first). Use the move tool to place the selection exactly over the props, and use the select>modify>expand or contrast commands to size exactly; then blur>radial>circular>best>select the amount and OK. You can use the layer opacity to modify, and a mask to allow some of the plane to show through if its too blurred.



regards


Willie

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