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Cold war relic

By javam    
I did not start off with this in mind, but ended up here. Not the sort of thing I would normally do, but I thought the Mig-21 subject matter lent itself to this style of poster finish.

I would not normally say this, but please view large version you have the time as the poster style processing looks slightly more effective in the large version.

A mono version of the straight shot in the versions.

Source file is 5 frame (-2.6 -1.3 0 + 1.3 + 2.6) HDR.

Taken in one of the Duxford Hangers.

Not to everyone's liking in terms of effect and subject, but comments welcome either way.

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Flying Flight Plane Transport Aircraft Fighter Duxford Aviation Digitally manipulated Jet Russian Mig Hanger

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culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:08AM
I like this .. and yes it does need to be viewed large. Has a lot of impact opened up. Nicely composed but it is the processing that does it for me ..


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User_Removed 11 485 13 England
18 Aug 2008 10:20AM
excellent Neil, such a great angle to take this from

POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:57AM
B%*dy excellent shot and large and processed is cool.

cjl47 10 4 3 England
18 Aug 2008 11:01AM
Superb shot, nice mono conversion too.
leedighton 10 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 11:02AM
I like this a lot, looks great large due to the angle of the shot, one to be proud of!

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
18 Aug 2008 11:11AM
Going to go against the grain here as I'm not that sold on the processing myself mate ... I'm not one for the posterised look but can respect you reasons for doing it. The shot however is a quality comp and angle though.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
18 Aug 2008 11:13AM
I think you should have added a "Photo Journalism" tag - - the scary thing is it might not be a relic for much longer!

F x
barry john 14 25 England
18 Aug 2008 11:43AM
Barry John
Milvus 11 168 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 11:50AM
Great perspective.
Wooly 12 112 4 England
18 Aug 2008 12:28PM
Very nice work Neil. Great composition, and I do like the processing.

pmaclll 12 5 Scotland
18 Aug 2008 4:40PM
great capture, colour best for me
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
18 Aug 2008 5:18PM
Wouldn't normally like this processing but here I think it actually makes the shot. You obviously started with an outstanding image that was very well composed.

PaulaLey 12 31 England
18 Aug 2008 6:51PM
Hi Neil - cool shot - really must take another trip over to Duxford soon, Just posted my first attempt at an HDR shot - tutored by Col! I'd appreciate any comments if you have time to look!


Hoffy 13 262 16 England
19 Aug 2008 8:57AM
Great plane in its time
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 8:02PM
Like the colour version.
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
20 Aug 2008 1:50PM
Love your style on this one, adds that ummph factor.

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
27 Aug 2008 8:01AM
Prefer the colour, (a) because it's more colourful and (b) because I really like your title treatment. Impressive perspective too, making very good use of THAT lens.
Gaz_H 11 150 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 7:08PM
Cracking - love both

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