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Grounded Mig - Colour Version

By TornadoTys
The colour version of my Grounded Mig monochrome uploaded image

In this image I believe the tail section has more separation from the tree / hedge line in the background

Please let me which version you guys like, as it gives me direction for the future.

Please feel free to leave any tips, advice, comments and critiques

Tags: Transport Aircraft Warbirds Battle of britain Cold war Fighters Duxford airshow Mig 17

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prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
13 Jan 2020 11:20AM
They also grounded us ( India ) by supplying them
pablophotographer 10 2.0k 423
13 Jan 2020 12:06PM
Well, I like the colour version too. Since digital gives you the choice to be flexible between colour or black and white (unlike a b&w film would do) I suggest you try and experiment with both. Some subjects may come out better and not everything looks great in black and white but you don't have to be absolute and develop your preferences as you make your way.
I have shot street photography with colour in several occasions and I was happy with the result. A good friend had been told off by a judge in a competition for shooting flowers in black and white. Didn't people shoot flowers when they had nothing but b&w film?

TornadoTys 7 208 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2020 12:34PM

You are absolutely right, as I taken images in colour ( in default setting of course ) and if the colour is pants I convert to B&W and play around with the sliders.
Digital has indeed completely change the way we view, interpret, and use images.
The images from Airshow I just wanted to have a bigger visual impact and b&w for some images worked very well. As one photo of a spitfire tends to look like any other photo of a spitfire !
TornadoTys 7 208 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2020 3:34PM

Quote:They also grounded us ( India ) by supplying them

What is the story behind your comment as India use yo buy weapons from both East & West ! ?
Jestertheclown 13 8.6k 255 England
13 Jan 2020 9:24PM
Looking at the shadows, I would have thought that the light was quite favourable yet the image has a flatness to it.
The histogram tells me that it's just a touch underexposed. Addressing that and adding a little contrast helps.
The first thing I spotted though, is that bit's crooked; it needs to be rotated clockwise.
To alleviate the issue with the elevators meeting the treeline, you needed to have taken the shot from lower down which would have placed said elevators against the sky.
In fact shooting with one knee on the ground usually gives a more interesting perspective when you're shooting aircraft, cars etc.
Also, you've uploaded the image using "untagged RGB."
Converting it to "sRGB" for online use might make a difference to the way in which it's rendered.
I shot this aircraft at Duxford back in September in much worse conditions than you've found here.
Hope this helps.

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