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Little Green Mean Machine

By Ian-Jones
This is the only airworthy Cosmic Wind zipping past at Duxford airshow last Sunday.

Tags: Duxford Airshow Aerobatics Cosmic Wind Sports and action

Voters: paskinmj, gwynn56, G3 and 5 more

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 7:42AM
A wonderful aeroplane, stunningly captured as it opens the skies with its power.

Regards Nathan

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Ian-Jones Plus
14 129 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 1:43PM
Well it did shift! Smile Thanks for you kind words Nathan.

Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
17 Oct 2012 8:42PM
Your thumbnail caught my eye immediately.

I wish that I could upload a mod. as there's a really good shot in there just trying to get out. As it is it's underexposed; that sky is actually quite blue.

I used curves to establish a black and a white threshold then applied a very gentle 'S' curve to brighten it a touch more. Finally, I sharpened it.

Hope this helps.

Ian-Jones Plus
14 129 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 10:35PM
Bren, I tip my hat to your post processing skills, but there was bugger all blue in that sky - on site that is. The rest of was down to being optimised in an XP VM which let's me know instantly when I've gone too far. You'd be surprised at the number of post processing halos and jaggies that appear, when viewed through that unkind prism...
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
17 Oct 2012 10:46PM
Alright, it's a greyish-blue!
What's an XP VM?
Ian-Jones Plus
14 129 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 10:52PM
Windows XP Virtual Machine - just load that old OS disc you have into VMPlayer, and hey presto, you have a hosted operating system, which is a hell of a lot more friendly than dual boot.
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
18 Oct 2012 7:29AM
Oh I see!

Thanks Ian.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 8:43PM
Considering the limited power, this was impressively fast, wasn't it?

Ian-Jones Plus
14 129 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 11:57PM
Oh yes. Of course, this and the fact it was no bigger than a flea, made it a bugger to take pictures of! Wink Still, t'was all very entertaining Smile


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