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By banders808
Taken during an aircraft see off at the Falkland islands. A 1435flt Typhoon.

Would like to know about general post processing for images like this. Also, if the landrover in the background can be reoved and how?

Tags: Transport Fighter Jet Typhoon eurofighter

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Focus_Man 7 481 631 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 4:49PM
Hi Phil, there are many ways of post processing but the knack is to take pictures which minimise it. I have uploaded 2 mods. the first one I have removed the Land Rover by selecting the fusilage or is it a nascelle? then selecting 'select' - 'inverse' and cloning out the vehicle and more importantly, I feel, the lamppost.

In the second one, I selected again and cut the selection then pasted it into a picture of just sky. Both were done in PSE 11.

Compositionally, I would have liked to have seen more of the nose cone of the plane, placing the pilot further left in the process, but a fair picture, must be some great pics to be taken down in the Falklands.

Frank

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21 Dec 2012 6:21PM
Thanks Frank,

I did take quite a few while I was down there, some more will be uploaded soon, hope you like them.

I'll have a look at the original shot of this, I think I may have cropped it down, and cut some of the nosecone.

Phil
pablophotographer 5 735 283
21 Dec 2012 8:04PM
Interesting, the Typhoon is lower than the LandRover, that explains it has a better aerodynamic coefficient, lol.
We have a clear picture on the foreground. The jet and the hawk-eyed pilot who has a peculiar facial expression, probably minding his business or whatever he listens over the radio. You used a wide aperture not to distract from the main subject and probably that's the best you could do. He would still have the same look even if you had a different background, unless you could copy a smiling face in this helmet. It would need a lot of careful work to present it as anything different, both modifications contain the white LandRover as part of the canopy, in the first time is acceptable, but up in the sky is ludicrous. I think we should accept it as it is nut it's up to you and your available time to play with it. Roger and out.
paulbroad 9 123 1150 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:18AM
The potential here is great and I prefer the crop on the aircraft as yo have it. The light standard and Landrover spoil things a lot and must go. Not easy because of the reflections in the canopy but possible. Better different timing when shooting.

Paul
Focus_Man 7 481 631 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 10:21AM

Quote:, but up in the sky is ludicrous.


Just showing the potential as requested and I didn't wish to spend too much time over the work, Sorry you found it ludicrous, but to make it a work of art I would naturally have spent more time on it..

Frank
Davesumner 10 28 300 Australia
24 Dec 2012 3:35AM
Hi Phil,

I presume that this Mt Pleasant and as far as I can remember there is oodles of space to take aircraft shots from. therefore getting rid of the land rover is as simple as checking the background before taking the shot and moving yourself to a better pre-found location. It is always better to not have things in your shot in the first place than it is to try and get rid of them in post production. Of course there is always the situation where you can't get rid of things so the trick here is to try and keep them away from the edges of the subject. If you have a space between the subject and the distraction in the background then it is easier to get rid of. Also white objects tend to draw the viewers eye away from what you want them to look at. In this case you could probably have left the shot for a few seconds whilst the plane taxied to the left slightly and the land rover and the ugly light pole would have been out of the image. If the plane was stationary then move your position to alleviate the problem.

Hope this helps

DaVeS
24 Dec 2012 8:25AM
DaVeS,

There is oodles of space, and when I wasn't actually working the jets I was taking photos. You are quite limited when the aircraft are operating as to where you can go, so it was choose position and pretty much stay there. Unfortinately, the landrover was moving, and spoilt the shot. I take the hit on the pole.

This was taken a year or so ago, so my vision and positioning has changed since then.

Phil

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