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By salopian
A sunny day at the Shuttleworth airfield near Bedford and this restored WW1 SE5 has just landed after a fine display. I thought the wooded background would dispel any clues to it's modern setting as this scene could have been much the same in 1917/18.


Tags: Sports and action Aircraft and Airshows

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4227 Canada
25 Aug 2018 12:38PM
A golden oldie, 6 year old shot of a 100 year old airplane!

Not a whole lot to critique, - its quite good.

I would personally like to see the plane and land areas quite a bit brighter, and Ive uploaded a mod with this tweak.


25 Aug 2018 5:52PM
My favorite biplane, I once had a nice model and is still my favorite, Oh, and beautiful picture, I like it a lot.
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
25 Aug 2018 7:36PM
Willie's mod improves things a bit.
Otherwise, the only change I'd make would be to get rid of the orange and white thing (I think it's a distance marker) in the background.
It's probably in keeping, even with the WW1 theme but it's a bit of a distraction.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2018 8:08PM
A good shot of a fine aircraft. One of the best British fighters of WW1 - much easier to handle than the Sopwith Camel I have read. Just a touch brighter as willie says and clone the red bit - extreme left. Have you others where he clears the shed in the background? I shoot such images with the drive on - hence 5056 images at Duxford 'Flying Legends' in 9 hours.

Robert51 12 7 121 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2018 8:33AM
I really like the image, like most lads I always love planes, boats and planes. The older the better...

The mod I have added a simple levels adjustment using the pickers at the side, and a few other minor adjustments. Like Jestertheclown said I have removed the orange and white thing as it draws the eyes away and out of the picture.
salopian 9 3 28 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2018 11:30AM
I did wonder about that distance marker - better without it and Willie's lightening of the image certainly improves the overall effect
Paul - no I didn't take any without the shed unfortunately - I'll put drive on next time as you suggest
Robert "the older the better"? - watch this space!
Thanks for the tips and the mods - much appreciated.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
26 Aug 2018 5:30PM
One further thought, Geoff. Program chooses shutter speed and aperture - and you may want to use shutter speed to control the extent of blur of the prop. It's a suck-it-and-see job, though: but in this case, a somewhat lower speed would have given more blur, which (for my money) might look better.

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