Larry Crook  

Jet Airliner by Larry Crook

November 2019 - Jet Airliner

About the Image(s)

This image was taken from the Paris Airport departure area through a large window using my Nikon D750, 28-300 lens set at 50 mm, f 4.5, 1/500 sec. I opened it in PS and converted it to black and white in Silver Effex Pro 2, and then adjusted the contrast, brightness, etc using the same program (SEP2).

I'm traveling at present and do not have access to the original.

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7 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
Very cool shot. I like all tones, contrast and the clouds with reflections on the plane are great. I would select the fuselage and make some adjustment to make it stand out more from the clouds as it tends to blend in with them. Hope you don't mind but I did the changes, let me know what you think. I used the Radial filter once the fuselage and once for everything around the fusilage.   Posted: 11/05/2019 18:07:47

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
My attachment did not load, here it is.   Posted: 11/05/2019 18:11:33
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Larry Crook   Larry Crook
David, I like your version more. I'm not familiar with the radial filter. Where is it? What exactly does it do and when do you use it?
Thanks for the feedback.   Posted: 11/06/2019 17:29:54
David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
it is a tool in Lightroom, found in the Develop module. It can be used to selectively adjust areas in an image by drawing out a circle or oblong over the area and then adjusting exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and more. It works great.   Posted: 11/07/2019 12:36:43

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Good shot Larry. Clouds are always positive on a picture. Also the reflection on the plane.
I can not easily see the modification of David (not the good screen at the moment), but if i could make some propositons is to increase the light on the aircraft and the contrary for the clouds. Maybe it is what he did.
Please try to use the radial filter, beacause it is a powerful and useful tool.   Posted: 11/08/2019 07:30:52

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Well, that is a unique position to get into to get a great picture, the mood set by that great sky and the tones you have in the image is great, but are improved by David.
It does show off how busy it gets around the play before boarding.   Posted: 11/14/2019 08:32:36

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Lovely image that is tricky to shoot through glass and still get all of these tones. I think getting more excitement in the plane that David did it good, but be careful that you do not want to lighten the sky which already has extreme hot spots. Jerry   Posted: 11/16/2019 08:04:05