The jury has just selected my F/A-18C Hornet photography.
Based on the raw picture, I definitely had to do something with it; something interesting on it prevent me to trash it. I then decided to adjust it using actual combat/action movie style.
This picture is not so sharp, but I decided to save it from the trash because of the aesthetic of reflections. About adjustments, it's simple, I sightly reinforce blacks and enhanced the afterburner effect; I've also removed a bird in front of the aircraft, not enough visible and interesting to be kept.
Second and last day for Axalp (public opened). Those two F/A-18C Hornet are opening the show with a fast and low level pass launching decoy flares. Action ends in a fraction and the first day, surprised by them, I've not been able to take one shot with an aircraft on the frame, only “traces” ^^ […]
Back to my aeronautical shots, it has been a while… (but wait wait!, Bourget Airshow is coming ^^). Here's a little boy, one of the 30 and more the Swiss like to own. Well, funny enough, this aircraft is just an amazing flying machine I can guaranty this to you. Specially when it comes to […]
A “so so” shot looking at this classical aircraft vision, but I found the sky pretty amazing and surreal.
This F/A-18 was almost breaking the sound barrier, we can easily see the vapor cone in formation. Note the specific deformation, looking like an heat wave, drawing around the cone. Weather and light conditions was not really interesting on this shot, it was even difficult to post-process. Without such a cone, this picture destination would […]
Axalp is not an easy task! You'll need to climb a impressive topography carrying your gear before benefit of it. It's a challenging event, as well for the physical part as for the technical aspect of the photography. Anyway, it's an extraordinary moment you'll discover. The landscapes and show makes an unforgettable experience. Some statistics: