Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 03/02/2012


Photo taken on March  1, 2012




Keywords

light
Lanzarote
Canary Islands
HDR
Spain
jet
prom
wide angle
plane
aircraft
ocean
clouds
sun
landscape
beach
water
Puerto del Carmen


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Plane Approach Composite Lanzarote

Plane Approach Composite Lanzarote
The Shot

The end of the runway for Arrecife Airport, Lanzarote is on the coast. Between the sea and the Perimeter fence there is a footway and cyclepath which runes from Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife. This is a brilliant location to get shots of planes roaring in to land about 50ft overhead.

The picture comprises a blend of 4 images taken in quick succession of the planes approach. Taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld. The main image with the nearest Plane image was opened in Camera Raw and 2 additional images were created at -2EV and +2Ev for a “false HDR”. The 3 raw images were opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

Photomatix

Outputted in Photomatix to detail enhancer. Click the Camera name top right for Exif details and the settings used.

Photoshop

The 3 earlier images in the sequence were opened in Photoshop and pasted into the main image. For each layer a layer mask and brush were used to show only the plane in each layer. To correct for camera movement between images the move tool was used to line up the layers. Each layer was also selected in turn and the transform- rotate tool used to line up the planes better.

General adjustments in levels and to enhance with layer mask to exclude highlights.

Vibrance adjustment plus 44.

Layers flattened before going on to Topaz. Topaz adjust used to bring back more detail using vibrant detail with adjustments with a layer mask to exclude most of the sky

First duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

Second duplicate layer for clarity effect using Unsharp mask with settings of amount 47 and radius 47

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