Hanging by a thread

by prsjnb

Two of the static (suspended) exhibits in the main hall of the Imperial War Museum, London. The original photograph has been edited to remove the suspension cables and background which, IMHO, detracted from the paradoxical grace and beauty of these two 'killing machines'. The aircraft shown are a North American P-51D Mustang and a Focke-Wulf FW 190 A-8. K20D with DA 16-45mm f/4. Best viewed large. The original photograph can be viewed here link
Uploaded26/01/2012 - 00:26
CategoryDigital Art
Shutter Speed1/30
Aperturef/4
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length36mm

GIULIO57
Posted 26/01/2012 - 07:09 Link
Wonderful work and pp
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AxelLuther
Posted 26/01/2012 - 07:57 Link
perfectly done - yes I know his feeling - these are killing machines but they are also impressive... Could be a photo for the box of a combat flight simulator software package.... great graphic appearance
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trixie
Posted 26/01/2012 - 08:47 Link
Great viewed large. I often go to the Museum in Manchester that houses simular planes, great shot, I can never manage to get rid of the wires. Best wishes Trixie
Posted 26/01/2012 - 09:10 Link
Brilliant love what you done here
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sam-joseph
Posted 26/01/2012 - 10:12 Link
That's an eye catching shot. If you could blur the props just a bit, the image would be even better.

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actech12
Posted 26/01/2012 - 20:03 Link
Like it, good editing. BTW, 'Big Beautiful Doll' (P51) crashed last year at Duxford's Flying Legends airshow after being involved in a collision with a Skyraider during the finale, obviously not the static one in your shot. The pilot /owner baled out safely but BBD went in vertical. The Skyraider landed with 5ft of one wingtip missing.
Always blame the equipment!!!!
davidstorm
Posted 26/01/2012 - 22:02 Link
I love this image. Very well done for seeing the potential and having the skill to execute it so well.

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puma
Posted 26/01/2012 - 22:15 Link
An amazing picture Excellent work
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n_tops
Posted 27/01/2012 - 15:27 Link
Fantastic work, took me straight back to my childhood and AirFix kits.
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prsjnb
Posted 27/01/2012 - 16:56 Link
Thank you all so much for your positive comments, which have definitely left me feeling that my time and effort was not wasted

sam-joseph wrote:
That's an eye catching shot. If you could blur the props just a bit, the image would be even better.

I agree sam-joseph, but, with my limited understanding and skills set, I was unable to achieve the desired effect without compromising the overall integrity of the image

davidstorm wrote:
I love this image. Very well done for seeing the potential and having the skill to execute it so well.

Thank you for saying so, David. The 'final product' definitely grew out of a desire to recreate the mental image created when I first viewed the original capture on screen and not serendipitously as a consequence of idle tinkering

Jon
szgabor
Posted 27/01/2012 - 21:16 Link
You have done a great job, Jon. I like the nice lights and the great effects. This is a very impressive picture.
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