08 May 2010 • 1,029 views
Trip with the Saab 340 (1 of 3)
This week I was on a business trip to Ostrava, Czech Republic. A nice little plane with propeller engines took me from Vienna to Ostrava. It became a subject for my photo blog. While every one was boarding, I escaped from the group and walked around the plane to shoot a bunch of images.
TECH-INFO: On the first flight it was already too late (after sunset) so with my 35mm prime lens I couldn't take so many great images but on the flight back I used my 10-24mm ultra wide angle. This is one RAW file which I converted into a HDR one (using DxO Optics to develop 4 exposures and merged them in Photomatix Pro). After tone-mapping to a 16bit TIFF file I made some general improvements in Photoshop (color and contrast). Mainly: the clouds got a much higher contrast to make them more prominent, the plane is bit brighter (it's the main subject after all) and blues are darkened (so they are less distracting). Finally some vignetting is added to give more focus on the center of the image.
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