After shooting the Space Shuttle Enterprise I turned around and was stunned by this view of the SR-71 from behind. The lights, the lines, the shadows â€¦ everything about it. Â The best part was, there was nobody standing between me and this gorgeous aircraft.
I wasn’t the only one obsessed with this other-worldly looking contraption, My good friend, Jacques GudÃ© captured a really incredible, drool-worthy abstract of this aircraft from the front. Be sure to check it out.
A not-so-side note, I processed this image using the all new onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 6. OK, I did run the backets through Photomatix initially, but after that it was all onOne. I opened the tonemapped image and an original exposure in the PhotoSuite and masked out some nasty noise then merged the layers. A couple of filters and a touch more masking later, and here is the final image.
I am really excited about this game-changing suite from onOne. It is already changing the way I process images.
Wow, awesome lighting here and the craft looks awesome! Well done Bob!
This thing is sick. I’d be happy if you put a shot of it up each day this week.
This is fantastic Bob. The lighting is amazing.
I can easily see how people would mistake this for an alien space craft 🙂
I just can’t get enough of this! What a fabulous airplane carefully captured and processed, Bob! Fan-flippin-tastic, my friend!
This is fab Bob, the darkness from which the SR-71 emerges really enhances it, as does the DoF, and the symmetry suits the images to perfection. Quite magical!