Taken at North Weald airfield which is an old RAF fighter base dating from the second world war.

This aircraft is one of many that are parked up there.

Nikon D3 with 24-70mm f2.8G ED Lens at 24mm
1/250s at f11
Matrix Metering

A single image converted to HDR using the Topaz plug-in for Photoshop.

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  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    another absolute beauty

  • Thanks Steve; it’s the sky and the lighting that really help here. :)

    – Lea Valley Photographic

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot…I feel like I’m there.

  • You’re very kind John, thanks. :)

    – Lea Valley Photographic

  • Jerame    *
    Jerame *almost 6 years ago


  • I thank you young man :)

    – Lea Valley Photographic

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanalmost 6 years ago

    I like this kind of HDR. It looks natural not overworked. Richard would you BM me with more info on the Topaz plug in? Thanks…

  • Your comments are always welcome Mandy. :)

    – Lea Valley Photographic

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Richard, love the really dramatic sky. Could imagine the props whipping up a storm. Don.

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  • Alessandro Florelli
    Alessandro Flo...almost 6 years ago

    powerful shot :D

  • Cheers Alessandro :)

    – Lea Valley Photographic

  • Rob Hawkins
    Rob Hawkinsabout 3 years ago

    Superb Work .!

  • Thank you Rob, it’s not that good though… LOL

    – Lea Valley Photographic

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