Photos from another plane

johnaalex

Distinguished Member
Actually from 2 planes, the first photo is of the coast of Greenland taken while flying from UK to Los Angeles:

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This one was taken on the flight home over the Grand Canyon:

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And then on final approach to LHR, Buckingham Palace:

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Each shot was taken with my D80 in RAW format then tweaked and cropped with Photoshop Elements 5.

All comments etc welcome as always!

Regards

John
 

senu

Distinguished Member
Fascinating.. and lovely to look at..:thumbsup:
Makes a serious case for a Window seat ( and flying by day)

The Grand Canyon and "Liz and Phils" London home are nicely captured , considering you probably had only 20- 30 secs to catch them before the plane moved on . Also your PP keeps the natural colours it seems
The Coast of Greenland ( also well caught) makes me wonder how that country got its name.. Its all Blueland to me!:confused::rotfl:
It looks almost like a painting on my monitor:)

Well done.. thanks for sharing
 

jonnypb

Member
nice shots, all the icebergs look like boats! i didn't think planes flew that close to buckingham palace unless you've used a huge zoom!
 

bodoman

Distinguished Member
Excellent photos, did you use a big zoom only i have flown the same route over greenland and the ice bergs and mountains were not that close, i think we went over at about 30,000 feet
 

senu

Distinguished Member
Even with a big Zoom ,as they were handheld I imagine a decent Image stabilisation system was active
 

johnaalex

Distinguished Member
All three were taken with my Nikon D80 kit lens - the Nikon 18-135 F/3.5-5.6G using the max zoom and steady hands - honest! Of course using RAW gave me a big file to crop, but having said that I did not crop that much.

Regards

John
 

Steve N

Distinguished Member
Lovely pics but can't help wondering if a bit of contrast adjustment would make them a little more dynamic.
 

senu

Distinguished Member
Lovely pics but can't help wondering if a bit of contrast adjustment would make them a little more dynamic.

I wonder about that too and find that the Greenland image has a bit more tonal range on the monitor at work compared to mine at home.. one of them is probably "off"
 

booyaka

Moderator
nice pictures indeed
 

johnaalex

Distinguished Member
Lovely pics but can't help wondering if a bit of contrast adjustment would make them a little more dynamic.


I did quite a bit of work to get them as they are, I was worried that I might overdo it (as I have been guilty of that in the past). The main problem is that BA don't keep their windows very clean. Also shooting through two sheets of "glass" also reduces the quality.

Maybe I could try my hand at HDR on these....

Regards John
 

Steve N

Distinguished Member

johnaalex

Distinguished Member

jamesbryan17

Active Member
the boost in contrast and saturation works well
 

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