I was lucky with this shot. It was not my intention to place the flying plane into my composition, I had no idea It was there. That afternoon I was more concentrating on testing brand new lens (Canon 70-200mm) and did not pay much attention to my surroundings. But when I started to process the featured photo in Lightroom I noticed a lucky accident. It does not happen very often but sometimes it does.
I was shooting on a tripod entire afternoon, experimenting with the various focal lengths starting from 70mm and all the way to 200mm. I used a focal length of 118mm for this shot and since I had Canon 60D with a cropped sensor, the actual value was about 177mm.
Even though I took 3 bracketed shots I knew that I only needed one because the setting sun was completely covered by clouds and the scene didn’t have dynamic highlights.
In the final step, I did some cleaning and color correction in Photoshop.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: Lightroom Preset Based Workflow
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (water, sky).
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details.