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Directing plane movement

Directing plane movement
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Copyright: Stacey Hines (shutterbug) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 31 N: 163] (758)
Genre: Gens
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2002-01-31
Catégories: Vie quotidienne, Moment décisif, Expérimental, MM [Manipulation Majeure]
Appareil photographique: Nikon D1x
Exposition: f/8, 1/250 secondes
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Thème(s): ARMED FORCES/MILITARY SCENES [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2004-09-15 9:36
Vue: 2607
Favoris: 1 [voir]
Points: 24
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My first experiment with mixing Black & White and color. Please give me any pointers if you have them! :) This is another Roosevelt image from 2002.

Here is the original released caption:
At sea aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Jan. 31, 2002 -- A flight deck officer guides the pilot of an E-2C "Hawkeye" assigned to the "Screwtops" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Three (VAW-123) into launch position on the flight deck. The Screwtops are a part of Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) deployed aboard the Roosevelt conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Just duplicated the original color image & turned the new one into Grayscale mode.

Dragged the color layer into the grayscale (had to convert the grayscale back to RGB to allow for the new color layer)

I then erased all the color except for the flight officer and also left a splash of color from the propeller's. Made this color layer about 60% opacity to soften the contrast between B&W and color.

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Enchaînement de réflexionsInitiateur de la discussion Messages Modifié
A jmdaoudal: Thanks!!!shutterbug 1 10-18 11:30
A hojper: Photoshop exerciseshutterbug 2 09-22 15:55
A fcouderc: since you asked...shutterbug 2 09-15 15:30
A Dingo: Thanksshutterbug 2 09-15 14:42
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Wow! Impressive. I like the idea of keeping the fligth officer in color and the rest in B&W. I find the post-processing well executed. One question though, you are allowed to take pictures on Navy Ships? This doesn't fall into restricted info? I wasn`t under the impression it wouldn`t be as easy to take photos when you are in service. Seems like you were able to take a lot of photos, it`s cool. I'm an helicopter fan, do you have some photos of helicopters aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt? Thanks for sharing your experience. :o)

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2004-09-15 14:35]
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A beautiful image, Stacey, but I liked your first title better ;o). The PP work for the colours is excellent, and I particularly like the red on the propeller tips. TFS.

Great PP work, Stacey, but the question is I guess: Did it add anything? It seems to me that the original image must have been pretty impressive as it was, and the fact of making the flight officer stand out in color is more of a PP exercise than a point you're making with the photo. And as usual I ask you to post the original as workshop to let us appreciate the differences.

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  • Riz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 192 W: 31 N: 101] (523)
  • [2004-09-16 14:50]

I agree with hojper I think you should have posted the original as a WS but I think the image here is still a strong image reguardless well composed and I think that by posting images that a lot of people will never see will help broaden peoples horizons so thank for posting this shot Stac

Wow! Excellent composition! Your "experiment" to mix b&w and color is fine!

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2004-09-20 6:17]

Very proffesional stacey, like what you have done on the pp, great composition with good PP !!

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  • Tim Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 18 N: 240] (1139)
  • [2004-09-20 17:45]


I don't think pointers are in order. You nailed it on your first attempt. Great job on this one girl! Added to my military theme folder

God's best,


Very good shot here DOF, the movement is so well caught.
Mixed bw and color is clearly weldone. The yellows sustain the interest for this good composition.
Jean Michel

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2004-11-10 5:05]

A colour-picture which seems B/W and a B/W-picture which seems in colour...
I like the yellow, also the action of the plane, it's a great shot, Stacey !

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2004-12-20 10:22]

Awesome!!! The props captured gives the anticipated prop rotation. Right on, I like this. Excelent details and focus.
Well done


I just love it; powerful; the Hawkeye simply vibrates with potential energy

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  • pibo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 9] (67)
  • [2005-04-29 10:24]

Hiya Stacey.
Great image loaded with impact!!
You really have a wonderful eye, and your P7 skills are impressive indeed! I will try a few images using this technique....thanks again.

Brilliant pic. All B&W except the flight officer make it look really nice and exceptional. The wings being in movement and all rest still - nice effect. :)

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