Wings Over Houston – Morning on the Flight Line

Got up pretty early Saturday morning for a chance to photograph this bird on the flight line before things got too crowded. Given the size of this beast it’s a good thing I brought my wide glass along. It’s amazing what a little High-Speed HDR magic can produce.

Morning on the Flight Line

Morning on the Flight Line
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D hand-held, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 17mm, f/11 for 1/125th, 1/45th and 1/15th of a second at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. The HDR file was made from three RAW images tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro. All other processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Noise Ninja. Click on the image above for a larger version.

4 thoughts on “Wings Over Houston – Morning on the Flight Line

  1. Thanks Brian!

    I took 4000 images at the air show and this was one of the first that day and my favorite. It looks really good in print also.


  2. Thanks Tom,

    I got to the Ellington Field at dawn and saw this big C17 sitting there just waiting to be photographed. Friday night I was reading Sam Abell’s latest book where he talks about “waiting for the right moment”. I guess some of that photographic wisdom must have sunk into my tired old brain. I took three quick bracketed exposures and after “chimping” (to look at the histogram), I knew I had a good HDR candidate.


  3. This is Just wonderful!!!
    While I really like the picture you’ve made, I’m loving the shadow!! It comes right at you. Nice job getting that Tail between the sun and the glass.

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