Blue Angels HDR

After shooting the Blue Angels in a mid-afternoon light for so many years, I thought I would try something a little different: I camped in front of Boeing Field to view of take-off and landing, and processed my favorite pix with Photomatix in single shot mode.

Blue Angels in formation

Blue Angels in formation

 

Blue Angels

Blue Angels with HDR processing

 

For comparison, below is the same shot as above converted to JPEG from Lightroom using LR’s built-in editing. (Adjustments made: slight boosts in exposure, blacks, sat, sharpening, and noise reduction.)

Blue Angels

Blue Angels with standard processing

 

Of course, this could also be a testament to my post-processing LR skills, which I’m always looking to build up.

 

More Blue Angel shots, including some favorites over the past few years, are up in this gallery.

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