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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