Myself: “Spotting? Mhmm, well it rings a bell”
Also myself: “You do know how to use a camera still, right?”
Inner monologue over, here are a few somewhat silly edits from my time at Edinburgh Airport today. It’s been almost 3 years since I last took out my DSLR camera to do any form of photography, so it was both a pleasure to do so, but also an uphill battle.
With the sun directly facing the camera, and no other places to view the aircraft, it was a struggle to both remember, and then set, the best manual settings for the situation. In the afternoon the runways switched so the sun was off to our 5 o’clock, however, at this point, the aircraft were a little too far away.
Nevertheless, here are a few shots from a short (socially distanced) spotting trip today with @Luke_Kelly!
- Photo crop
- Selective edits (this is where you outline, mask, and copy to a new layer and then edit this layer) such as white balance, dehazing, exposure, and shadows
- (Extreme) Motion blur of the background
Not all shots had these edits. Due to the camera set up, the quality was lost as it was at the very end of the capabilities of the camera, however, edits have helped to reduce this issue.
Aircraft: Learjet 75
Flight Details: Edinburgh to Biggin Hill
Aircraft: Gulfstream IV SP
Flight Details: Edinburgh to Chicago Midway
Flight Details: Doncaster to Edinburgh
Aircraft: Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
Flight Details: Brussels to Edinburgh