Xtreme Air Show

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 9 October 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

A series of recent air show pictures taken from my balcony and during a bike ride, deliberately processed with a heavy hand just because I felt like it. I wanted the overall appearances to be as extreme as the flight formations ! This shot depicts some of America's famous "Thunderbirds" doing their thing during the Canadian National Exhibition. This was their only show outside of the USA for 2018.

NIKON D7200 1/2000 second F/8.0 ISO 320 140 mm

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Whaouhh!! impressionnant changement de cap.

9 Oct 2018 6:23am

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Merci !

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh excellente

9 Oct 2018 7:13am

@Existence Artistique: Merci :)

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Great work...Love this catch, very graphic ! Well done !

9 Oct 2018 8:21am

@Olivier P: Thanks for the comment.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

marvellous colour in this great frozen moment

9 Oct 2018 10:23am

@grouser: Cheers, mister g.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent framing as they do an incredible air formation!!

9 Oct 2018 11:56am

@Steven: I saw the Thunderbirds and also The Blue Flames when I was a kid, several times. Awesome power and control on display by these jets and pilots. Thanks much.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You know me, I love a good strong edit. This is stunning. I love your choices.

9 Oct 2018 2:17pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks very much, Ruthie. I usually don't do a lot of processing but in this case I felt like going strong with it and allowing for distortion, grain, saturation, you name it.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Excellent capture ! Very impressive looping ! Your choice of processing is good, I like the grain like a pastel drawing !

9 Oct 2018 4:40pm

@Anna Cherer: Thank you, Anna. I wanted that feeling of a big poster hanging on a child's wall as an over-the-top memento of the air show.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, impressive.

9 Oct 2018 4:45pm

@B. Thomas: All kudos to those pilots. They fly so fast and so close together.

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very visually impacting image! Excellent combination of composition and colors.

9 Oct 2018 4:51pm

@Francisco Romero: "Visually impacting" is my only goal with this series, so I really appreciate your comment.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love it! A gorgeous image that conveys the raw power on display.

9 Oct 2018 7:02pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks a lot, Steve. I wanted the series to feel as if it was perceived through the eyes of a super excited kid, like I used to be when we went to air shows "back in the day".

omid from mashhad, Iran

wonderful shot!
Lovely colors!

9 Oct 2018 7:04pm

@omid: Thanks very much.

Wallace from Burlington, Canada

Nice shot 10+... I missed the airshow this year. Hopefully next year I will have a chance.

10 Oct 2018 12:38am

@Wallace: Thanks for dropping by, Wallace.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular image and amazing action shot. I love the color!

10 Oct 2018 12:55am