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Top Gun
Top Gun

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon
Location: AFB Waterkloof, Centurion, RSA
Date: Oct 1, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000s
Galleries: Photojournalism, Military
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2011

Ok so it's not an F14 Tomcat. It's one of a few Aerosud Mirage F-1 AZ's left flying.

Nikon View NX 2 RAW NEF:
Contrast Boost
Duplicate Image
Boost Saturation on Layer 1
Convert to B&W on Layer 2
Resize 2400x1600x300dpi
Contrast Increase
Selective Desat Afterburner Layer 2
Mask Aircraft and Contrail Layer 2
Topaz Denoise 5 Layer 1
SFW 800x533px72dpi Bicubic Sharp

For the 2011 FSM (Free Study Marathon)
Thread Here / Results Here

ETA: Thank you commentators for the 8 score average!
I'm glad this fared so well in terms of the wonderful comments received.

Place: 45 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.3958
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2294
Avg (non-participants): 6.9143
Views since voting: 1101
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 144
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/08/2011 12:21:03 AM
Congrats on a super finish. Figured this to be yours. never got around to comment with problems here. Some great comments on this image

Message edited by author 2011-11-08 00:21:21.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2011 11:23:29 PM
Top Gun....top marks, a fantastic capture!
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11/07/2011 09:46:56 PM
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11/07/2011 06:15:19 PM
Sharp with outstanding tones. The touch of ember seals it. Excellent image.
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11/06/2011 05:48:26 AM
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11/04/2011 08:54:08 PM
dangerously good shot
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11/03/2011 08:40:47 PM
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is probably the nicest image of this genre I've seen in a long time. Very rare to see B&W, and this just shines with the selective saturation of the exhaust. Just beautiful!
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