P-47 Thunderbolt

airplane-aviation-aerospace-wwii-jet fighter-piston-p47-thunderboltThis P-47 Thunderbolt is such a stunning airplane to see in person and to capture in High Dynamic Range. The Tallahassee Lassie was on display as part of the Flying Heritage Collection.

Aviation-History.com has this to say about the P-47.

“Built in greater quantities than any other US fighter, the P-47 was the heaviest single-engine WWII fighter to go into production and the first piston-powered fighter to exceed 500 mph. The Thunderbolt performed 546,000 combat sorties between March of 1943 and August 1945 and is considered the real forerunner of today’s multirole fighters.”

You can read the entire history and see the P-47 Thunderbolt airplane specs on their website.

If you are interested in more cool HDR airplane photographs please stop by my gallery. Thank you for stopping by to see my P-47 Thunderbolt photograph captured with a Nikon D600 on AF-A in 3D focus mode and final processed in HDR so that the colors pop right out and bring this classic airplane back to vibrant life.

Software I use for my HDR processing:

Photomatix Pro – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Software Suite - Photoshop enhancement plugin software.
Perfect Photo Suite 8 - Photographers choice for photo editing.
Lightroom 5 - Used for import and finishing touches.

The Air Show Enthusiast

air-show-airplane-spectatorIt always amazes me when humans and engineering marvels like vintage World War II airplane merge for a great show. I was among the spectators to see these awesome flying machines of the past still wowing the audience decades later.

In the distance is the Everett, Washington  Boeing plant. At this plant they produce twin aisle aircraft to transport people and families all over the world. The current production lines are 747, 767, 777, and 787. Coming soon will be the newest addition to the family of airplanes… the 777X.

In this image I found the moment inspiring and thought that these people on that mound watching the airplanes turn and fly toward the runway would be an outstanding HDR image. I think it works. The colors are good. I only wish that girl was not wearing such a hot pink jacket. Please enjoy this photograph and take in the moment of others enjoying the magic of flight and vintage airplanes.

Software I use for my HDR processing:

Photomatix Pro – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Software Suite - Photoshop enhancement plugin software.
Perfect Photo Suite 8 - Photographers choice for photo editing.
Lightroom 5 - Used for import and finishing touches.