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A Spitfire parked up and ready for flight at the Goodwood Revival Festival 2011, United Kingdom.

Developed in SilkyPix, then levels work in GIMP.

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Uploaded a slightly brighter version. I swear my monitor gamma must be out of whack...
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:icon16tonyartist:
16tonyartist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
brilliant - regards t.
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amipal Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks tony, I appreciate the :+fav:! :)
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The-Little-Falcon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist
the title and the picture coincide realy well i realy liked this , it insired me a lot of feelings! nice work
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amipal Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad the image inspired you Falcon! The Spitfire itself is an emotional aeroplane, conjures up such pride.
Don't worry about the multiple posts, I can hide 'em! ;)
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AirshowDave Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great capture. =)
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amipal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Dave, and cheers for the :+fav:! :thumbsup:
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PixelExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
That is just beautiful
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amipal Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks PixelExplorer, and also for the :+fav: - really appreciate it! :)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   Photographer
Nice to see this Spitfire in the UK again. It has been based in Canada since around 2002, but was brought back recently, in fact this was probably it's first public appearance since it returned. Anyway nice moody shot!
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amipal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I had no idea. They had quite a number of Spits at the Revival Festival this year, particularly on the Sunday. Unfortunately I'd booked tickets for the Saturday... still quite a few there! :) Thanks for the :+fav:.
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Hippulanulinat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Excellent shot!
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amipal Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much Hippulanulinat! :)
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Edaemus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you using Chrome or Firefox? (Or, shudder, IE?)
Chrome doesn't have inbuilt colour management, whereas Firefox does. This can result in some strange colour discrepancies.
I found this out the hard way when I was forced to use Chrome for a while. Here's what I was seeing: [link]
And here's what everyone else saw: [link]
Grr!
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amipal Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the help Edaemus! I usually use Firefox, since Chrome on my Mac seems to get slower the more I use it. A few people have said that my photos look a little dark, and when I got some printed recently they were almost unusable. SO I'll have a fiddle with my monitor settings too.
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ReneHenckens Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great atmosphere...

The only "critique" I can think of is this: I would have positioned myself a bit more to the right, so that the tip of the propeller would be visible..

But that's nit-picking...Really, really like this one :worship:
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amipal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I see what you mean Rene. Does the space to the left of the tail need to be there? I feel this draws the eye away from the centre a bit...
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ReneHenckens Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The "rules" of photography say that the most interesting point of a picture should nót be in the middle ;)
Look up the "Rule of thirds"

I'd leave the space left of the tail about the same as it is now. Perhaps a bit more, but not much...

again..this is nit-picking
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amipal Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tips! I suppose the nose is slightly off centre at least... ;)
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ReneHenckens Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
imo off centre is good...makes a picture more interesting :)

(mostly...rules are there to be broken ;) )
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Wonderful work! :clap: Love the mood of this ...
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amipal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers J-u-d-a-s, and many thanks for the :+fav:!
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the angle and the mood. But for me it is just a tad too dark. A moody image can still have some punch. I had a little fiddle with PS, with auto levels and then faded 50% - what do ya think?

Check it out; [link]
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amipal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've had another tweak of the levels, and brightened by 10%, what do you think now? I think I've managed to retain some of the punch of the original... ;)
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot better bro! :D
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amipal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Stug, glad that it's earnt a :+fav: from you! ;)
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ok bro. ;P
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jhbodle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Oooooh moody!
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amipal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
We may have been jinxed with naff weather, but I've got something out of it at least!
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Sep 17, 2011, 9:24:20 AM
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