Variety is the Spice of Life

I’ve recently been reminded that “Variety is the Spice of Life” and my normal landscape postings may be getting a little mundane so I’ve decided to dig up some different shots from the past few years just to prove that I’m not always such a “stick in the mud”.

I don’t do much sports or action photography these days with the exception of the annual air show here in southeast Texas; Wings Over Houston. If you live in this part of Texas I encourage you to buy a ticket this October and join us for a day of incredible photographic opportunities. You won’t be sorry.

BTW – I used Jeff Revell’s “Grunge Workflow” to enhance this shot. It’s a simple three layer process in PS that takes only minutes to complete.

Determination

Determination – Houston, Texas
Copyright 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 300mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 300mm, f6.7 for 1/500th of a second at ISO 100 using a B&W circular polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta & Adobe Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.

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Precision Flying

Here’s another shot taken in 2008 at the Wings Over Houston air show, processed much the same as explained in my previous post. Takes some kind of skill to fly this close and inverted. A real treat to watch and photograph.

Hint: I used Alien Skin’s Bokeh plug-in for Photoshop to smooth the desaturated blue background. This incredible little plug-in is a great way to reduce color noise in your images, especially in the blue sky. This technique makes your subject “pop” and look really sharp when compared to the smooth, even tones in the background.

Precision

Precision – Houston, Texas
Copyright 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 40D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 300mm f/4L IS USM lens hand-held. The exposure was taken at 300mm, f8 for 1/750th of a second at ISO 100 using a B&W circular polarizer. All post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Beta & Adobe Photoshop CS4. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Filed under: Photography Tagged: Canon, Photography, Sports Photography, Wings Over Houston