Saturday, 15 November 2008

Lonely Pony


I spotted this Mustang out in the pen just as I was leaving last Sunday. I don't know why she's out here and to be honest we were so cold at the end of the day I didn't want to try and find out. I hope they bring her in for the winter though.

I'm a Spitfire fan through and through, the sound has made the hairs on my neck stand up since I was a very small boy but I still have a soft spot for the Mustang. Designed, built, put into production and service all in the war years was some feat. It still has a Rolls Royce Merlin at the heart of it too ;O)

Using a split RAW conversion and the selective colour tool etc. Not sure if I've pushed it too far for some but I kinda like it!

CM2008

5 comments:

JJ said...

great find and great capture, the colors look realistic for the hanger and mustang, but the clouds look a little overdone to me, but I am a newbie at photography so what do I know :)

csj@id7.co.uk said...

I recon this would have worked with a pseudo infra red effect or post processing, Also a slight 16x9 ratio or something similar may have worked. i like the sentiment in the shot though, loose the chains and it would have looked really forgotten.....csj

CraigM said...

Thanks for your comments, actually I have to agree I pushed the sky too far! We live and learn eh?

Elaine- said...

the cloud treatment is great, but i'm an overdone kind of girl lol... the shot looks awesome!

CraigM said...

Thanks everyone.