Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Well, let’s have some fun with this one.  Last year I went to my local airshow and was shooting the US Navy Blue Angels precision flight team.  As usual, you get a lot that aren’t too good.  In this case, I was trying to catch the team just as they broke from a diamond formation.  The usual shots are kind of static but, the breaks and reforms offer some opportunities for shots I like.  Here is what I got:

Not too exciting.  As I panned, I managed to trip the shutterI missed the break and had them almost exactly in front of the sun.  I was trying to see if there was anything that I could do to make it interesting so started playing with various hue and saturation and individual color sliders.   Suddenly, I ended up with this.

It was a little too wierd and interesting to throw away but, I had no idea what I would ever do with it.  Thanks to this challenge, it can see the light of day.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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3 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

  1. We love those Blue Angels here in Maryland! They come out to the Naval Academy every year for graduation & for other events… then sometimes we get treated to watching them practicing in between shows! One thing is for sure ~ those boys are LOUD!!! Great pics! 🙂

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