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.

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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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