29 Jul Pic(k) of the week 22: Fine-art F-86 Sabre fighter jet at Chino, CA
Fine-art is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one talks about Aviation photography. But there is however a market for gallery prints and other art-work in this space, as a lot of aviation geeks love to hang up a beautiful image of their favourite flying machine. Especially for the aircraft that are left in bare metal, the shiny surface reflecting in the sun often makes for an interesting black and white fine-art image!
Such was the case with this 1950’s F-86 Sabre jet, which I photographed at the Planes of Fame airshow in Chino (CA, USA) end of last month. This particular one served in the German Airforce after the war and is in the process of being restored back to flying condition by the famous Lewis Air Legends warbird restoration company.
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 18-135 lens
ISO 200, 1/500s, 41mm (62mm full frame equivalent)
RAW file development in Lightroom CC
Nik ColorEfex Pro 4 with the detail enhancer filter
Nik SilverEfex Pro for Black and White conversion
More images from the amazing Planes of Fame airshow in Chino, CA can be found here.
Remember: “Don’t allow the fear of falling, keep you from flying”