Wairarapa Remastered

Harvard '1052' closeup

Greetings, followers. Those of you who follow my Flickr feed directly may already have noticed some new shots from way back in 2015. What happened is I got some new software which I am now using to process my photos. It’s so good at bringing a crisp sharpness out of my best images that I can’t stop myself from going back to old favourites and having another go.

There were sixteen new photos added to the Wings Over Wairarapa 2015 Flickr album a week ago. These came about as I was looking at re-editing the already published images. I’ve now gone through and reprocessed all 100 original images from scratch.

Some I have “pulled back” where the quality didn’t stand getting in close, but others that are the best quality I have cropped even closer than the originals. This, combined with a heavier use of a 16:9 aspect ratio (that I was less keen on five years ago) means some of the aircraft are substantially larger (and more beautiful) in frame.

Here are a few of the shots that benefited most — they are just oozing detail.




Click on the images to see full size on Flickr. Be sure to view the originals on a large screen to get the best effect. These images are 3,200 pixels wide.

The new software is changing how I select my photos for publication now — only the sharpest will make the grade. Hopefully I can nail the focus well enough in the field because it’s far more obvious when I bring them into PhotoLab 3 than it has been in any other software.


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