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Abandoned Aircraft yard

Abandoned Aircraft yard
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Behind The Lens

This is located in Newbury, Ohio. I am not very familiar with the area but the location of this aircraft graveyard was at the back of a small private community. After spending some time on Google Maps, I learned It was at the end of a gravel road. Its an awe inspiring site; a little sad as well. History is stacked, buried or mangled; creating tunnels of old parts and scrap. It was a surreal place that covers almost a century of flight.
It was in the early evening when I arrived. The exact time escapes my mind.
I was expecting cloudy skies but was greeted with a bright sun just after setting up for my first shot. I ended liking the result on the textures. It all worked in the end.
I only bought my Pentax k5, 18-55 kit lens and tripod. I am glad I did; some areas would have been a challenge to get though with more equipment.
Finding out that there was a place I could actually walk up to f4u Corsair and touch it, was exciting; knowing that I could go photograph it was irresistible. The amount of images of the location seemed limited so I took it as a challenge to find and capture.
I like to use Photoshop in combination with Nik software to finish my work. This was a tonemapped image so I had a lot of data to work with.
In my camera bag
I usually just have my Pentax k5 with 18-55 lens and a small cleaning kit.
Things that are weathered, old and abandoned have a character of their own. The rust, the blemishes tell the story. I find tonemapping to be good tool for capturing this texture; a smaller aperture also helps by keeping all the details sharp through out the subject. and capturing more of its details.

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