A Mk 1 Hawker Hurricane buzzes over Alexandra Gardens, Windsor, July
|I'll 'fess right up, here. This is what I photographed. A full size replica of Sir Sydney Camm's genius design erected in 2012 in his home town of Windsor. Keep scrolling down to see how I turned this into an action photo...|
The first thing I did was to remove (blur) the stand with "Retouch" tool in iPhoto.
Then I started to slowly blur the trees...again this was done with the "Retouch" tool.
|Library stock images to the rescue. This photo of a real Hurricane in flight is in approximately the same attitude as the one in my pic so a little cloning, courtesy of Photoshop is in order.|
|Voila! We now have a pilot. The aircraft is looking quite realistic although a little modern -I really wanted a more antique appearance.|
|The photo was then processed through Pixlr-o-Matic (free from the Google app store): first it was rendered into a black and white image and then patinated with some scratchy effects.|
|A sepia tint completed the effects. The pic now looks like it could be passed off as a photo taken in 1940 and kept in a drawer ever since.|