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14 May 2013 Sam Rua

Lockheed M/D-21s Blackbird

Seattle, WA view map

Long was kind enough to get me a pass into the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. One of my most
favorite aircraft is the supersonic spy plane, the Lockheed Blackbird. This M-21 Blackbird is configured
for a supersonic drone, the D-21B. More information on this magnificent aircraft can be found here:

A bit of creative license in Photoshop to isolate the Blackbird from
the rest of the aircraft crammed into the museum, as seen below.

Click on the image below for more images from my journey to the PNW:

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Scott B Nelson15-Nov-2016 03:37
Cool work! Just the fact you got a shot of this without ANYONE else in the shot is amazing enough ;)
J Ponces24-Apr-2016 03:52
A real Masterpiece! BV
Darrel Giesbrecht 23-Jun-2015 02:22
good stuff!
Yiannis Pavlis04-Feb-2014 05:37
Well done Sam.V
anuschka01-Feb-2014 11:10
A real tribute to the aircraft. BV
henrywong15-Nov-2013 05:16
Wonderful shot Sam! V
I had visited the Boeing factory in Seattle last week...
Bill Klein05-Nov-2013 12:37
Awesome work! BV!
Ovando A.25-Aug-2013 02:44
Stunning work and capture! Big V!
Sam Rua19-Jul-2013 13:38
Thanks to Buba for pointing out that I had a slightly more futuristic theme going with the date. Fortunately, the Blackbird design does that all on its own and needs no assistance from me.
Buba Jafarli19-Jul-2013 09:23
I also love the date on the photo. The Blackbird is perceived like a time machine over here! V.
Buba Jafarli19-Jul-2013 09:21
Fantastic treatment, Sam, I am speechless! V.
Guest 19-Jul-2013 06:36
Very cool. Best. J
Range View 10-Jul-2013 22:22
Wow, that is brilliant Photoshop processing Sam. Outstanding work! BV
Nestor Derkach09-Jul-2013 16:39
I must say this is an instant eye catching image.
Great work !!
Vote 10+
Chad Ramsey09-Jul-2013 03:13
This is very cool Sam! Great shot and processing!
Ken Duckert07-Jul-2013 16:23
Perfect effect...super fast even when parked!
Guest 07-Jul-2013 04:59
Well done PS of this shot
Simon Chandler06-Jul-2013 18:36
A stunning image. Amazing work. v
Juan Leon05-Jul-2013 16:19
Stunning image, great work!
Irena Jurecic04-Jul-2013 05:32
Excellent work!!! V
Dan Greenberg03-Jul-2013 05:30
Great motion blur, Sam. It really works well here. ~BV~
Apostolos Tikopoulos02-Jul-2013 17:21
Very fascinating and smart work, Sam. Fantastic processing. v!!!!!!!!!
Carol Rollins02-Jul-2013 03:57
Your Photoshop work on this is second to none, Sam. This is one darn fantastic image!
Bravo. ~
larose forest photos01-Jul-2013 03:49
Looks like something out of Star Wars! Incredible shot. V
woody3401-Jul-2013 03:14
Such sleek lines really shown to perfection with this shot ...spectacular presentation and treatment...V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)01-Jul-2013 02:47
Fantastic work. This is art. Great job processing this image. I like the "after" and "before" shots. Excellent work. V.
Jean D01-Jul-2013 02:35
WOW! Congrats on such a fine peice of work, Sam.. ~V
Bill Paige30-Jun-2013 22:34
Awesome work
Guest 30-Jun-2013 22:09
Oh yes..excellent PS work..v
Hank Vander Velde30-Jun-2013 22:07
A FANTASTIC image Sam. Until I read your note and saw the second image, i thought you had captured it screaming down at you on a runway. Terrific treatment.
Mike H.30-Jun-2013 22:03
Impressed with the processing -- made the shot!! Well done.
We called them "Habu" in Okie, where I was tasked as launch crew member in the '70s.
janescottcumming30-Jun-2013 18:52
Love what you did with your creative license! Fantastic! V
Tom Munson30-Jun-2013 16:41
It looks like it's going 1000 MPH. Terrific work, Sam!
Guest 30-Jun-2013 16:02
Awesome editing on this subject...
Guest 30-Jun-2013 15:11
Super shot and wonderful creativity with the editing. Perfectly done and really enhances the aircraft.
Walter Otto Koenig30-Jun-2013 15:05
Awesome perspective and processing work. This is really exceptional Sam. "V"
globalgadabout30-Jun-2013 13:42
absolutely riveting...what a powerful kinetic sense...supersonic work Sam....V
teachpeace30-Jun-2013 13:19
Jeff Real30-Jun-2013 13:18
Wow! Your editing on this shot is just incredible. ~V~
Stephanie30-Jun-2013 13:00
Wow!!! Awesome work Sam! BV+++
pkocinski30-Jun-2013 12:02
Awesome processing to give the illusion of flight on this amazing plane.
René Gysi30-Jun-2013 11:33
A fascinating picture. Looks like in full flight. Great processing, Sam! Vote
Blandine Mangin30-Jun-2013 06:48
wonderful ! v
joseantonio30-Jun-2013 04:14
You have done a great job given the idea that it was really flying towards you.V
Bryan Murahashi30-Jun-2013 04:06
Very cool, Sam.
Long Bach Nguyen30-Jun-2013 03:01
Awesome Sam
Guest 30-Jun-2013 02:56
A brilliant treatment and a spectacular result!
Carol How30-Jun-2013 02:44
Creative licence well used! Its a spectacular looking plane...and the perspective really adds to the dramatic shape! V
Neil Marcus30-Jun-2013 02:37
Your 'in flight" creation was so right for this magnificent aircraft. "V"
Brian Collins Art30-Jun-2013 02:34
Very cool. V
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