Goldfinger. P-51 Mustang. page 2 more added

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    Thanks for looking. critique valued

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    Good set.......
     
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    How can one critique a photo of a P-51? She's like a supermodel: she makes every photo look good!
     
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    Very true, although I nearly blew my opportunity. I was shooting my 150-600mm lens at 1/200 with no VC(forgot which mode is for panning at the critical moment) and only one pass to get it right. Fired a burst, and only this one was in almost acceptable focus.
     
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    Anyone that would paint up a P51 like that would wear feathers to his mother’s funeral. Great images of an amazing aircraft, but that finish.... ugh!
     
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    Hmmm, eye of the beholder I guess. It is a race plane, so appropriately flashy IMO. Maybe it isn't apparent that the only paint on the airplane is the gold, and a little black, and the lettering. The bulk of the fuselage is highly polished aluminum with a mirror finish.
     
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    Ironic. Same thing happened to me last evening. Out shooting the local Osprey (bird) when some ducks took flight. I was lucky to get the shot and my wife says it is the best bird shot yet. Still, no P-51.
     
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    Shot number two may not be in "really sharp" Focus, but it is a panning shot and the feeling of movement is quite palpable. I think you got enough Focus to make the shot work.
     
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    Very kool...
     
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    I just painted a brand new Charger with the mirror chrome finish. I hate painting it but I know how to do it well and get paid pretty good to do it. Its a PITA...
     
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    So, back to the finish on this P-51. I don't think it's actually paint, but it's polished aluminum. Right? About 15 years ago there was a B-17 (???) fly over here and I got a few photos of a beautiful vintage aircraft with this same basic finish, which looked to me like highly polished aluminum which had been buffed to a fare-thee-well. Isn't that what this P-51 is finished in? I know about chrome paint, as a lot of Pacific Northwest fishing tackle is painted in Chrome paint and it looks quite good and is highly reflective and is mirror-like but this plane is polished aluminum, correct?
     
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    It probably is, like they used on those Air streams. Done that as well, we would polish the crap out of them, metal prep, invisible alodine, then put a polyurethane enamel clearcoat on them. Stupid money...
     
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