For color, I used the Classic Chrome mode with its early Kodachrome look. To further mute the color palette I dialed down the Color saturation -2 in the camera . With black and white, I boosted the contrast by augmenting the shadows and highlights and added some extra noise to the simulate grain. I still felt like I needed more in some of the images so I added a few tricks later in Photoshop. In keeping with the reenactment theme of the event I tried to create the feeling of going through some old photos discovered years later in an attic.
Not only was this a fun shoot, it was a fun post-processing time prepping the final images.
|B-29 Stratofortress bomber|
|B-24 Liberator bomber -- The Fuji Black & White setting with Red filter helped to darken the blue sky.|
|Cockpit of a B-24 Liberator bomber|
|Curtiss P-40 Warhawk|
|B-25 Mitchell bomber|
|B-17G Flying Fortress|
|M-4 Sherman tank|
|Douglas C-47 Skytrain preparing for takeoff|
|Tail of a B-25 Mitchell bomber|
|FG-1D Corsair with B-17G on final approach to land behind it|