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Hi everyone … yesterday the RAAF Globemaster-III made a few passes over the city in rehearsal for Saturday’s Riverfire event. Though I had to tilt from the horizontal to get the wingspan into frame, this is my favourite capture.
My problem is that we already had a fair amount of heat haze (Summer is almost upon us, it seems).
The haze removal tool has always seemed a very blunt instrument to me, however it does render the city skyline much better. The side effect on the shaded parts of the plane is annoying to me, however.
I managed to use a parametric mask on a secondary exposure module to overcome the worst of the haze removal side effects in darktable 2.7 (master).
How would you process this image, assuming you want to enjoy good detail in both the subject (Globemaster) and the Setting (cityscape)?