15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A F-100D flying above the Rocky Mountains.

COLD BLUE HUN - This a composite picture I created using a 1/48 scale F-100D Super Sabre replica which was nicked name THE HUN by the pilots who flew it. The special markings are from the 31s Tactical Fighter in 1957 for the William Tell Gunnery meet. I contructed the replica using aluminum foil for the finished skin and photographed it in natural lighting from various angles, and at the same time of day and light that I had previously photographed the background altitude picture while flying over the Rocky Mountains.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Photo of plane taken in Camarillo, CA, Photo of sky over Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © David Tipps