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Chicago Air & Water Show - Practice Pics

Discussion in 'Special Sessions, Events, and Tour Announcements' started by frankier, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Just few pics from today's practice = Show will be Fri-Sun and I am sure that much better pics will be posted by the Cafe members in attendance.

    All taken with a D300 and 18-200 with a Nikon CPL (but few with a 10-20 Sigma). S-priority (@1000) and auto iso (max 400) to help with the (relatively limited) aperture of the 18-200. Minimal PP (not much time).

    The practice was from 11AM - 4PM and was dominated by the Blue Angels. Brief appeareance of a 4 small props with sponsors colors/insignia and one cargo (c130?) which is the Blue Angels support.

    AM: mostly passages of 4 Angels .... PM: the Angels (6 of them) went over all their show. There were not too many people and, due to the breeze on the beach. it was a very enjoyable experience for the kids and me and my wife (+MIL).


    It was a beautiful day in Chicago sunny and cool .....

    Chicago1.
    NIKON D300    ---    10mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 200


    Chicago3.
    NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/7.1    1/320s    ISO 200



    ..... found a nice spot on the beach ......

    Spot.
    NIKON D300    ---    14mm    f/10.0    1/400s    ISO 200



    .... and waited


    YoursTruly.
    Canon PowerShot G7    ---    19mm    f/4.0    1/320s   



    for this .....

    Angel01.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 360
    .....


    Angel02.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400



    Angel03.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400


    Amgel04.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400


    Angel05.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400


    Angel06.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400


    Angel07.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400


    Angel08.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400



    Not many photographers out there ..... just this rebellious :eek:  guy (at least around me)

    AnotherOne1.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 400


    Four prop carrying the sponsors' colors showed up in the PM

    Sponsor1.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/6.3    1/250s    ISO 200


    .... along with the Angels support C130 (I think)

    Cargp1.
    NIKON D300    ---    200mm    f/16.0    1/80s    ISO 200


    ..... and the waterman ($1 per bottle :eek: ) - Not bad considering what it costs at the ball park! :rolleyes: 

    WaterMan.
    NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/3.5    1/1000s    ISO 220


    We met a couple of nice USAF pilots walking the beach preparing for their piece ....

    USAFPilots.
    NIKON D300    ---    18mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 400



    ..... and that was it

    Overall, a nice day spent at the beach with the family.

    I hope you enjoyed the pics.
     
  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice, just the right stuff to wet the whistle. Weather looks perfect today and tomorrow, too. I'm looking forward to bursting away. Thanks for sharing your images.
     
  3. kgilby

    kgilby

    336
    Oct 2, 2007
    Chicago
    Great shots frankier, nicely done with the 18-200. I was there for about an hour or so and didn't get nearly as many good shots as you did. I'm going to try to get there again this afternoon to see if I can improve a bit.
    Ken
     
  4. Guys, you are welcome. I had fun shooting and putting the pics out here....

    Look forward to your reportage.:smile:
     
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