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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 .....

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

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

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

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

    .... and waited

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

    for this .....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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: 

    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 ....

    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


    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


    Oct 2, 2007
    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.
  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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