macdill airfest 2007 too..

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WOW, this s%$t is hard! First time shooting an air show and exposure was a nightmare. 3pm Florida sunny day, most of the lateral fly-bys were with the sun very high and behind...aggghhh. I much prefer shooting the little birdies with wings that flap!
PP'ing was pretty tricky and I had to use a auto levels quite a bit and some adjustments from there.

heres a few that came out OK.
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cheers
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Ok, so I have to ask to compare notes.. What were you using and settings??

First shot is pretty cool with teh exhaust waves...

Overall pretty darn good shots, but you really need to clone out the dust bunnies....
 

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Let me tell you, when the sun is behind aircraft a lot of times I feel like just setting the camera down if they are in front of me facing the west, overhead shots like your great blue angel one is about all you can expect to be really nice,

Great job

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Ok, so I have to ask to compare notes.. What were you using and settings??

First shot is pretty cool with teh exhaust waves...

Overall pretty darn good shots, but you really need to clone out the dust bunnies....
Eric;

Thanks for the note.
I use a D2H 300afs f4 +1.4x. settings were Manual at around 1/1000 f7.1 iso 200 or 250 for shots with direct sunlight and then I dial a stop more ISO for backlit shots so around 400 or 500. All handheld. I've found I like changing the ISO (I've used this in shooting soccer) rather than dropping ss or aperture.

This was the 1st time I noticed the sensor dust so need to read how to set a dust off image for NC4.4 to take care of this.

I like your airshow galleries.

Wembley
 
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Let me tell you, when the sun is behind aircraft a lot of times I feel like just setting the camera down if they are in front of me facing the west, overhead shots like your great blue angel one is about all you can expect to be really nice,

Great job

Wade
Wade:

Thanks for the comment. Agreed I had hoped for more of them flying towards the light from the northeast.

Wembley
 
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lolol
Ohhhhh yes that S8976$%# is real hard to shoot...loll
I found that out in quick order..... I shot shutter priority:>))))

You did a great job.
Nice shots
 
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