More from Fleet Week (props)

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Philippe Roger, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Well, you did ask for it, didn't you? :smile:

    Here are a few shots from the Red Bull race which was part of the Fleet Week festivities a couple of weeks ago, in the San Francisco Bay. The full EXIF is still in the pictures; these are crops of about 40-50% for the tight shots and about 80% (meaning 80% of the original pixels before resizing) for the wide ones.

    1/640s @f10

    1/500s @f14

    1/640s @f11

    1/750s @f11

    1/640s @f14

    1/500s @f14

    Here is "Fat Albert", slightly out of place, but hey, it has props! :smile: (1/320s @f10)

    The bottom line? About 1/400s to 1/640s is good to blur the props for small planes and 1/250 to 1/320 for big ones (the engines rotate slower?). Please share your experiences.
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    WOW Kiddo,

    Those are excellent. fantastic color and spot on..
    Good job.
  3. Philippe, more great shots from your air show and thanks for the shutter speed info to blur the props. Those are some serious pylons they had set up.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great shots Phillipe. Again you have captured the essence of Fleet Week and done it in a very colorful way.
  5. Thanks much folks. Those pylons are effectively balloons: they are full of air, which is why they move about a bit. After the race was over, they took them down, for the jet portion of the show. I really had a blast with this event (and the post-processing)!
  6. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Nice pics - especially the red bull.
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