Recent Air Show pics...

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by KG72, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Was at an Air Show this past weekend. Here are a few of the pics.

    This was my first time shooting at one with an SLR. All pics taken with the 70-300VR.

    Comments/suggestions are welcome as to how I could improve for next time.

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  2. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Canadian Snowbirds.

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  3. First off nice shots! I love the one of the two planes passing in what looks like a twizzle.... If I may.... I think in a few you have a little too much sky in the picture and the overcast sky does not help. One other suggestion... The one where you have the plane near the ground, next time track the plane as you pan left to right (or the other way)... it will stop the plane but give a blurred background like this. I also like the smoke trail shots!

    Nice Snow Bird captures --- they are fun to watch!
     
  4. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Thanks for the tips! For the pic with the plane near the ground I was trying to pan with it. But I guess my shutter speed was too quick. I had metered for the sky as I didn't want it blown out. IIRC... the shutter speed was 1/1000sec. Probably way too fast to get the blurred effect in the link you supplied.

    Need more practice :wink:
     
  5. Yes, it does take practice. I shoot a lot of figure skating, so I get a lot of practice panning and shooting. Another good 'practice shot' is to slow the shutter speed down enough to get the prop arc on the plane when it is coming towards you... I can do it when the plane is taxing, but not been successful in the air....

    Hey, everyone needs more practice :wink:
     
  6. NaOH

    NaOH Guest

    Calgary air show?
     
  7. KG72

    KG72 Guest

    Again... thanks for the tips, Kevin. And yes... always practicing is a good thing :wink:

    Nope... Air Show in Wetaskiwin last weekend. Had a blast. Some very good pilots were there. Including one who was 71 years old and could still throw a plane around like it was nothing and do a 32 point hesitation roll, a pilot that flew knife-edge for about a mile and one who shut his engine off 2 miles up, coasted to the ground and put the prop gently into his Brother's hand when landing. Was quite the thing to witness.
     
  8. NiwRaD

    NiwRaD Guest

    those are beautiful