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Old Mar 7, 2010, 6:33 PM   #1
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 8:39 PM   #2
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i like the first one alot. the red just looks nice on the heli's.
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 8:41 PM   #3
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Thanks, I agree red does make them stand out. I wanted to put more blur into the rotors, but I was stop down to f14 and f32 on some shot, but still has really fast shutter speeds of 1/250 and faster.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 1:36 PM   #4
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Good shoting. I agree the red is a standout.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 1:42 PM   #5
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Thanks Selvin,

If you like to see some other helio shots check out my thread in the transportation forum, heliport shots
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The first one looks really good, the color makes the heli stand out much more!
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I agree, the first is my fave of the 2 shots.

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I wanted to put more blur into the rotors, but I was stop down to f14 and f32 on some shot, but still has really fast shutter speeds of 1/250 and faster.
The problem you are having is basically due to using the wrong settings. You have gone for Av which means you are leaving the camera to decide the variable that you actually want to control. So as a minimum you should use Tv in this case and preferably M. Why M? When you are in Tv you are still going to suffer (as seen in these two shots) with under exposure, the main problem with any aircraft photography so setting M allows you to control this better. The other option is to dial in some positive exposure compensation, probably up to a stop. Getting the correct exposure is going to allow you to get the slower shutter speeds you desire and using M or Tv you are actually controlling that giving you more consistent results.

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