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Old Jan 4, 2005, 2:12 AM   #1
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The real Blue Angels are in the distance
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Old Jan 6, 2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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very nice idea

i like it a lot!

i wish the 'real' blue angels were a bit more visible though...

lol, 'down in front!'



nice work!

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Old Jan 6, 2005, 7:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Vito, I liked the idea too but as you can see, the execution wasn't so great. Things happen very quickly at an air show, another half-second and the jets would have been more in the open. I seldom use burst mode but this may have been a good time to try it.

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Old Jan 9, 2005, 10:46 PM   #4
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hey amateur...i REALLY don't think it was an execution problem...

you have no control over where they fly..and you don't know where they're gonna fly until they fly, so you can't plan something like this...

the execution was fine! great!

so don't call it your fault they flew too far away! it wasn't an execution problem!

lol, you really don't need the blue angles in the background...although it really helps...

your son (right?) and the model is a good shot in itself!

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Old Jan 13, 2005, 12:15 AM   #5
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You're always very gracious Vito,

I think, in retrospect, that I could have timed the shot much better.

In this shot I think you can see #s 4 and 5 while 1, 2 & 3 are hidden by the man standing there.Nmber 6 may be there behind the woman's head. Half a second later I think 1 through 5 may havebeen visible. Many of the fly-bys are in the same general area so there is some predictability. In fact ifyou know thescript, it is very predictable. I know that the Thunderbirds have the entire script for their show on their website - it's all very precise.

My problem was that by the time I conceived the shot, the showwas almost over.There was only 1 or2 opportunities left to shoot this shot. With a little more time I could have gotten muchbetter position forthe shot

thanks for your comments Vito

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Give yourself credit...

You are in the esteemed company of Ansel Adams who preached..

"Pre-visualization" = "seeing" your photo before you take it.

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Old Jan 14, 2005, 12:58 AM   #7
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Actually my "pre-visualization" went something like this:

"Hmmm, I wonder if I could get my son and his toy jet with the real ones flying by."

The rest is 20/20 hindsight -- or is that hindvisualization.

Thanks for the encouragement though Digicamfan

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