Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 26, 2006, 5:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 185
Default

I see we can put two photos in a post (I'm new to this challenge stuff) so I have a pair of photos in a theme.

These are Canadair Regional Jets flown by "Jazz" (an Air Canada subsidiary). Note that they are quite different. This is the long one...next post will be the short.

Tech specs are the same for both photos: Olympus E-500. ISO 200. 1/640 of a second at F8 on a monopod.


Brent Gair is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 26, 2006, 5:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 185
Default



Brent Gair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 26, 2006, 7:33 PM   #3
Moderator
 
calr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 8,466
Default

Looks kind of...."Jazzy" to me! Very clear and excellent exposure.

Cal

calr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 2:26 AM   #4
Moderator
 
selvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,204
Default

Nice, colorful entry. As Cal noted pictures are well done.

Aloha
selvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 10:15 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Good captures! You must have a favorite spot you go to to photograph these planes since they are both atabout the same angle of view (altitude, position, etc.).
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 11:27 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 185
Default

I do have a favorite spot because it's only about a 10 minute walk from my house.

That being said, my choice of location is largely dependent on the location of the sun.

This particular spot is the only reasonable location where I can get the source of light behind me during the afternoon. Normally, I'm not a slave to the old idea that you have to have the sun behind you so that the light falls on the front of the subject. But the arrangement of runways and geography around here is such that I would end up tracking the subject right across the sun if I went anywhere else.


Oh, and the angle of view is mainly a function of getting the planes to fill the viewfinder. Fact is, I lose a fair number of shots because I cut off part of the plane. I can actually get close enough that the aircraft commpletely spills out of the frame. So these image are about as large as I can get before I lose my ability to track them. Theses jets are probably travelling about 100MPH as they pass me and, as they are right in front of me, they become huge blurs.
Brent Gair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 27, 2006, 1:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Tullio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,370
Default

Thanks for all the details, Brent. I think the position of the sun is the most important factor here since light is just abouteverything.
Tullio is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 AM.