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Old Jul 11, 2010, 6:25 PM   #1
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This is my first air show(to photograph). I took several hundred pictures, and was amazed at how many were dark/unusable. Several mistakes I won't make again. Inadvertently left iso at 400 for a few pics which were blown out. I also had my metering mode set to spot previously, and forgot to change it back...Also screwed up and set my AF to single shot for ten minutes or so till I caught it and set it to continuous. Hey, we live and learn LOL

The show opener, a team of aerobats and they were very good.









I will split these pictures up so they won't take up so much real estate..
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I really like the action of the last 2
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There was like eight of these guys, so it was hard to figure out which ones to shoot, they were all over the place.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 5:53 AM   #4
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I think you've got some really nice compositions in this series..that last one in particular is very nice. The lighting on these is perfect. I think part of the reason for many dark shots you experienced may be that the camera was exposing for the bright background sky and therefore underexposing the aircraft. In any event, the images in this thread look perfect!
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I think you've got some really nice compositions in this series..that last one in particular is very nice. The lighting on these is perfect. I think part of the reason for many dark shots you experienced may be that the camera was exposing for the bright background sky and therefore underexposing the aircraft. In any event, the images in this thread look perfect!
I thought that about exposing for the background as well. I had to use superhuman PP in some just to "save" them from the recycle bin LOL
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Nice series Hawg, I agree these pilots are out there.
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Nice series Hawg, I agree these pilots are out there.
Thanks, I guess it's hard to capture the true essence of their greatness one frame at a time, but I don't do video, and that would work well for an air show..
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You wound up with some nice "keepers", especially #1 and #4.
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You wound up with some nice "keepers", especially #1 and #4.
Thanks Walter. From you that is indeed a compliment.
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Here's a dopey question: where are you situated for these pics? It seems to me that you are not on the ground, but elevated. huh?
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