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Old Sep 18, 2010, 3:58 PM   #1
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Default Southeast Iowa 2010 Airshow

I will admit, I dont know the first thing about these planes, but its still cool to watch and take pics. Please feel free to comment.
There are more pics on my flickr, so please feel free to check them out as well

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Old Sep 18, 2010, 9:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing some interesting shots. the B-25 and the Grumman torpedo dive bomber are historical planes, glad you got some shots of them.

As an air show aficionado, my one suggestion is to save the high shudder speeds for the jets. For prop planes the shudder speed needs to drop down to around 1/80- 1/100 in order to get the needed prop blur. Then it won't look like the motor has stop working.

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Old Sep 18, 2010, 9:35 PM   #4
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As a fellow aviation enthusiast let me say that these are all very good compositions..lighting is excellent and the images are sharp (challenging at air shows). My only suggestion is to use a slower shutter speed to capture some propeller motion. # 1 of the second series has good prop motion.
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thank you very much for the replies. I suspected i was going to hear about the high shutter speeds. I dont feel quite comfortable in Manual mode so i left it on aperture priority and let the camera do the rest. Sadly that is how i messed up a lot of these shots. I have done this before on a bike racing series as well. Well, live and learn... eventually i will get it right
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You have some very good shots, here and at Flickr. I checked the exif on a few of your shots, and the shutter speed on number1 of the second group was 1/640 sec. That worked, but many of the others were in the 1/800 sec range. I went back to my Blue Angels pics of Fat Albert and noticed I had used 1/400 sec on this pic:


I probably could have used even slower speeds on the prop planes, but, as you say, live and learn...
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these look good. i really liked the first 3 here. nice and sharp, good colors/contrast
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I agree with the others, a good series with great colour and sharpness.

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thank you very much for the replies. I suspected i was going to hear about the high shutter speeds. I dont feel quite comfortable in Manual mode so i left it on aperture priority and let the camera do the rest. Sadly that is how i messed up a lot of these shots. I have done this before on a bike racing series as well. Well, live and learn... eventually i will get it right
You don't have to go manual, just use shutter priority rather than aperture priority. Make sure you are getting an aperture that is in the middle of the lens range to be safe in case there are any major changes in light (f8 is a good place to be) and go from there. Aim for something like 1/320 and you should be looking OK depending on the prop speed at the time.
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nice series, 70-300?
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thank you for all of your suggestions. Shoturtle, yes it was the 70-300

Mark, you make the shutter mode sound so easy, but for whatever reason every time i try to use it, the results are subpar. i guess i have to practice more
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