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Old Aug 30, 2009, 8:10 PM   #1
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OK...it's not the kind that Scott, Ed or Daniel shoot. I found another vantage point that is on the approach to one of the runways at CVG.

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Old Aug 30, 2009, 10:31 PM   #2
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Jelpee, great shot of the MD-80. To get that with the 18-250 it had to be low. The angle of the plane in the frame looks like it is landing but the main gear looks not down and locked so I assume it was taking off.

Weather taking off or landing is a moot point, the picture is remarkable. Fantastic sky and plane color. Can't get any sharper detail than that!

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I thought with that kit you would get better feather detail

Good shot, very sharp and good detail even if no feathers.
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Jelpee, great shot of the MD-80. To get that with the 18-250 it had to be low. The angle of the plane in the frame looks like it is landing but the main gear looks not down and locked so I assume it was taking off.

Weather taking off or landing is a moot point, the picture is remarkable. Fantastic sky and plane color. Can't get any sharper detail than that!

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Thanks Lou! The aircraft was on final approach and I estimate about 1000 feet above. The lens was at 85mm...i.e. I did not have to zoom in too much. Once again the IQ on the 18-250 does not dissapoint!

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Good shot, very sharp and good detail even if no feathers.
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LOL...thanks Rodney!
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Great one, Jelpee!

Feathers? ...we don't need no stink'n feathers!
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Definitely not a bazooka - like gear like what Scott has.

The relatively short and convenient zoom performs well and shooting up against bright background has not been easy. Your metering is spot on.
One thing I have found is the difficulty in getting an interesting background when shooting plane.


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Who needs an interesting background when you have such blue skies?! Great shot, love the detail.
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Good shot, I really like the close crop

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Old Sep 1, 2009, 5:02 PM   #9
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Your metering is spot on.
One thing I have found is the difficulty in getting an interesting background when shooting plane.

Thanks Daniel...did nothing special...it was set on Av with Matrix metering. It was a beautiful sky though...not a cloud in sight and an early evening sun.

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Who needs an interesting background when you have such blue skies?! Great shot, love the detail.
Thanks Mtgal..I was pleased with the detail as well.

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Good shot, I really like the close crop

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Thanks Ronny. Re. the crop, I am using the standards set on www.airliners.net: i.e. photos of aircraft should (usually) be centered in the frame and should have minimum distance to the edges. Any exceptions should be for visual impact. It is interesting that they reject images that use the traditional rule of thirds, etc. Unfortunately, I have yet to get any accepted for publication. I'm hoping this may be my first!

Now that I have located a good vantage point, I'll be continuing my efforts in the coming weeks. Stay tuned . . .
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