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Old Aug 20, 2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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Went to my first air large air show today at Selfridge ANG base. I didn't know what to expect and I should have gotten a little closer to the runway. Most shots had to be cropped, but I am still happy with the results. The weather started clear and became overcast with thunder on the horizon. The show ended early due to weather. All shot with Kr and DAL 55-300
1. Yankee Air Force B-25 Mitchell
2. Yankee Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress
3. Moving a man from biplane to helicopter
4. Vought F4U Corsair above Vlado Lenoch P-51
Then 2 shots of a USN F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in the next post
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Old Aug 20, 2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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USN F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, both shots show the beginnings of a Condensation cloud (vapor cone effect) as the F/A-18 nears the speed of sound right over the runway. This is my first time shooting at an air show comments are welcome.

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Old Aug 21, 2011, 5:58 AM   #3
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Wow! I like these! (sidenote: I'd try for some more noise reduction on some, though)

I never thought, that something like the last 2 images would be possible to take with your average Pentax gear. Very well done and many thanks for sharing!

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Darn good job, Hans!
the first shot looks like you took it from another plane flying along side.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 9:35 AM   #5
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Thanks Th, do you think this is improved or did I loose to much detail

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Nice job, the only suggestion I would make would be to slow your shutter down for the prop planes so you get a blur on the props. Requires a little panning action though, but you'll get better with practice. Here's an example from one of my photos from Geneseo this year:

It's not the sharpest picture, but you can see what I mean about the prop blur.
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Thanks Th, do you think this is improved or did I loose to much detail

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Hm, I really thought of just a small change, like reducing the grainy feeling of the sky etc. The idea was to bring out those condensation clouds a tad better and show a bit more of the "metallic feeling" of the old planes. Something like this here. Working with the full-size images might improve things, but I think you got the idea. (Hope you don't mind the pp. And yes, I know I am a bloody perfectionist . Trying to work on it... bear with me please.)

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Love #2 & #3 Mike !

Personally I think you've done a good job with the NR on the improved shots.
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I am sorry to inform you but the man (Todd Green) moving to the helicopter fell at the 2nd show Sunday on his attempt to do the same stunt the day after I shot the image, He died after a 200' fall to the runway.

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That's terrible news Hans. When I saw your photo, I thought to myself "I just heard on the news about a guy who died performing the same type of stunt." I didn't realize it was the same air show.

Very nice photos, by the way. The reduced noise is an improvement.
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