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Old Jun 17, 2008, 1:51 PM   #1
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Which ones do you like and why? What can I do to improve them.

Interesting shots of the same plane! I love those old engines!
Wifey posing...



I used fill flash in program mode on the next 3 photo's to get better detail.




right below the chrome prop hub:


Shooting into that highly polished prop hub!


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Old Jun 18, 2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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The last picture i like most. It's creative. Would it been possible to shoot without seeing yourself?
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 8:35 PM   #3
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nice photos Jack,
on the first one, only thing I'd suggest is an early morning or late afternoon shot where the sun is lower in the sky.
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nice shots, i actually work for pratt & whitney so i really appreciate these shots,
keep em coming.
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 9:06 PM   #5
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nice photos Jack,
on the first one, only thing I'd suggest is an early morning or late afternoon shot where the sun is lower in the sky.
Well, that was take fairly late in the afternoon at 4pm, so what else do you suggest I do? Thanks for your input.


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Old Jun 20, 2008, 10:30 PM   #6
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Well, that was take fairly late in the afternoon at 4pm, so what else do you suggest I do? Thanks for your input.
well Jack... I see that now that I look closer. First let me say, I'm not an expert in lighting by any stretch but, I'll tell you what I see. (Since no one else is chiming in here:blah you have the same problem I'm having when I'm trying to photograph white birds.:O In order to get good highlights, it makes the shadows way too dark and vice versa. There is a delicate balance between aperture and shutter speed but you can only do so much. In the case with the bi plane, all you could do is talk the owner into turning her around where the sun hit just right (let him know this is for a photo spread for Fly by Night Magazine[/i]) or catch it with the early morning sun. Not sure what else to tell you, you picked a difficult subject to shoot. The engine and prop shots are pretty good imho. You are suffering a little in the dark areas but that's not necessarily a bad thing in these pics. Chrome is real tricky to shoot. Chances are if you added enough "flash" to highlight the shadows you'd blow out the highlights. Your only other choice is to edit in photo shop.:-?
I hope that helps some and if my suggestions are off the mark, I invite correction from the more experienced guys to please jump in. perhaps I can get an education too!:-)

BTW Jack, did you take these in your neck of the woods or did you happen to make it out here to the Fun & Sun Fly In?:bye:
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 12:11 AM   #7
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Thanks John for your insight which are indeed correct. I had to make do with the Bi Planeas there were waaaay too many people there when they opened at 9am, so I waited until late afternoon when the show ended at 4pm. Funny how EVERYBODY seems to "Poof" leave as to beat the traffic. I was pretty much alone between 4 & 5 pm when most of my shots were taken.

This show was at Olympia, WA

Just a note to say they "use" to have a lot more responses in here. Lately not many! Maybe because it is summer?
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Jack, I like your shots, particularly the details of the engine. Nice polish job. Ive taken your first shot and given it more details in the shadows around the plane as well as the planes paint job itself.
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Old Jun 22, 2008, 12:03 AM   #9
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Jack, your photos from the h50 show what a good camera it is.

I can only suggest keep shooting and posting.

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Great shots, good edit by Bynx.....................musket.
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