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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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McChord Air Expo 2008 in Tacoma, WA

What would be YOUR favorite shots of the 24 photo's I took?
http://corvettec3.com/McChordAirExpo.htm

These two are good ones





Lot more photo's here:

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Old Jul 25, 2008, 1:50 PM   #2
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Wow! No favorites huh? Here are a couple more then. At least 20 more on website.




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Actual shots are composed well. The satuartion, underexposure and noise is a tad high.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 4:01 AM   #4
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I like 2 and 4 for composition.

The under exposure is a common problem at air shows which is why I nearly always shoot in manual for anything in flight. You could use shutter or aperture priority and some exposure compensation to get you closer to the correct exposure if you are not feeling brave enough for manual.

As for the no favorites, I think after 1 hour you are a little hopeful, I would wait a day or so before thinking people are not going to reply. A lot of members will take a look and then post when they have the time.




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I like 2 and 4 for composition.

The under exposure is a common problem at air shows which is why I nearly always shoot in manual for anything in flight. You could use shutter or aperture priority and some exposure compensation to get you closer to the correct exposure if you are not feeling brave enough for manual.

As for the no favorites, I think after 1 hour you are a little hopeful, I would wait a day or so before thinking people are not going to reply. A lot of members will take a look and then post when they have the time.




Excuse me, but it was 13 hours, not one hour. (24th 9:41pm- 25th 10:50am)However, your right... I should have waited at least 24 hours. Sorry.

I had deliberately set my camera up underexposed so I could get more contrast, bluer skies & to bring out the famed Mt. Rainier. I used a polarizer too. Maybe a tad much, but better than if too light. A bit tricky to get itto allcome together.



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My mistake, I assumed we were using a 24 hour clock on here.... oops LOL.

It's a difficult decision but I would rather go with a blown sky than detail loss, if you want you can put the sky back in later (keep a few sky shots from the day on file and then add them in behind the subject). Personally I don't worry too much about sky but I do try to shoot as much as possible away from the sun.
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My mistake, I assumed we were using a 24 hour clock on here.... oops LOL.

It's a difficult decision but I would rather go with a blown sky than detail loss, if you want you can put the sky back in later (keep a few sky shots from the day on file and then add them in behind the subject). Personally I don't worry too much about sky but I do try to shoot as much as possible away from the sun.
How can I make the sky bluer and the mountain come out more in photoshop if I do as you suggested? I wanted to be sure that Mt Rainier showed up as it tends to be too light under "normal" settings.

Tips are greatly appreciated. I have composition down, but need to use the controls on this Sony H50 better.
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That's a more tricky one than the sky alone but you could have taken the flying shot and then shot the background again from the same angle, yes I might have missed very slightly but you can crop in, just don't change the zoom so you have a composite of 2 images. I only dabble in that side of things as I try to do everything with a single shot, but there are some clever people out there who might be able to help. Try posting in the modified image section where the experts can advise.
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Try posting in the modified image section where the experts can advise.
Thanks! I'll do that.
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