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#1 Roderick

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:46 AM

I was told to drop the shutter speed and I thought I did, but somehow the second shot got to be 1/640th. at 600mm :(

The first photo is a better 1/250th at 420mm

Both at ISO 100

Tried for a better white balance.

Both heavily cropped

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

Oh my what overcast :D

There is nothing worse than totally cloudy or cloudless weather for plane photos. You just need that extra something in the frame. But what you can do with weather.

 

Hard to tell what happened to your shutter speed. I guess you're using M or S mode. It shouldn't change. And it is quite big change for just accidental finger swipe.

 

The first you missed a little but it is not that bad. Once more, you can repair mistakes by multiple fly overs and multiple tries on normal air shows, not on single show offs. You just hit or miss. You have to know the right speed of the plane to get the right panning. I guess even the plane photography masters won't get 100% of sharp photos.

 

The second one nice pair and even the shutter speed is not that bad. You can still see that little blur in props. Like the last time ;)

How many shots did you take?

 

I hope you will have an opportunity to visit some real full day air show :) With that 600mm you would have a lot of fun :)



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

I've got to admit Rod, the prop er settings help a lot.  It's plane to see, you're efforts paid off!  What's with the Ying and Yan symbols? 


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:28 AM

You were up against it there Rod though you did learn something from the process relative to your first attempt, well done. Some years back I had the opportunity to photograph the Red Arrows while afloat and many aspects of the display took place almost directly above me.....You guessed not even one image worth posting...sigh!

 

Jonny IF you are referring to the roundels on the underside of the wing that look similar to those found on the Korean (?) flag, I suspect they are simply made up from the colours of the Irish Flag to denote the country of origin of the military aircraft. 



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:49 AM

Jonny ? Are you messerschmitting with my head ??  You put me in a bit of a flap.

No - I'm out of ideas - you win :unsure:

As Geedee pointed out, the roundel is called a triskelion. (Greek !) and is based on an old celtic symbol.  The colours are green/white/orange or at least they would be if I'd got me colour balance right.

Back in the '50s they used a green/orange roundel which definitely resembled the yin/yang of the Korean flag.

Geedee - the Red Arrows !  They flew over for a big celebration a few years back and of course I missed it.  A friend of mine got passes to the airbase and frequently regales me with tales of Hawks and German Tornadoes...



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:23 PM

Rod, thought I had binned my Red Arrows attempts... found these on an old disc.  Taken with Nikon D70s a few years back and I think using the kit 18-70 lens, camera on AUTO, I suspect the overcast weather saved the day to some extent.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:48 PM

geedee I guess you wouldn't take offence if this lens would have two zeroes more. Like 180-700 :D And who said zero means nothing...

 

Ugly weather but it helped those dramatic shots :)

I'd love to see them live.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:06 AM

Great images! You got the drama and ethos of the Arrows perfectly.

The composition is perfect IMO.  The inclusion of the mountains in the first photo adds to the drama.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

Rospondek, it would have taken more than better gear to improve MY pics. I am pleased that anyone takes time to provide feedback on anything I post.

 

Rod, pleased that you found some value in the pics.  The display was part of the Tall Ships visit to the Clyde when they berthed at Greenock some years back. I suspect I was advantaged by being afloat given the restrictions on aircraft displays, and that we were seemingly anchored at or near a datum for break out and steep climbs during the display.  As for getting the hills in the frame, that was more down to luck than anything else... It was a pretty cloudy day though the sun did poke through eventually. Have attached another (poor quality)pic of the hills taken later in the day....

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:30 AM

Lovely moody shot.  I was going to ***** about it not being level, but it is !

I remember when the Tall Ships came to Dublin. It was great. ;)


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:19 AM

Lots of good information here and enjoyed all the images.




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