Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Johndm, Aug 11, 2005.
Superb John, that second shot is absolutely perfect. Not just an airplane, more a piece of history. All you need is the noise of the engine
Yes but they were taken 1 and 2 months ago....
I like the glint of the sun in the first one.
Nice shots john
I prefer the one's john where you managed to convey the speed that they can do. When they're frozen in the air like that you dont get the sense of speed and agility that they have
Just my two pence
I don't know how you do it! It takes me ages to get my setting right, well, right'ish, then something is always wrong How you manage to get fast moving object so clear is beyond me...........well, beyond my A95 anyway
You just answered your own question there lad
Mind you, you're that stoned half the time i doubt you'd stop an Areo fix from being blurred
Oh No....take cover, I see another co***** vs DS** coming..
lol @ Seany
I shouldn't comment really
This is not fair!
I didn't realise you put the word co***** in the swear filter Sean
impressive, most impressive
excellent photo's as ever John
What shutter speed do you usually use to get the plane sharp but the props showing some sort of movement? Is this considered the best way rather than having everything shot dead still or is it just the way you prefer?
I blasted 300 frames at the Woodchurch Airshow a couple of weeks ago and the result was ok but couldn't get the exposure exactly how I would like . Do you also over expose slightly to compensate for light sky backgrounds?
According to the EXIF the 2nd shot was captured at 400mm.
Were they really flying THAT low or have you cropped considerably? Only reason I ask is that the last time I went to an airshow I 'only' had a 300mm lens and wasnt able to fill the frame even though I was standing on the flight line so would be interested to here how you managed to capture these so brilliantly.
remember that its 400mm on a 300d, so thats 640 (im assuming the 300d is 1.6x crop factor) in real terms
Yeah I realise that (I have a 10D with a 1.6x crop factor). Its just that the difference between 300mm and 400mm isnt that much. I've attached a couple of shots I took last year. The wing walker was shot at 300mm when they came in low but at a 'normal display height' I couldnt get anywhere near as close as can be seen in the shot of the Sally B
Original sizes here...uncropped.
They get as close as 200mm fill the frame at Old Warden, MUCH closer than any other shows.
those pics are cool though......!
i take it you didnt realise that john is actually 400foot tall?
I use either f8 and let the camera decide shutter speed, or between 1/320th and 1/500th if selecting shutter speed. You will still get good prop blur at 1/500th, and yes...this is considered to be far better than a frozen prop. It would get rejected at Anet if taken at 1/2000th for just that..
I always try and keep to ISO100 for max quality, 200 and RAW if its overcast, and ALWAYS set exposure comp + either 1/3 or 2/3 for sky shots. It brings out detail underneath. An overcast sky is very tricky..
Oh, and centre spot focus too....
I really like the utterly butterly shot of the biplane..how brave, or mad is that wing walker?..I like johndms second shot and I reckon that the sharp focus is good providing that the prop is blurred for movement...I know you use centre spot focus but do you use constant or single focus?
I you mean single or servo....then its single. The 'ol 300D only does servo in sports mode, and that setting defaults to iso400 so no good for me..
Still, a bloke at work just ordered a 20D, so we just can't have that now can we.......
Fair play to you John - i'm no plane enthuiast and can think of other things i'd rather shoot but there can't be many out there better than you in this field...well played
I am surprised that the 300d will only focus in single mode..I wont mention my D70...but you really do get fantastic results, I still have that spitfire picture that you entered into the flying comp, I think it was last year, as my wallpaper on my work pc.
very nice pictures...the Yorkshire Airshow is this weekend at Elvington if you are interested...there will be a new Eurofighter flying there apparently...
Thanks for the info, but I'm already going to Old Warden this weekend for one of their wonderful evening shows, (weather/wife permitting).
To see a Spitfire and Hurricane display as the sun sets is quite moving..
I got a few of the Typhoon (Eurofighter) at Fairford a couple of weeks back.
John, you are the man
Excellent shots John, I will be at Elvington this weekend.
Don't forget to post some....
Hey-up.. Which way next..
G-IJMI EXTRA EA-300
Not the same aircraft, but same type.......
As in it has wings?
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