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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:29 pm 
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An odd mix of aircraft on display today and for the next 3 days at the Al
Ain Aerobatics Show...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Hi dubaiphil,

the pictures don´t show up. There`s just an image that says: "Content protected by owner".

greetings


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aha - just changed the gallery on my site to public rather than private....

should show now....


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Hi dubaiphil,

it`s working now. Great shots ! What shutter speeds did you use ?

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Hi Phil,

As usual, another great set and the master of panning. I like how you slowed the shutter to get the prop blured and still have everything in focus.

@mbrandste. Check the properties for the EXIF, if you can’t see them download a free copy of Opanda. I got this tip from this forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:21 am 
Lovely photos indeed! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:25 pm 
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And here are a few more after a bit of PP:

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14. & 15. - a couple of faces in the crowd:

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Hi Phil,

I saw a shot in our local paper similar of your shot #3, it was miles away and just the trail of smoke, even I would not show it to anyone. We rave a lot about pro's on this forum and guess some jurno's are not that good, I would put you top of the class.

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Wow - thanks for those kind words, 4xxxx! There were lots of press attending and a shot very similar to no. 7 above made it through to the front page of the Gulf News paper. People thought it was mine - the photographer's shutter must have clicked at exactly the same time but from about 10m away from me.

There was a huge mix of people and gear there. One journo seriously thought a 24-70mm on a Canon 5D Mark II would do the trick on a tripod (hmm - not when the aircraft are travelling at up to 480kts!) - there were a few 400mm and 600mm lenses but I wouldn't have liked to try and pan with one of them! You could do some serious damage to your neighbours!

All in all, I was very happy with the 70-300mm on a cropped sensor...


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Really nice pictures, all of them.

I have to comment on no. 11 though, it's a great picture just by composition, but the detail that you can actually see the pilot that well makes it even more awesome. Nice job :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:59 am 
Wow just love the pictures. #7 is the one i like the best


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:45 pm 
Number 10 really stands out, great composition with the dunes in the bottom of the frame. Good work


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:57 am 
Great shots phil... 10 and 11 my favorits


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WOW! Wonderful shots Dubaiphil!!! The color of the sand in shot 10 is amazing!!!

You used the same lens for all photos?

Just beautiful!

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Thanks pharlap91

The atmosphere in the UAE generally has a sandy tint to it. However, towards the end of the day the wind cleared this up and coupled with the lower sun it brought out the sand dunes a bit more. Still, that photo had a bit of PP work on levels to bring the sky and dunes a bit more to life.

All photos were with the Nikon 70-300mm VR on a Nikon D90 (so up to 450mm equivalent on 35mm/full frame with the crop). In good light it performs pretty well, with the only issue being hunting for focus sometimes. Some people say that this lens loses sharpness at 300mm but my copy seems to be slightly better than average.

If I were seriously into aviation photography I'd go for a better lens but the 70-300mm suits my infrequent needs for this focal length. Some people were there with 300mm f2.8s, 400mm f4s, 500mm f4s and teleconvertors, so you're talking big bucks!!!


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