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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:33 pm 
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Yup, that Raptor commentary was really funny, even though I'm sure the guy was serious. The combination of the voice and content made me think it was a stand up comedy routine.

Have to admit even though I remembered to reduce the shutter for prop shots, I didn't lower it enough. I went as slow as 1/200 (at 400mm) but it was hardly blurring the props.

I saw a lot of people bring ladders with them, so if I go again I might do that.

I fortunately avoided lens envy. I only saw two or three stuper-teles on the day. Guess it wasn't really needed unless you want to pick them off from a distance.

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Yeah I found 400mm was enough apart from trying to get a sweet afterburner shot as often the jets would be too far away to fill the frame.

I wasnt very successful in getting prop blur, when the shutter speed was low enough the shots were too blurry. Although I must admit the shot of the A400m I took with the frozen props really accentuated the design and curved blades.

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Some great images, Popo, and in your shoes I would count the day a success if they are representative of your 3,800 shots. I don't envy you the processing.

I usually forget to lower my shutter speed when the propeller aircraft come past. Unlike waterfowl, some things should be blurred :-)

Great job though and I look forward to seeing more of them.

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My threshold for a keeper is probably lower than others. So I have a load of other angles of various aircraft, with different lighting, maybe the cloud pattern wasn't as interesting etc... lots of variables. I have a ton if you like close ups of the underside of planes, but I don't find them quite as interesting. I see the cockpit of the plane like the eyes in a portrait. Without that clear, it doesn't look quite right. I doubt I'll ever display the majority of them.

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Popo, you said you have never been to an air show, the shots looks professional, I like them.

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Popo - "Have some Spitfires too..."

Thanks - it's a shame they're not throwing them around much - still, I think I've had a Julian Clary stylee 'sticky moment'.....!


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Right at the end of the day, one was playing around with the Typhoon, but the only times they really met up were quite distant so you don't see either of them that clearly. The earlier flyby was more or less just that. They came, they went.

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