Red Bull air race

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by laser8, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Been at a european stop of the championship - pretty cool stuff. The sky was overcast so half of the beauty got lost there, but anyway. Here are some pics of the acrobatic teams that introduced the event, the proper race pics hopefully tomorrow (still need to process them).

    Hope you enjoy!

    13841223774_422f9bf499_b.jpg P1090565 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840855945_1bccc95946_b.jpg P1090602 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840850135_a9c3f8a97f_b.jpg P1090642 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840871763_7f48fbb03d_b.jpg P1090652 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840845035_7aecb3c105_b.jpg P1090733-2 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840842295_ee4b6e55fb_b.jpg P1090789 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840866465_a2704ca8f9_b.jpg P1090848 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840891543_05874ef719_b.jpg P1090858 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    Here's a Dakota:

    13840862785_fba581b151_b.jpg P1100101 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    and a taster of the race:

    13841229014_111c240723_h.jpg P1100080 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    All shot with the 45-175
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  2. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Some really great shots, I especially like the dakota!
    A little prop movement would have improved them if it was possible (the longer shutter speeds required often need panning to keep the planes sharp, which doesn't work with a background).
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  3. RuffDraft

    RuffDraft Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 13, 2013
    Incredible shots!!! Would love to go to a show!
  4. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2013
    Excellent shots...great composition
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    I love these types of shots. Nicely done!
  6. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Rovinj? Nicely done...

    sent from my Xperia Z
  7. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria

    @Petrochemist - this was my first time at an airshow and was so amazed at what I was seeing, I just put the camera in S and fired away. I agree it could be done better.

    @Ramsey - yes

    Here's the race pics - (the first one is taken panning a bit with e-shutter on, I liked the effect)

    13867236195_b325e0d7e4_b.jpg P1100078 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13867261943_58eba473e4_b.jpg P1100126 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13867238565_ac4cff32dd_b.jpg P1100177 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13867235595_b678c4de15_b.jpg P1100085 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840869815_a5e711a5be_b.jpg P1090915 by Cadenela, on Flickr

    13840843875_a63ab42d56_b.jpg P1090886 by Cadenela, on Flickr
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    That last one is a great catch.
  9. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    I've had several attempts at airshows, as well as years of practice at panning, and I doubt I'd have managed anything better!
    The background very muchs limits your options on shutter speeds in most of these.
  10. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
    I'd forgotten the air race was back, thanks!
  11. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Thanks, you are too kind. Yes, one can't do much with the pics with the city in the background, but if I prepared properly and documented myself earlier on this kind of photography I could have tried more different things. For example, I now miss not having taken more photos panning with the e-shutter on, like Lartigue's "race car", or tried to some longer shutter speeds, blurring the planes, or of the people there...

    Well, hope they'll be back next year...