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Red Bull air race

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

  1. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    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!

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    Here's a Dakota:

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    and a taster of the race:

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    All shot with the 45-175
     
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  2. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    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

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

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    745
    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Rovinj? Nicely done...

    sent from my Xperia Z
     
  7. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    403
    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    Thanks!

    @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)

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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

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

    Petrochemist Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    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

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

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

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    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...
     
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