I've been trying to get some decent shots from the local aviation museum for months, but it is something of a challenge. Large aircraft in a crowded indoor space, cluttered backgrounds, limited angles, and no elevated shooting positions. I borrowed a Canon G12 this weekend and tried holding it as high as possible on the end of a carbon-fiber monopod. Certainly not a stable platform, so in addition to the small aperture required for focus, a shorter exposure is required, leaving no choice but high ISO, and the noise that comes with it. Anyway, here are a couple of shots from the attempt. Still not what I want, but I do think I'm making some progress.
C&C is always welcome, as well as suggestions for better shooting technique in this environment. Obviously, ladders and elaborate lighting rigs are not a possibility.
#1: Lockheed SR-71A
#2: Lockheed GTD-21B Reconnaisance Drone. This drone was designed to be launched from the SR-71, but after an accident during testing, it was modifed and launched from B-52s. Most of the performance details are still classified, but estimates put speed at Mach 4+, ceiling 90,000 ft, and range ~3000 miles.