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    Up In The Air

    We took a drive in the country today and came across these hang glider enthusiasts on the Beechmont Range just inland from the Gold Coast. I've never done this sort of photography before but thought I would give it a go. I would be pleased to hear what you think.

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    Re: Up In The Air

    WOW nice shots they look like they were close to you

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    Hi Dave,

    Probably no surprise, but #3, is my favourite and the only way it might be improved was if, shortly before or after this was taken, the body of the parachutist were shot in front of the lighter grass and not the darker trees.

    I also like #4.

    Well done,

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    Re: Up In The Air

    Thanks Glenn and Dave for your comments. They are much appreciated.

    Glenn I was quite close to the action - I was actually standing at the take off point. The guy in #3 was just in the process of taking off.

    Dave I actually prefer #4 over #3 but I agree that #3 would have been better if the guy was where you suggested. You have to work so fast with this sort of shot though and it's difficult to account for shutter lag (if that's the right term !).

    Dave

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    Re: Up In The Air

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    I actually prefer #4 over #3 but I agree that #3 would have been better if the guy was where you suggested. You have to work so fast with this sort of shot though and it's difficult to account for shutter lag (if that's the right term !).
    Seems this would be a good time for continuous shooting mode

    However, if you're trying to 'get it right in camera' and not cheat with continuous like I would, that's fine.

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    Re: Up In The Air

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Seems this would be a good time for continuous shooting mode
    Yes I think so Dave. I was un-prepared for these shots as they were spur of the moment. But I've never done much continuous shooting anyway. These "targets" were larger and slower than birds so they weren't as big a challenge as shooting birds in flight.

    Dave

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