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    Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Hello all,

    The following shots are from last Saturday's show. The weather was mostly cloudy, just a few bits of blue sky here and there. It was my first attempt at air show photography and the lens used was my trusty and cheap EF 90-300mm.

    All c&c welcome

    Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

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    Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

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    Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Is this the same show as Steve was at?

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    Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Is this the same show as Steve was at?
    Yep! (lucky people!)

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    Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Nice one Rodney, Good show wasn't it. Damn those field guns (Howitzers ?) were loud weren't they! Good capture on that.

    Yeah it's tough shooting fast moving aircraft against a bright sky - exposure nightmare. Even grey murky cloud can be bright, resulting in underexposed aircraft. I found that switching to centre weighted metering (from matrix) gave some good results and of course shooting RAW so you can push or pull it a couple of stops either way. You just have to maintain the aircraft in the centre as you pan with it.

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    Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Nice shots, Rodney.

    I especially like the last one: having the wing-walker in silhouette makes the performer more of a mystery character, instead of an ordinary human being.

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Nicely done rod!! I like them all.

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    Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    Thank you all for your comments.
    Its been a busy week, however here is a few more:


    Not the most impressive F18 photo ever, however I was very happy it wasn't just a blur

    Warbirds over Wanaka 2010


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    Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

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    Re: Warbirds over Wanaka 2010

    I like the helicopter, I've never been in one but was offered a flight by 22 sqdn when I was 14. Something about them worries me, I can't feel safe if the engines fail.

    The wing-walkers are nuts as well. cheers

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