Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2537 times:
That is a tough shot to get. Colin deserves some credit. for one thing, he's shooting with 300mm + 2x converter and you know that getting steady blur-free shots at that kind of extension is not easy. And, the lighting is just perfect with all that white in the frame. I dont think I could ever shoot a white plane that good in overcast sky.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
Actually, I hate to admit it but that one was pretty easy - SAA made the unusual but welcome decision to "perform" at the Duxford Centenary airshow, so the aircraft was posing for the cameras. As to holding the camera still, well Canon Image Stablisation is a big help.
I will take credit for the sky though - washed out skies is something I hate, so I'm always trying to get a little tone and texture even on an overcast day. I find with the DSLR's excellent lattitude in the shadow end of the scale, a little underexposure usually helps. The midtones can easily be restored to a suitable level in PS, and it does ensure you record whatever highlight detail might exist.
Love the fact it got all the fours! Makes it look significant somehow.