LHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3739 times:
Yesterday evening the weather was so poor at London Heathrow all i could get was a max speed of 240. No matter what setting i used (my ISO only goes down to 400) so i was screwed. Every picture was blured. Time to give up and went home for a pint of beer.
Sometimes you just have to know when your beaten.
Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3721 times:
Life in Fort Wayne is good - but the weather here can be a bit of a bummer, especially in the winter / early spring. And, to make matters worse, I bought a Digital Rebel in February, right in the heart of the "crummy weather season" here. We affectionately call it Fort Rain during times like this. But I wasn't about to stay home.
I played with panning, and invested in an IS lens so I could get every bit of shutter speed possible. And, even on dreary overcast (and even rainy!) days I've been able to take some halfway decent shots. In my humble opinion, the IS lens saved my butt. Without it, I would have required long exposures, which just aren't possible on aircraft in motion.
Here's a quick look at some of my rotten weather shots:
TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
The answer in all the excellent examples above is to make a FEATURE of the bad weather.
There seems little or no point (to me) in taking standard side-on approach shots (for example) in poor visibility. Those shots will always lack the sharpness, saturation and depth of a well-lit photo. If it's a common subject which arrives everyday (such a BA A319s at LHR) then I would personally recommend not bothering.
As for the pics above, they make a feature of the bad weather, and they are excellent.
TZ Aviation - Aeropuerto de los Banditos Team Images