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Shooting On A Cloudy Day  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

What do the pros look for when the conditions are unfavorable? Are there particular types of shots that can salvage a day at the airport? Also, should one automatically to 200 ISO or higher?


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User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

If I shoot on a cloudy day, i still use ISO100, if the light is not too bad...
Around early morning / late afternoon i switch to 200 or 400... it all depends!

regards. Florian



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

When its cloudy, you often get vortex of the wings which can make interesting shots.



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3480 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.

Simon



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
User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3462 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:

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Someone told me on here to ALWAYS shoot at ISO 100, which I do. It seems to work well for me. And don't let anyone tell you that you cannot do panning with an IS lens!  Big thumbs up

DREW

[Edited 2004-04-29 19:32:10]


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User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Also, "bad" light and cloudy conditions can produce nice interesting effects:


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Photo © Florian Trojer - TCAS



regards, Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

Try something like this !

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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Here's a couple I'm pretty happy with.

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Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineTZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
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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.

Tamsin




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