I've got a few shots in the database now of the 122nd Fighter Wing, and someone from the wing contacted me and told me that they want some night shots of their F-16's taking off!
SO - I have two nights to do this. Undoubtedly I'll play with the settings, but I was just wondering if you folks could help me out with some advice!
Here are the conditions we'll be dealing with: They'll use either runway 5 or 23. With my access, I can get extremely close to the action from either runway. Weather should be good.
From my experience spotting these guys, and perhaps it's this way everywhere, they don't usually light up the burner at the end of the runway. They'll go to full power, and maybe 500 feet down you'll see the burner light up. Should I go to a spot near midfield? Or should I even try the departure end?
I am shooting with a Canon Digital Rebel. I have the original 18-55 lens, and I also have a 75-300 IS USM.
Any help / suggestions / advice would be greatly appreciated!