I was out at Manchester yesterday on a very dark, blustery and sometimes wet afternoon. I wouldn't normally venture out in those conditions but I was taking my brother and family to the airport as they were flying out for their summer hols. Anyway, no point in not taking the camera as I wanted to give my new Sigma 50-500 a run out and get a piccie of them departing.
I got this one of an Excel 737-800 smoking its tyres on touchdown. This was taken at ISO 200, f/9 @ 1/400, 420mm in far from ideal conditions. I've done a quick edit but wanted a bit of advice please as I don't normally shoot under these conditions, and since having that bit more reach, never tried this type of shot. First thing, is this level? The runway is uphill at this point so I've checked the vertical lines on the hangar in the background and they are about right to me, maybe needing a slight rotate clockwise? So I can include the winglet (it was a tight shot!) I can't rotate it by much. Also, I know the aircraft is not fully central horizontally, its a bit to the right, but again I wanted to include the winglet. Would this be acceptable in terms of centring? I know its a little dark, but that's because of the conditions. Is it too dark?
This is them departing. Again, not ideal conditions but do you think this is acceptable?
Any comments on these photo's would be appreciated.
[Edited 2006-07-10 12:05:47]