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Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:46 pm

Hello,

I went to the Luchtmacht Open Dagen(Airforce Recruting Day) in Volkel yesterday, and took about 400+ shots, and here is what I got what I thought was the best and did my best editing it accordingly. Any advice is appreciated.

Cheers, Marius

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mheersink/sets/72157619926928549/
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RE: Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:06 pm

Hi Marius,

Most of the shots are too distant for A.net. You've got a couple of shots that I suspect will get a motive rejection (the Gulfstream IV with the 4 cars looks nice, but unsure of the motive). The A-10 just looks wrong, especially the clouds (too much photoshop?). The C-17 tail doesn't do it for me either.

You could try cropping the shots a bit closer (the Orange Lion looks ok, just needs some more cropping).
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RE: Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:26 pm

Yes, I know I need a better lens, I have a 18-55mm lens.
Let me redo the A-10 and then crop the lion.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mheersink/3644451095/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mheersink/3644471315/


Thanks for responding, tell me know what you think
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RE: Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:05 am

F-16 decent quality but too low in the frame and need to crop more off the left side - it is not centered left/right. Keeping the van completely on the photo is not the way to go.

The A-10 - no chance, sorry. Too low in the frame, but the bigger issue is backlit, and when you adjusted levels to get the plane showing some details, the clouds are blown out.

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RE: Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:20 am

I do not think any of those shots will be accepted here, sorry.

The F-16 shot is the one with the best chance.
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RE: Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:16 am

Ouch that must be frustrating! Taking 400 odd shots and realizing that none will be accepted.  Confused

Keep them in your personal collection, though.
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RE: Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:06 am

Thank you all for your comments, but what I really wanted to figure out was how can I get better pics next time I go spotting?

Thanks,
Marius

P.S. If anyone wants to critique all my other shots in the album I would much appriciate it.

[Edited 2009-06-21 04:11:25]
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RE: Advice On Some Airshow Shots Please

Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:04 pm

Be aware of the movement of the sun during the day. The A-10 shot should have been done in the morning.

You obviously need a longer lens, especially here at Volkel where you are kept miles from the flying.

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