Sunday, May 16, 2010

War Birds

Tallahassee Lassie, wheels down
Larger Image

Grumpy and Impatient Virgin fly over Paine Field
Larger Image

Shooting classic war birds is a challenging type of photography, the key is to get as much blur in the props as you can to give the image a feel of movement, the problem is, you have to shoot under 1/500 of a sec while panning an aircraft moving at 200+ mph and that is not easy, as I found out. The lower image was at 1/500 of a sec and in difficult light, metering is also a bit tricky, I usually get by with spot metering, but on these small aircraft its easy to miss. More aircraft here. Grumpy and Impatient Virgin's home, can be found at Historic Flight at Kilo-6.
We shot this event for Historic Flight here are the images
Grumpy B-25 Mitchell
Tallahassee Lassie P-47 Thunderbolt
Impatient Virgin P-51 Mustang

Ross Murphy Images In Light


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