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  1. #21
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    lmao they left all their tripods behind

    that p&ser is going to be very disappointed with his pictures, lol.
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    Thumbs down Tripods and high-speed jets do not mix

    Well, using a tripod for jets is just work beyond belief. I found I need far more flexibility to stay with the fighter than any tripod would offer. The secret I found was in the weight of the lens, overall. I was shooting at 1/1000+ sec shutter speed, so shake was neglible. Keeping the damn plane in the center for focus was the real test.

    Look at what I missed! Too close for 200mm!

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    This is what really frosts my glasses!

    Because of the aspect and dynamic airframe changes (note the slight trail of "chin frost" in the first image, as he pitches back), I can't even distort them together in Photoshop.

    How cool would that have looked had I nailed it?

    Closest I came was this ... (I mean, how close is this ... a hundredth of a second too slow?

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    I wish I knew how to use a camera ...

    The Raptor ... escaped!

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-05-2008 at 10:00 PM.
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  3. #23
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    ah yeah, I was thinking they could be stitched together, but perhaps not....

    better luck next year! or if you got the pilot's number you could ask him to do it again

    that would make an excellent shot!

    You sure you can't grab the cockpit of the first and add it to the second and do a little bit of stretching?

    Looks like someone nailed it over at POTN, with some nice clouds too!

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...4&postcount=47

    Last edited by dr4gon; 08-05-2008 at 09:48 PM.
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  4. #24
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    Unhappy Painting with PS ...

    Uh ... we didn't have clouds like that ... I suspect you may be looking at a "clone job."

    It's just too sharp against the background (unnatural). But what the heck, right? It looks fancy and all ... so who's going to know except people who do this for a living? All the stuff I have posted is with the REAL background ... no funny stuff. Look at my sky ... solid blue ... nary a cloud to be seen ... and certainly not cumulus. LOL

    BTW: Do you have any idea how much a flight of this nature must have co$t? OMG

    Anyway, yeah ... next year ... with the A900.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-05-2008 at 10:19 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  5. #25
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    yeah I bet lol....
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  6. #26
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    Thumbs up A new "camera-hauler" ...

    One of the more "thrilling" introductions at AirVenture 2008 was the Cirrus SJ50 "Personal Jet", which seats seven. It will be in "production" in 2010.

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    A700 w/ TAMRON AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD
    @ 330mm - f/5.6 - 1/1000 sec. - ISO-200 - Spot Metering - Shutter Priority

    It was quite a little beast, out there. I suspect everyone on DCRP should probably have one of these in their respective driveway.

    Just pony up the $100,000 deposit and it looks like an excellent way ... to get away.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-07-2008 at 06:11 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  7. #27
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    The one that got away

    Damn Don I would be pleased to have got those shots, but I am learning yet Mine would probably looked like long gray blurs!!
    But seriously, how did that beast of a 200-500 do for you pointing up all weekend?

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    This is my second TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (43 oz) (the first being the Canon-mount for the EOS-20D) and I chose it because it does a great job for its price. Also, after trying to manipulate the TAMRON MF 200-500mm f/6.9 (96 oz) without a tripod ... sporting a similar lens at half that weight is more like a vacation.

    I feel pretty comfortable in a crowd ... but, I realize that everyone else better watch out ... as I move pretty quick!

    Speaking of looking up, here was a B-17 doing a fly over bomb drop ... which I took with the TAMRON AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD

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    A700 w/ TAMRON AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD
    @ 80mm - f/4.5 - 1/1000 sec. - ISO-400 - Spot Metering - Shutter Priority

    and the present they left behind!


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    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-07-2008 at 05:56 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #29
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    wow I didn't realize they allowed that kind of thing at airshows. that's pretty awesome.... although I must wonder who's going to clean up?
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  10. #30
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    The actual burn is over with within moments. A lot of gray smoke, which disappates quickly. It is dynamite, gasoline and parafin-based, so it is non-toxic, except for mosquitos and other bugs.

    The heat is pretty terrific, though. You do not want to be much closer, that's for sure. Plastic lenses, don't ya know.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-07-2008 at 05:52 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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