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by wfooshee
Mon May 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: Blue Angel Super Hornet Photos!
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Blue Angel Super Hornet Photos!

They don't use smoke with burners, anyway, color or not. And... broken link in the first post. Oh, well. They actually do use smoke with the burners on...it's just not visible while the burners are lit. Case in point is the Blue Angels takeoff maneuvers (diamond half squirrel cage or just the loop)...
by wfooshee
Mon May 11, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: Blue Angel Super Hornet Photos!
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Blue Angel Super Hornet Photos!

They don't use smoke with burners, anyway, color or not.

And... broken link in the first post. Oh, well.
by wfooshee
Mon May 11, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: Tomcat TV for tumultuous times
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Tomcat TV for tumultuous times

Interesting that most of that first video, except for that last pass shown (flares, and maybe supersonic?) the maneuvers are all part of the standard airshow demonstration. Not hard to find for the pilot to find show center, that's for sure, but show center isn't usually moving! :lol:
by wfooshee
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Exposure Compensation
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Exposure Compensation

I will meter on a static display that I can walk up to and get an EV that I keep for the day and set the camera manually, assuming the weather and clear sky holds. If not, I'll meter on stuff in the crowd near me. Basically, meter on subjects instead of sky. I used to try to spot-meter during the sh...
by wfooshee
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: Matt Chapman Retiring from Air Shows
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: Matt Chapman Retiring from Air Shows

I was at his final performance at the Blue Angels Homecoming Show, and posted about him here. I was close enough to get a few shots of the fun when he exited his plane at the end.
by wfooshee
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: 2019 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Blue Angels Homecoming 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3315

Re: Blue Angels Homecoming 2019

Weather was cloudy, dark and cold on Friday, but with a high ceiling, so everything flew a full show. I had to blow a day's pay (well, not quite, but it felt like it!) and get a hoodie sweatshirt because it was colder than I expected! :) There seemed to be some sound issues on Friday, with guest nar...
by wfooshee
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: 2019 Airshows/Fly-Ins/Exercises/Events - Discussion and Photos
Topic: Matt Chapman's final air show weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 744

Matt Chapman's final air show weekend

I attended the Blue Angels Homecoming show this past Friday and Saturday, and learned that it was to be Matt Chapman's final weekend performing at air shows. This weekend he led a flight of three, himself, Rob Holland, and Bill Stein in a group they called "Thrice." They flew immediately prior to th...
by wfooshee
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: First Airshow and a beginner. What should I use and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

Re: First Airshow and a beginner. What should I use and tips?

Consider turning autofocus off, focusing ahead of time on something out toward the middle of the field and leaving the focus there. Noooooooooooooooooo this barely works for video and it is asking for a lost day of photos. Any camera with a detachable lens is too sensitive for this to work. The onl...
by wfooshee
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Every second photo blurry?
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

Re: Every second photo blurry?

I would use AF-C 3D. That mode actually tracks the point used for the initial focus and makes every reasonable effort to keep it in focus, as long as it's over an available focus point in the viewfinder. You can demonstrate that to yourself by finding some unique feature in the distance. Center it, ...
by wfooshee
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: First Airshow and a beginner. What should I use and tips?
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

Re: First Airshow and a beginner. What should I use and tips?

My own advice would be to shoot shutter-priority automatic, setting the shutter speed that you want, or fully manual, setting both shutter and aperture. Going fully manual would assume no lighting change through the segments of the show, i.e. no sudden cloud shadows dropping the light level. Pick so...