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We went to Eastbourne Airbourne yesterday afternoon and I took over 700 images (and deleted most of them). My lens isn't really big enough, but I had great fun trying to get something for my first attempt at planes so there will probably be a few more weedy attempts to come. I like this one because of the vapour trail as much as for the plane which was part of the SWIP Team. I shot it in shutter priority at 1/250 - wasn't sure if this was the right speed to use...
Thanks for looking!
Thanks for your response to Centre Stage yesterday - I was overwhelmed as I wasn't sure about the image - so very special thanks to Carol (gingerdelight) and to Bob (cabbie) for their precious UAs!! Smile
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Aug 2012 - 12:07 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/14
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:100
Title:Daredevil
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:11 Aug 2012 - 7:03 PM
Tags:Aeroplane, Airshow, Eastbourne airbourne, Plane, Sports / action, SWIP Team, Transport
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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:12 PM

Well done you SmileSmile
Love the falling pink trails and I like the curve and how you have placed the plane in the picture - so much for having the biggest lens - you need to be able to compose a picture too SmileSmile
Helen

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:14 PM

Thanks for your lovely encouragement Helen! Smile It was difficult!

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digital_boi
11 Aug 2012 - 7:23 PM

have to agree with Helen nice one and you had fun hard to beat

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Badgerfred
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11 Aug 2012 - 7:31 PM

Excellent capture and a nice composition Ann,
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 7:38 PM

A super image, Ann, excellent detail, well done on catching the movement of the propellor blades, too Smile Carol

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
11 Aug 2012 - 8:12 PM

Superb capture Ann, excellent.

John

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 8:44 PM

Well, for a first attempt you have done pretty well, Ann, a fine shot of the plane and smoke trail. nicely composed within the frame.
Ronnie.

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WhiteRose1
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11 Aug 2012 - 9:23 PM

The plane on the intersection of thirds and a lovely arcing vapour trail. Looks preety good to me. (Think he needs his engine looking at, seems to be burning an awful lot of noise!)

Dave

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pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 9:42 PM

Most has been said, Ann....composition, propeller movement, etc, all excellent. I like the curve and colour of the trail and the co-operative clear blue sky.

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franken
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11 Aug 2012 - 10:36 PM

Well captured Ann.

Ken

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 12:40 AM

A very well composed and captured image. Impressed that I can even read the writing on the plane's wings!

Ann

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 12:55 AM

A fine shot Ann,
with the smoke against the clear sky.
Good one.
Mick.

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Deep_Bhatia
12 Aug 2012 - 3:54 AM

Nice image captured. Deep

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posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 5:21 AM

Ditto all of the above. Look forward to the rest of your 'weedy' attempts Wink

Barry

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fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 7:01 AM

700? Someone is trigger happy! Wink I find this a difficult area of photography and you have done well to capture this.

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lifesnapper
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12 Aug 2012 - 8:22 AM

Very well done Ann, I know how hard it is to compose a shot like this, and with detail.

John Smile

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 8:41 AM

Full marks (all one vote) from me. A very well taken photograph.
jon

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 9:15 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice composition with the arcing flight and smoke, I'm intrigued by the drops falling from the smoke, I guess this is heavier solids in the smoke? It's similar to dropping ink into water to photograph, I think?
Your exposure and using shutter priority...shutter priority is the way to go, I use manual but I do most of the time anyway. Shutter speed rule of thumb is you use the speed equal to the focal length. So 200mm 1/200th or 1/250th of a second. I always double that, so at 200mm I would use 1/500th and because the subject is moving and you'll be moving the camera I'd double up again to 1/1000th. The faster the shutter speed the less chance of movement,you're probably at infinity or close to doing aerial action so you don't really need huge depth of field.
As a matter of interest my Red Arrows images were all shot at 1/1000th @ f/5.6 iso 100. Objects coming towards the camera appear to fly slower than objects flying across the image, you can of course pan a little to keep the object within the frame, which helps with the sharpness as well.

Hope this all makes sense to you, your image looks pin sharp so you got it right anyway. Sometimes as planes change course they slow a little and that, if you catch it helps with the speed.(as you did here).

Dougie

breathless and need my coffee now.Tongue

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AnnChown
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12 Aug 2012 - 9:40 AM

Thanks for this Dougie - it's very helpful. Hope you've recovered from the typing marathon. Smile I do have one of planes coming towards me which bears out your comment.
Ann
Ps I'm not sure about the reason for those smoke droplets but that's partly why I like the image

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12 Aug 2012 - 10:02 AM

Looks like tiny pink parachutes falling from that vapour trail! Well captured Ann
Carole

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12 Aug 2012 - 10:19 AM

Only too happy to take this belter to RC. ... click

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Gavin_Duxbury
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12 Aug 2012 - 1:32 PM

Wish my spitfire from yesterday at Crich had been as good.

Regads.

Gavin

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12 Aug 2012 - 2:52 PM

Well done Ann what a great shot..Lin

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Chinga
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12 Aug 2012 - 3:11 PM

AMAZING capture! Very well done! This is excellent. IB

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12 Aug 2012 - 3:25 PM

Whooshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh II

A spectacular aeronautical display, which has been captured at it's very best.

Regards Nathan

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12 Aug 2012 - 4:00 PM

Terrific shapes in the smoke trail Ann - very well done
Jason

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12 Aug 2012 - 5:56 PM

Excellent image, Ann. Great composition and your shutter speed was slow enough to avoid freezing the prop. All in all you must be a natural considering this was your first go at this kind of togging.
Alun

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13 Aug 2012 - 1:42 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Quote ` Shutter speed rule of thumb is you use the speed equal to the focal length`, - this is not quite true, - Minimum shutter speed for hand holding is 1/focal length at 35mm, so for your camera, with a 1.6 crop factor, at 200mm its the next highr speed above 1/(200*1.6) = 1/320.

However, slower speeds can work well with these events when panning as you can get propeller blur rather than a stopped prop, - and it looks better, - a fine shot.


regards



Willie

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13 Aug 2012 - 7:45 AM

nice colours Smile

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Cliff1944
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I think your shutter speed is just right. Anything faster tham 1/250th and you will probably freeze the propeller which would spoil the image in my opinion. If you had used a longer lens you would have had a dilemma because you may have needed a faster speed to meet the guidelines mentioned above. Not sure how much this has been cropped (if any) but you have acheived a great result with the focal length used.
This looks perfectly sharp and appeals to me because the control surfaces used in the manoeuvre are clearly visible; the unusual smoke trail adds to the composition.
Cliff

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