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One of my favourite images of Last years Royal International Air Tattoo.

Having the standard kit lens (10-30mm) made it difficult to get a nice, close up shot of the action, But with some cropping, I think I did okay.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon 1 J2 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR [4]
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jul 2013 - 2:45 PM
Focal Length:30mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program A
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Fly By
Username:Andy_Curtis Andy_Curtis
Uploaded:11 Jun 2014 - 4:45 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom858 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2014 - 12:25 PM

The quality is there, but the aircraft really need to be frame filling for impact and you say you already cropped this? You need a longer lens for aerial shots. 300mm at least. You are going to struggle with a compact.

Paul

Last Modified By paulbroad at 15 Jun 2014 - 12:26 PM

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Andy_Curtis
15 Jun 2014 - 12:32 PM

This was a few days after I bought the camera. So only had the kit lens. I no longer use this camera.
And I wasn't so sure about cropping it further. I like the expanse of te blue sky myself. But I tighter crop would look very nice.

I have a telephoto lens ready for this years RIAT Smile

Thanks

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11124 forum postsdudler vcard England330 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2014 - 2:05 PM

It's certainly true that for bitingly sharp frame-filling shots, you need a longer lens. But for general views, a compact is fine, so long as you aren't aspiring to publishing on the cover of a magazine!

My criticism of the shot is that the planes are right in the middle. I'll do a crop to put them slightly less central. I'm also going to rotate, so that they're climbing - it may nto be accurate, but it will, I hope, convey a feeling of "onwards and upwards" - and finally, I'll flop the shot, so that they're heading to the right. Please have a look at this - it may give more of a feel of progress, as we're culturally keyed to left-to-right travel. How does it look to you?

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Andy_Curtis
15 Jun 2014 - 2:46 PM

How does it look to you?

Excellent. Much better indeed. thank you so much for the great feedback

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