By SlowSong
My first try at photographing at an air show. I didn't do too well, but learned a lot!!!!!!!!!!
Big respect to those who get it right.

These are a bit pants and I welcome any top tips.

I've not named any of the aircraft because I didn't get a programme and I don't have a clue what they were.

Tags: Photo journalism General Sports and action

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Zac 8 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 4:10PM
I like this photo a lot. One thing that might make it a little better is soften the image a bit it looks over sharp and a little fake. But a great image.

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Rachel99 9 1 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 4:12PM
I like all three. Love the way you have got the action in the air as well as a good shot of the aircraft on the ground. Really adds to the composition
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
13 Jul 2009 4:17PM
Thanks Zac. I take your point. Smile Although, the sky and light really was that bright!
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
13 Jul 2009 4:48PM
Among the best shots that I've seen of an air display.
Cormy 10 3 England
13 Jul 2009 5:40PM
Stunning work.Love the inclusion of the planes on the ground.Wonderful.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 6:09PM
All three are brilliant compositions - not easy in such circumstances - the placement against the planes on the ground is perfect. I think V2 is my favourite for the dynamic angles of the aircraft in the sky.
In V3 I'm seeing a lot of colour noise in the underside and wheels of the plane on the ground, possibly from lightened shadows.
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
13 Jul 2009 6:50PM
Normally you get the good shot of one plane in the air or a group, but to capture and actually plan to get these composition together is a touch of genous. All 3 would do well in front of me if judging.
13 Jul 2009 6:52PM
Neat photos & composition.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
13 Jul 2009 6:55PM

Quote:I'm seeing a lot of colour noise in the underside and wheels of the plane on the ground, possibly from lightened shadows.

There's no fooling you Moira. Wink Exposure was a problem.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 7:52PM
Good first attempt...never tried it
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Jul 2009 8:32PM
You certaily know how to take images of moving aircraft Chris. Superb compositions concentrating on the bigger picture. As reference, Yaks in the sky, DC3 and Junkers JU52 on the ground. Ron.
User_Removed 10 78 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 9:42PM
This good work, My type of photography. well done. a bit of noise in v3, but great work all the same.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
13 Jul 2009 10:24PM
Thanks for the Award Dave!!! Brilliant! Much appreciated.
Smile Smile Smile

And thanks for the info on the planes Ron. What would I know - I'm only a girl .......... Wink
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
13 Jul 2009 11:22PM
3 super images

imagio 11 12 1 England
13 Jul 2009 11:27PM
3 great shots Chris, wonderful comp

Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
14 Jul 2009 4:22AM
What fantastic shots, so well done.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 5:30PM
Super shots V2 and V3 are too good to be tucked away as versions.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 6:05PM
V1 is my favourite here, but the different angles in v2 also makes it an interesting capture
JohnH37 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2009 9:33AM
These are brilliant..great compositions too.
tom67 10 1 England
15 Jul 2009 5:20PM
Blimey!!!! Number 2 is the one for me, 1st attempt???? God help us all when you go back for more then!!! Super stuff...click!!!
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2009 8:01AM

andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2009 11:44AM
Sorry I missed this the bottom plane supplies a superb foil for the arobatics going on above it..super shot
sandycroft 11 61 England
31 Jul 2009 5:04PM
Great composition with planes over planes , good idea and works well .
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
2 Aug 2009 11:01AM
These have been very well composed and captured. Most air show shots just concentrate on the planes in the air but you have excelled at including the planes on the ground

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