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Non Identical Twins

By Ploughman
Taken at our local airshow.
All comments and suggestions are welcome.


Tags: General Transport Sports and action

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
9 Nov 2012 1:02AM
Nice sharp shot, good detail. Experienced airshow shooters would likey use a slower shutter speed while panning to get more prop blur, but this works for me

I like the pano format too, though Ive uploaded mod2 as a 10 X 8. Would be better with some clouds probably. Minor tweaks in contrast and sharpening. Well done.

The image doesnt have a colour profile attached (sRGB) so make sure you remember this for future uploads.



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Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 10:55AM
A well taken shot, it is not your fault, but how much nicer would this be with a deep blue sky with some fluffy white clouds in it?

Ploughman 5 28 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 11:43AM
Thank you Willie,
For prop aircraft I like to use a shutter speed of around 1/150 - 1/250 sec. this gives a good blur to the prop. On this occasion I was without my tripod so, every shot was hand held. To combat camera shake I worked with 1/350 sec. most other shots that day show a static prop, perhaps these aircraft had faster props.
I will try to remember the colour profile.

Frank, thank you, no such luck, later in the day it became overcast so at least I avoided that.

paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:10AM
Nice image of a pair of P51's. They do look a tiny bit flat as do the later Pits Specials. Are you under exposing a tiny bit? Lift the contrast to add some zing. You are using auto exposure and no comment on exposure compensation. I would expect a little + compensation needed in such circumstances.

It's some time since I shot at an air show, but found a tripod far too restrictive. Hand held or monopod I would think.

Ploughman 5 28 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:11PM
Hi Paul,
All exposure details are in the exif. shows up on my screen but just in case,

Brand: Pentax
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: Tamron AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media: JPEG (digital)
Date Taken: 15 Sep 2012 - 3:18 PM
Focal Length: 260mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Shutter Speed: 1/350sec
Exposure Comp: 0.0
ISO: 280
Exposure Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Flash: Off, Did not fire
White Balance: Auto

A monopod is on my Christmas list.


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