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RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby Peter Hill » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:14 pm

Still finding fast moving objects in bright sun light hard to get right but here's my efforts from Leuchars. On the plus side I think these are a bit better that my last Airshow efforts so I suppose if I get a bit better every time I'll get there. :D

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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby MTK » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:29 pm

When looking at the two flying shots I am very much interested in the shutter time. Do you have the EXIF for us so we can see what settings you used?
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby Peter Hill » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:56 pm

MTK wrote:When looking at the two flying shots I am very much interested in the shutter time. Do you have the EXIF for us so we can see what settings you used?


Hi MTK, Here's some info:

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f/5, 1/250 sec, ISO 100.

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f/11, 1/400 sec, ISO 400.

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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby MTK » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:08 pm

Thanks! Well since you say you are having trouble with shooting planes when moving let me just give you the following tips: when photographing a fast moving object a shutter time of 1/1000th of a sec or even shorter is recommended. You can achieve this by selecting A as your shooting mode, choose the largest aperture setting your lens offers (which is the smallest number) and select a higher ISO if needed. I almost always use 400 or higher to keep my shutter times short enough to freeze flying birds on my pictures.

You can also try a very advanced technique called panning, which uses longer shutter times, but I would recommend trying that when you have mastered freezing fast moving objects in your pictures. The shorter shutter time will help getting sharper pictures and I hope these tips are helpful.

Oh and I totally forgot: I like the last picture with all the noses. Nice composition! And like you say: photography is one big process of learning so just keep practicing and you will notice that you will get better and better in no time :).
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby Peter Hill » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:09 pm

Thanks for the tips, can't wait to get out and try them! :D
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby MTK » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:18 pm

Feel free to post results here, I am really curious to see how these tips work out for you :). And I assume you already use AI-Servo for tracking focus?
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby pierovera » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:51 pm

Great shots! Rolls Royce plane on #2? I had no idea they made planes as well :P

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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby Peter Hill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:25 pm

pierovera wrote:Great shots! Rolls Royce plane on #2? I had no idea they made planes as well :P

Good job :)


Thank you pierovera :)

The plane in #2 is a Spitfire, only the engine is Rolls Royce.
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby MTK » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:37 am

Peter Hill wrote:
pierovera wrote:only the engine is Rolls Royce.


If I am not mistaken Rolls Royce is very well known for building airplane engines. It is a way bigger business for them than cars ever were.
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby warth man » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:31 pm

You are absolutely correct MTK. They also make marine engines. The cars are now nothing to do with them. The Spitfire above, though, I believe is actually owned by Rolls Royce (the engine people), hence the logo. And the engine is a Rolls Royce Merlin, unless this one is different to the others. Very distinctive sound.
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby oldCarlos » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:33 pm

Peter, I got this on 8th Sept. (late morning) doing a few acrobatics over my house!
I believe it had been, or was going to Leuchars that day.

Btw, PS853 is affectionately known as The Rolls Royce spitfire, because they own & maintain it.
It is one of the 5 bladed props. It wasn't armed or used for dog-fighting, it was used for recon & it has the Griffon engine. (bl00dy loud & gnarly! :shock: it set a couple of car alarms off )

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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby Peter Hill » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:54 pm

I love the pic Carlos!
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby oldCarlos » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:41 pm

Cheers Peter :wink: but I wondered if it was taken on the same day?

Also, just as a point of interest, the `B` in some aero engines, eg the RB211, refers to the small town where I live & where many were designed & built.
We tend to get a few fly overs when aircraft are in the vicinity, or there's a special occasion/paying respect etc.
The factory now only manufactures `fan-blades` though.
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby Peter Hill » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:04 pm

The Leuchars Airshow was on the 7th of September so your photo was taken the day after mine.
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Re: RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Postby oldCarlos » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:29 pm

Peter Hill wrote:The Leuchars Airshow was on the 7th of September so your photo was taken the day after mine.


Thanks for that, Peter.
I guess it wasn't en-route home from Leuchars then, unless he was flying very slowly....or lost. :lol:
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