Be Prepared

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Sometimes things just come together.

I thought I was going out to do some static shots of a T-6.  That’s how this Sunday afternoon started out but as the afternoon unfolded the opportunity to photograph this plane from the air.

What makes this shot challenging is the airplane needs to be tack sharp but you also want a slow enough shutter speed so that the prop is not stopped.  Cranking up the shutter speed would assure that the plane would be sharp but it would also freeze the propeller which looks out of place since that is not how we normally see propeller aircraft flying through the air.  So the key is to put the camera in its shutter priority mode and vary the shutter speed to get the look you like.  The above image was taken at a shutter speed of 1/125, the camera sets the aperture.

Go out and experiment and have fun.

Image captured with a Nikon D3x, Nikkor 70-200f2.8G VR II

 

 

 

 

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