An Afternoon with Friends

 

Hanging out with friends, great weather, and airplanes ….. that’s a hard combination to top.

I enjoy the challenge of photographing airplanes in an air-2-air setting.  It brings a lot of photographic elements into play in order to get a clean strong image.

I want to drag the shutter so that the prop is burred.  To me it looks very unnatural to have the prop stopped and I want to frame the image in a clean background that compliments the plane.

Although that sounds simple enough, shooting at slow shutter speeds can produce some images that are not tack sharp and finding a clean simple background can be challenging as you’re chasing the light.

When all the elements come together the images are magical.

Nikon D4, Nikkor AFS 70-200f2.8 VRII, Cessna 172 Photo Platform

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