Up, Up, and Away

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TonyTurley, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    One of the perks of my job is to occasionally get the chance to take interesting photos, like these of an Air Force B737 doing touch & goes. I was using the Minolta Rokkor 30cm handheld, following the plane as it landed/departed. It was a lot tougher than it would appear to follow, and with the narrow FOV, once I lost the aircraft, it took several seconds to reacquire, by which time it had zoomed past. I took a lot of photos to get a few good ones.

    Tony


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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well done I'd say. I have trouble keeping flying things in the frame using a monopod, let alone hand held. :)
     
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 9, 2011
    That ground effects heat is always tough to shoot against.
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    That it is, RT, but it did lend an interesting flair to the middle photo. Mid-day sun is harsh, hence the trees in the background that have little contrast.