Aviation

It Just Takes Great Light

The question I pose this time is how big does the subject have to be if there is great light on it and the background? I bring this up because I often wonder it myself. This T6 seemed like a good example of this. Normally I would pass on a shot like this but because the mountains look so good the plane looks great. The closer the plane comes, the more the mountains disappear breaking the illusion of speed and flight. Having that good background makes all the difference. The one thing I have noticed when working with planes is that whenever you can put ground in the picture, no matter the size it gives the image depth. Planes in the sky by themselves is just boring. It’s a challenge to find those spots where you can get both ground and sky in one frame but when you can it always makes for good images.

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In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 200-400 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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