SAAF Zwartkop AFB Museum Warbirds Airshow 2012-05-12
SAAF Oryx firing flares. Right place right time.
It pays to be prepared and know your camera/lens inside out and major effort and cost go to these shows regularly. This chopper came out of nowhere and fired flares very far from the crowds. I had to react very fast to get a shot sequence. This was image 7/9 and each shot was fired individually, not as part of a high FPS burst hold button down and hope for a good shot BS. Slowish s/s was required to capture (and enhance) running flares and get some blur of the rotors.
NEF-Adjusted WB to Daylight to get the blue back on a very dull day, cooler temp, sharpened.
TL Detail 2, TL DeNoise 5
Clone out sensor dust bunnies
Cropped 800px 72dpi
SFW 100% JPG Nearest Neighbour
Gear I use: Bodies: Nikon D-SLR’s / Lenses: Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Vivitar
Filters: Hoya UV & Polarizing / Flash: Nikon Speed-lights / Bag: Lowe Pro
Tripods & Heads: Manfrotto / Grips, Triggers, Timers, Batteries: Phottix
Editing Plug-in: Topaz Labs Noise Reduction, HDR, B&W Conversion & more!