"Fire and Light" – SAAF Oryx Firing Flares © Harvey Grohmann Photography
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.
The image was chosen for ODP’s Weekly Choice Award, a few Pixoto Awards (Day, Week, Month), and a respectable 36/269 in the Monthly Free Study at DPChallenge.
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Fabulous day. Days like this make you proud of what we have achieved in this country, from the old days to the new. Shot at SAAF Museum AFB Zwartkop, Gauteng, RSA
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