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F/A-18F Close-up’s

Taking photos from the north end of the runway at the 2015 Wings Over Houston airshow provided for some good close-up photo opportunities.   The F/A-18F (2-seater) came in fast and low over us with his high-speed pass and then as he came in with his wheels down.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x III teleconverter, handheld

 

Take-off with full after burners on with some nice heat wave action.

Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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Full frame shot of his high-speed pass at over 500 mph.  It was a very cool display of the raw power of this aircraft and quite loud being underneath him at this range.

Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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Full frame shot with wheels down.

Aperture priority, 1/1250 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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Full frame shot as he came overhead towards the runway.

Aperture priority, 1/1250 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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Quick pivot around got this shot as he went past us.

Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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2 responses

  1. Nice series of shots Tim. You got a lot of great looks that weekend from all angles of the show. Shooting from the hill had some very fast action.

    November 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

    • Thanks Doug. It was a good weekend and I liked all of the vantage points. Thanks again for the north end position.

      November 1, 2015 at 6:09 pm

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