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Wings Over Houston in B&W

During the Wings Over Houston airshow, they have a Tora Tora Tora portion that simulates the attack on Pearl Harbor.  I arrive at the show when it opens to get a seat along the fence line so that I can have an unobstructed view of the action.  They blow up bags of gasoline to simulate the bombs, which can make for some cool photos.

My goal during this part of the airshow is to capture the action with more than just the planes flying by.  I’ve got tons of plane photos but like to get some of the smoke in the shot and other planes in the background to enhance the interest/story in the photos.  Use shutter priority to blur the propellers with 1/320 for the Zero’s and 1/250 sec for the rest of the planes.

Here are some of my favorites from last Saturday, converter to B&W with NIK Silver Efex Pro 2.  Gave me the opportunity to break out my new 100-400 II lens and it worked very well.

All were taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 100-400 II lens, hand-held.

Shutter Priority, 1/320 sec @ F22, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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Shutter Priority, 1/250 sec @ F11, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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Shutter Priority, 1/320 sec @ F25, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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Shutter Priority, 1/250 sec @ F25, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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