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on Feb 28, 2011 in Aviation

Air2Air Cranks it Up

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Our 2nd Air2Air Workshop began under a cloud, the cloud of bad weather shutting us down. While weather in landscape photography is a great thing, when planes are involved it’s not so good. None the less before sunrise we were on the tarmac with one of my favorite subject, B-17G Sentimental Journey. And we were in place before the sun peaked out from under the clouds lighting up the storm front. Yummy!

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There is one thing you need to think about when shooting aviation and that’s distorting the wings. Those large lifting bodies have a distinct shape that makes the plane, the plane so I really prefer not to redesign them with my lens.

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It is really a small matter but you can see here that just by closing in a little physically shooting at the same focal length, 18mm, the distortion I’m talking about. Photography can be that way, little details that most might not ever notice but you know about. Take the time to deal with those little details you notice in your photography and you can’t help but improve it!

Photos captured by D3x, 14-24AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film