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Boxer6

Southport Air Show 2014

(Originally posted in 'General')

Just a couple of (pretty poor) shots from Saturday.

While waiting in traffic jam number 2 on the coast road near the bird sanctuary (or whatever it is) these 3 appeared, scampering after the main phalanx.



Later on, the P51 Mustang appeared - with little advance warning!



I've video of the Mustang too, among others, but Photobucket don't seem to host video's any more. Better explore YouTube a bit more I suppose.

Many many more from Sunday - I just need to go through them and pick some good ones; only took 1,344 yesterday ..
Twelfth Monkey

I do love the P51!
Alf McQueef

Awesome bit of kit the P51. I can get very lost watching WW2 aerial combat footage - and just shots of the planes in action at all. The last of the piston-engined fighters were the best machines ever IMHO.

Does that camera let you manually over-expose? Because the sky is mostly white, you get the same issue as with snow shots - it under exposes the shots as a result. Or if shooting RAW you can sort it out later. I'm guessing its an SLR or bridge camera as it has a good zoom on it, its hard to get more than specs at airshows.
Boxer6

Alf McQueef wrote:
Awesome bit of kit the P51. I can get very lost watching WW2 aerial combat footage - and just shots of the planes in action at all. The last of the piston-engined fighters were the best machines ever IMHO.

Does that camera let you manually over-expose? Because the sky is mostly white, you get the same issue as with snow shots - it under exposes the shots as a result. Or if shooting RAW you can sort it out later. I'm guessing its an SLR or bridge camera as it has a good zoom on it, its hard to get more than specs at airshows.


It's a Nikon D90 with, in this instance, a Nikkor 75-300mm zoom fitted. I shoot exclusively in RAW these days, but these are straight out of the camera with no editing (in hindsight, I really should have taken the few minutes to tweak them!)

Still haven't managed to sort out a video upload - YouTube wants to link to my Google+ account, which I don't particularly want to do. I shall overcome though!
Alf McQueef

Add a couple of stops of exposure to them and then have a look!

I had a hassle with the whole youtube linked to Google account thing, but got round it by setting up additional "channels" (I think they were called) so that you effectively have multiple youtube profiles linked to one Google one - which helps use them in different ways. I was specifically setting one up to use for car videos (mostly Chris Harris) for watching on the TV and it worked well...
Boxer6

Here we go. A bit shaky, as I've only recently discovered the video option on this camera, and I'm still not very good with it!


Mustang Flypast
Boxer6

A few more . as before, they're a bit shaky and rough in parts, but all I've got!

Mustang victory roll


Vulcan flypast

Lancasters

The Lanc one is especially ropey - apologies in advance. The photos are better - honest!
Alf McQueef

Cool! My new DSLR has a decent video recording capability (though I had not realised they are basically manual-focus in this mode unlike with compacts) and I was wondering what to use it for - fly pasts and drive pasts are a good idea!
Boxer6

Alf McQueef wrote:
Cool! My new DSLR has a decent video recording capability (though I had not realised they are basically manual-focus in this mode unlike with compacts) and I was wondering what to use it for - fly pasts and drive pasts are a good idea!


My mates' son (who was with us) has a relatively recently acquired Canon - not sure which one - with video capability. Not seen his results yet though, so not able to compare.

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