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Mach Loop, UK - First try..

 
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Aug 10, 2012 02:25 |  #1

I wanted a go at low level aircraft and seeing so many great shots from the Mach Loop, UK, I decided to try my 5D MKIII and 70 - 200 f/2.8 L MKII and 2 x EXT III for the first time yesterday.

I have never done this type of photography before so I didn't expect to have a high keeper rate, but to just enjoy the experience.

And what an experience it was. Not particularly much activity and a lot of waiting (around 6 hours) I managed these...

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A pair of F15's did two passes each but they were not as low as the Typhoon and Hawk so it was a struggle with the exposure. The sun was very bright and a very hot day.

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Anyway, I enjoyed the day and learn't quite a lot from it. I know there have been hundreds if not more of these images but for a low fly newbie I'm quite happy with them.

Many thanks,

Mark.

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Aug 10, 2012 02:52 |  #2

Compositionally they look nice, and the Hawk is not bad, but (when seen on a fully calibrated monitor) they are let down by some very poor processing, the F15E shot in particular!




  
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Aug 10, 2012 02:58 |  #3

Thanks Nigel,
Appreciate the feedback. Like I said it was my first time and TBH I was there to enjoy the day, try settings and technique and hopefully get some images that were ok in general. Mid day direct sunlight doesn't help with exposures at that speed.

Mark


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Aug 10, 2012 04:57 |  #4

Looks like a great place .....definately one I need to try and get too
good photos, esp the eurofighter


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Aug 10, 2012 09:31 |  #5

...so I didn't expect to have a high keeper rate

They look pretty good to me, except...

it was a struggle with the exposure. The sun was very bright

Did you try using this? Need an exposure crutch?


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Aug 10, 2012 20:05 |  #6

I am coming to the UK in May 2013, where exactly do I go to have a crack at shots like this?


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Aug 10, 2012 21:41 |  #7

macca172 wrote in post #14842150 (external link)
I am coming to the UK in May 2013, where exactly do I go to have a crack at shots like this?

Start with the "Sticky" here: https://photography-on-the.net …php?s=&daysprun​e=-1&f=119


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Aug 11, 2012 00:35 |  #8

Would love to get there myself but these and others will have to do me.
Nice shots


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Aug 11, 2012 01:21 as a reply to  @ post 14843181 |  #9

Frank,
Thanks for that info, much appreciated. A sight well worth seeing on the right day!
Macca[/QUOTE]


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