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Oct 17, 2008 21:51 |  #1741

And just a reminder to all, bring hearing protection!




  
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Oct 17, 2008 22:53 |  #1742

Lowbyte wrote in post #6515223 (external link)
On your crop factor bodies the 70-200 with a 1.4 roughly approximates a 100-400L

In the past I would shoot a 70-200 and a 300mm switching the 1.4x between them on my two bodies depending on the performer in the air and the shot I wanted.

You will do fine with that setup. Feel free to find me at dobbins like you did during the Duluth fireworks :) I'll try to get towards show center.

FatAlbert wrote in post #6515407 (external link)
Hopefully,
All things (inc weather) being equal I will be there Saturday.

Watch out for the camera bag (backpack) ****s.

Lowbyte wrote in post #6515576 (external link)
And just a reminder to all, bring hearing protection!

Thanks for the info. If you see someone trying to act like a photographer and wearing this hat....

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Oct 18, 2008 06:20 |  #1743

I am thinking about going on Sunday. If anyone is interested in car pooling send me a PM. I live off Atlanta Rd. near 285. Should be a fun time. I have not seen the 'birds in over 10 years.

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Oct 18, 2008 21:47 |  #1744

|)\/8 wrote in post #6515833 (external link)
Thanks for the info. If you see someone trying to act like a photographer and wearing this hat....

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Say hi! It is probably me, :D.

Have to say, I went there today with large camera bag (backpack) - no problem. However it only took me an hour to get in (from arriving (Hanger 5 parking site)) Organization - NIL. I got on the bus and it took me from on base, to around LM Aero, to Delk rd, to SR41, to Dobbins main gate to - wait for 45 mins - get off the bus into the security check line. But after that it was plain sailing. I only lasted 2 1/2 hours. I coundn't imagine the rush to get out at the end of the show. I left at about 2.10pm, along with many others. When we went past the Lockheed parking lot there were hundreds of people still waiting for about 2 - 3 buses to get in. There were about 15 buses laying idle near the Hanger 5 parking area (not publicised - as far as I am aware) DOES'NT make sense to me. Anyone who stayed for the whole show is a hero in my books.

I have been to many airshows over the years, but this is the worst in terms of getting to the show (As I left early, it was OK getting out, but I can imagine that it must have been Chaos after the T-Birds finished). I work at LM/Dobbins and know that there is a better way!!!!!!

ANyone who is going on Sunday - Please be patient - or get there EARLY AND LEAVE LATE.

FA

PS What I saw was a great show (with a bit of filling when things went pear-shaped)


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Oct 18, 2008 22:47 |  #1745

I have had several people PM me about tips or suggestions for the sunday show.

So you couldn't imagine? Let me fill you in!

:evil: :evil: :evil: Rant warning :evil: :evil: :evil:
If you don't like standing in cattle lines waiting for idiots loading 3 shuttles in a 10 minute cycle when there are thousands looking to leave...don't go.

I waited about 40 minutes from the end of show before heading to the line, I arrived on line about 415. I boarded a shuttle bus at 650pm. Drove out of the parking lot at 7pm. Fun, huh? Even better when you notice the other 70 buses lined up all the way to the parking lot you came from waiting for someone to get their act together.

I mean these things are never easy, but someone needs a clue-by-four repeatedly applied to their forehead. Placing the loading area on a narrow street where buses have difficultly fitting more then 3 deep and find it hard to pass the other loading buses is a non-starter from the very second the thought hit you.

There seemed to be a clear demarcation line, anything from the shuttle buses parking area to the "main checkpoint" was coordinated (and I use that term loosely) by GDF, Cobb Police & Sheriff, CERT and CCT people telling the buses what to do.

One can only hope that someone with a brain and some authority to make people work together descends on that bunch overnight before you guys arrive tomorrow morning.
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Shooting conditions in the late afternoon are tough, the Thunderbirds are mostly backlit. During the earlier performers you'll have workable conditions and get your shots. Don't get me wrong I have keepers from all day- but that rate went down considerably in the late afternoon.

Get their early, bring a chair, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. Buy a drink and some food before joining the exit lines- you might be there awhile. I parked on Dobbins at Lockheed- from the perspective of the shuttle bus disaster it seemed there were more buses flowing to the Whitewater parking area. I was also told by others in the crowd that the first-pass security lines were quicker at Whitewater.

You will pay a $3 shuttle bus fee at the "free" airshow. The Lockheed parking lot had 3 people using the metal detector wands to check you before boarding the bus- I arrived at 830 on the dot and I think it was 10ish when I got off the shuttle bus to the "main" airshow entrance.

Once there the Air Force personnel were prepared and helpful- there were like 8 lanes in the security checkpoint, and they had two airport style x-ray machines to place your camera bags thru, that whole process took maybe 5 minutes.

All of the performers except the TB will go from right-to-left and left-to-right on the main runway your standing in front of. The TB use the crossing runway so its like of fly from 10 oclock to 4 and back. (If you think of straight ahead as 12 and the main runway as 9 to 3)

That covers what I'm sane enough to remember- I hope some people check in the morning to see it.




  
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Oct 19, 2008 00:08 as a reply to  @ Lowbyte's post |  #1746

^^^^^
What Lowbyte said! I am glad he had his rant before I logged on, gives me more time to go through my 1400+ images. Here are a few photos to wet your appetite if you are thinking about going. Also, many thanks to Lowbyte for his pointers throughout the day, since I am a noob when it comes to airshows, he was of great help. You will see in a few of these photos that the lighting conditions were not optimal. Shots #5 and #8 where photos of jets that came from behind where the lighting was decent.

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Oct 19, 2008 18:19 as a reply to  @ gdykstra's post |  #1747

Some great shots, the Raptor is AWESOME - well done (Your patience was rewarded)

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Oct 19, 2008 23:33 |  #1748

FatAlbert wrote in post #6524652 (external link)
Some great shots, the Raptor is AWESOME - well done (Your patience was rewarded)

FA

Sorry I missed you there, thanks for the comments.


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Oct 20, 2008 22:22 as a reply to  @ gdykstra's post |  #1749

Here a couple of shots from Sunday. Taken with 70-200 2.8


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Oct 20, 2008 22:23 as a reply to  @ Chad0321's post |  #1750

couple more


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Oct 20, 2008 22:25 as a reply to  @ Chad0321's post |  #1751

last ones. Not the best, but next time I will use an extender.


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Oct 24, 2008 08:23 as a reply to  @ Chad0321's post |  #1752

Midtown ATL here :D


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Oct 24, 2008 16:34 as a reply to  @ JJD.Photography's post |  #1753

welcome to the group. i'm in midtown too


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Oct 25, 2008 16:44 |  #1754

C&C Please. There are a lot I like but I can't post them all.
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Oct 26, 2008 09:29 |  #1755

How does one get a chance to do pix like this? This is my dream to one day shoot on the side lines of a Dawgs game.




  
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