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Plane spotting at SEA-TAC

 
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Jul 23, 2013 23:40 |  #1

As I've mentioned in a few related threads, I was out in Seattle on business a few weeks ago and brought my camera with me. While waiting for a flight out to Spokane, WA, I was able to do some plane spotting at SEA-TAC. I haven't been able to do it at many airports, but SEA-TAC was awesome because of the huge panoramic window overlooking the runways.

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I flew in one of these to Spokane. A little different than a jet

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Jul 24, 2013 00:43 |  #2

might want to adjust your settings slightly.... but nice try.


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Jul 24, 2013 06:30 |  #3

reole wrote in post #16148657 (external link)
might want to adjust your settings slightly.... but nice try.

It might be helpful to the OP to explain what you mean, what you think needs adjusting. That would be better to help him improve than just a "nice try".


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Jul 24, 2013 08:30 |  #4

^ ^ OTOH, you didn't offer much help, either?
See the "Airshow guys - prop freeze?" & other links in post #2 of: Shooting airshows in Manual, and better luck the next time!

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Jul 24, 2013 21:19 |  #5

reole wrote in post #16148657 (external link)
might want to adjust your settings slightly.... but nice try.

Thank you! That's the best piece of advice I have received in my illustrious time as a hobbyist photographer. Are you the same guy that gives valuable criticism at a baseball game like "CATCH IT!" or maybe at a hockey game, "SHOOT!"


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Jul 25, 2013 02:13 |  #6

Shooting through the windows is tough because in my experience, they are very dirty at most airports in the US. You may find some very clean windows at airports in places like Zurich, Frankfurt and Narita, but those are few and far between. Even if the windows are clean, your image quality will be degraded. Many airports have observation decks out in the open that allow you to get good shots without having to deal with windows, so you may want to see if the airport you're visiting has those next time. The lighting that you had at the time also didn't help.

My 2 cents of advice: Shoot when you have better lighting (unless you're trying to get one of those really cool shots of an airplane silhouette at sunrise or sunset), don't shoot through windows, and try to keep your shutter speed faster than 1/500 for non-prop planes so that you can avoid motion blur, especially if you're shooting at 300mm. I will leave the advice about getting prop blur to those that know better.

Good luck!


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