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The raw power of the Eurofighter Typhoon against a dark, brooding sky.

The raw power of the Eurofighter Typhoon against a dark, brooding sky.
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Q-Vision
 
Q-Vision June 02, 2015
Superb. Well placed in the frame.
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman June 03, 2015
Wonderful image Steve...I love this..Will vote when voting opens..k
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 April 11, 2017
Seriously awesome capture!!!!!
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick April 11, 2017
Excellent capture.
HalsteadPhotography PRO+
 
HalsteadPhotography April 28, 2017
Awesome Shot!
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson June 05, 2017
Magical.
Neckbone
 
Neckbone December 05, 2017
Awesome image! Beautiful detail!
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst January 27, 2018
Very good
traysaunballiecooleydennis
 
That plane is crazy
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 04, 2018
Stunning

Behind The Lens

Location
Throughout the summer months in the UK, there's an airshow on somewhere on most weekends, so there's plenty of opportunity for the aviation enthusiast to get some great shots. This particular shot was taken at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.
Time
Despite being the height of summer in the UK, sometimes it rains in July. Believe it or not, this was taken at about 2 in the afternoon.
Lighting
Natural light. Being an outdoor subject and with the aircraft some distance away, you have to deal with the lighting in front of you as there's no option to use flash or studio lighting.
Equipment
When this shot was taken my main camera was the Canon EOS 40D, paired with the Canon 100-400L IS USM lens, all hand held.
Inspiration
Fast jets with afterburners lit make for great subjects. Couple that with dark, brooding skies and you get something dramatic.
Editing
A little cropping to place the Eurofighter Typhoon on the thirds plus the usual contrast, colour and sharpening needed when shooting RAW.
In my camera bag
Back then, Canon EOS 40D and 100-400L IS USM lens. Now, the a Canon EOS 7D MKII with the same lens or Sigma 150-600 for the airshow shots.
Feedback
Like any form of photography, knowing your subject is key to getting great shots. Learning to pan also helps with action shots like this.

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