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Baa Baa Blacksheep

Taken at Meacham International Airport, then aged with a graphic novel filter after changing the image to black and white.

I later found out that...
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Taken at Meacham International Airport, then aged with a graphic novel filter after changing the image to black and white.

I later found out that this plane is one of a few that was in the filming of the NBC series, Baa Baa Blacksheep from 1976-1978.

The slight blur of the propeller is it winding down after shutdown.
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mcampi PRO+
mcampi June 04, 2018
Awesome shot of a sweet old fighter. It ranks up there with all my favorites.
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JM18Photography June 04, 2018

Behind The Lens

It was taken on the ramp at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.
It was in the late afternoon a few hours after a good rain had passed through and had wet down the ramps.
It was a good overcast day after a rain. No special lighting or lighting equipment used.
I shot it with my Nikon D3200, and the 18-55mm Nikor lens. I free hand took the shot by getting down on one knee
I'm always wanting to capture that look with old war birds that takes you back in time. Especially if the plane was the type used in a movie or TV Show. This one in particular never saw combat, but it actually was one of few used in the filming of "Baa-Baa Black Sheep" in the 1970s.
I converted it to black and white, then applied an antiquing filter over it to give it that smoother look.
In my camera bag
I usually have my Nikon D3200, basic 18-55mm lens, a Nikor 55-200 lens, Tamron 18-270mm lens, a few filters such as a polarized filter, and UV filter, a man-froto aluminum tripod, and some micro-fiber lens cloths. Photos like this don't need expensive equipment; just basic stuff, a little knowledge of what settings on manual mode, and some out of the box thinking and imagination.
I really just use what I've seen in the past and the rest comes by luck of being in the right spot at the right time, and taking LOTS of photos. I may take 100 shots of something, but only have 15-20 that may make my personal cut. Out of those, to submit to viewbug, I may pick 3-5 out to submit. Ask other people for advice. Learn all you can, take what multiple people give you advice about and use what works best for you.

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