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Athens Flying Week 2015



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jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick February 23, 2016
Excellent photo.
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone February 25, 2016
Very cool shot.
sara344
 
sara344 June 05, 2018
awesome!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 24, 2018
Brilliant work

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Athens Greece during the Flying Week 2015.
Time
This is one of my favorite photos from the day. Although the lighting conditions were not ideal, especially for my crop camera and the slow 300mm lens. However the midday sun and the heavy clouds worked fantastically in this occasion.
Lighting
I was aware that the heavy clouds would pose a great challenge. However clouds are ideal partners to smoke trails. The timing achieved brought the best possible result and enabled rich detail captured from clouds and smoke
Equipment
Pentax K3ii, Tamron 70-300
Inspiration
This was my second time at Athens flying week in three years and was eager to capture better images this time, some I could be proud of seeing printed and framed. I wanted also to do something different, not just closeups of planes flying by. This genius pilot offered me the perfect opportunity
Editing
Post processing was straightforward and basic in this occasion. Having shot in RAW format, I only used camera raw to bring back detail in the clouds and the smoke trail
In my camera bag
When walking around London looking for subjects I usually have a Pentax DA 35 2.4 on my Pentax K3ii. However I always carry around my favorite lens, a Sigma 8-16mm. Two ten stops ND filters are also always in my pocket.
Feedback
Weather can change fast in September in Greece when it is cloudy. You can have clouds moving around fast. What I would suggest is always take as many images possible having in mind the vision of your image

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