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The Red Arrows



The outstanding UK Royal Air Force display team

The outstanding UK Royal Air Force display team
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adavies PRO
 
adavies January 23, 2016
Wonderful capture! Welcome to ViewBug! Looking forward to seeing more:)
k2graphics
 
k2graphics January 26, 2016
nice sense of movement!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The Red Arrows were performing at Edinburgh, Scotland.
Time
About 6pm
Lighting
The sky was very mixed that evening. I was pleased to get this shot against a dark area of sky which provided good contrast with the aircraft and smoke trails.
Equipment
Canon EOS 500D. Canon 100-400 lens at 400mm
Inspiration
The Red Arrows are a terrific display team.
Editing
Not too much - just to ensure good contrast.
In my camera bag
I carry two Canon bodies, with a 24-105 zoom and a 100-400 zoom which allows me to capture just about anything ! I may also have a 10-22 wide angle.
Feedback
The shot was taken by panning at 1/400 second - which keeps the aircraft sharp but the smoke trails somewhat blurred. Panning with a fairly heavy zoom at 400mm takes some practice and you can only learn by trying it. The shutter speed depends on the subject and maybe involves some trial and error.

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