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jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick January 26, 2017
Amazing shot.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 12, 2018
Stunning
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle August 03, 2018
Congratulations on your amazing photo. Absolute masterpiece

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Location
This image was shot at the Townsville 150th Birthday Air Show. Townsville is a garrison city in far north Queensland, Australia and has had a RAAF and US airforce presence here for many years. To celebrate this and the City's Birthday this year the airshow was put on in spectacular style with a venue like no other across the beach front of "The Strand" looking over to Magnetic Island where I live. The Photo was taken literally straight from the beach.
Time
It was about 11:30am and the sky had just a smattering of cloud cover, thankfully, as usually its bright blue skies for unto 300 days a year up here and contrasts levels are extreme.
Lighting
I was over-exposing by 1 stop, with matrix metering since all the planes would be shot against a variable backdrop and travelling fast, however it really came to the fore in this shot as it meant there was a lot of detail in the rocket flares which needed just a little "pulling back" in lightroom.
Equipment
Captured using my favourite combination (usually for birds and wildlife!!) of my Canon 5Ds and Canon 100-400mm L f4-5.6 IS. I used stabilisation mode 2 and Tv mode with shutter set on the day to > 1/1250. Focusing was AI Servo and all focus point set live.
Inspiration
The power, grace & skill as these guys came screaming through the channel was simply breathtaking - If you got the chance I believe anyone would want to photograph this show!
Editing
Bare minimum in Lightroom -balance highlights, pullback on the flares slightly and add a little "Punch" and sharpening.
In my camera bag
Canon 5Ds, Canon 6D, 16-35 L f4 IS, 24 f1.4, 100 f2.8 Macro, 70-200 f2.8, 100-400 L f4-5.6
Feedback
Have fun!!! and set to shutter priority with a fast speed and pan & predict movement... where you can :)

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