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The Blues and the moon



Last week at OSH the Blue Angels finally were able to do their full show and it was outstanding!

Last week at OSH the Blue Angels finally were able to do their full show and it was outstanding!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Time
During the afternoon airshow, the "Blues" flew somewhere around 1600 and I remember saying how cool it would be to get a picture with the moon in the background since it was there at that time.
Lighting
Natural lighting and was constantly adjusting speed and aperture because of where the sun was and it was open sky that afternoon.
Equipment
Sony A7 with an adapted Canon 75-300 kit lens. Handheld shooting and manual focusing.
Inspiration
I attend AirVenture every year and airshow photography is one of those things that I have to do as a photographer. I work a lot of weddings and take a lot of people photos but up in Oshkosh for a week I get to geek out on everything aviation and try to come away with some awesome shots. I also am a huge fan of the Blue Angels.
Editing
Very little in the post-processing on this shot. Color corrected and bumped exposure a bit maybe opened up the shadows and a touch of clarity.
In my camera bag
Right now my two cameras A7Rii and A7 are with me and a couple of primes 85 F1.8, 50 F1.8, and a Tamron 70-205 F4(adapted Canon). This year at the airshow I have an old 400mm F5.6 with a 2x teleconverter adapted manual lens I will play with a bit.
Feedback
With aircraft, it is all about the panning. The second thing is interesting clouds make cool shots as well but I am happy with clear skies in this shot. Prop planes there is a fine line with shutter speed to get the props looking good and not frozen but it varies on the conditions at that time. I knew the "Blues" routine and was able to pan and capture this shot basically looking straight up where I was on the grounds. My lens was at 100mm for this and I did not crop it. The best advice is knowing your camera and being able to adjust on the fly fast and furious.

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