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Wing Walker



Wing walking aerobatic performance during the 2013 "Wings Over Gillespie" airshow in El Cajon, CA.

Wing walking aerobatic performance during the 2013 "Wings Over Gillespie" airshow in El Cajon, CA.
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14 Comments | Report
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter January 18, 2014
Great action capture. - Jake
jimshelton
jimshelton January 18, 2014
Thanks, Jake!
Grevandi
 
Grevandi January 19, 2014
great shot...
jimshelton
jimshelton January 30, 2014
Thanks!
brentmorris
 
brentmorris January 31, 2014
Superb
jimshelton
jimshelton February 03, 2014
Thanks!
nigelfrancis
 
nigelfrancis March 17, 2014
Top banana ;)
jimshelton
jimshelton March 25, 2014
Thanks!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 08, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
jimshelton
jimshelton July 15, 2014
Thanks!
sachinus2010 PRO
 
sachinus2010 April 08, 2014
Amazing capture .. Congrats for being a Finalist and Good Luck too !
jimshelton
jimshelton July 15, 2014
Thanks!
lito
 
lito April 10, 2014
Awesome!
jimshelton
jimshelton July 15, 2014
Thanks!
yipDog
 
yipDog July 15, 2014
Congrats Jim! Great shot!
jimshelton
jimshelton July 15, 2014
Thanks! I really appreciate it!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna November 28, 2014
nice shot
jimshelton
jimshelton May 13, 2015
Thanks, Etna!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 February 06, 2016
Wonderful capture...just the right amount of movement in the propeller, too!
jimshelton
jimshelton March 02, 2016
Thanks!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson June 09, 2016
What a fabulous capture. Amazing work.
jimshelton
jimshelton June 28, 2016
Thank you so kindly!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 08, 2016
Amazing focus and color - great shot!
kjfishman
 
kjfishman February 28, 2017
Great job!
kjfishman
 
kjfishman February 28, 2017
Great job!

Behind The Lens

Location
This was at the 2013 "Wings Over Gillespie" airshow at Gillespie Field in East San Diego County.
Time
This was about noon.
Lighting
The sun was off to the side and almost directly overhead.
Equipment
The camera was a Canon T3i with a Canon IS 70-300mm zoom lens.
Inspiration
I love antique and vintage aircraft. This particular wing walking act was very dramatic and I knew it would make a great photo. This was an especially challenging shot because the plane was rotating rapidly.
Editing
I used Lightroom for the basic edit then exported it into Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 to enhance the texture, detail and depth.
In my camera bag
Canon T3i. Canon IS 70-300mm lense. Canon 17-40mm L lense. A Canon 270ex flash. ND and polarizing filters. Flashlights and lens cleaning accessories.
Feedback
The main challenge here was to get a sharp photo without using so fast of a shutter speed that it would freeze the motion of the prop. My settings: Shooting in Shutter priority mode. Shutter speed - 1/800sec. Camera selected an aperture of f/7.1. ISO 100. Fully zoomed at 300mm. Autofocus on with only the center dot active. If any of the plane tends to be silhouetted or in shadows, I will add 1/2 to 2/3 stop of exposure compensation. Not sure if I used it on this shot. Burst mode can give you a better chance of getting a sharp photo but I tend to do better using the single shot mode. On many of the warbirds at the show, a shutter speed of anything faster than 1/500sec would freeze the prop, but 1/500sec wasn't fast enough to get a sharp shot of this biplane because it was doing fast roll maneuvers. I didn't start getting sharp photos until I sped the shutter speed up to 1/800sec. I don't know why 1/800sec froze the prop on the warbirds but not this plane. Perhaps this prop was spinning faster.

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