The Camarillo 2006 album

Discussion in 'Warbird Displays' started by evangilder, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    I thought I would start another thread for the Camarillo 2006 show. It was a nice show this year even though it was a bit smaller than previous years. My saturday photography was close to a disaster. I was experimenting and it went poorly. I was able to get some good shots on saturday but the good/bad ratio was terrible. Sunday went much better. Here are some shots in no particular order.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    sweet !

    MORE please ........... ;)
     
  3. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Thanks! Still in the edit process, will post more soon.
     
  4. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,200
    Likes Received:
    785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
  5. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,162
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Communications
    Location:
    Long Island Native in Mississippi
    Home Page:
    Excellent shots Eric, but would love to see an example of what was so wrong on Saturday...

    Focus, shutter speed, ISO????
     
  6. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Saturday I was trying to shoot in aperture priority, using light as the guage and letting it auto-adust shutter speed. I am much better at judging what shutter speed to use in shutter priority, which is what I went back to. The problem with aperture priority is that the shutter speed will change depending on where the camera is pointed. As you get closer to reflective objects or the sun, the shutter speed gets higher. Exact opposite as the objects get darker or shadowed.

    So you need to constantly adjust, sometimes as you are panning back and forth. Not ideal for fast moving objects. So Sunday I went back to shutter priority and things looked MUCH better.

    Here is an example of a photo disaster. About 25-50% of my saturday shots looked like this. Another 25% were passable at lower res. The other 25% were good enough for prints. That is by far the worst percentage of usable shots I have had since having the Nikon. BUt it was an experiment and a lesson learned. But it does go to show that I do sometimes take crappy shots too. :)
     

    Attached Files:

  7. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,162
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Communications
    Location:
    Long Island Native in Mississippi
    Home Page:
    Excellent info brother...
     
  8. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Cheers. If it saves someone else a day of wasted shots, it's worth it. Not a huge deal for me as I always attend both days at Camarillo. If it was Edwards, 2.5 hours away and I only attend 1 day, I would be pissed!
     
  9. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    19,980
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    you're right that is one damn sucky picture :lol: any more planes from Europe you've got any pictures of?
     
  10. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Great pics Eric. Love the shot of the Mig, unreal mate!
     
  11. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,750
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Great stuff Eric!
     
  12. pbfoot

    pbfoot Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    7,636
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    niagara falls
    great work as per normal but whats with the 2 mirrors on Man o War
     
  13. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Cheers guys! The mirrors on MOW are actually Spitfire mirrors. That airplane also has a Spitfire stick. The owner of that airplane had a preference for that, I guess.
     
  14. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    How low can you go?
     

    Attached Files:

  15. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:

    Attached Files:

  16. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,750
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Good stuff there Eric!
     
  17. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    New video slideshow from the show.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    Eric thanks for your hard efforts, enjoyed the show !

    Erich ~
     
  19. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Thanks E. All the airplanes without the sunscreen. 8)
     
Loading...

Share This Page