I took advantage of the nice weather this past weekend to watch the Canadian International Air Show. It was a hot, sunny day and even though I wore a hat and sunscreen (SPF50), I got a bit of a sunburn. It’s a challenge shooting these fast moving planes. I still have much to learn as a photographer. I still use my Canon EOS40D and has a 70 – 200 mm F4 L IS lens. I was facing the sun all afternoon and I wasn’t sure how to compensate for it. I shot at 1/400 and 1/500 shutter speed priority and used a +1 stop exposure compensation.
- Canadian Forces Snowbirds (CT 114 Tutors). They aren’t the fastest planesI actually shot this from my building (not from my unit). I live near the lake and sometimes the planes fly over when they are regrouping.
2. It’s blurry but this was the only decent shot I had of this pass from the Snowbirds.
3. The Brietling Jet Team with their L-39C Albatros (Czech).
4. Yak Attack’s Grumman TBM Avenger. It’s nice to see these old planes still flying. I just realized I should have used a slower shutter speed to give the propeller more “motion”.
4. CF 18 Hornet Demo.
I saw other pictures of the airshow and they found a way to deal with the sun and the haze. I’ll have to read up more on how to deal with this. Maybe I have to set my exposure manually instead of shutter speed priority. Even with the center focus, maybe the bright sky is throwing things off.