Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shells - Not so much by the Sea Shore

I do have a like for photos that fill up a frame.  That being said, I don't have many - or any at all.  A few years ago, 2012, I spent some time with family and friends in Hilton Head, SC.  I'm not much of a beach person, but I manage to spend some time close to the salt water.  Next to a restaurant, I found this pile of shells.  Food?  Perhaps.  I pictured this as being a screen saver or background.  Next time, I'll look for a crab or other wildlife to be in this.

1/1250   f/8
Aperture Priority
ISO 200
Focal Length 82mm

Focal Length (35mm) 123 mm

Friday, August 28, 2015

P51-C Mustang

As I have viewed many aircraft photos and drawings, I've always had an admiration for those shots in which I couldn't really tell if was photographed or drawn.  In flight shots, I've always like something other than straight and level images.
This shot also has two action points for me in the propeller and the gear not extended or retracted - but somewhere in between.  If I could draw a fighter - this would be the one.
This shot probably won't win any competitions.  Not that it is out of focus, but it certainly isn't all that sharp.  I was at least a mile away for this one.  

1/2000   f/9
Aperture Priority
ISO 400
Focal Length 200mm
Focal Length (35mm) 300 mm

Thursday, August 27, 2015

B-17 Nose from the front

More from the Flint WWII aircraft show.  This is the B-17G from the outside.  I've always liked nose shots.  The way the colors showed up - the sky blues and the aircraft greens really make this pop for me.

1/500   f/9
Aperture Priority
ISO 400
Focal Length 18mm
Focal Length (35mm) 27 mm

Monday, August 10, 2015

B-17 Nose Section which housed the Bombardier and Navigator

This past weekend, three WWII aircraft as part of a tour stopped at the local airport.  One of the aircraft was a B-17G.  I have always been fascinated by this aircraft and the role it played in both theaters of WWII.
At this event, the B-17 and the B-24J were open to the public for touring.  I went through multiple times to get some really good shots - without little gremlins trying to photo bomb me.
Most of my shots were point and shoot - that is with no view finder.  Just hoping for the best.
This is one of the first I have played with.  The is the Nose Section of the B-17, where the Bombardier and Navigator did their thing.
For me, already a classic.

1/640   f/9
Aperture Priority
ISO 400
Focal Length 18mm
Focal Length (35mm) 27 mm