I love these planes. The T6 trainers have just a beautiful look to them and can be shot so many ways. Out at inner pylon 4 where the T6’s coming screaming down at us before they bank left into the stands, we experienced the magnitude of the race. Amazingly enough they are only going about 200mph but that is more than enough to make it hard to pan on them. This year there are a great number of T6’s flying and everyone one of them looks great. But when i was going through them i said to myself, “hmm… they should be Black and White.” O boy not my strongest area, hurray for a challenge!
Sure it sounds easy but getting just that right look of the plane and the clouds, while bringing out the drama in the whole shot, gives me that challenge. That’s the best part. If there is no challenge then whats the point. I love making mistakes on these images because eventually, and i use that term with some optimism, i will get that answer on how to improve them.
Images captured with D3, AF-S NIKKOR 200-400 VR, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film