A couple Fun Statics to Enjoy

I love doing static plane photography. Everyone time i step behind the camera to do a static shot of a plane it is always another challenge for me. With some planes it’s easy to find the right angle or composition with a plane. Then there are those that aren’t so easy, like this B-25. Now I have spent some time trying to get that awe shot that kind of sums up this plane when it’s on the ground, getting closer but i still don’t feel like I’m there. The one big challenge with this particular plane is the fact that is so difficult to photograph it vertically. The relationship between the engines and the nose make it hard to align all the would be attractive features in one shot.

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With the help of Nik Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2 I was able to bring out certain details in the plane. Aluminum siding is always a bit more complicated due to its reflective natural but it also can make for some great lighting situations. It also makes a really good subject for black and whites which is always worth playing with.

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In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, AF-S 24-70 f/2,8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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