Same plane, different photos. The first morning I got to Stead Airport, my Dad told me that there was a Bearcat down at the end of the runway worth photographing. So we get up and drive down in our borrowed golf cart and there at the end of the runway was the Navy Blue Angel Bearcat. Now there was a number of rumors as to why it was there that week and how many hands it changed during the process of it trying to race. The only thing I know for certain is that it did not qualify. Which is sad because it’s a beautiful plane. That being said it still made for a great subject.
I imagine it’s pretty easy to tell what the difference between these images is. The top one is a straight shot and the bottom is a seven frame HDR. Why did I do both and post both? Well, i like them both. Simple as that. I love finding backgrounds that i can get good silhouettes with and that usually works the best by getting low and having an unobstructed background. At the same time the plane has so much character that i wanted it to show. The only solution was to shoot the plane both ways.
In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film