There was a time when bad light or harsh afternoon light was avoided. Well with ACR these days it’s bloody simple to properly finish images taken in the middle of the day. It’s just two sliders highlights and shadows. It’s really quite simple. With the planes there isn’t always an option of when to shoot, because most planes play in the middle of the day. This Mustang came in just that scenario. This P-51 came in for 2 days did an air to air shoot, and then left. The whole time it stayed parked on the ramp. Well having never seen this plane before I grabbed a couple clicks of it. The light was boring, but the clouds were good and then was all that was needed. Along with a little help in post.
Nikon D3, 200-400 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film