A day at the pylons – capturing planes so close to the ground and going so fast is an acquired skill. The first few passes are basically practice and mostly throw aways. Good panning technique is a must especially with propeller driven aircraft. 1/160th of sec is the normal shutter speed to show the prop turning and not stopped dead still on the front of the plane.

Jets are easier in once sense because you can shoot at high shutter speeds. Of course, they are moving even faster so that adds a little difficulty.

It’s all fun and sometimes disappointing but then when you get a few keepers – it’s all worth the effort. Back to the office tomorrow to push some more paperwork.

Here’s a few of the better shots.

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