Into Stormy Skies


© Chris Buff

Photograph by Chris Buff, AviationBuff.SmugMug.com
Location: Smyrna Airport, Smyrna, Tennessee
Date: 2011

Camera: Nikon D300
Focal Length: 195mm
Aperture: f/9
ISO/Film: 200
Shutter Speed: 1/600 sec

Note: Chris Buff captured this F-15E Strike Eagle cutting through the air at the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna, Tennessee. I love the wind brushing off the planes wing, showing off the speed of the F-15E. The hot burning engines really show up off the dark stormy sky the plane is approaching. Sharpness becomes a factor when shooting objects at that high of a speed. Very nice and detailed photo.

Tip: When shooting objects in motion, use your burst mode on your camera. You will find that you may catch an unintended expression, shot or scene that may make your photo more interesting. 23 of your 24 photos may not be good, but all you need is that one shot.

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