Thunder Over The Empire

I love to shoot air shows. The Thunderbirds never fail to impress me. Jets traveling hundreds of miles per hour past you are very tricky to photograph. I have done it enough times to be able to compose the way I want, and have my shots come out somewhat predictable. If you have ever shot an air show, you know what I am talking about. This first few times, you are just happy to have the jets in your frame at all. It takes a few shows to get good at it. Here is a shot from an air show back in 2008.

Caption:Thunderbirds at the air show “Thunder Over the Empire”
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Shot at 275 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/640 sec, f/7.1, ISO
200, Compensation: +1/3
Keywords: March Air Force Base, Thunderbirds, acrobatic, air show,
airplane, close formation, jet, jets, military, show
Date: May 3, 2008 4:11:45PM
Location

All processing done in Lightroom

Thunderbirds at the air show "Thunder Over the Empire"

Thunderbirds at the air show “Thunder Over the Empire”

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