Blog by a Belgian Flying Photographer based in Dubai (UAE) specializing in Architectural, Travel and Aviation photography
Friday, May 12, 2017
Pic(k) of the week 19: ZERO REFLECTION - Planes of Fame Airshow 2017
My first airshow of the 2017 season is in the can and it was a pretty special one! Last weekend was the 25th edition of the Planes of Fame airshow at the Chino airport close to LA, California.
The airshow was threatened not to be held this year, because of a courtcase held against the organizers; luckily common sense prevailed and it did take place! I will be dedication an entire blogpost to the show and my Fujifilm Airshow set-up in the near future!
Meanwhile, the image below of the worlds only A6M Zero still flying with the original Japanese engine, was shot early morning using a water puddle reflection. I used a "Platypod" to stabilize the camera close to the ground.
Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF 18-135 lens
ISO 200, f9, 18mm
three shot exposure bracketing between 1/30s and 1/640s
Merge to 32 bit HDR in Lightroom CC
Nik Software ColorEfex Pro for optimal contrast
While waiting for the dedicated post about the Planes of Fame airshow, some of the images can be found here.