Categories: Aviation, Photos
I felt so non-professional.
In a way, it’s enjoyable when you don’t feel you have to get the shot. That’s the expectation everytime you’re hired as a pro photographer. But not this last Sunday. It was take the kids to the city for the day, mainly to watch the Blue Angels perform as part of the Fleet Week celebrations. We watched the whole show from a distance, and I got a couple nice images, snapshooting away with the Nikon 80-400 VR lens. The VR (Vibration Reduction) was turned off since I was panning with the planes. For the techies – I used Manual focus while panning; this is not the lens to use for AF, due to the AutoFocus Motor not being one of the faster “S” lenses. (“S” stands for Silent Wave Motor in the high-end Nikon lenses. It’s super fast, and super quiet). You can see another image of the Blue Angels that I shot a few years ago, much closer, while MF panning with an F4 500mm lens.