Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] Airshow
From: leicagalpal at (Kit McChesney)
Date: Tue Sep 21 13:28:35 2004


I was going to say something about these when Ted gave his critique. In the
first image, I like the way you framed the planes moving towards the edge;
intuitively one knows that you are looking up and that they're going
overhead, but because of the vertical placement of the frame, I get the
feeling of their rushing downwards, gravity-bound. 

In the second shot, I like the way you framed the images vertically on a
subject that is moving quickly in a horizontal direction, and left all that
glorious sky open ... I think it made the images become very graphic, almost
like a drawing. Denying the forward movement of the planes by putting them
in a vertical container creates some interesting tension. These are really
not about the typical airshow experience, and they remind me of images taken
during WWII from the cockpit of my dad's B-17! Minus the flak! :)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Didier Ludwig
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:49 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Airshow


Shure a SLR with a tele would be the best gear for that kind. Most pics 
(not scanned yet) I shot this day were closeups from the pilots and their 
machines at the ground, thats why I had the 75mm on.

In this shot, it was my intention to have the airplanes not  in the middle 
but in the left side. But I agree with a M6 and the 75mm focal lenghth it's 
an experiment to shoot flying objects.

Thanks for having a look and commendting!

>Subject: RE: [Leica] Airshow
> > Didier Ludwig wrote:
> > > ><<<<<<<
>Hi Didier,
>get yoursellf an R8 or 9 with motor drive, not the winder as it's a waste
>tiime with this action. And some long glass for this kind of assignment.
>It appears you shot too late as the planes are about to crash into the left
>hand side of the frame.  A split second or two sooner and you'd have given
>them clean flying room and the composition would've been stronger.
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