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Old 03-20-2012, 09:30 PM
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Default Here's one from Saturday

It was overcast and a lot of moisture in the air. The overcast helped with the glare. I've been playing with the shutter speed to get the "prop disc" to look right. This is 1/60 sec. The camera is a Panasonic DMC-LX5 point and shoot.
Almost forgot, that's Gerald Loyd "Bulldog" over southeast Arkansas.



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Old 04-15-2012, 09:08 PM
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This shot was taken Saturday. 8500 feet about 30 miles south of Monroe, LA
Foreground is Andy Kitchens from North Little Rock, AR in his RV-4.
Then Bill Schlatterer RV-7A from North Little Rock, AR
And lead was Presley Melton RV-8 from North Little Rock, AR with Jim Marlar in the back.
On my wing (not shown) was Randal Warren from Pine Bluff , AR RV-6A


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Old 04-15-2012, 09:52 PM
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I generally do fashion and portrait photography and had almost no experience shooting with a DSLR through a canopy. Using some logic, I just told the photo ship (RV7A) pilot to fly a very wide 360 while I shot video and stills. I figured if we did a complete circle, some of the shots would come out glare free. No polarizer and this is low res.



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Old 04-15-2012, 11:57 PM
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Reflections off the canopy can be a problem. Does the color of panel and interior make that much difference? How about the roof of the RV-10; does it help reduce canopy reflections? Maybe this issue isn't important if one uses a polarizer filter, and sets it to remove the interior reflections.
The idea of a soft "bell shaped" lens hood that you can press against the inside of the canopy to eliminate reflections and glare has crossed my mind a few times. I'm thinking more of a soft gel type foam material that will conform to the canopy without scratching it but the picture below is the general idea of what I have in mind. Has anyone come across such a product?

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:37 AM
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The idea of a soft "bell shaped" lens hood that you can press against the inside of the canopy to eliminate reflections and glare has crossed my mind a few times. I'm thinking more of a soft gel type foam material that will conform to the canopy without scratching it but the picture below is the general idea of what I have in mind. Has anyone come across such a product?

For all you Ansel Adams types out there.

An old trick we used to do years ago was to:
1. Obtain a piece of one half inch thick black foam.
2. Cut out the shape to make a cone. (Cardboard mock up first.)
3. Glue the edge together.
4. Cut the small end diameter to slip over the camera lens and tie wrap it on.
5. Be sure the large end is large enough that it will not show at your widest angle.
6. Make it long enough to comform to the curvature of the canopy, but not too long as to be clumsy.
7. Test on the ground, make adjustments, then go fly.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:35 AM
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The hood is a good idea, but the canopy is vibrating like the rest of the airframe, so it's something I'd avoid the camera being in contact with (though fabric might absorb all the vibes - a rubber hood might still transmit some).
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:54 AM
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The hood is a good idea, but the canopy is vibrating like the rest of the airframe, so it's something I'd avoid the camera being in contact with (though fabric might absorb all the vibes - a rubber hood might still transmit some).
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The black foam hood works. Vibration is not an issue with the soft foam; as it would be with harder rubber. Try it, you might like it!
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:33 PM
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Here's one from Saturday. Over the Arkansas, Louisiana border @ 6500ft.
It's David Bray from Natchez, MS in "High Cotton"

You need to have a camera ready at all times!! I saw the clouds and knew the "kodak" moment was just seconds away.

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Here's one from Saturday. Over the Arkansas, Louisiana border @ 6500ft.
It's David Bray from Natchez, MS in "High Cotton"

You need to have a camera ready at all times!! I saw the clouds and knew the "kodak" moment was just seconds away.
Mark, another good idea is to take a bunch of photos of the clouds at about the same angle - camera settings, then with photoshop, make the picture a "keeper". Of course a real photographer would never do that. Well, sometimes I might. Actually Mark, that is a great picture you got. Nice looking plane too. What camera did you use and did you use a filter? thanks
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Nice!

Great picture of David's beautiful -8!

Of course I'm partial to checkerboard noses!
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