In flight – Stearman

Stearman at Quad Citiy Air Show 2013

Some of my favorites airplane images are when the smoke, produced for the effect in the show, indicates exactly where the airplane was just a bit ago. It is rather difficult to show the movement of airplane and the dynamic of the air show in the static image. There two tricks to use. One is to slow shutter speed just enough to show that its prop is turning, and hope for a sharp image. The other is to photograph the smoke trail behind the airplane.

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